This was a good reading month.  I read a lot of Women in Translation and I used The Reading Quest challenge to really tackle some books that I’ve had on my TBR for a while.

I read 22 books this month.

My Women in Translation Month reading

Other Fiction


The books were:

  • Set in France, Iceland, The Ivory Coast, Poland, Japan, Turkmenistan, Sweden, Suriname, England, Italy, Algeria, and fantasy places.  I just realized that none of the fiction was set in the U.S.
  • The nonfiction was set in Minnesota/New York, Massachusetts, and the Pacific Ocean
  • 2 audiobooks and 5 graphic novels

The authors were:

  •  16 unique female authors and 3 male authors
  •  9 white women, 3 white men, 1 South Asian woman, 2 Japanese women, 1 Korean woman, 1 Latina, and 2 black women

Women In Translation Month – an August event


I loved focusing on translations. I read a lot of graphic novels because I could get more in that way.


There are many combinations I could have marked but this one gave me 2 bingos.  I read books originally in French, Polish, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch, Korean, and Japanese. 

We’re halfway through The Reading Quest.  I’ve finished the Mage path and am working on Knight.  I just have to read a book with a red cover to finish that.  I’ve done four side quests in the center of the board too.






Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added Poland, Iceland, The Ivory Coast, and Suriname this month!



 I made a thing! I decided to use all the National Day of Random Things holidays to make a photo challenge for myself. Anyone can play along.