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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2019 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

2019 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

Back for the seventh year in a row it's the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge!

This challenge is to read 6, 12, 24, or 48 new-to-you women authors in 12 months depending on the reading level you select. For these levels you only have to read 12 new-to-you women authors. For the other slots you can pick previously read women authors or read multiple books by the same author etc. This will allow you to include series in your challenge!

As always, at least one of your author choices should be totally random. The review requirements are suggested but not required.

We have an All Women Authors page so you can easily find some new authors to read as well as several book lists so you'll never run out of options. Read on!

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2019 – December 2019

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Adventurer = 6 books + 1 reviews
 Voyager = 12 books + 2 reviews
 Pathfinder = 24 books + 4 reviews
 Pioneer = 48 books + 8 reviews

This challenge has expired. Please have a look at some of our other challenges for something that may interest you.

Administrator

Administrator

China Mountain Zhang
Last Train to Jubilee Bay
Parable of the Sower
Synners
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Ann Walker

Ann Walker

Alice Payne Arrives
Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories
The Binding
Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories
A Conspiracy of Truths
Desdemona and the Deep
The Diabolic
Diadem from the Stars
A Door into Ocean
Dread Nation
Empire of Sand
Empress of All Seasons
Famous Men Who Never Lived
Fen
The Green Man's Heir
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
If, Then
Isle of Blood and Stone
The Last One
The Luminous Dead
The Marrow Thieves
Medusa Uploaded
Memoirs of a Polar Bear
A Memory Called Empire
Memory of Water
The Mere Wife
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
The Miniaturist
Miranda in Milan
The Necessary Beggar
The Nightjar
Nimona
Once Upon a River:  A Novel
The Outside
Plumage
Practical Magic
The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Ruin of Kings
Scribe:  A Novel
Severance
The Stone Girl's Story
Tess of the Road
The Tiger's Daughter
The Unnaturalists
The Wanderers
Winter of Ice and Iron
A Winter's Promise
The Wolf in the Whale
Arifel

Arifel

Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories
Among the Thorns
Barbary Station
The Belles
City of Lies
Crossroads of Canopy
The Cruel Prince
Descendant of the Crane
Dirty Computer
Do You Dream of Terra Two?
Don't Bite the Sun
Empire of Sand
Gideon the Ninth
Girl Meets Boy:  The Myth of Iphis
The Giver
Her Body and Other Parties
The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections
Legend
A Memory Called Empire
The Mere Wife
Mindscape
Mother of Invention
The Ninth Rain
Nocturna
Noumenon
The Planet Dweller
Remnant Population
The Resurrectionist of Caligo
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
A Salt and Sterling Tongue
Seafire
Semiosis
The Serpent
Shadowblade
A Small Charred Face
Song of Blood and Stone
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
Tentacle
Terra Nullius
They Will Dream In the Garden
The Thief
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Watchtower
We Set the Dark on Fire
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Who Runs the World?
The Witch of Duva
Arrenby

Arrenby

Empire of Sand
Outside the Gates
Trail of Lightning
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dalex

dalex

The Amateurs
Autonomous
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
The Book of Flora
The Calculating Stars
The City of Woven Streets
A Closed and Common Orbit
The Dark is Rising
Everything Under
Five Children and It
Ghost Wall
The Goblin Emperor
The Handmaid's Tale
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
The Jane Austen Project
Last Ones Left Alive
The Little Stranger
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
A Madness Of Angels: Or The Resurrection of Matthew Swift
Melmoth
Memory of Water
The Miniaturist
My Real Children
Once Upon a River:  A Novel
Orange World and Other Stories
Planetfall
The Rules of Magic
Skin
Songwoman
The Tiger's Daughter
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Touch
Trail of Lightning
Vita Nostra
The Wolf Road
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DannyMara

DannyMara

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daxxh

daxxh

Alice Payne Arrives
Alliance Rising
The Arrival of Missives
Beneath the Sugar Sky
Gather the Daughters
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
A Memory Called Empire
Red Clocks
Star's End
Tentacle
Trail of Lightning
Velocity Weapon
DeirdriuWRS

DeirdriuWRS

Among Others
The Blind Assassin
The Cage
Circe
A Closed and Common Orbit
Crosstalk
Crucible
The Curse of Chalion
The Essex Serpent
The Falling Woman
The Fifth Season
Frankenstein:  or, The Modern Prometheus
Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Haunting of Hill House
The Heart Goes Last
The Heart of Owl Abbas
His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light
Kallocain
Lagoon
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
A Memory of Wind
The Obelisk Gate
One/Zero
Passage
Sarah Canary
Skinner Box
The Song of Achilles
The Stone Sky
A Stranger in Olondria
Synners
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Triquetra
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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Dlw28

Dlw28

Bannerless
The Binding
Circe
Company Town
The Essex Serpent
Gideon the Ninth
Looking Through Lace
A Memory Called Empire
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
Od Magic
Star's End
Witchmark
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Alien Virus Love Disaster
Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories
Asphodel
Black Wine
Bryony and Roses
The Children of Men
Come Closer
A Conspiracy of Truths
The Doll's Alphabet
Dread in the Beast
Ghost Wall
The Governesses
Magic for Liars
Mars
MEM:  A Novel
Miranda in Milan
The Poppy War
Social Creature
Swastika Night
Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes
Theory of Bastards
Trail of Lightning
Witchmark
The Wolf in the Whale
everythinginstatic

everythinginstatic

Ancillary Sword
Autonomous
The City of Brass
The Cruel Prince
The Curse of the Mistwraith
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Goblin Emperor
Jade City
The Light Brigade
The Masked City
The Poison Song
The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Will to Battle
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finminer

finminer

Autonomous
Beggars In Spain
Borderline
The Calculating Stars
The City, Not Long After
The Curse of Chalion
The Drowning Girl
The Faded Sun:  Kesrith
Falling Free
God's War
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Haunting of Hill House
The Healer's War
Jade City
The Long Tomorrow
Midnight Robber
Semiosis
The Shining Girls
Synners
Tea with the Black Dragon
Trail of Lightning
Uprooted
Who Fears Death
Witch World
frauschreibseele

frauschreibseele

Akata Warrior
Ancillary Justice
Ancillary Mercy
Ancillary Sword
Boneshaker
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
He, She and It
Herland
His Majesty's Dragon
The Hunger Games
Kushiel's Dart
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Silvered
The Snow Queen
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Frfatale

Frfatale

All Systems Red
The Bloody Chamber
The Calculating Stars
The Falling Woman
The Mere Wife
The Only Harmless Great Thing
The Poppy War
Sandry's Book
Trail of Lightning
Vicious
Wilder Girls
The Wolf in the Whale
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

The Belles
The Calculating Stars
Children of Blood and Bone
The City of Brass
Dread Nation
The Poppy War
Tess of the Road
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Gonzalo516

Gonzalo516

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Hneite

Hneite

Alice Payne Arrives
Alice Payne Rides
All the Love in the World
Any Way the Wind Blows
Articulated Restraint
Beneath the Sugar Sky
The Black Tides of Heaven
Blue Morphos in the Garden
Deriving Life
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Dreamsnake
Every Heart a Doorway
The Fifth Season
Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain
For Want of a Nail
The Girls
The Glass Magician
The Golem and the Jinni
The Green Book
The Heart Goes Last
His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light
Infomocracy
Long is the Way
Louise's Ghost
The Master Magician
The Obelisk Gate
Old Media
On a Red Station, Drifting
One/Zero
The Paper Magician
Ponies
River of Teeth
Shoe and Marriage
Skinner Box
The Song
STET
Stranger Things Happen
The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat
Theory of Bastards
This Is How You Lose the Time War
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Travels with the Snow Queen
Uprooted
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™
When It Ends, He Catches Her
Who Fears Death
A Witch's Guide to Escape:  A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies
Wooden Feathers
Infinity_Outlaw

