January: Read a book published the same year you were born.
What was the world like the year you were born? Get in a time capsule, and read a book that reflects the culture, views, and lifestyle of the era of your birth. Tip: Google search for best-seller list [year].
February: Read a book recommended on a blog.
Check out any book blog out there, and see why that book was worth talking about.
March: Read a book that has been made into a movie.
Here’s your chance to judge a book by its movie! Find out which of your favorite scenes from a book ended up on the cutting-room floor and which made it to the silver screen.
April: Reread your favorite book from childhood.
What book kept you up late into the night, reading under your covers with a flashlight because you just couldn’t put it down? Reread that beloved tome and feel young again.
May: Read a book from another country.
Some of the greatest literary achievements are works that have been written far away from the U.S. Eat locally, read globally.
June: Read that classic you never read.
Most of us have a classic novel that haunts us because we never got through it. Maybe you got away with reading the Cliff’s Notes or watching the movie so you could pass a quiz, but now’s your chance to finally read the whole thing.
July: Read a book you found via a library database/website (e.g. Booklist Online, NoveList, Fiction Connection, GoodReads, LibraryThing).
Log in and see what new book you can discover using these valuable reading tools.
August: Read a genre or format you don’t usually read.
Do you avoid graphic novels, audiobooks, or any specific genre like the plague? Pick up a book that is completely different from what you normally read, and find out if it is worse (or better!) than you thought.
September: Read a book from an opposing viewpoint.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, so read a book whose author takes a stand totally different from yours. That’s intellectual freedom in action!
October: Read a selection from a local book club.
Check out what your neighbors are reading and discussing over cookies and coffee.
November: Read an award winner.
Books win awards for a reason—usually because they are great. Check out a book that won the top prize in any of a number of national or international book awards.
December: Read someone else’s favorite book.
Your best friend, your neighbor, your child, your chiropractor. Ask somebody you know to identify a favorite book, and then pick it up to find out why he or she loves it.
Information taken from : the King County Library System’s Readers’ Advisory Committee which promoted reading and RA service among staff with Reading 12.0: A Year in Reading. The committee came up with these suggestions, perfect for anyone looking to diversify their reading or to get out of a reading rut! 2010