We believe that a good bookshelf should hold voices and stories from across time, place and experience. We’ve put together a list of prompts — some fun, some unusual — designed to expand our reading this year. Let’s read together to discover new worlds, and read diverse!
Pick a book (or two!) for each prompt, You don't have to read in order, and you don't have to finish the challenge — we're just excited to discover new books together! Find our recommendations here, and pick up the books you want here.
And once again, we’re at the end of another year! As with every year, books have been our constant companions in 2021. We decided to look back on 2021 this way: what we’ve read this year and loved, whether new releases or old ones, books we’ve been meaning to read, or ones we accidentally discovered on the way.
Read on for why we picked these books, and get your copies here.
August was declared Women in Translation Month by Meytal Radzinski, a scholar who took up the task of asking why there were so few women-identified authors published in translation. A study soon revealed that only 26% of books in translation were written by women. Women in Translation Month, then, had two simple goals: 1. Increase the dialogue and discussion about women writers in translation 2. Read more books by women in translation At Champaca, we believe in reading widely and thoughtfully, and take care to stock translations from across regional languages from India and literature and non-fiction by women-identified authors. The books we have...