Infinity_Outlaw

The Afterward
Alliance Rising
Ancestral Night
The Ascent to Godhood
Babylon Steel
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Calculating Stars
Circe
City of Ruins
The Dazzle of Day
The Falling Woman
Gideon the Ninth
The Girl in the Tower
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
Heroine Complex
The Impossible Contract
In an Absent Dream
The Light Brigade
The Luminous Dead
Magic for Liars
A Memory Called Empire
Monster, She Wrote:  The Women Who Pioneered Horror & Speculative Fiction
The Psychology of Time Travel
The Raven Tower
Salvation Day
Semiosis
Sisters of the Vast Black
The Starless Sea
Stars Uncharted
A Stranger in Olondria
The Testaments
This Is How You Lose the Time War
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
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justifiedsinner

justifiedsinner

Cuckoo Song
Dreams Before the Start of Time
Love's Body, Dancing in Time
The Night Circus
Radiomen
The Rift
Tender Morsels
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Waking the Moon
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kwaidan66

kwaidan66

Ammonite
China Mountain Zhang
Darkship Thieves
The Falling Woman
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
God's War
Grass
The Hunger
Hwarhath Stories:  Transgressive Tales by Aliens
Night Film
Those Who Hunt the Night
Vast
Laffer

Laffer

Ally
An Ancient Peace
An Argumentation of Historians
City of Pearl
Crossing the Line
Dead Souls
Double Vision
Going Dark
Hidden Sun
iD:  The Second Machine Dynasty
Judge
Matriarch
Migration
A Peace Divided
The Privilege of Peace
Record of a Spaceborn Few
The Red: First Light
Regeneration
Remnant Population
Survival
The Trials
vN:  The First Machine Dynasty
Wave Without a Shore
The World Before
Linguana

Linguana

The Alchemist's Daughter
The Belles
The Bird King
Children of Blood and Bone
The City of Brass
Dread Nation
Fair Peril
Gideon the Ninth
Gods of Jade and Shadow
The Golem and the Jinni
The Gospel of Loki
The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections
The Light Brigade
Magic for Liars
A Memory Called Empire
The Mists of Avalon
The Only Harmless Great Thing
The Poppy War
Sorcery of Thorns
Tess of the Road
The Thief
Trail of Lightning
The Uncertain Places
Witchmark
MaggieK

MaggieK

The Dark Forest
Dreamer's Pool
Farthing
Feast of Souls
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
Hellburner
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Kindred
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Rocannon's World
Son of Avonar
Thunderbird Falls
Ties of Power
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marissavu

marissavu

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mjmahoney

mjmahoney

Certain Dark Things
A Darker Shade of Magic
Empress of All Seasons
Kushiel's Dart
Lud-in-the-Mist
The Only Harmless Great Thing
Semiosis
The Shambling Guide to New York City
A Stranger in Olondria
Too Like the Lightning
War for the Oaks
Witchmark
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

Bloodchild
The Handmaid's Tale
Nightshades
Outbreak
Switchback
Winter Tide
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Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

Brightfall
Dread Nation
Dreaming in Smoke
Empire of Sand
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
The Green Man's Heir
Kingdom of Souls
Smoke and Summons
Trail of Lightning
White Rabbit
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Nelliedae

Nelliedae

Ammonite
The Courier's New Bicycle
Fairytales for Wilde Girls
From the Wreck
The Hole:  A Novel
Lizard Radio
Love Is the Drug
Razorhurst
Red Queen
Soon
The Tea Master and the Detective
A Woman of the Iron People
niriop

niriop

The Dispossessed
The Handmaid's Tale
The Haunting of Hill House
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
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Pacmar

Pacmar

The Female Man
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piibald

piibald

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Everything Under
Freshwater
Ghost Wall
Gingerbread
Gods of Jade and Shadow
The Hunger
Ice
In Other Lands
Kallocain
The Light Brigade
Magic for Beginners
A Memory Called Empire
The Night Circus
Oneiron
The Only Harmless Great Thing
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Paradise Rot
Primeval and Other Times
The Tea Master and the Detective
This Is How You Lose the Time War
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Vita Nostra
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
pixel

pixel

The Calculating Stars
Company Town
Feed
Freedom & Necessity
Howl's Moving Castle
Mary Poppins
The Monster of Elendhaven
Vicious
Witchmark
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Rhondak101

