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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2021 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

Back for the ninth 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 the 24 and 48 book 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 2021 – December 2021

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.

Adele1967

Adele1967

After the Crown
An Earthly Crown
The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas
Behind the Throne
Beneath the Sugar Sky
Beyond the Empire
Binti
Binti: Home
Binti: The Night Masquerade
Bound in Blood
Clay's Ark
Crown of Midnight
Cuckoo's Egg
Dark of the Moon
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Empire of Storms
Every Heart a Doorway
God Stalk
Heir of Fire
His Conquering Sword
Honor's Paradox
In an Absent Dream
Jaran
Kingdom of Ash
The Language of Power
The Law of Becoming
The Lost Steersman
Magic for Liars
Mind of My Mind
Network Effect
The Outskirter's Secret
Patternmaster
The Phoenix Empress
Queen of Shadows
The Sea of Time
Seeker's Mask
Skeen's Leap
Skeen's Return
Skeen's Search
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Throne of Glass
The Tiger's Daughter
To Ride a Rathorn
Tower of Dawn
Upright Women Wanted
The Warrior Moon
Wild Seed
The Woman In Black:  A Ghost Story
Administrator

Administrator

6
5
4
3
2
1
charlesdee

charlesdee

The Accursed
5
4
3
2
1
chlorine

chlorine

The Bards of Bone Plain
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Calculating Stars
Daughter of the Forest
Just One Damned Thing After Another
Passing Strange
daxxh

daxxh

Bride of the Rat God
The Crystal Cave
Elatsoe
Exile from Space
Fauna
The First Sister
Orleans
Road Out Of Winter
Second Chance Angel
The Snow Queen
Things in Jars
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
DeirdriuWRS

DeirdriuWRS

The Adversary
All Systems Red
All the Birds in the Sky
Autonomous
The Book of the Beast
The Book of the Dead
The Book of the Mad
Boy, Snow, Bird
Brown Girl in the Ring
The City in the Middle of the Night
Dark Dance
Darkness,I
Disturbed by Her Song
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
Fever Dream
Flights
Foreigner
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
The Golden Torc
The Haunting of Hill House
Inheritor
Invader
The Light Brigade
Little Eyes
Magic for Beginners
The Many-Colored Land
Midnight Robber
Mindplayers
The Mists of Avalon
The New Moon's Arms
The Nonborn King
The Passion of New Eve
Personal Darkness
Spinning Silver
Spirits Abroad
The Stars Are Legion
A Stranger in Olondria
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Tender is the Flesh
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
When Fox is a Thousand
The Winter of the Witch
Winter Rose
5
4
3
2
1
devilinlaw

devilinlaw

Brown Girl in the Ring
Circe
The End We Start From
Into the Dark
MEM
New Suns:  Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
Spring in Geneva
The Stars Change
Steal the Sky
A Test of Courage
Uprooted
Wylding Hall
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

The City We Became
A Deadly Education
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
Flyaway
Fugitive Telemetry
A Game of Fox & Squirrels
Goddess of Filth
Goldilocks
Hauntings: Fantastic Stories
Like Water for Chocolate:  A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
The Memory Theater
Mexican Gothic
Mrs. Caliban
Nine Bar Blues
The Past Is Red
The Physicians of Vilnoc
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Remake
Road Out Of Winter
Ship of Fates
Trafik
The Uncertain Places
Unexpected Stories
Women's Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940
everythinginstatic

everythinginstatic

Crosstalk
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Memory Police
The Midnight Bargain
Or What You Will
The Tropic of Serpents
Winter
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
finminer

finminer

Amberlough
Ammonite
Binti
Binti: Home
Black Sun
Blackout
The Blazing World
Brown Girl in the Ring
Children of God
China Mountain Zhang
The City in the Middle of the Night
The Deep
A Desolation Called Peace
The Echo Wife
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Gifts
The Goblin Emperor
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Hollow Places
Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
Ice
The Last Hawk
Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death
Machinehood
The Memory Theater
The Midnight Bargain
Mockingjay
The Moon and the Sun
Network Effect
The New Moon's Arms
Piranesi
Powers
Provenance
A Psalm for the Wild-Built
The Quantum Rose
Road Out Of Winter
The Salt Roads
The Secret Life of Bots
Shades of Milk and Honey
The Sparrow
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
To Say Nothing of the Dog
The Tower at Stony Wood
Voices
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
Witchmark
Grayman14

