Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.
#WomenReadWomen2019 Reading Goals
Every year, I try to organize my yearly reading goals across our planned quarterly reading themes, and each year I fail to stick to my plan. It could happen that there are books that simply find us throughout the year by chance, I am tempted to read immediately the recently published books that simply can not wait, or my virtual book clubs bring me unexpected titles that I am “required” to read.
At any rate, I try to rummage through my shelves for books that I already own that I feel would fit our quarterly reading themes throughout the year. Good intentions do count for something, I feel. My goal is to read 25 women from 25 countries. We shall see whether this babies here will do the trick.
January – March: Warrior Women – The Woman Leads The Struggle: Female Voices And Social Justice In Literature
This Book Will Help You Change The World by Sue Turton (UK), Fight Like A Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed The World by Laura Barcella (3. United States of America – USA), Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (USA).
No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula Le Guin (USA), Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name – A Biomythography by Audre Lorde (USA).
Insurrecto by Gina Apostol (5. Philippines).
April – June: Sisterhood and Female Bonds In Literature
Katalin Street by Magda Szabo (9. Hungary).
My Invented Country by Isabel Allende (13. Chile)
July – September: Reinventing Womanity, Redefining Womanhood
October – December: I Put A Spell On You – Witches And Goddesses, Dryads and Priestesses In Literature