Reading Together: A Yearlong Reading Challenge
Let's read together! Join members of your Boston Public Library community to read books tied to our monthly themes. You can explore the themes in order, or choose the theme that fits your mood! All ages are welcome. If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Participate
Not sure what to read? Your friendly librarians at the Boston Public Library have compiled lists of suggestions for each theme. Browse for inspiration, but you can always choose a different book if you prefer! As you recommend books to us, we will compile your suggestions so that your fellow participants can take advantage of them, too.
Monthly Book Discussions
For the month that these books are Community Reads, they will be available as eBooks with no wait list in Overdrive, and a library-wide book discussion will be held at the end of the month. Other book discussion groups hosted at the Boston Public Library may also choose to discuss books that tie into the monthly theme. Check our Events page for upcoming Reading Together book discussions.
If you're reading out of order, or not interested in this month’s Community Read, you can still participate. Discuss your thoughts on our Reading Together forum, hosted on Discord! Please note that children under the age of 13 are not able to create a Discord account.
January — A Book about the Past
February — A Debut Author
March — An #OwnVoices Book
April — A Book with Pictures
May — An Author of Color
June — An Award-Winning Book
July — An LGBTQ+ Author
August — A Book in Translation
September — A Staff Pick
October — A Story under 100 Pages
November — An Author Born Outside the United States
December — A Book about the Future
Jan 28, 6:00pmOnline event
Feb 17, 10:30amOnline event
Feb 18, 3:00pmOnline event
Feb 18, 4:00pmOnline event
Mar 17, 10:30amOnline event
Mar 18, 3:00pmOnline event