FABC Challenge

Challenge page at the Female Authors Book Club on Goodreads.

My 2015 FABC Challenge summary.

1. A work of fiction

Black Rabbit Hall, by Eve Chase
The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton
My Name is Lucy Barton
, by Elizabeth Strout

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

2. A work of non-fiction

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
Texts from Jane Eyre, by Mallory Ortberg

3. A collection of poetry

Owls and Other Fantasies, by Mary Oliver
Blue Iris, by Mary Oliver

4. A collection of short stories or essays

The Diving Pool, by Yoko Ogawa 
Everything That Rises Must Converge
, by Flannery O’Connor
Revenge, by Yoko Ogawa
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, by Helen Oyeyemi

5. An anthology of all female contributors

Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary, edited by Susan Morrison

6. A biography/memoir

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast
Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
Sex Object, by Jessica Valenti
The Taliban Shuffle, by Kim Barker
Turning Japanese, by MariNaomi
Where Am I Now?, by Mara Wilson

7. A work of science fiction

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie

8. A work of fantasy/supernatural

Monstress, by Marjorie Liu

9. A book that discusses feminism

My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem
Shrill, by Lindy West

10. PLUS one feminist “classic”

The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine de Pizan

11. A book that discusses race

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

12. A book that discusses gender and/or sexuality

What You Really Really Want, by Jaclyn Friedman

13. A book by a trans/non-binary author

A + E 4ever, by I. Merey

14. A book by a lesbian author

Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera

15. A graphic novel, manga or comic book (linking each one got tedious, so instead I linked to my Goodreads shelf for each of the three categories)

A-Force, Vol. 0: Warzones, by G. Willow Wilson
The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks
Archie, Vol. 1: The New Riverdale, by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
Bandette, Vol. 2: Stealers Keepers!, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection, by Gail Simone
The Betrayal Knows My Name, volumes 1-6, by Hotaru Odagiri
Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine, by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Bunny Drop, volumes 1-3, by Yumi Unita
Captain Marvel, volumes 2-3, by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Faith, Vol. 1: Hollywood & Vine, by Jody Houser
Fight Like a Girl, Vol. 1: Learning Curve
, by David Pinckney and Soo Lee
Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
Harley Quinn, volumes 1-2, by Amanda Conner
High School Debut, volumes 1-15, by Kazune Kawahara
I Am Pusheen the Cat, by Claire Belton
Kimi No Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 1, by Karuho Shiina
Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max, by Noelle Stevenson
Ms. Marvel, volumes 3-5, by G. Willow Wilson
Nana, volumes 1-3, by Ai Yazawa
Othello, volumes 1-6, by Satomi Ikezawa
Phoebe and Her Unicorn, by Dana Simpson
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Vol. 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew, by Jeremy Whitley and Rosy Higgins
Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tess Fowler
Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson
Scarlet Witch, Vol. 1: Witches’ Road, by James Robinson and Vanesa Del Rey
Silk, volumes 0-1, by Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee
Sunny Side Up, by Jennifer L. Holm
SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jillian Tamaki
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms, by Fumiyo Kouno
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, by Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, volumes 1-2, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
The Wallflower, volumes 1-2, by Tomoko Hayakawa

16. A book published in 2016

Rush Oh!, by Shirley Barrett

17. A book written before 1960

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

18. A book by a woman of colour (American—my addition to the category)

Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson
The Interruption of Everything, by Terry McMillan
The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner
, by Andrea Smith

19. A book by an international woman

Goodbye, Tsugumi, by Banana Yoshimoto—Japan 
Hotel Iris, by Yoko Ogawa—Japan
The Lake, by Banana Yoshimoto—Japan
Real World, by Natsuo Kirino—Japan
Shelter, by Jung Yun—Republic of Korea
The Vegetarian, by Han Kang—Republic of Korea

20. A new-to-you author

Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta

21. A book by an author born in a new-to-you country

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhni—Israel (Carmon)

22. A non-fiction work of science or philosophy

Grunt, by Mary Roach
The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, by Rachel Ignotofsky

23. A romance novel

Under the Wide and Starry Sky, by Nancy Horan

24. A young adult (YA) novel

Black Widow: Forever Red, by Margaret Stohl

25. A book written by a local (to you) author

Dumplin’, by Julie Murphy

26. A book published by an independent press

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

27. A book short/long listed for an award

Out, by Natsuo KirinoNaoki Prize nominee 1997, Edgar nominee 2004

28. An award winning book

The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa (Yomiuri Prize for Fiction, 2003)

29. A book written by a female author using a male pseudonym

 

30. Re-read a favourite!

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore