It’s hard to believe that this will be our THIRD reading challenge! For the past three years, we have created categories and released monthly suggestions of applicable books. But this year we are going a bit more hard-core. We wrote a Book Club Guide in magazine form! The new guide features book recommendations, food suggestions, games, and even a Spotify playlist to go with each topic.
Each month on the blog, you can expect the same round-up of books as we’ve done in the past for each monthly category. Books about the Holocaust, Newberry’s for adults, Classic retellings were some of last year’s categories. This year, we are also adding in menu links, decor ideas, costume suggestions, and games we have played in preparation for the month’s book club discussion. Think a souped-up version of our super popular Where the Crawdad’s Sing book club post.
The Book Club Guide magazine you get if you subscribe to our email is a preview of what will be coming in the monthly posts. As a bonus, it comes with a themed monthly playlist on Spotify.
The magazine is designed to help you chose your next book and begin preparations for your book club. This way, if you want to jump around, skip topics, or rush ahead, you’ll have access to 8 great book recommendations and tons of creative ideas to get you started.
If you want your fun, FREE book club guide, sign up for our emails and you will get a downloadable version sent directly to your email today!
Each quarterly magazine will only be available for three months. Be sure to sign up early to get the first issue! We promise these book choices will make you want to dive right into reading.
Are you already participating in the 2023 reading challenge? For more reading challenges, check out the complete list of reading challenges here.
Beyond the Bookends 2020 Reading Challenge
So now, without further ado, here is our 2020 reading challenge. We hope you will join us again this year. Happy reading!
2020 Reading Challenge by Month
- January – Book about Women in the workplace
- February – Read a Hot Romance
- March – Set in Old Hollywood
- April – Books about Friendship
- May – Female spy books
- June – Books about Sports
- July – Christmas books
- August – Cozy British books
- September – Book about Women in Politics
- October – Read a Thriller
- November – Books about Immigration
- December – Book set at the Beach