Hard to believe we’re almost halfway through the
Roaring Diseased Confusing Twenties, but we are. It’s about to be 2024, and maybe time feels like it’s passing too quickly, given the speed and volume of information we get every day. A calendar can be a grounding force: the physical reminder of our days passing. At the end of the year, you can look back on your calendar and see everything you managed to write down in it. If you’re looking for inspiration or a fresh start to each day, week, or month, you can peruse 2024 bookish calendars.
Refreshing a calendar to a new month is a great reminder that it’s an opportunity for a new start. Instead of putting so much pressure on January to be the beginning of every new hobby I want to try or change I want to make, I use a monthly calendar for a monthly goal. Whether that’s cooking more or writing every morning, I try to see each month as an opportunity to explore as opposed to putting pressure on the year to be transformative. And if I accomplish relatively little in the month, at least I’m still here, and the next month is an opportunity to try something new.
For book lovers, every month is a new story, and we can get inspired by the chosen imagery for the coming weeks. Find your best bookish calendar focused on reading, specific books, and more.
If you’re a fan of Rumi’s poetry, you’ll also love the artwork in this calendar that illustrates his famous words. $16
Experience the Yorkshire countryside from James Heriot’s classic novel, as depicted in the Masterpiece PBS series. $16
With pictures from Patricia Schultz’s iconic travel book, get inspiration for your wanderlust all year. $16
Celebrate what love is made of with your favorite Heartstopper characters from the television show based on the comic by Alice Oseman. $19
Bookish Art Calendars
Kahran and Regis Bethencourt take stunning portraits of Black children in science fiction and fantasy scenes to show their belief in their power as future successful leaders. $16
Get inspiration for reading with beautiful artwork about the pleasure of a good book. $16
Understand the way John Derian works with color with a new swatch or wheel every month. $16
Get a monthly dose of Nathalie Lété’s fairytale artwork and intricately drawn animals. $16
Animal and Cartoon Calendars
Curled up with your furry friend always makes reading better. $16
You can relive the funniest cartoons from The New Yorker at the beginning of every month. $16
Enjoy the best of the Peanuts comics throughout the year. $16
Pusheen provides some much-needed cuteness to every month of the year with artwork from Pusheen’s various books. $17
Perfect for a big, busy family, this Ricard Scarry calendar integrates his famous characters with practical space for keeping track of family activities. $17
More Fun for Book Lovers
Start the day with a complaint or an insult—it’s healthy to get it out of your system. $16
Calling all fantasy nerds who will definitely love this wall calendar: it celebrates the 50 years of Dungeons & Dragons with artwork to remind you of some of your favorite battles and quests. $16
Thoughtful and Spiritual Calendars
Spend the year with Ray Morimura’s meditative woodblock artwork of landscapes in Japan. $16
Each month in this calendar includes a different portrait of a strong woman from Carol Muthiga-Oyekunle. $16
If you’re looking to enhance your meditation practice in the new year, this calendar can help with various meditative images and quotes. $16
Whichever calendar you get to adorn your walls, I hope it brings you some small measure of joy in 2024. I think we all need a dose of it.