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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2020 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

2020 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

Back for the eighth 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 2020 – December 2020

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

Alice Payne Arrives
Alice Payne Rides
And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead
Angel
Autonomous
Behind the Throne
Binti
The City & the City
Cryoburn
Deathless Divide
The Dispossessed
Doomsday Book
Dreamsnake
The Female Man
Finity's End
Fledgling
The Flowers of Vashnoi
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
The Golem and the Jinni
Gossamer Axe
Hellspark
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
Karen Memory
Kindred
The Light Brigade
Middlegame
The Mirror Empire
Nevertheless, She Persisted
The Outside
Painwise
The Pride of Chanur
The Rowan
Ship of Magic
Sisters of the Vast Black
Six Wakes
Skeen's Leap
Slow River
Soulless
The Sparrow
Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home
Terrier
This Is How You Lose the Time War
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Who Fears Death
Witch World
Women of Futures Past
Administrator

Administrator

Ammonite
Among Others
The Curse of Chalion
First Kill
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Station Eleven
Ann Walker

Ann Walker

Always North
An Illusion of Thieves
The Archive of Alternate Endings
The Border Keeper
The City, Not Long After
The Cold Between
Dark Matter
The Deep
Fortuna
Ghost Wall
The Heavens
Hollow Kingdom
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
The Inquisitor's Apprentice
Like Water for Chocolate:  A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
Orange World and Other Stories
Ormeshadow
The Pioneer
Polaris Rising
Salvation Day
The Sisters Mederos
Sisters of the Vast Black
Star Wars, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker
Terra Nullius
Arifel

Arifel

Beneath the Rising
Chilling Effect
The Court of Broken Knives
The Gilded Wolves
Lady Hotspur
The Migration
Nudibranch
The Planet Dweller
Silver in the Wood
The Taiga Syndrome
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Arrenby

Arrenby

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BeckyLeJ

BeckyLeJ

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BKnowhere

BKnowhere

The Beatrix Gates
Binti
The Curse of Chalion
Future Home of the Living God
Shades of Milk and Honey
Travel Light
dalex

dalex

Between Two Thorns
Burning Roses
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The First Sister
Foreigner
Foxlowe
Gemsigns
Goldilocks
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
The Invisible life of Addie LaRue
Mexican Gothic
Noumenon
The Once and Future Witches
The Only Harmless Great Thing
Pure
Rawblood
Record of a Spaceborn Few
Signal to Noise
Sisters of the Vast Black
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Trinity Sight
XX
Year One
You Let Me In
daxxh

daxxh

The Antelope Wife
Catfishing on CatNet
Goldilocks
The Grey Horse
The Heads of Cerberus
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
The Last Best Hope
The Marrow Thieves
Runtime
Sisters of the Vast Black
Star Wars, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker
White Mare, Red Stallion
deanie

deanie

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DeirdriuWRS

DeirdriuWRS

Affinity
Aru Shah and the End of Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
Binti
Binti: Home
Binti: The Night Masquerade
Circe
Cuckoo Song
The Ghost Bride
The Girl in the Tower
The Golem and the Jinni
The Winter of the Witch
Dlw28

Dlw28

Catfishing on CatNet
Do You Dream of Terra Two?
Fortuna
The Grass Dancer
Liquid Crystal Nightingale
A Matter of Oaths
The Mother Code
The Space Between Worlds
Tarnished Are the Stars
Unnatural Magic
Velocity Weapon
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

...And Other Disasters
All Worlds Are Real:  Short Fictions
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
Catfishing on CatNet
The Chosen Ones
The City in the Middle of the Night
Dragon's Green
Four Ways to Forgiveness
Gathering Blue
Gideon the Ninth
The Giver
The Great Ghost Rescue
Harrow the Ninth
The Hole
In the Blood
In War Times
Interference
Jirel of Joiry
The Light Brigade
The Lottery and Other Stories
Made for Love
Mary Shelley:  The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator
The Memory Police
Messenger
Middlegame
Network Effect
Northanger Abbey
The Old Drift
Or What You Will
Ormeshadow
The Orphans of Raspay
Paint It Black
Picnic on Paradise
Piranesi
The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein
The Quantum Rose
Radiomen
Sea Change
Son
The Starless Sea
Steal Across the Sky
Sunglasses After Dark
Temporary
Things in Jars
Trouble and Her Friends
The Twisted Ones
Velocity Weapon
The Weird Tales of Tanith Lee
ersandoval

