The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

This year I’ve been trying to avoid reading challenges, because from previous experience I know that I won’t be able do it all. Still, when I came across The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge on the blog The Hiding Spot, I knew I couldn’t just walk away from it. I had to participate for all it represents to me: social awareness about feminism and women rights, great books with strong female characters that are a positive role model, my own self-improvement as a feminist.

So, I’m going to participate in the Medium Challenge, which asks you to read 5 to 10 books that can be considered Feminist Reads, or books with strong, independent female characters, that would transmit the message of women empowerment. I have read some books this year that fit this category, so I’ll add them to the list with a link to the review. I’ll probably end up reading more than 10 books and I may change some titles in the future… Let’s see how it goes.


1. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brönte

2. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margareth Atwood

3. The Hunger Games series (Catching FireMockingjay), by Suzanne Collins

4. Mercedes Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs

5. Divergent, by Veronica Roth

6. The Guild Hunter Series, by Nalini Singh (Angel’s Blood, Archangel’s Kiss)

7. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

8. Serena, by Ron Rash

9. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo

10. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

I strongly encourage you to participate, even though we’re already in the middle of the year. It’s never to late! If you wish to take this challenge, please read this post at The Hiding Spot.

Below a couple helpful links to lists of novels that you might want to consider for the challenge:


4 thoughts on “The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

  1. I love the Handmaid’s Tale. It is the book for feminists I tell you. Is it a reread for you? All the best, I hope you love it just as much on the second read.

    • Dear Nishita,
      Welcome! 🙂 I read The Handmaid’s Tale in the first days of July and I absolutely loved it. I definitely plan on rereading it in the future. It’s the kind of book you will come back to in the future. Do you know of any books similar to that? I could add them to my Feminist Reads Challenge list. All the best, and thank you for passing by!! 🙂

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