For my 2020 reading, I am trying out two things. First, I will be focusing on reading books I already own, as well as library books, while also curbing my book buying. Second, I am assigning a theme to each month to guide what I read. See more info about both below!
The term Book Quest comes from my book coven, a group of fellow book lovers who I chat with on Slack. I’ve tried out a few variants of it over the years but this time I am going for the following approach. In order to buy a book, I need to read three other books: one physical book I already own, one ebook I already own, and one book from the library.
I’m starting the year already at a bit of a deficit, because I have eight pre-orders that I need to earn before I can think of buying something else. I’ll track my progress with this throughout the year.
The following are the themes for the year. Books I read throughout a particular month don’t necessarily have to follow the theme but I will try to match up with is most of the time. At the end of each month, I’ll be posting a wrap-up of what I read and how it all went.
Themes with a * beside them may shift months as needed.
- January: Finish partially read books
- February: Romance
- March: Canadian books
- April: Comics/graphic novels*
- May: Re-reads*
- June: Indigenous books
- July: Next book in the series*
- August: Pride
- September: Classics*
- October: Spooky books
- November: Novellas and shorter works
- December: TBD (comment if you have any suggestions!)