open
Upgrade to a better browser, please.

Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2015 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

2015 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

Back for the third year in a row it's the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge! The rules are mostly the same: read 12 books by 12 new-to-you women authors in 12 months. One of your author choices should be totally random. We have an All Women Authors page so you can easily find some new authors to read.

With the new Reading Levels I've gone ahead and added the reviews back in and created 2 longer levels for those who have been asking for more books to make the challenge more challenging.  You can pick 12 or 24 books now with or without the review requirement.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2015 – December 2015

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

 Novice = 12 books + 0 reviews
 Apprentice = 12 books + 6 reviews
 Journeyman = 24 books + 0 reviews
 Master = 24 books + 12 reviews

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

Administrator

Administrator

Beggars In Spain
Doomsday Morning
Frankenstein
His Majesty's Dragon
The Long Tomorrow
Razorhurst
To Say Nothing of the Dog
5
4
3
2
1
Alexa

Alexa

The Age of Miracles
The Bees
Cinder
Divergent
Fortune's Pawn
God's War
Hammered
Inda
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
The Silent City
Station Eleven
Swamplandia!
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Uprooted
Vicious
The Wall
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Ann Walker

Ann Walker

Alif the Unseen
The Bees
The Cloud Roads
Damiano
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The Demon's Lexicon
Divergent
Elfland
Enchanted
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
The Giver
The Goblin Emperor
The Golem and the Jinni
Hild
The Moon and the Sun
Passion Play
Sea Change
Sisters of the Revolution:  A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology
Snake Agent
The Song of Achilles
Station Eleven
Those Who Hunt the Night
Anoplophora

Anoplophora

Ancillary Justice
At the Mouth of the River of Bees
Beggars In Spain
Bone and Jewel Creatures
The Curse of Chalion
Dreamsnake
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Ghost Bride
The Girl from the Well
The Goblin Emperor
Kushiel's Dart
Life After Life
Lolly Willowes: or, The Loving Huntsman
Memory of Water
Midnight Robber
My Soul to Keep
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Red Moon and Black Mountain
Redemption in Indigo
Station Eleven
A Stranger in Olondria
Warchild
Who Fears Death
The Witch's Trinity
Aretaa

Aretaa

Alif the Unseen
Ammonite
Ancillary Mercy
Assassin's Apprentice
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Cold Iron
Downbelow Station
The Female Man
The Fifth Season
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
The House of Shattered Wings
The Just City
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Memory of Water
Range of Ghosts
The Red: First Light
Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Spirit Gate
Station Eleven
The Testament of Jessie Lamb
2
1
Arrenby

Arrenby

The Anvil of the World
Black Sun Rising
City of Bones
Cuckoo Song
A Door into Ocean
The Falling Woman
Future Visions:  Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
The House of Shattered Wings
Last Song Before Night
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Memory of Water
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Persona
Sisters of the Revolution:  A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology
Sorcerer to the Crown
Station Eleven
Sunshine
The Thief
Updraft
Uprooted
Warchild
Who Fears Death
Winterlong
The Woman In Black:  A Ghost Story
balancedshelf

balancedshelf

Ancillary Justice
Feed
Howl's Moving Castle
The Mirror Empire
Station Eleven
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
booksabound

booksabound

Among Others
The Bees
The Bread We Eat in Dreams
The Broken Kingdoms
The Enchanted
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods
Maplecroft
Miserere: An Autumn Tale
On a Red Station, Drifting
Shoggoths in Bloom (collection)
Who Fears Death
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
booksbonesbuffy

booksbonesbuffy

Alice
Binti
A Darker Shade of Magic
Day Shift
The Fifth Season
Generation V
Get in Trouble:  Stories
Illuminae
Ink and Bone:  The Great Library
Lagoon
Our Lady of the Ice
Planetfall
Radiance
Rolling in the Deep
The Shadow Revolution
Six-Gun Snow White
Sorcerer to the Crown
Updraft
Uprooted
Walk on Earth a Stranger
Weighing Shadows
Zoo City
2
1
booksofafeather

booksofafeather

Alif the Unseen
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Tender Morsels
Thief's Magic
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Christajls

