Books can be ANY GENRE, fiction or non-fiction.
For non-fiction, think memoirs or biographies; self-help books by and for women, such as Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg or finance books by Suze Orman; or books on equal rights.
Fiction could be youth, young adult, or adult literature. It could be fiction, such as Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or Little Women. Science-fiction/Fantasy with strong fictional characters like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Hermione Granger. Mystery/Thriller featuring a female detective or protagonist. Romance, if there is significant emphasis on female empowerment - not just any book about a women looking for love or finding a man! Those stories are a dime a dozen, so a romantic protagonist must be unusually strong, self-sufficient, and empowering.
Many books or characters that may qualify for this challenge are books in which the environment is not kind to women or where the characters spend much of the novel being victimized or trampled on: The Scarlet Letter, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Handmaid's Tale, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. But a book doesn't have to be uplifting to be empowering. The fight for equality isn't easy and feminists can be found in the darkest of places. So, even if your feminist character suffers, you might still consider releasing for this challenge. Just make sure there is some sort of growth or empowering message that can be gleaned from the work or the author.
ANY TYPE OF RELEASE counts for this challenge: wild, controlled, bookbox, etc.
Releases may also count for MULTIPLE CHALLENGES.
Anyone who participates will have a chance to win a PRIZE at the end of the month. Thanks for joining!