In case you missed it, a few days ago I, along with 6 other hosts, announced the Queers Gone By reading challenge, created by Molly @ Bi Bookish Babe! Check out the announcement here!
Make sure to check out all the hosts blogs and channels for other book recommendations!
Molly: Blog | Twitter
KITTY: BLOG | TWITTER
KATHY: YOUTUBE | TWITTER
LILI: BLOG | TWITTER
SARAH: BLOG | TWITTER
ELOISE: BLOG | TWITTER
Each of the hosts were responsible for creating reading prompts for 2 of the 15 women, and the women I got to create prompts for are … Janelle Monáe and Josephine Baker!
Let’s get into the book recommendations!
Prompt 1: Read a book written or set during 1985-present day
Prompt 2: Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about a female musician or actress
Prompt 3: Read a book with a Black woman as the main character
Prompt 4: Read a book with a pansexual main character: in April 2018, Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual
Prompt 5: Read a dystopian or sci-fi novel: Janelle’s most recent concept album, Dirty Computer, blends dystopian sci-fi elements with a totalitarian government that represses people’s sexualities and identities.
Prompt 1: Read a book written or set during 1906-1975.
Prompt 2: Read a book about a spy or World War II: Josephine was an American-born French dancer and is most famous for her aid of the French Resistance during World War II.
Prompt 3: Read a book set in the Roaring 20s: Josephine was one of the most celebrated performers of her time and one of her costumes, a girdle made of artificial bananas, became an iconic symbol of the Jazz Age of the 1920s.
Prompt 4: Read a book with a bisexual main character: while she was married to four different men, Josephine had many relationships with women, the most famous being with Blues singer Clara Smith.
Prompt 5: Read a book about mother/child relationships: during her work with the Civil Rights Movement, Josephine adopted many children from diverse backgrounds and religions, naming them her “Rainbow Tribe.”
Are you taking part in Queers Gone By? Which women’s prompts are you following? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!