Nobel Prize Winning Women – Reading Women 2019

In an effort to finish my Reading Women challenge strong I did the math and I only have to read 19 books in 22 weeks.


Hitting the ground running this week with the next challenge: a book by (or about) a Nobel Prize winning woman.

There are a number of women who have won the Nobel Prize for literature, including some English speakers have likely heard of such as Toni Morrison. But there are also a number of winners who write in non-English or multiple languages and I’d encourage you to check out those as well.

For this challenge you don’t have to read a book by a Nobel Prize winning woman. You could read one about them, such as Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne or one of the many biographies about women scientists.

There are a number of Nobel Prize categories and I encourage you to peruse them as you search for a book to read.

Which category is most interesting to you?

I’ll be reading July’s People by Nadine Gordimer. I chose this book because I am interested in learning more about Apartheid-era South Africa. This book was banned there when it came out because of it’s revolutionary message.

What will you be reading this week? Let us know in the comments section below.

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