Women’s History Month Reading Challenge TBR

Okay, I definitely have too many books scheduled to read this month, but when I saw Aurora post about this challenge, I knew I had to at least try to participate. Weird Zeal is hosting a reading challenge in honor of Women’s History Month, and the goal is to read lots of books written by women!

(The real goal is to only read books written by women in March, but I already set and started my March TBR, sooooo.)

I’m going to go light on my goals, but here are the books I plan to read!

Read a book with a woman of color MC


This was on my February TBR, and I didn’t get a chance to read it, so heyyyy, A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. Laia is such a badass, and I am so ready to be back in this world.

Read a biography or memoir of a woman


Easy peasy! I’ve had Becoming by Michelle Obama on my shelf since Christmas, and I’ve been eyeing it for the past two months, so sounds like it’s about time!

Read a book with a queer MC


SPACE! THE COVERRRRR! Also, 27 Hours by Tristina Wright is by a woman and the cast of characters is almost entirely not straight, so it fits for this category.

Read a sci-fi or fantasy by/about a woman


Boom, both! Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett is both by a woman and has a female MC. And it was already on my March TBR!

Read a book with a woman on the cover


I mean, duh. I was already planning on reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor this month, so yay! That’s Karou on the cover (Karouuuuuuuu), and this will finally sadly bring me to the end of this trilogy.

Read a middle grade by/about a woman


City of Islands by Kali Wallace is already on my monthly March TBR, so this works perfectly! I’ve read two other YAs by Wallace, so I’m really excited to dive into this middle grade. Plus, the cover art is spooky and fun!

Read a graphic novel by/about a woman


The first volume of The Steel Prince by VE Schwab just came out yesterday, and I can promise you I’ll have it finished by, well, tomorrow. And actually! Something I didn’t realize is that some of the artwork is also by a woman, so while the story is about a man, both the words and the art are by women.

Alright, so that adds only two to my current March TBR, and it also does absolutely nothing on the bingo chart, but whatever. Are you participating in the challenge? If not, what books by women are you planning on reading this month? More importantly:


Check back at the end of the month for my normal monthly wrap-up to see if I made it through this challenge!

5 responses to “Women’s History Month Reading Challenge TBR”

  1. Margaret @ Weird Zeal Avatar

    Yay, I’m so happy that you’re joining in! 😀 This looks like such a great tbr! I feel like I need to read Becoming, since it’s the huge book at the moment 🙂 And 27 Hours sounds really cool! 😱 Happy reading!!

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    1. marydrover Avatar

      Thank you so much for hosting! This is such a fun idea, and I can’t wait to start reading!


  2. Aurora Librialis Avatar
    Aurora Librialis

    I’m so glad you’re joining this challenge too 😊

    I’m a little jealous that you get to read Dreams of Gods and Monsters for the first time, I hope you’ll love it! And I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Onyx & Ivory and City of Islands, they’re both on my TBR!

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  3. theorangutanlibrarian Avatar

    Awesome tbr! I’m really curious about onyx and ivory. And I loved dreams of gods and monsters- hope you love it!!

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    1. marydrover Avatar

      I keep side-eyeing Onyx & Ivory, so I definitely need to get to it soon!


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