50 for 2015

My goal for 2015 is to read 50 books by authors of color, nonbinary or nontraditional gender or sexual identities, women, or international authors.  You can read more about it in my 50 books blog post.  Below are the names and authors of the books I’ve finished thus far.  If I’ve written a blog post about a book, I’ve provided the link.

JANUARY
1. Bad Dirt, by Annie Proulx

FEBRUARY
2. If on a winter’s night a traveller, by Italo Calvino
3. The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams
4. The Thing Around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5. Flight, by Sherman Alexie
6. The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin
7. Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

MARCH
8. The Farthest Shore, by Ursula LeGuin
9.  The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
10. The Awakening and Other Stories, by Kate Chopin
11.  Beloved, by Toni Morrison

APRIL
12.  Rocannon’s World, by Ursula LeGuin
13.  The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls, by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
14.  Planet of Exile, by Ursula LeGuin
15. Distant View of a Minaret, by Alifa Rifaat
16. City of Illusions, by Ursula LeGuin

MAY
17.  Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, by Victoria Law
18.  Tehanu, by Ursula LeGuin
19.  The Translator, by Leila Aboulela
20.  The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
21.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
22. I Think of You, by Ahdaf Soueif

JUNE
23.  The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
24.  The Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto
25.  Children of the Alley, by Naguib Mahfouz
26.  Yaroslavl Stories, by Anna Lavrinenko

JULY
27.  Tales from Earthsea, by Ursula LeGuin
28.  The Other Wind, by Ursula LeGuin
29.  Blasphemy, by Sherman Alexie
30.  Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami

AUGUST
31.  Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
32.  The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
33.  The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

SEPTEMBER
34.  You Learn by Living, by Eleanor Roosevelt
35.  Dubliners, by James Joyce
36.  Summer, by Edith Wharton
37.  Growing Through the Ugly, by Diego Vásquez, Jr.

OCTOBER
38. Children of Men, by P.D. James
39. Women of the Silk, by Gail Tsukiyama
40. The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron
41. Sanditon, by Jane Austen (and another woman)

NOVEMBER
42.  The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton
43.  Lizard, by Banana Yoshimoto
44.  The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood
45.  Snake, by Kate Jennings
46.  The Conflict: How Overzealous Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women, by Elisabeth Badinter

DECEMBER
47. Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
48.  Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
49.  Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler
50.  Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

 

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