Monday, November 23, 2015

The Women's Classic Literature Event

Recently I've tried to make Mondays about #SciArt and updating (and sharing!) the goodies in my Etsy shop. However, I've run out of backlog to list over on Etsy and to feature here, so this Monday is instead announcing my participation in The Classics Club's Women's Classic Literature Event. I won't be officially starting until January, but I'm letting you all know I'm doing it now so you have time to check it out and decide if you want to join, too!

I've already been trying to diversify the old/dead white guy list that is TIME's "Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century," but 2016 will focus on women (and hopefully WOC) specifically, both in an attempt to diversify that list but also just to find stuff. I've seen a lot of great reviews of comics and graphic novels written by women that I've already put on my TBR pile: Nimona, Lumberjanes, Rat Queens, and This One Summer.

Am I missing anything else?


  1. Ooohhhh this sounds fun! I was only able to skim the linked post but I'll come back when I'm not leaving for work lol. So do you just read the books during the chosen month and recap after? I have a LOT of graphic novels on my to-read list right now, there's been so many great titles coming out lately! Everything you listed is on my list too, except for Rat Queens which I loved. Maybe I could make my whole challenge list graphic novel themed! Reading buddies!!

    1. It's so mellow and open-ended, basically: read ladies! You can try to read as many as you can, or go for a really deep meaningful close reading of just one book! Whatever! There are check-ins a couple times a year, and there's the #ccwomenclassics hashtag and....that's it.

      *For me*, I think I'm going to focus on comics/graphic novels because it's been ages since I read anything in that medium and I really miss it. Which maybe defeats the point of it being women ~*~classics~*~ but oh well too late~~~~