Sara from The Hiding Spot has a most awesome reading challenge this year and I’m jumping on this one because it’s easy-peasy and feeds my inner bad-ass chick. Sara is hosting the Feminist Reads Challenge.
Now don’t go grumbling at me… I don’t even know what the definition of “feminist” is and I don’t really need to know for this challenge. Yep, this stay-at-home mom is staying blissfully ignorant on the specific definition and going with Sara’s fabulous explanation of what a feminist is (quoted directly from The Hiding Spot):
[quote style=”1″]Here’s how I define feminism and feminists:
- Feminism is supporting and helping to create strong girls and women.Women who have the ability to take care of themselves, who believe in themselves, and who have the freedom to pursue their dreams and share their beliefs, values, and opinions.
- Feminists encourage and support strength, independence, individuality, and passion in women of all ages.
- Feminists fight for people. Yes, they obviously fight for women, but I think it can also be said that they fight for what is right. For equality for all. For every person to have a voice, an education, a fighting chance.[/quote]
Brilliant and well said, Sara! I whole-heartedly agree!
To play along with this challenge, the books you’ll want to read are books that “feature(s), by your standards, a strong female character or supports feminist ideals…” (-The Hiding Spot). There are three levels to go for in this challenge. I’m going for EASY at 5 books read. The next level is MEDIUM at 5-10 books. The last level, HARD, is 10+ books.
Here’s what I plan to read for the challenge, otherwise known as my EASY list (and oh, yeah, there’s some overlap of my challenge books, darn):
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Release by Nicole Hadaway
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
If you want to join along, head over to The Hiding Spot and sign up!