Christajls

24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
couchtomoon

couchtomoon

Ancillary Sword
The Beauty
Beggars and Choosers
Bloodchild and Other Stories
Brown Girl in the Ring
Cuckoo Song
Cuckoo's Egg
Elysium
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Girl in the Road
Grass
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Kappa Child
Lagoon
The Lathe of Heaven
The Long Tomorrow
Memoirs of a Spacewoman
Mirror Dance
The Race
Remake
Scale-Bright
Station Eleven
Welcome, Chaos
daxxh

daxxh

Alif the Unseen
Boy, Snow, Bird
Edge of Dark
The Enchanted
The End of the Sentence
Floating Worlds
The Goblin Emperor
The Haunting of Hill House
The Race
The Song of Achilles
Station Eleven
The Testament of Jessie Lamb
dianazmartins

dianazmartins

Among Others
China Mountain Zhang
Cradle of Splendor
Dreamsnake
The Many-Colored Land
The Sparrow
The Speed of Dark
Station Eleven
Who Fears Death
Zoo City
2
1
Diane

Diane

1Q84
Among Others
Artemis Awakening
The Aware
The Best of All Possible Worlds
Boneshaker
Cinder
The Curse of Chalion
Dark Orbit
Daughter of the Empire
A Discovery of Witches
Dragonflight
Eon (The Two Pearls of Wisdom)
The Girl With All the Gifts
The Goblin Emperor
God's War
The Golden Key
Grass
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
The Speed of Dark
Splashdance Silver
Steal Across the Sky
Vicious
Who Fears Death
Dlw28

Dlw28

Bone Dance
The Bone Season:  A Novel
The Buried Life
Diving Into the Wreck
The Empress of Mars
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
The Invisible Library
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Lady Astronaut of Mars
Lagoon
The Memory Garden
Memory of Water
Natural History
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Of Sorrow and Such
Our Lady of the Islands
The Red: First Light
Shadow and Bone
Station Eleven
The Stone Boatmen
Up Against It
Zero Sum Game
Zoo City
DrNefario

DrNefario

The Copper Promise
Deryni Rising
The Heir of Night
The Lascar's Dagger
The Long Tomorrow
Over Sea, Under Stone
The Paper Magician
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
Servant of the Underworld
Songs of the Earth
Stranger Things Happen
The Tomorrow People
duskyliterati

duskyliterati

24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
dustydigger

dustydigger

Among Others
Ancillary Justice
The Best of All Possible Worlds
A Discovery of Witches
Falcon
The Giver
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Jirel of Joiry
The Long Tomorrow
A Madness Of Angels: Or The Resurrection of Matthew Swift
Spherical Harmonic
Thomas the Rhymer
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

The Arbitrary Placement of Walls (collection)
The Best of Judith Merril
The Blood of Angels
Conservation of Shadows
Cuckoo Song
Elysium
The End of the Sentence
Feed
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Glimmerglass
The Goblin Emperor
Gone Girl
The Gospel of Loki
Memory of Water
Mercury
Museum of the Weird
The Race
Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice
Revision
The Sorrow Proper
Speak
Station Eleven
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
A Woman of the Iron People
ersandoval

ersandoval

The Alchemist of Souls
Bitter Greens
A Face Like Glass
Flesh and Spirit
Kaleidoscope:  Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories
The New Moon's Arms
Revision
Serpentine
Sorcerer to the Crown
The Stars Change
Station Eleven
Updraft
illegible_scribble

illegible_scribble

The Buried Life
Castle Hangnail
Cat Out of Hell
Circuit
Dream Houses
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Girl in the Road
The Goblin Emperor
God Stalk
The Invisible Library
Just One Damned Thing After Another
Karen Memory
Lagoon
Lightless
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Our Lady of the Islands
Planetfall
Razorhurst
Red Queen
Revision
The Ship
Speak
Station Eleven
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Jain

