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

Read a book about a natural disaster
All books added to this prompt

The Inland Sea

Madeleine Watts

fiction Contemporary
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

Don Brown

nonfiction History
informative medium-paced

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

nonfiction History Science
challenging informative tense slow-paced


Dave Eggers

nonfiction Biography History
challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1)

Philip Pullman

fiction Fantasy Young Adult
adventurous dark fast-paced

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Early Earth)

Isabel Greenberg

fiction Comics Fantasy
adventurous medium-paced

Gap Mountain

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

fiction Mystery Thriller Young Adult
challenging mysterious tense fast-paced

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)

N.K. Jemisin

fiction Fantasy
challenging dark mysterious medium-paced

The Fire in the Forging (Circle of Magic, #3)

Tamora Pierce

fiction Fantasy Young Adult
adventurous emotional slow-paced

The Rain Heron

Robbie Arnott

fiction Literary
mysterious reflective slow-paced