Litsy A to Z Challenge

I joined Litsy last month, which is AMAZING! and another Litten (@BookishMarginalia) started a great new challenge that I’ve signed up for. It’s the LitsyAtoZ Challenge and it’s just what it sounds like. Pick 26 books with the titles or the author’s names or some combination that correspond to the alphabet.

Here’s my list:

  1. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World – Cynthia Chin-Lee,Megan Halsey,Sean Addy
  2. Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family – Amy Ellis Nutt
  3. Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism (Live Girls) – Daisy Hernandez,Bushra Rehman,Cherríe L. Moraga
  4. Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women in Afghanistan [Paperback] – Zarghuna Kargar
  5. Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
  6. Freedom Heroines – Frieda Wishinsky
  7. Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself – Rachel Lloyd
  8. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  9. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  10. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
  11. Kindred – Octavia E. Butler
  12. The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time – Cameron Diaz,Sandra Bark
  13. Map: Collected and Last Poems – Wisława Szymborska,Clare Cavanagh,Stanisław Barańczak
  14. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  15. Ordinary Light: A memoir – Tracy K. Smith
  16. Prayers for the Stolen – Jennifer Clement
  17. Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer – Riki Anne Wilchins
  18. Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
  19. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches – Audre Lorde
  20. This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  21. Understanding Institutional Diversity (Princeton Paperbacks) – Ostrom, Elinor
  22. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster – Swietłana Aleksijewicz,Keith Gessen
  23. Written in the Stars – Aisha Saeed
  24. X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895 – Megan A. Norcia
  25. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain – Phoebe Robinson,Jessica Williams
  26. Zodiac – Romina Russell


If you’re up for the challenge, sign up here!


  1. I used to join an A to Z challenge back when I first started book blogging, but I’ve flown solo for the past few years. I think I’ll join the Litsy one this year. I miss the community!

    BTW, Voices from Chernobyl is excellent. Devastating, but excellent.

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