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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 2023 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 debut title by a Muslim author

February: Speculative fiction by a Black Canadian author

March: A fiction or non-fiction book about an immigration journey

April: A book of poetry from a small press

May: Mystery or crime fiction by an Asian Canadian author

June: A book that celebrates queer joy by a BIPOC author

July: A book by a Black author from the East Coast

August: A book that explores the justice system written by an author with lived experience

September: An audiobook by an Indigenous author

October: A title featuring magic by a Latine/Latinx author

November: An epistolary title by an author from a marginalized community

December: A book by an author who identifies as Mad or who writes about mental health

Start Reading!

Download the FOLD 2023 Reading Challenge poster pdf and join our mailing list to receive emails with our monthly suggested reads.

Previous Reading Challenges

[ID: A graphic showcasing thirteen challenges for the FOLD Challenge 2022. For full list of challenges, please visit]
2022 Reading Challenge poster
A graphic showcasing the thirteen monthly reading challenges for 2021.
2021 Reading Challenge poster
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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