Today begins announcements for the 2017 Nobel Prizes!
Last year, I decided to read at least one book by every woman who had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I had initially wanted to do it in a year but that reading schedule proved a little too daunting. Instead, I’ve sprinkled them in with other challenges. Also, not all have written a book so I have to find something else on the others, like biographies written about them. Some are writers, having won in Literature, so I’ve been reading books they wrote but memoirs for the Peace winners.
Here’s my list so far of memoirs I’ve read by women who have won the Nobel Prize:
- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (add to Goodreads)
- Mighty Be Our Powers:How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a 1 at War by Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers (add to Goodreads)
- Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi (add to Goodreads)
- Freedom From Fear and Other Writings by Aung San Suu Kyi, edited by Michael Aris (add to Goodreads)
- This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (add to Goodreads)
- I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú, translated by Ann Wright (add to Goodreads)
Don’t be alarmed if you’re redirected to another blog, it’s my old one. I had written two of the reviews prior to this blog is all.