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The FOLD Challenge

Reading and listening recommendations that encourage booklovers to thoughtfully consider their reading lists and ask one important question: Who’s missing?

Are You Ready for the Challenge?

What are you reading? Who’s missing? The FOLD’s Reading Challenge encourages booklovers to diversify their reading and their listening by asking one important question: Who’s missing?

Each year, the FOLD releases a twelve-challenge list in January, focusing on one challenge per month for the duration of the year. Every month, the FOLD releases a blog compiled by one of our planning team members that includes a list of recommended titles to help you along.

The 2021 Challenge is sponsored by Audible Canada.

Each month, the FOLD features one of the challenges, providing suggested titles through a monthly blog.

For readers who may not read as many titles throughout the year, pick a few challenges that will enrich your reading list and your life.

As we say at the FOLD, diversity always takes more work…but it always reaps better results. So grab a book and get reading – and check back here for more.

January: A short story collection by an author from a marginalized community

February: A book that explores racism by a Black Canadian author(s)

March: An audiobook by a FOLD 2021 author

April: A book that experiments with form by an Asian Canadian author

May: Historical fiction by a writer of colour

June: Non-fiction by a trans or non-binary author

July: Book by a BIPOC author from Europe

August: Book by a marginalized author over 60

September: Book by an author living with chronic illness

October: Fiction by a Latinx author

November: A play by an Indigenous playwright

December: A book by a marginalized author from British Columbia

BONUS: A cookbook by a BIPOC chef

Start Reading!

Download the FOLD 2021 Reading Challenge poster pdf and join our mailing list to receive emails with our monthly suggested reads.

Previous Reading Challenges

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2020 Reading Challenge poster
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2019 Reading Challenge poster
2019 Reading Challenge Poster
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2018 Reading Challenge Poster
2018 Reading Challenge Poster
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2017 Reading Challenge Poster
2017 Reading Challenge Poster
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