Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021
Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021
1. JANUARY - Your newest book (43 books added)
A book that has the words "HAPPY", "NEW" or "YEAR" in the title.
2. FEBUARY - LGBTQ+ themed book (47 books added)
Book recommendations: Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee, Radio Silence by Alice Osman, The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya, Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.
3. MARCH - A book with a strong, independent female lead (27 books added)
Book recommendations: The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave,
4. APRIL - Everybody loves a villain (21 books added)
Book recommendations: The Disney Villain collection, Othello by William Shakespeare, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Stand by Stephen King, Matilda by Roald Dahl.
5. MAY - Is the movie better?! (21 books added)
Book recommendations: The Colour Purple by Alice Walker, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Harry Potter by JK Rowling, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, Room by Emma Donoghue, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.
6. JUNE - One word title (17 books added)
7. JULY - Summer fun (13 books added)
Book recommendations: Craigslist Confessional: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers by Helena Dea Bala, You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria, In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman.
8. AUGUST - A banned book (8 books added)
Book recommendations: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Animal Farm by George Orwell, American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis, To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
9. SEPTEMBER - Time for a classic (11 books added)
Book recommendations: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbitt, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
10. OCTOBER - BAME author or main character (14 books added)
Book recommendations: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Natives by Akala, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
11. NOVEMBER - Happily ever after (9 books added)
Book recommendations: Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce, The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack, Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins,
12. DECEMBER - Ho ho ho (4 books added)
Book Recommendations: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, One Day in December by Josie Silver, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, Love, Take Two by Saranya Rai, Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern, The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
13. OCTOBER EXTRA - Boo! (7 books added)
Book recommendations: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, The Shining by Stephen King, NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson, Dracula by Bram Stoker, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie,
14. NOVEMBER EXTRA - All is fair in love and war (10 books added)
Book recommendations: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer,