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! We have collected the suggestions of your fellow participants each month so that you can see what they recommend for you too.
Carousel of Recommended Reading Booklists Suggested by Other Patrons
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
Jun 17th | 6:30pm - 7:30pmOnline Event
Jun 17th | 7:00pm - 8:00pmOnline Event
Jun 24th | 4:00pm - 5:00pmOnline Event
Jun 24th | 7:00pm - 8:00pmOnline Event
Jun 30th | 6:00pm - 7:00pmOnline Event
Jul 15th | 3:00pm - 4:00pmOnline Event