Women in Science History March 2016 Reading Challenge

February 28, 2016 Uncategorized 25

Women in history

Inspired by reading Headstrong last month, I’ve decided to try to learn a little more about women in science history for March Women’s History Month.  I know this is short notice, but I’d like to invite all of you to join me.

It’s a choose your own adventure sort of challenge, so you only have to do one book review to join in. I’ll provide a link-up every week and you’ll get one giveaway entry for every review you link-up with a giveaway of a book of your choice about a female scientist at the end of the month (open to any country where The Book Depository or Amazon delivers). Here’s a list of nonfiction suggestions to get you started. I’d also recommend The Stargazer’s Sister if historical fiction is more to your liking. If you’re up for the challenge, please spread the word with a sign-up post or tweet. Thanks for joining in!

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25 Responses to “Women in Science History March 2016 Reading Challenge”

  1. BookerTalk

    I would do very badly at this since I have just one book in the TBR that qualifies and that’s been there for 10 years. Good luck though with your endeavour.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Carolina! I know I posted this pretty last minute, but I currently plan on hosting the same event next year with more notice 🙂

  2. Kim @Time2Read

    What a great list! I don’t know if I’ll be able to do this, since I already have a stack of books that I really want to get to, but I’m going to try to fit one in! Which particular book I choose may depend on library availability since it will probably be spur of the moment.

    • DoingDewey

      It’s so hard to fit everything! I’m currently looking at a stack of six books I’d like to read in the next 11 days and (spoiler alert) I don’t think that will be happening! I hope you’re able to join in 🙂

  3. looloolooweez

    I can think of one book on my Classics Club list that qualifies — In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall. Which would also count for their Women’s Classic Lit Event this year! And it’s on my wish list for my upcoming birthday already… maybe this is a sign that I ought to join up, haha.

  4. Naomi

    This is such a good idea! Too bad I’m already completely booked up with other reading projects this month. BUT, I’ve already placed a hold on the book I want to read for this, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to find the time! Even if I don’t, I’ll have fun reading about all the books everyone else picks. 🙂

  5. Geoff W

    Tangentially related, a friend and I read Dr. Mutter’s Marvels for my podcast and there were some awesome women mentioned that all I really wanted was to read more about them than the story I was reading. The first female surgeons who broke into the all male institutions and societies sounded particularly interesting!

    • DoingDewey

      I haven’t read Dr. Mutter’s Marvels yet, but that makes me want to. I really don’t do enough reading about female scientists and scientists in general, given how much I enjoy it 🙂

  6. TJ@ MyBookStrings

    Oh, I have a bunch of books I could read for this one. If only I had a bit more time! But I will pull out my copy of Passionate Minds and put it on top of the pile that’s next to my bed. ????

    • DoingDewey

      Great! I’ll almost certainly be hosting next year too and I’ll be sure to give more notice so it’s easier to join in 🙂

  7. Aylee

    Oh Katie!! A woman after my own heart. I’m going to try this! I might not get to actually reviewing them, but I really want to read more about women in science and this seems like the perfect motivator! I think I mentioned to you that Remarkable Creatures – featuring my favourite, Mary Anning – was good, but I hadn’t heard about that other Mary Anning book on that suggestion list, so I’m curious about that now. I’m also curious about The Stargazer’s Sister 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Aylee! I’m really glad everyone else is so excited about this idea too. If you find any books about female scientists, this month or later, I’d loved to hear about them 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Sounds good! I know I posted about the event kind of late, so I’m hoping other bloggers have time to find books to read 🙂

  8. Lucy Pollard-Gott

    Glad to see the books about Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Rosalind Franklin on the nonfiction reading list post you linked to. I was going to recommend them!

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