Grayman14

12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Hneite

Hneite

Across the Green Grass Fields
Come Tumbling Down
Desdemona and the Deep
A Desolation Called Peace
The Dragon Republic
The Emissary
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The End of the Ocean
The Factory Witches of Lowell
Falling in Love with Hominids
The Flowers of Vashnoi
Flyaway
Fugitive Telemetry
Gemina
Hammers on Bone
Herland
The History of Bees
Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory
Illuminae
Jelly
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Mists of Avalon
The Monster of Elendhaven
Obsidio
Of Sorrow and Such
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
Persephone Station
Piranesi
Planet of Exile
Pocosin
The Poppy War
Princess Floralinda and the Forty Flight Tower
Remote Control
Rocannon's World
The Salt Roads
The Seep
Seven Surrenders
Sisters of the Vast Black
Soulstar
Stormsong
Trafik
Upright Women Wanted
The Wall
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
The Will to Battle
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince
Winterfair Gifts
Witchmark
Infinity_Outlaw

Infinity_Outlaw

The Boneless Mercies
A Desolation Called Peace
Doomsday Book
Finna
The First Sister
Foreigner
Fugitive Telemetry
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
Hench
The Hunger
Noumenon
A Psalm for the Wild-Built
Shadow and Bone
Shards of Honor
She Who Became the Sun
The Steerswoman
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Interphase

Interphase

Agents of Dreamland
All the Birds in the Sky
Among Others
Ancestral Night
Ancillary Justice
Autonomous
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls
Do You Dream of Terra Two?
Earthlings:  A Novel
The Fifth Season
Gideon the Ninth
Gone Girl
The Handmaid's Tale
The Memory Police
Native Tongue
The Obelisk Gate
Semiosis
Six Wakes
A Song for a New Day
Station Eleven
The Stone Sky
Tender is the Flesh
The Time Traveler's Wife
War for the Oaks
justifiedsinner

justifiedsinner

All Systems Red
The Hunger Games
In the Garden of Iden
A Memory Called Empire
Natural History
The Old Drift
6
5
4
3
2
1
Laffer

Laffer

Beneath the Rising
Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories
City of Broken Magic
The Dinosaur Tourist
Driving the Deep
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown
The Monstrous Citadel
The Outside
The Sisters Grimm
Sparrow Hill Road
Starlings
Young Woman in a Garden
Lett

Lett

All Good Things
All Is Fair
Any Other Name
Ark
Barrayar
Binti: Home
Borders of Infinity
Brother's Ruin
Brown Girl in the Ring
The Burning Page
Certain Dark Things
Cyteen
The Dark Archive
Darkship Thieves
A Desolation Called Peace
Domnall and the Borrowed Child
Drowned Country
Emergency Skin
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
Fugitive Telemetry
House of Earth and Blood
In the Vanishers' Palace
Ink and Bone:  The Great Library
Jade City
A Little Knowledge
The Lost Plot
The Midnight Circus
The Mortal Word
The Mountains of Mourning
Of Sorrow and Such
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
The Power
Prime Deceptions
Remnant Population
The Return of the Sorceress
The Secret Chapter
Shards of Honor
Silver in the Wood
Slow River
The Sound of Stars
Survival
The Thief
Touch
The Warrior's Apprentice
Weaver's Lament
Wild Seed
Winter's Orbit
Witch World
Linguana

Linguana

The Bone Shard Daughter
Dreamsnake
Elatsoe
Empire of Sand
Firebreak
For the Wolf
Legendborn
A Marvellous Light
Persephone Station
Poison Study
The Sound of Stars
Winter's Orbit
MaggieK

MaggieK

Brown Girl in the Ring
City of Illusions
The Kingdom of Copper
Magic Triumphs
A Memory Called Empire
Midnight Robber
The New Moon's Arms
The Poppy War
Raven Stratagem
Redemption in Indigo
The Riddle-Master of Hed
Sister Mine
Smoke Bitten
The Song of Achilles
The Stone Sky
Up the Walls of the World
When Fox is a Thousand
Xanadu
6
5
4
3
2
1
Mark5327

Mark5327

Alien: Echo
Among Others
Dawn
Doomsday Book
Earthlings:  A Novel
Komarr
Lagoon
The Left Hand of Darkness
Memory
Midnight Robber
The Sparrow
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
mjmahoney

mjmahoney

Alphabet of Thorn
Six of Crows
When Fox is a Thousand
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

All Systems Red
The Farthest Shore
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
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26
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14
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8
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6
5
4
3
2
1
Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

Anna
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Gideon the Ninth
Northern Wrath
These Lifeless Things
Winter's Orbit
niriop

niriop

The Bloody Chamber
Exquisite Corpse
The Haunting of Hill House
The Hearing Trumpet
Swastika Night
1
piibald

piibald

Alif the Unseen
The Antelope Wife
The Archive of Alternate Endings
Axiom's End
Bestiary
Dread Nation
Empire of Sand
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Goldilocks
Her Body and Other Parties
I Hold a Wolf by the Ears
The Last Watch
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
The Prey of Gods
She Would Be King
Silver in the Wood
The Taiga Syndrome
Tender is the Flesh
Trafik
The Twisted Ones
Vagabonds
Where the Wild Ladies Are
Winter's Orbit
Witchmark
pixel

pixel

Blood Is Another Word for Hunger
Drowned Country
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Legendborn
Raybearer
Silver in the Wood
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
5
4
3
2
1
PylesofBooks

