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National Book Blitz Month – January 2025

National Book Blitz Month is observed in January every year. How many times have you bookmarked a book on a shelf to read with good intentions to complete reading it in record time, only for it to be abandoned? It is Book Blitz Month again, and this is the time to pick them back up, rededicate yourself, and complete them as a means of celebrating. Y’all know readers are leaders!

History of National Book Blitz Month

Books are storehouses of knowledge and information. While blitz refers to sudden arousal and swift response to a particular cause, reading books is a lifestyle that is gradually declining among young people today. The reasons for the creation of the Book Blitz Month were to encourage authors to intensify their efforts towards promoting their books and create an ambiance that makes the reading culture thrive and grow in society.

Every January, the holiday aims to recommit our intellectual minds by going to a book signing or launch in your area, meeting or e-mailing an author (that would be a much-needed morale-booster), or buying books from online or retail outlets, and gift them to your kids and neighbors. Let the fire of reading kindle and spread farther.

As another National Book Blitz Month is here again, we are pumped up with energy and vigor to dust up our shelves and grace our hands on these generational pieces of inspiration. The purpose of this year’s Book Blitz Month is to channel our energies towards encouraging all authors around the world by buying their books and building or reviving the culture of reading in our homes and individual lives.

We encourage you to make this month a memorable one, set up your calendar, encourage others, and carve a reading corner for your children if need be. Readers are leaders, readers read books, and hence great leaders are book lovers. Let’s make some blitz on those books.

National Book Blitz Month timeline

The First Book is Printed in English

The “Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye” is printed in English.

“De Re Aedificatoria”

This becomes the first printed book on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti.

The First Book Blitz Month

The celebration of the first National Book Blitz Month takes place.

The Number of Books in the World

The number of books in the world is 129,864,880 according to Google.

National Book Blitz Month FAQs

Is there a Literacy Month?

Yes, there is National Literacy Month, which is celebrated every November! Literacy Month is a great time to develop good habits to help your children and friends to love books. What books do is to build resilience, early bonding with reading and writing skills, increase vocabulary, and a great start to academic success.

What is National Reading Day?

National Reading Day is celebrated every June 19 by The Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.). The purpose of the day is to celebrate to honor the father and originator of the ‘Library Movement in Kerala,’ India, the late Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker, who died on June 19.

Which book is the most read in the world?

The “Holy Bible” is the most read book in the world. The “Bible” has sold far more than any other book in history, with an astounding sale of 3,9 billion copies over the last 50 years.

National Book Blitz Month Activities

  1. Compile a reading list

    To intensify the spirit of reading, keeping a list of books that endear you and setting up a schedule to read them is an amazing way of celebrating Book Blitz Month. Be sure to ask for recommendations from friends and book fellas. Charge up the year with discoveries!

  2. Hit up the library

    Has it been a while you made a stop at the local library in town? Set aside time to visit the library in this Book Blitz Month and make astounding research through books. Be sure to make new friends and explore the world of literacy and knowledge.

  3. Choose a series

    Just like movie features, lovers sticking with a book series is a fantastic way of keeping the Book Blitz Month fulfilling and eventful. There are numerous series of books out there that will tickle your fancy. You can check out the “Harry Potter” series and doubtlessly, you might just read up all the series in 31 days!

5 Fun Facts About The National Book Blitz Month

  1. The three most-read books

    The “Holy Bible,” the “Holy Quran,” and the “Harry Potter” are the three most-read books in the world.

  2. Authors’ names didn’t make it to cover

    Most of the covers were full of drawings and art.

  3. Bibliosmia

    This is the love of the smell of an old book.

  4. One book per day

    U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt read an average of one book per day.

  5. The most expensive book sold

    “Codex Leicester” by Leonardo Da Vinci was bought by Bill Gates for $30,8 million.

Why We Love National Book Blitz Month

  1. It encourages reading

    With the fast decline in the reading culture, the Book Blitz Month brings a ray of hope. The ultimate aim of the National Book Blitz Month is to encourage reading. Reading unlocks the treasures of knowledge buried in books and undoubtedly reading builds leaders.

  2. It honors the greatest authors

    National Book Blitz Month gives young people unrestricted access to great books and authors that they can model after. It is important to celebrate the works and achievements of the several authors who’ve painstakingly put together masterpieces. The best way to do that is by buying, reading, and recommending the books to others.

  3. It unites family and friends

    For many families reading is a powerful tool that unites the parents and their children. There is bliss in parents reading books to their kids at bedtime. National Book Blitz Month is dedicated to building that culture that brings unity.

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