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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

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

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