Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge

Its fantasy fiction in a leather jacket. Read about vampire slayers, modern werewolves, downtown orcs, and other supernatural creatures living in a world similar to ours. To complete the challenge, read at least 10 books that each feature one of the listed characteristics. Scroll down for suggestions on how to complete the challenge as well as a printer-friendly version of the prompt list.

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  • Set in Latin America, Asia, or Africa
  • 40+ year old protagonist
  • Written before 2000
  • Male Protagonist
  • Set in a historical time period
  • Features an obscure mythical creature
  • Translated from another language
  • Minority or LGBT+ Protagonist
  • Written by an Indie author
  • Turned Into a TV Series or Movie
  • Inspired by mythology
  • Written by A Hugo award winner
  • Graphic novel or comic
  • A new release
  • Written by a minority or LGBT+ author
  • A short story anthology
  • Features witches, vampires, or werewolves
  • Considered a genre classic
  • First in a series
  • Genre blender

Book Suggestions for Each Prompt

Cheeky self-promo: Knock out a few prompts by checking out the Red Witch Chronicles by me, Sami Valentine. It’s the first in an indie series featuring witches.

Set in Latin America, Asia, or Africa

40+ year old protagonist

Written before 2000

Male Protagonist

Set in a historical time period

Features an obscure mythical creature

Translated from another language

Minority or LGBT+ Protagonist

Written by an Indie author

Turned Into a TV Series or Movie

Inspired by mythology

Written by A Hugo award winner

Graphic novel or comic

A new release

Written by a minority or LGBT+ author

A short story anthology

Features witches, vampires, or werewolves

Considered a genre classic

First in a series

Genre blender

A Witch Called Red Sample

Chapter One August 3rd, Afternoon, the Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, Oregon – A Year and a Half Ago BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. Blinking sleep-crusted eyes, the

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