ersandoval

All the Stars and Teeth
Autonomous
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Belles
The Bird King
Black Sun
Blood Heir
Bonds of Brass
The Burning God
The City We Became
A Conspiracy of Truths
A Deadly Education
Do You Dream of Terra Two?
Dread Nation
The Empire of Gold
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
A Feast of Sorrows:  Stories
The Future of Another Timeline
The Ghost Bride
Gideon the Ninth
Gods of Jade and Shadow
The Guinevere Deception
The Invisible life of Addie LaRue
Jade War
A Killing Frost
The King of Crows
Labyrinth Lost
Last Song Before Night
Lent
The Light Brigade
Machine
The Marrow Thieves
Mazes of Power
A Memory Called Empire
The Memory of Souls
The Memory Police
Nimona
Realm of Ash
The Relentless Moon
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl
The Sisters of the Winter Wood
A Song Below Water
A Song for a New Day
Spin the Dawn
Star Daughter
Storm of Locusts
Stormsong
Unconquerable Sun
everythinginstatic

everythinginstatic

The Bear and The Nightingale
Children of Blood and Bone
Miranda in Milan
The Stone in the Skull
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
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finminer

finminer

All Systems Red
The Beast Master
Bellwether
Catching Fire
The City We Became
The Clone
Deadline
Elysium
The Golem and the Jinni
His Majesty's Dragon
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Light Brigade
Margaret and I
A Memory Called Empire
The Memory Police
Mexican Gothic
Rocannon's World
Shards of Honor
Slow River
The Snow Queen
A Song for a New Day
Temporary Agency
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Updraft
Frfatale

Frfatale

The Bone Season
The Deep
The Diviners
The Fifth Season
The Memory Police
The Night Circus
The Night Tiger
Ninth House
Skin Folk
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Warcross
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GiantPanda

GiantPanda

Dagger Magic
Gideon the Ninth
The Interior Life
The Light Brigade
Rebel Rising
Riverland
Star Wars, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
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hestklegg

hestklegg

All the Birds in the Sky
Armed in Her Fashion
Boy, Snow, Bird
Children of Blood and Bone
A Darker Shade of Magic
Dragonflight
Dread Nation
A Gift Upon the Shore
The Girl in Red
Station Eleven
The Wall
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Hneite

Hneite

Above It All
All the Weyrs of Pern
Angel
As the Last I May Know
The Bees
Black Sun
Blackout
The Book of M
The Calculating Stars
A Catalog of Storms
The Curse of Chalion
The Day Before the Revolution
Do Not Touch
Dragonflight
Dragonquest
Dragonsong
Gideon the Ninth
Gifts
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Great Silence
The Hallowed Hunt
The Handmaid's Tale
Kiss Me
The Lady Astronaut of Mars
The Lathe of Heaven
The Light Brigade
A Memory Called Empire
Moreta:  Dragonlady of Pern
Mountain Ways
Network Effect
Out of All Them Bright Stars
The Outside
Paladin of Souls
Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Talents
Pictures Don't Lie
Powers
The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society
The Snow Queen
Stickeney and the Critic
They Will Dream In the Garden
Too Like the Lightning
Trail of Lightning
Voices
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™
The White Dragon
Wilder Girls
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
Infinity_Outlaw

Infinity_Outlaw

Catfishing on CatNet
Come Tumbling Down
Dead Witch Walking
Deathless Divide
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The Fifth Season
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
The Girl in the Tower
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Harrow the Ninth
In the Shadow of Spindrift House
The Many-Colored Land
The Memory Police
Mexican Gothic
Network Effect
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
The Sparrow
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
This Alien Shore
Travel Light
The Unspoken Name
Upright Women Wanted
The Yellow Wallpaper
Interphase