Jain

Carry On
Cold Magic
Dark Orbit
Daughter of Mystery
The Death of the Necromancer
God's War
A Hero at the End of the World
The Killing Moon
A Matter of Oaths
Noughts & Crosses (Black and White)
The Outback Stars
Shades of Milk and Honey
The Silver Bough
Snake Agent
Sorcerer to the Crown
Spin State
Station Eleven
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
6
5
4
3
2
1
kablaha

kablaha

Among Others
The Female Man
Shades of Milk and Honey
The Snow Queen
The Vor Game
Who Fears Death
6
5
4
3
2
1
kandelion

kandelion

Ancillary Justice
The Barter
The Bees
A Book of Tongues
Darwin
The Girl in the Road
A Guide to Being Born
Hild
The Hob's Bargain
The Killing Moon
The Mirror Empire
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
The Shining Girls
Station Eleven
Steles of the Sky
Through the Woods
Uprooted
The Witch's Trinity
4
3
2
1
keksitty

keksitty

Flesh and Spirit
God's War
Hammered
Kushiel's Dart
Mechanique
My Soul to Keep
The Sparrow
Steal Across the Sky
Zoo City
3
2
1
Linguana

Linguana

Bone Gap
Cold Magic
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
A Darker Shade of Magic
In the Forest of Forgetting
Sourdough and Other Stories
Station Eleven
The Summer Prince
Updraft
Warchild
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
White as Snow
Mervi2012

Mervi2012

The Alchemist of Souls
Euryale
The Golem and the Jinni
Grave Witch
The Immortal Prince
In the Night Garden
Lord of the Two Lands
Mindplayers
The Native Star
The Secret History of Moscow
Song of the Beast
Vicious
mjmahoney

mjmahoney

Alif the Unseen
Ammonite
Ascension
Changeless
Divergent
Downbelow Station
His Majesty's Dragon
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
The Night Circus
Outlander
2
1
MMOGC

MMOGC

The Alchemist of Souls
Alice
Artemis Awakening
Binti
Dark Orbit
Dragon Heart
The Eterna Files
The Fifth Season
The Galaxy Game
The Gospel of Loki
The Hanged Man
The House of Shattered Wings
Ink and Bone:  The Great Library
Karen Memory
Persona
Planetfall
Red Queen
The Red: First Light
Royal Blood
Sorcerer to the Crown
Touch
Updraft
Walk on Earth a Stranger
Where
mooncrumble

mooncrumble

Book of Iron
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
A Gift Upon the Shore
The Golem and the Jinni
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Red Spider, White Web
6
5
4
3
2
1
nightxade

nightxade

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Good House
Heir of Fire
Kindred
The Kingdom of Gods
The Lathe of Heaven
Midsummer Night
The Serpent Sea
Sunshine
The Tombs of Atuan
vN:  The First Machine Dynasty
Pabkins

Pabkins

Changeless
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
pizzakarin

pizzakarin

The Alchemy of Stone
Assassin's Apprentice
Brown Girl in the Ring
The Buried Life
Dust
The Goblin Emperor
The Golem and the Jinni
Lagoon
Redemption in Indigo
Revision
The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath
Synners
PopeStig

PopeStig

Ancillary Mercy
Binti
Black Sun Rising
Court of Fives
The Crystal Cave
Dragonsbane
Etiquette & Espionage
The Female Man
The Fifth Season
The Girl in the Road
The House of Shattered Wings
The Isle of Glass
Jaran
Just One Damned Thing After Another
License to Ensorcell
My Real Children
Pay the Piper: A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale
The People of the Crater
Plague Ship
The Red Magician
Station Eleven
A Symphony of Echoes
The Time Traveler's Wife
Updraft
pyrogyne

pyrogyne

Beguilement
The Ghost Bride
The Golem and the Jinni
The Hallowed Hunt
Legacy
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Restiva

