Women’s History Month Mini Challenge


Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? I didn’t but I found out thanks to Lu at Regular Rumination.

She’s marking the month by hosting a mini challenge – read the books by women that you have always thought about reading, but never got around to. What a wonderful idea!


1 – Read 3 books by any women.
2 – Read 5 books by any women.
3 – Read 7 books by any women.
4 – Read 10 books by any women.

I would love to go for 10, but as the month is already more than half over 5 is probably a more realistic target. These are the books I have in mind:

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

A prize winning story of life in the north of England between the wars.

Knights of Love by Jane Tozer

A modern woman’s interpretation of the Lais of Marie de France. It sounds odd but it looks really good!

The London Scene by Virginia Woolf

A wonderful collection of essays about London

Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann

A first dance is a major rite of passage for a seventeen-year-old in the middle-class England of the 1930s.

The Good Women of China by Xinran

The hidden lives of chinese women.

2 responses

  1. Jackie – I’ve just finished the Virginia Woolf, I’m reading South Riding alongside the Radio 7 dramatisation and I’ve already started on the Lehmann and the poetry too, so not as impressive as it looks!

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