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

Read a book that takes place in a rural setting
All books added to this prompt

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

fiction historical horror
dark mysterious tense medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020

Educated

Tara Westover

nonfiction autobiography memoir
emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2018

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

fiction historical
dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced

224 pages | first published 2019

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J.D. Vance

nonfiction biography memoir
informative reflective medium-paced

257 pages | first published 2016

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

fiction literary
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020

Beartown

Beartown #1

Neil Smith, Fredrik Backman

fiction contemporary
dark emotional reflective sad tense slow-paced

432 pages | first published 2016

The Guest List

Lucy Foley

fiction mystery thriller
dark mysterious tense medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

The House in the Cerulean Sea

T.J. Klune

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+
adventurous emotional hopeful medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer

fiction historical romance
hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced

257 pages | first published 2008

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez

fiction classics literary magical realism
challenging reflective slow-paced

417 pages | first published 1967