Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge , hosted by thestorygraph

Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
All books added to this prompt

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

fiction historical horror
dark mysterious tense medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020

The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn #1

Renée Ahdieh

fiction fantasy romance young adult
emotional slow-paced

404 pages | first published 2015

A Song Below Water

Bethany C. Morrow

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2020

Lovecraft Country

Matt Ruff

fiction fantasy horror science fiction
adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced

372 pages | first published 2016

The Deep

Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson

fiction fantasy
challenging emotional medium-paced

176 pages | first published 2019


Akwaeke Emezi

fiction literary
challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

229 pages | first published 2018

The Bear and the Nightingale

Winternight Trilogy #1

Katherine Arden

fiction fantasy
adventurous mysterious slow-paced

323 pages | first published 2017


Legendborn #1

Tracy Deonn

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced

512 pages | first published 2020


Toni Morrison

fiction classics historical literary
dark emotional mysterious sad slow-paced

324 pages | first published 1987

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

N.K. Jemisin

fiction fantasy science fiction short stories
adventurous challenging medium-paced

400 pages | first published 2018