PylesofBooks

Beowulf: A New Translation
Flowers for the Sea
A Memory Called Empire
Remote Control
Sisters of the Vast Black
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
rretzler

rretzler

The Calculating Stars
The Handmaid's Tale
Ha'penny
Penric's Fox
Shards of Honor
The Testaments
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

The Calculating Stars
The Drowning Girl
Experimental Film
The Goblin Emperor
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Lucifer and the Child
The Memory Police
My Soul to Keep
The Poppy War
Silver in the Wood
A Song for a New Day
The Unit
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Between Two Thorns
The City We Became
Clockwork Boys
Come Closer
Death by Silver
Digger, Vol 1
Drowned Country
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
A Face Like Glass
Five Children and It
Fugitive Telemetry
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Imaginary Numbers
Just One Damned Thing After Another
A Marvellous Light
Phantom Pains
Point of Hopes
Raybearer
Silver in the Wood
The Sound of Stars
That Ain't Witchcraft
Winter's Orbit
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
Slinkyboy

Slinkyboy

All Systems Red
The Children of Men
The Coming of the Terrans
The Deep
His Majesty's Dragon
Illuminae
Last Ones Left Alive
Life As We Knew It
A Psalm for the Wild-Built
Vessel
Warrior of the Wild
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
spoltz

spoltz

Artificial Condition
The Bear and The Nightingale
Beneath the Sugar Sky
Black Sun
Circe
The City in the Middle of the Night
The City We Became
Come Tumbling Down
Digger: The Complete Omnibus
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Drowned Country
Every Heart a Doorway
Exit Strategy
Falling Free
The Falling Woman
Freedom's Landing
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
Gideon the Ninth
Harrow the Ninth
The Healer's War
In an Absent Dream
The Innamorati
The Invisible life of Addie LaRue
Kindred
The Ladies of Grace Adieu:  And Other Stories
Lent
Lifelode
A Memory Called Empire
Mexican Gothic
Middlegame
The Midnight Bargain
Midnight Robber
Network Effect
The New Moon's Arms
The Once and Future Witches
Piranesi
The Porcelain Dove
The Relentless Moon
Rogue Protocol
Silver in the Wood
A Song for a New Day
Soulstar
The Speed of Dark
Spinning Silver
Stormsong
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Who Fears Death
thejessleigh

thejessleigh

The Auctioneer
Come Along with Me:  Classic Short Stories and an Unfinished Novel
Electric Forest
The Good House
Harrow the Ninth
The Sundial
6
5
4
3
2
1
Utopian

Utopian

The Burning God
A Desolation Called Peace
The Dragon Republic
Jade City
The Poppy War
Walking to Mercury
vegemiter

vegemiter

Black Sun
Black Water Sister
The Chosen and the Beautiful
Circe
The City in the Middle of the Night
A Desolation Called Peace
Empire of Wild
Fireheart Tiger
Fly by Night
The Gilda Stories
Her Body and Other Parties
Jade War
Jagannath: Stories
Kushiel's Justice
The Last Graduate
Light From Uncommon Stars
Maresi
The Memory Theater
The Night Tiger
Notes from the Burning Age
On Fragile Waves
Paradise Rot
The Past Is Red
Piranesi
The Raven & The Reindeer
Raybearer
Remote Control
Salt Slow
She Who Became the Sun
Spirits Abroad
Strange Beasts of China
These Violent Delights
Things We Lost in the Fire
Vagabonds
The Winged Histories
Zoo City
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

Agent of the Unknown
Angel at Apogee
Beneath the Rising
The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories
The Blazing World
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Castle of Wolfenbach
The Children of Anthi
Deal with the Devil
The Diviners
Elatsoe
Fauna
For the Wolf
The Gilda Stories
The Glass Magician
Hench
Inscape
The Late Great Wizard
The Library of the Unwritten
Little Eyes
Machinehood
The Migration
The Mysteries of Udolpho
The New and Improved Romie Futch
The New Wilderness
Nightmare Flower
Nights at the Circus
The Obsidian Tower
Oona Out of Order
The Orphan of the Rhine
Paradise Rot
Pilgrimage:  The Book of the People
Point of Honour
Queen of the Conquered
The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales
The Shadows Between Us
The Sisters Grimm
Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
The Space Between Worlds
The Stone Gods
Strange Beasts of China
Sunburst
Time's Child
Under the Poppy
The Unspoken Name
The Vanishing Deep
The Winter Duke
The Year of the Witching