Interphase

After Atlas
Binti
Brown Girl in the Ring
Doomsday Book
Doomsday Morning
Dragonflight
Dreaming in Smoke
Dreamsnake
Electric Forest
Fools
Grass
Heroes and Villains
Ice
Kindred
The Long Tomorrow
Sargasso of Space
Signal to Noise
Slow River
Swastika Night
Synners
A Thousand Words for Stranger
Ties of Power
To Trade the Stars
Unquenchable Fire
justifiedsinner

justifiedsinner

The Calculating Stars
Kushiel's Dart
Shikasta
Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea:  Stories
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Lett

Lett

Artificial Condition
The Beautiful Ones
Between Two Thorns
Binti
The Burning Page
Chilling Effect
The Cloud Roads
Cyteen
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Exit Strategy
Falling Free
The Girl in the Tower
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Grass
A Great and Terrible Beauty
The Hazel Wood
The Invisible Library
Jade City
Kushiel's Dart
The Masked City
Meet Me in the Future
Mexican Gothic
Mind Games
Network Effect
New Suns:  Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
The Outside
Perfect Lies
The Power
The Raven Tower
Rebel Angels
Rogue Protocol
Shadow of the Fox
The Ship Who Sang
Sisters of the Vast Black
Six Wakes
Slow River
Starfarers
The Sweet Far Thing
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Tooth and Claw
Uprooted
Velocity Weapon
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
White Cat
Wicked Saints
A Winter's Promise
Linguana

Linguana

Descendant of the Crane
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The First Sister
Flyaway
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Over Sea, Under Stone
The Queens of Innis Lear
Raybearer
Silver in the Wood
The Sparrow
Woven In Moonlight
The Year of the Witching
MaggieK

MaggieK

Beauty
Broken Monsters
The Calculating Stars
The City in the Middle of the Night
The City of Brass
City of Illusions
Clay's Ark
The Dark Forest
Deathless
Dreamer's Pool
Hellburner
The Invisible Library
The Red Plague Affair
Rusalka
Shattered Bonds
Six Wakes
Spells for the Dead
Station Eleven
The Stone Sky
Storm Cursed
Trail of Lightning
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™
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mjmahoney

mjmahoney

Redemption in Indigo
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
This Alien Shore
When We Were Starless
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Momosnyx

Momosnyx

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Mschleyer

Mschleyer

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Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

The Deep
Doomsday Morning
The First Sister
The Goblets Immortal
Goldilocks
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
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niriop

niriop

A Nest of Nightmares
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piibald

piibald

Fever Dream
The Old Drift
Planetfall
Salt Slow
A Tale for the Time Being
Travel Light
pixel

pixel

Carry On
Catfishing on CatNet
Cinder
A Memory Called Empire
Nimona
Planetfall
Trail of Lightning
Uprooted
Wayward Son
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2
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PylesofBooks

PylesofBooks

The City We Became
The Deep
Future Home of the Living God
Gideon the Ninth
Harrow the Ninth
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
New Suns:  Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
The Poppy War
Silver in the Wood
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Velocity Weapon
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Rhondak101

Rhondak101

The Bird King
Datura
The Glass Magician
The Heart of the Circle
Liar
Miranda in Milan
Network Effect
Silver in the Wood
Sisters of the Vast Black
Station Eleven
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Witchmark
rretzler

rretzler

Among Others
Artificial Condition
Binti: Home
The Calculating Stars
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay
The Fifth Season
Fool's Assassin
The Hallowed Hunt
Melmoth
The Night Circus
The Testaments
The Thief
sara baggins

sara baggins

Akata Witch
Assassin's Apprentice
Believing is Seeing: Seven Stories
Black Maria (Aunt Maria)
The Boneless Mercies
City of Ghosts
The Deep
Forest of Memory
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Hello, Moto
The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections
The Lost Conspiracy
Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci
Not a Drop to Drink
Race to the Sun
Rebel Angels
Six Wakes
A Skinful of Shadows
Stopping for a Spell: Three Fantasies
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
That Game We Played During the War
The Time of the Ghost
Warlock at the Wheel and Other Stories
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Bannerless
Brown Girl in the Ring
A Darker Shade of Magic
Leviathan's Deep
The Necessary Beggar
Sarah Canary
The Shore of Women
Song of the Beast
The Steerswoman
Swastika Night
This Alien Shore
Waking the Moon
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

