Thursday, November 12, 2015


It's that time of year when many of us are thinking about themed reading.  Well, we are not alone.  Today, please welcome Kai from FICTION STATE OF MIND who shares your favorites on themed reading!


Hello everyone. As I write this California is trying to welcome fall, yet failing miserably. Seasonal rituals are an important part of my life while living in a state that lacks four seasons.

As a reader and Blogger I also apply themes to my reading life. I love a variety of reading genres so themed reading also allows me to binge on one area of my passions and clear my unread books of the shelves. Here are some events I participate in that encourage community with other Bloggers and celebrating the seasons.


For the whole month of October I read and review Horror themed books.

Sci-Fi Month 

This is my second year participating in this event. I devote the month to reading & reviewing Science Fiction books.                  

Seasonal Reads 

I do reviews with the seasonal reads taglines around Thanksgiving and January. This year I discovered these Thanksgiving themed reads:

Sarah Gives Thanks:  This is the story of Sarah Josepha Hale a talented woman who dedicated her life to making Thanksgiving a national holiday

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving:  This is the story of a young Indian brave sold into slavery and his twelve year journey to return to his home. Squanto was also a helper to the Pilgrims on the very first Thanksgiving.

Franklin’s Thanksgiving: This is a sweet little read that reminds us that friends are as important as family and the pleasure that can be found in community.

12 Days 

12 Days is my yearly holiday celebration. From December 1st through the 12th I do gift guides, book reviews, interviews and more with a holiday theme. I like to celebrate diversity as well as classic holiday reads so this year I’m reading & Reviewing these:

A Fortnight of Holiday Romance 

I close out my reading year with holiday romance, especially historical and Regency period romance.

 So what about you guys? Do you have any reading rituals?

Happy Reading!


  1. The only themed reading that I tend to do is for RIP every September and October. I should try a bit more!

  2. I don't do a lot of themed reads, but am intrigued this year by Nonfiction November since I never do enough nonfiction reading throughout the year. I'm hoping that many of my nonfiction books that I have on hold come in from the library in time for me to finish by the end of November.


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