starlady: (bibliophile)
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I had a great time at Sirens last month, and I'm really looking forward to going back next year: the guests of honor are Renée Adieh, Laurie J. Marks, and Kiini Ibura Salaam! The conference website is up now, and so is the Reading Challenge, which I've pasted below for my own purposes. I hope to see you there!

Guests of Honor: Required
Renée Ahdieh
Laurie J. Marks

Kiini Ibura Salaam

Required Theme
Kendare Blake

Jennifer Marie Brissett

Emma Donoghue

Andrea Hairston

Additional Theme Books: Select Five
Daína Chaviano

Zen Cho

Roshani Chokshi

Rosemary Clement-Moore

Sarah & Jennifer Diemer
Project Unicorn Vol. 1

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Rosamund Hodge

Charlie N. Holmberg

Nalo Hopkinson

Mary Robinette Kowal
R. L. LaFevers

Laura Lam

Nnedi Okorafor

L. Penelope

Sarah Pinborough

Amy Raby

Laura Ruby

Laini Taylor

Barbara Ann Wright

Krassi Zourkova

Middle Grade/Young Adult: Select Five
Tracey Baptiste

Leigh Bardugo

Livia Blackburne

Erin Bow

Rae Carson

Rin Chupeco

Betsy Cornwell

Maria Dahvana Headley

Susan Ee

Cat Hellisen
Faith Harkey

Justina Ireland

A. S. King

Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Cherie Priest

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Kristen Simmons

Noelle Stevenson

G. Willow Wilson

Adult: Select Five
Celeste Rita Baker
Back, Belly, and Side

Aimee Bender

Marie Brennan

Jacqueline Carey

C. S. E. Cooney
Bone Swans: Stories

Aliette de Bodard

Tananarive Due

Eugie Foster

Moïra Fowley-Doyle

N. K. Jemisin
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Ilana C. Myer

Naomi Novik

Helen Oyeyemi

V. E. Schwab

Delia Sherman

Rachel Swirsky

Molly Tanzer

Fran Wilde

Tiphanie Yanique

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Date: 2015-11-01 16:01 (UTC)
wild_irises: (Joanna Russ)
From: [personal profile] wild_irises
I am unlikely to go to Sirens, though the whole idea is tempting and the required reading makes it more tempting. But I had to check myself on starting out the challenge:

I've read the same two GoH books you have.

For theme, I've read Elysium and Redwood and Wildfire.

On additional theme, I've only read The Salt Roads, though Sorcerer to the Crown is getting nearer the top of my list every time someone recommends it.

Middle grade/young adult I zero out (!).

Adult, only How the World Became Quiet.

My plan for 2016 has been to do the 2015 Read Harder challenge since this year I have been about 95% on the Tempest Bradford no-cis-white-men train, which doesn't suit that challenge especially well. Could I do both? Could I combine them? The Read Harder challenge is probably 75% automatic for me, with just a few categories where I would have to stretch.

Thanks for posting this!
Edited Date: 2015-11-01 16:01 (UTC)