I always take pleasure in sharing what our 2021 reading year would look like at around this time. Our annual reading theme has to do with #SurvivalStories2021 which I will explain more in a few days’ time. We also have our usual quarterly reading themes as found below.
January – March: Joy-Makers and Peace Builders
We are essentially looking for inspirational or motivational stories that bring joy, peace, love. We believe we need more of these especially at the beginning of the year – to set the tone right throughout 2021.
April – June 2021: Migrants, Exiles, Refugees – Stories Of The Dispossessed
We are featuring more voices from marginalized communities – hence Stories of the Dispossessed, with a focus on migrants, exiles, and refugees.
July – September 2021: Binge-Read: Book Series Marathon
We have been meaning to get to some of the book series languishing in our shelves, and we are hoping that the summer of 2021 would provide us the space and time to do just that.
October – December 2021: Horror and Deliverance In Books
Just to provide some measure of balance, we are also featuring stories that are horrifying – but also have some glimpse of deliverance in the narratives. I am not sure if you’ve noticed, we do have quite an affinity for the macabre here.