Reading Ideas

Booking Ahead: A year's worth of reading themes


Booking Ahead is Beaverton City Library’s year-long reading program!

You can participate by picking up a Booking Ahead passport at Beaverton City Library Main or Murray Scholls Branch.

Read or listen to books that fit the monthly themes, and enter to win monthly prizes and a Grand Prize at the end of the year.

Scroll through to see each month's theme:

JanuaryRead a book that has been featured on a “Best Books of 2017” list.
FebruaryRead a book with a main character who doesn’t look like you or live like you. #WeNeedDiverseBooks!
MarchRead a book set in the decade in which you were born.
AprilRead a story that invokes the immigrant experience (fiction or non-fiction).
MayRead a book by an Oregon author. 
JuneRead a book set in a place to which you’ve always wanted to travel. 
JulyWatch any movie based on a book. 
AugustRead a book you choose based on the cover.
SeptemberBe a rebel; read a book that has been challenged or banned in any country. 
OctoberRead the biography/memoir of someone you admire.
NovemberRead a book that will teach you a brand-new skill or enhance a skill you already have.
DecemberRead something you’ve always wanted to read but never got around to.