Restiva

24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Rhondak101

Rhondak101

Among the Thorns
Ancillary Justice
The Buried Life
A Door into Ocean
Floating Worlds
Ilario:  The Lion's Eye
The Invisible Library
Lud-in-the-Mist
Memory of Water
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Queen City Jazz
The Quick
Rusalka
Scale-Bright
The Secrets of Jin-shei
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Station Eleven
Venus of Dreams
War for the Oaks
The Women of Nell Gwynne's
A Wrinkle in Time
3
2
1
robotwitch

robotwitch

Beloved
Binti
Broken Monsters
Cinder
Domnall and the Borrowed Child
Doomsday Book
Frankenstein
The Goblin Emperor
Heaven's Queen
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Hotel World
The House of Shattered Wings
Kindred
Memory of Water
The Night Circus
Of Sorrow and Such
On a Red Station, Drifting
Radiance
Speak
A Stranger in Olondria
Uprooted
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
White is for Witching
The Word for World is Forest
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Aurora in Four Voices (collection)
China Mountain Zhang
The Giver
Grass
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Man with Six Senses
Over Sea, Under Stone
The Shining Girls
Station Eleven
Those Who Hunt the Night
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Wizard of the Pigeons
seattleotaku

seattleotaku

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
Among Others
Ancillary Justice
Binti
A Calculated Life
Divergent
Feed
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
Station Eleven
Uprooted
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
spoltz

spoltz

Ash
Blood Price
The Bone Season:  A Novel
Burning Girls
China Mountain Zhang
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Goblin Emperor
The Gospel of Loki
Herland:  and Selected Stories
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Spellcast
Station Eleven
strongaf

strongaf

Ancillary Justice
Ancillary Mercy
Ancillary Sword
A Stranger in Olondria
A Tale for the Time Being
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
sweet16

sweet16

The Etched City
Gone Girl
Herland:  and Selected Stories
The Hunger Games
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Last Illusion
The Mabinogion
Rocannon's World
The Snow Child
Strange Evil
Tales of Mystery and the Macabre
TenaciousReader

TenaciousReader

Dreamer's Pool
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Just City
Karen Memory
Miserere: An Autumn Tale
Station Eleven
Touch
Uprooted
4
3
2
1
thecynicalromantic

thecynicalromantic

Ancillary Justice
China Mountain Zhang
Deryni Rising
The Goblin Emperor
God's War
Hild
In the Forest of Forgetting
Magic for Beginners (collection)
The Night Circus
Outlander
Silver Phoenix
So You Want to be a Wizard
thereddeath

thereddeath

Ancillary Mercy
In Other Worlds:  SF and the Human Imagination
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
thrak

thrak

Brown Girl in the Ring
A Calculated Life
Fire and Hemlock
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
The Invisible Library
Lagoon
Moxyland
Parable of the Sower
Station Eleven
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
wecowo

wecowo

The Curse of Chalion
The Dispossessed
The Snow Queen
The Vor Game
The Warrior's Apprentice
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

Conservation of Shadows
The Disappeared
Edge of Dark
Elysium
Floating Worlds
Fortune's Pawn
The Girl in the Road
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
God's War
The Highest Frontier
The Invisible Library
Joplin's Ghost
Mayhem
Memory of Water
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Nightlife
Shadow and Bone
Skinwalker
The Snow Queen
Soulless
The Uncertain Places
Undercity
vN:  The First Machine Dynasty
Witch World
woodmr

woodmr

Archer's Goon
Arrows of the Queen
The Assassin's Curse
The Bees
Boneshaker
Cinder
Deryni Rising
The Disappeared
Disappearing Nightly
Five Children and It
Fudoki
The Goblin Emperor
The Golem and the Jinni
Grass
Green Rider
Heart of Iron
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Mary Reilly
The Mummy!
The Mysteries of Udolpho
A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent
Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice
The Stars are Ours!
A Stranger in Olondria