That’s what we’re calling our year of books on our social media channels.

Our monthly themes will showcase the many wonderful stories we read – whether on books, films or games.

Follow us on our @PublicLibrarySG Twitter and Instagram channels for your regular dose of delightful book discoveries. Or keep your eyes open for hidden gems and share them with us using the hashtag!

We’re also partnering with libraries from Australia, New Zealand and Denmark on a Twitter Reading Group, which we will participate in on a specific date every alternate month.

[Update: Upcoming chat on 29 October, starting from 6pm on Twitter. Search for hashtags #rwpchat and #egoread to follow the discussion.]

Check out ReadWatchPlay to learn more about the #rwpchat on Twitter and Read on for our themes for the year!

 January – #bookwhatIfound

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Dedicated to the astonishing, unexpected, but always interesting books you stumble upon, and the weird and wonderful folks who read them.

Whatever your interest , you can be sure that there’s a book out there for you.

 

February – #heartread

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For February, we celebrate all aspects of love –  from books on historical romances to contemporary chick lit, films on star-crossed lovers or romantic comedies.

There are so many heartfelt stories out there – whether you are Reading, Watching or Playing one, you may like to tweet about it using #heartread throughout the month.

Join us and the rest of the #rwpchat community for a live Twitter discussion on #heartread on 26 February, starting 6 p.m

[Update:] Thanks everyone who took part in February’s discussion!
For those who missed it, a full transcript of the chat is available on Storify
A very comprehensive summary of the books, movies, and other stuff discussed can be seen on the wrap up post published by the read. watch. play blog …or alternatively, you can check out our list of Heartread Book Awards

 

March – #makanread

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March’s the month to get in touch with our local obsession – food.  Celebrity chef biographies, great local hawker food recipes or culinary mysteries – follow us on Twitter or Instagram as we share these yummy food-related books.

Share any delicious books you find too using the #makanread hashtag!

 

April – #crimeread

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Murder, theft, blackmail. The detectives, investigators, and lawyers that try to solve them.

The mystery, setting, and intrigue.

What makes reading about crime so fascinating? Read more about our theme for the month here.

Share your top #crimeread throughout  the month on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag, and remember to join us and the rest of the international #rwpchat community for our live Twitter discussion on 30 April, starting 6pm!

[Update:] Thanks to all who joined us for April’s  discussion – we had fun!
For those who missed it, a full transcript of the chat is available on Storify
A comprehensive list of the books, movies, and other stuff discussed can be seen on the wrap up post published by the read. watch. play blog. Alternatively, check out our ‘8 clues for the Uninitiated‘ post of the #crimeread discussion on this very blog. 

 

May – #inspiread

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Inspiration can come in many forms, and in many different types of books.  Inspirational stories may motivate you to change your life – catch the travel bug, learn something new, spend more time with your family, or all of the above.

Which books made a difference in your life? What are you inspired by? Share them on Twitter or Instagram with the #inspiread tag.

 

June – #faraway

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Historical romance. Space exploration. An underwater odyssey or even a good old Western film.

What do they have in common? The ability to transport the reader miles and miles away into the setting and experience the rush of adventure.

Have you ever read a book and wished you could just be there?

Share your #faraway reads and recommendations on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag.

Learn more about this month’s theme here. And join us for our bi-monthly live #rwpchat on  Twitter on 25 June, starting 6pm Singapore time! 

[Update:] Thanks everyone who took part in June’s discussion!
For those who missed it, a full transcript of the chat is available on Storify
A very comprehensive summary of the books, movies, and other stuff discussed can be seen on the wrap up post published by the read. watch. play blog 

 

July – #underonesky

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For July, we are adopting Read! Singapore’s theme for 2013 – Under One Sky.

This year’s selected works tell the untold complexities of family ties and remind us that we can also be bound together by our differences.

Read a book that has struck a chord or reflects a personal experience? Share your thoughts and #underonesky reads with us throughout the month on Twitter and Instagram. Follow the hashtag to discover other posts on the theme.

For more information, visit www.readsingapore.sg.

 

August – #littlereaddot

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We’re celebrating Singapore’s birthday with a month of awesome, home-grown reads. Discover gems from librarians and other book lovers or share your favourite local books, poems, movies and even music with us.

Contribute your suggestions of local must-reads on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LittleReadDot and tell us why they’re your top picks!

 

September – #historyread

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Are you a hipster at heart? Does vintage turn you on? Take a look back at those good old days and other stories from the past.

History buffs, this is your month! We are focusing on all things historical for September!

Whatever your history fix, come share your favourite #historyread on Twitter and Instagram throughout the month.

 

October – #egoread

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Throughout history, there have always been exceptional individuals who have lived extraordinary lives. Memoirs and biographies offer us a glimpse into their private worlds, and unveil the hidden stories behind their fame.

This month, pick up an #egoread and take a step into someone else’s shoes. Be surprised, enlightened and inspired by
one of these memorable life stories.

Learn more about this month’s theme here. And join us for our bi-monthly live #rwpchat on  Twitter on 29 October, starting 6pm Singapore time! 

[Update:] Thanks everyone who took part in October’s discussion!
For those who missed it, a full transcript of the chat is available on Storify
A very comprehensive summary of the books, movies, and other stuff discussed can be seen on the wrap up post published by the read. watch. play blog  

November- #joyread

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This November, we celebrate books that make you snicker in agreement, burst out in guffaws and grin with wicked humour.

Whether it’s a joke book, a witty satire, or a comic strip, we all need a little fun and laughter in our lives. Share with us your favourite #joyread with the hashtag on Twitter and Instagram throughout the month.

December- #endread

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It’s December, the final month of the year! A time to reflect and a time to plan. Are you a Happy Ever After fan, or one who prefers to speculate on an ambiguous ending? Do you sneak a peek at the last page to make sure the protagonist lives?

What are your views on fan-fiction or adaptations that live on after the novel has ended? Share with us your interpretations of #endread on Twitter!

Learn more about this month’s theme here. And join us for our bi-monthly live #rwpchat on  Twitter on 17 December, starting 6pm Singapore time! 

 [Update:] Thanks everyone who took part in December’s discussion!
For those who missed it, a full transcript of the chat is available on Storify

We’ll kick off a new Bookyeared in 2014! Look out for it and keep the good reads and #librarylove coming! :)