Alice Payne Arrives
Anna Dressed in Blood
Feed
For He Can Creep
Gideon the Ninth
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
Kiki's Delivery Service
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
A Memory Called Empire
A Song for a New Day
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Word for World is Forest
Slinkyboy

Slinkyboy

Bone Gap
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
Dread Nation
Freshwater
The Girl From Everywhere
Magic Bites
Memory of Water
Psion
The Silver Kiss
Soon
Space Opera
Witchmark
spoltz

spoltz

Ammonite
Assassin's Apprentice
The Carhullan Army
Children of Blood and Bone
Daughter of Mystery
Death by Silver
The Deep
A Door into Ocean
The Drowning Girl
Fairs' Point
Falling to Earth
Farthing
The Fated Sky
Flesh and Gold
Gods of Jade and Shadow
The Gracekeepers
Heartstone and Saber
The Heritage of Hastur
Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
Howl's Moving Castle
In the Blood
Ink and Steel
Invisible Soft Return:\:  A Novel of the Near Future
Life
Mainline
The Many-Colored Land
The Moon and the Sun
No Sister of Mine
A Paradigm of Earth
The Passion of New Eve
The Quantum Rose
The Quartered Sea
Record of a Spaceborn Few
Return to Isis
Ring of Swords
Salt Fish Girl
Semiosis
Songs Of Chaos
Soulless
Speaking Dreams
Spin Control
The Stone Sky
The Temple at Landfall
Through a Brazen Mirror
Walk to the End of the World
The Wild Swans
Witchmark
Zeta Base
starrk

starrk

Children of Blood and Bone
Elysium
The Opposite House
The Snow Queen
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thejessleigh

thejessleigh

AI and the Trolley Problem
All Systems Red
Among Others
An Easy Death
Artificial Condition
Asylum
Changeless
Crosstalk
Geek Love
Gideon the Ninth
The Grace Year
Hammers on Bone
How Long 'til Black Future Month?
Mexican Gothic
Piranesi
Pretty Marys All in a Row
The Return
Rogue Protocol
Soulless
This Is How You Lose the Time War
The Twisted Ones
Yellow Jessamine
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thereddeath

thereddeath

84K
All Systems Red
Artificial Condition
Binti
Binti: Home
Exit Strategy
Memnoch the Devil
The Monster of Elendhaven
Rogue Protocol
3
2
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Thomcat

Thomcat

Ahsoka
At The Edge
A Door into Ocean
Ghost Walker
The Kobayashi Maru
The Wizard of Karres
tokyoadam

tokyoadam

Everything Under
Gideon the Ninth
In the Company of Others
A Judgment of Dragons
The Light Brigade
Little Eve
A Memory Called Empire
Middlegame
The Monster of Elendhaven
Social Creature
A Song for a New Day
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Weesam

Weesam

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
Body Farm Z
Broken Monsters
Catfishing on CatNet
Children of Blood and Bone
Cinder
City of Ash and Red
The Color of Distance
Dun Lady's Jess
Escaping Exodus
Fire Logic
First Grave on the Right
Gideon the Ninth
The Girl in Red
The Hazel Wood
Himself
Inkheart
Look to the Sun
The Mapmaker's War
The Memory Police
The Monster of Elendhaven
The Ninth Rain
Nophek Gloss
The Outside
The Painted Drum
A Paradigm of Earth
Poison
The Scorpio Races
Second Lives
She Would Be King
The Silver Wind
A Song for a New Day
Songs From the Deep
The Starless Sea
Static
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Thorn Jack
Trinity Sight
Vagabonds
Velocity Weapon
The Wall
Watchtower
White Tiger
Wilder Girls
A Wind in Cairo
The Witches of Cambridge
Year One
You Let Me In