Inspired by londonchoirgirl‘s brilliant A Year of Reading the World I am attempting to spend 2013 reading based on the theme of holidays and awareness days. Each month I will post reviews and commentary on three book relating to that month’s theme, whether this be ‘Women’s History Month’ in March or ‘Banned Books Week’ in September.
Below is a list of holidays and awareness days I will be covering, but I don’t want to simply rehash my previous reading. This is where I need your help. I’m looking to find new and exciting authors and novels, preferably from a variety of eras and countries. I want to explore the different holidays and awareness days through literature and see if they can shed any light on their most basic themes and issues.
This project will start Jan 2013 and in the mean time I’ll be looking for suitable books. If you have any suggestions or even a holiday you think should be included as a theme, please leave me a comment below. Suggestions can be novels, poetry, short stories – anything! Just make it something you’ve really enjoyed and I’d love to hear! 🙂