Sunday, November 1, 2009

Women Unbound challenge

Women Unbound
November 1, 2009 to November 30, 2010

challenge hosted by
Aarti of Booklust

This is my acceptance post to be a Suffragette.

Being a Women Studies major, resistance against this challenge is futile.

Participants are encouraged to read nonfiction and fiction books related to the rather broad idea of ‘women’s studies.’

There are three levels you can choose as a reader (you can count books for other challenges as well):

Philogynist: read at least two books, including at least one nonfiction one.

Bluestocking: read at least five books, including at least two nonfiction ones.

Suffragette: read at least eight books, including at least three nonfiction ones.

Below is my tentative book list. It's a mix of YA, Japanese, art history and spirituality.

I will include review links on this page as posts are created. This list will inevitably increase in size. So you'll see extra goodies as time goes on.

As an added challenge to myself, I will also add movie-related review links here.

YA fiction:

Sliding on the Edge by C. Lee McKenzie

Black and White by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kitredge

Japanese fiction:

Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino

Real World by Natsuo Kirino

General fiction:

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

My non-fiction list:

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon translated and edited by Ivan Morris

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The First Buddhist Women by Susan Murcott

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler

Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi
by Keith Christiansen and Judith W. Mann
with essays by leading scholars
catalogue published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

My movie list:

George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

George Eliot's Silas Marner

George Eliot's Adam Bede

George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot's Middlemarch


WOMEN UNBOUND Start of Challenge Meme - my thoughts

==end result==
with good intentions, however, challenge not completed


  1. Don't forget: we were going to buddy read The Pillow Book! :)

    I'm thinking about joining Women Unbound but I vowed not to take on more challenges... :-o

  2. gnoe - i hope you do join. you can mix in japanese like i did. btw, i was going to start pillow book after my pemberley ball which would be the week of november 23. hope that works for you.

  3. I'll try and otherwise I'll just start a little later. Currently reading In Cold Blood (book group), will need to read The Old Capital before Nov. 30th and part 2 of I am a Cat before Dec. 15th. So I'll have to fit The Pillow Book in somewhere LOL.

  4. BTW I'm curious to know what you'll think of Artemisia. I have a copy on the shelf and your review might get me to read it -- or dispose of it ;)

  5. Wow that's quite a list. I actually have a couple in my TBR list...but I just don't think I could actually get through it so I will follow your participation vicariously!

  6. I think that you will to love The Chalice and the Blade. I did. But that was years ago.

    I am looking forward to your reviews since you list has some books/movies that I have not heard of.


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