Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021
Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021
You don't know what to read. There are too many books, too many stories, too many options.
But don't give up so soon. The year has just begun. Don't binge Bridgerton for the ninth time. Don't reread the book that you always go back to and that you know practically by heart, now. (Actually, no. Go do that. That sounds like fun).
Explore authors and genres. Explore styles of reading. Have some fun. It's 2021, y'all, diversify your reading. Dig into the world of books and find something that you didn't know you would like. You don't have to complete all of these, if you don't want. They're just here to help you choose your next read. Read books!
(Full details in our episode "Year in Books: 2020 (An Ode to the Library)!)
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1. Read a banned book (9 books added)
2. Read a translated book (30 books added)
3. Read a non-fiction book (38 books added)
4. Reread a book that deserves a second chance (13 books added)
5. Read a book published during your year of birth (13 books added)
6. Read a graphic novel! (21 books added)
7. Read a genre you've never read before (22 books added)
8. Read an audiobook (46 books added)
9. Read a book with LGBTQIA representation (64 books added)
10. A book recommended by a stranger (46 books added)
11. Read a book by a Canadian author (14 books added)
12. Read a debut novel (35 books added)
13. Read a book by a non-Western author (36 books added)
14. Read a book that's borrowed from the library (64 books added)
15. Read a book that you haven't read in over 10 years (14 books added)
16. Read a book that's a retelling of another story (27 books added)
17. Pick a book solely based on its cover (27 books added)
But also covers make such a huge difference. Lean into it. Embrace your superficiality. It's okay. We understand.
18. Read a book that was once fan fiction (7 books added)
19. Read poetry (18 books added)
20. Read a book by a BIPOC author (71 books added)
21. Read a book that has won an award (40 books added)