Below is a list of themes for the upcoming months through March. Please comment with specific book suggestions, general ideas to start a conversation or links to good lists relating to the topic! I've already put some lists under each category for your inspiration. Feel free to suggest something from one of the lists, or come up with your own. I will use the suggestions when creating the book polls for each month. Additionally, feel free to post any questions here.
Now lets find some good reads!
October - Autumnal Read
A book that takes place in Autumn.
Some inspo from Goodreads, Some more inspo from Goodreads
November - Novella
A book that is under 200 pages.
January - 2021 Fiction
A book that was published last year
2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner and Finalists | 2021 International Man Booker Prize | 2021 Man Booker Prize | 2021 National Book Award | 2021 NYT Bestsellers
February - NYC
A book that takes place in NYC.
March - Memoir Style
The book needs to either be an actual memoir (can also be an auto-biography), a semi-fictional memoir, or a fiction novel that is told in the style of a memoir (first person narrative). BTW this obviously does not include fake memoirs which are literary forgery. There are a lot of trauma books like this.
Keep in mind that a memoir is actually a much more broad genre than auto-biography, since auto-biographies are usually written by a famous person about their entire life. A memoir can just be a person's memories from a specific time period or event.
For November Novellas, we could read:
1. Something unusual: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino at 165 pages. 2. Something weird: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon at 152 pages.