Rhondak101

All Systems Red
The City of Brass
Everfair
Floating Worlds
The Paper Magician
The Stars Change
rretzler

rretzler

All Systems Red
Binti
Farthing
Greenglass House
Over Sea, Under Stone
The Power
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Alphabet of Thorn
Ash: A Secret History
Memory of Water
The Only Harmless Great Thing
The Stars Are Legion
Things We Lost in the Fire
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

Black Heart
Breach of Containment
The Calculating Stars
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Carry On
Children of Blood and Bone
City of Ashes
City of Fallen Angels
City of Ghosts
City of Glass
City of Heavenly Fire
City of Lost Souls
A Civil Campaign
The Cold Between
Cryoburn
Diplomatic Immunity
The Empress of Mars
Falling Free
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
The Girl in the Tower
God's War
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
Greenglass House
In an Absent Dream
In Other Lands
Infidel
Komarr
Memory
Mirror Dance
Penric's Fox
Proof of Concept
Rapture
Record of a Spaceborn Few
Red Glove
Remnants of Trust
Semiosis
Snowspelled
Spinning Silver
Storm of Locusts
Thornbound
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Trail of Lightning
Vicious
Weave a Circle Round
Who Fears Death
Witchmark
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Zero Sum Game
Slinkyboy

Slinkyboy

Across the Nightingale Floor
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Akata Witch
Beggars In Spain
The Citadel of Fear
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Eyes Like Stars
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Slow River
Sparrow Hill Road
Station Eleven
Tea with the Black Dragon
StephenB

StephenB

China Mountain Zhang
Downbelow Station
The Long Tomorrow
Parable of the Sower
Theory of Bastards
A Woman of the Iron People
teenidle

teenidle

Ancillary Justice
Uprooted
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thejessleigh

thejessleigh

A Book of Tongues
Brown Girl in the Ring
Doll Bones
Eileen
First Grave on the Right
Ghost Wall
In the Shadow of Spindrift House
Indexing
Jade City
Lent
Life After Life
Ninth House
The Raven Tower
Rules For Vanishing
Second Grave on the Left
Severance
Silver in the Wood
Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country and Other Stories
Things We Lost in the Fire
The Toll
Vita Nostra
We Set the Dark on Fire
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
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Thomcat

Thomcat

Abandonware
Alif the Unseen
And Again
Autonomous
Bone Swans:  Stories
The Calculating Stars
The City of Brass
Company Town
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
The Hound of Death and Other Stories
If, Then
The Last One
MEM:  A Novel
Mind Storm
My Enemy, My Ally
The Only Harmless Great Thing
Sarek
The Shore
Slow River
Solitaire
Temple of Sorrow
The Unfinished World and Other Stories
User Unfriendly
The Wolf Road
Weesam

Weesam

The Alien Upstairs
All the Crooked Saints
An Ocean of Minutes
Benighted
Birdbrain
Bliss House
Bone Gap
The Bone Witch
The Brothers Lionheart
Circe
Company Town
The Courier's New Bicycle
A Face Like Glass
Finnikin of the Rock
Froi of the Exiles
The Ghost Bride
Green Rider
Halfway Human
A Highly Unlikely Scenario:  or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World
The Holder of the World
The House Next Door
House of Shadows
The Hunger
Infomocracy
The Interminables
Ironskin
Islands
Legends Walking
The Mad Scientist's Daughter
Music of the Night
Over Sea, Under Stone
Pacifica
The Poppy War
Quintana of Charyn
Reefsong
Roses and Rot
The Shape-Changer's Wife
The Subjugate
A Superior Spectre
Supernova
Tanglewreck
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
The Tiger Flu
Turtle Moon
Walking the Tree
White is for Witching
White Rabbit
Wild Life
Wolfpack75

Wolfpack75

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