Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge

 Welcome to the 2011 Read 52 Books in 52 Week Challenge

(also the new home for Mind Voyages participants)

>The rules are very simple and the goal is to read one book (at least) a week for 52 weeks.

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. 
  2. Our book weeks will begin on Sunday.  
  3. Participants may join at any time.
  4. All books are acceptable except children books.**
  5. All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
  6. Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2011.
  7. Books may overlap other challenges.
  8. Create an entry post linking to this blog. 
  9. Come back and sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating post" below this post.
  10. You don't have a blog to participate.  Post your weekly book in the comments section of each weekly post.  
  11. Mr. Linky will be added to the bottom of the weekly post for you to link to reviews of your most current reads. 
All the mini challenges are optional. Mix it up anyway you like. The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you. 

**in reference to children books. If it is a child whose reading it and involved in the challenge, then that's okay.  If an adult is doing read aloud with kids, the book should be geared for the 9 - 12 age group and above and over 100 pages. If adult reading for own enjoyment, then a good rule of thumb to go by "is there some complexity to the story or is it too simple?"  If it's too simple, then doesn't count.  


  1. Hi, Robin! Just dropping in to say thanks for visiting. I ought to join you in this, but I'm so overloaded right now, I can't think of taking on any more responsibility. (I really ought to focus on the two I want to publish this year, huh?)

  2. @susan - good luck with your new wips

    @lee - yeah - glad you decided to join in.

  3. Thanks again for the work you are doing on for all of us on your blog! Would you mind listing the instructions on copying this year's blog button to our blogs and how to link our blog posts to our own buttons? I'm not very savvy when it comes to dressing up my blog & I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

  4. you will be featured later today on my blog... check it out

  5. No blog, but i will post monthly since i tend to read a book a day

  6. I don't have a blog, but I've read three books this year so far. If I can stick to that, I'll be doing a book a week. Thanks for the challenge!

  7. It's wonderful to have found this blog. We feature good books on our blog each month and regularly through the year. Our link is


    I highly recommend Ivan Doig's book: Mountain Time (well, I like all of Doig's books).

    Getting some good ideas here. Thank you!

  9. I forgot to post January, so here is up to date

    January week
    1 Sparks, Nicholas The Choice
    2. Roberts, Nora The Search
    3. Twain, Mark A Ct Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    4. Karon, Jan A New Song

    1. Krentz, Jayne Ann In Too Deep
    2. Woods, Stuart Hot Mahogany
    3. Tan, Amy Joy Luck Club

  10. I'm participating but I couldn't find the correct blog post to comment on. I have linked to this blog a couple of times already!

  11. Feb 20-26

    20 63 Gist, Deeanne Beguiled
    20 84 Tan, Amy Joy Luck Club
    21 65 Van Leeuwen, Jean The Great Googlestein Museum
    22 66 Osborne, Mary Pope Carnival at Candlelight
    22 67 Armitage, Alleen Annabella
    23 68 Roberts, Nora Playing the Odds
    25 69 Granahan, Shirley John Newbery
    25 70 Hughes, Libby Valley Forge
    26 71 Patterson, James Tick Tock
    26 72 Meier, Leslie Valentine Murder

  12. I am in! I really like the Irish Challenge

  13. Week Feb 28-Mar 5

    27 73 Parker, Robert B. Painted Ladies #39
    27 74 Cornwell, Patircia Body Farm #5
    28 75 Evanovitch, Janet Four to Score
    28 76 Garwood, Julie The Wedding
    1 77 Edwards, Cassie Savage Grace
    2 78 Spelling, Tori Unchartered TerriTori
    3 79 Roberts, Nora HOt Ice
    3 80 Wiehl, Lis Face of Betrayal
    4 81 Moning, Karen Marie The Immorial HIghlander

  14. March 13-19

    13 100 Goolrick, Robert A Reliable Wife
    14 101 O'nan,Stewart Snow Angels
    14 102 Nixon, Joan Lowery The Septer
    14 103 Yolen, Jane The Sea Man
    15 104 Clark, Mary Higgins You Belong to Me
    16 106 MacDonald, John D. Nightmare in Pink Pink
    17 197 Staub, Wendy Corsi Scared to Death
    18 108 McDonald, John D. One Fearful Yellow Eye

  15. Hullo,
    Delighted to have an 'excuse' to read: I am telling my sons that it is my 'home work' -- and just as they are participating in the 'Idita Read' contest, I am doing this:>

    For this week, I am reading 'A Grief Observed' by C.S. Lewis, 'A Mathematician's Lament' and, on the lighter side, 'Game of Thrones' by George Martin.

  16. this weeks reading

    20 108 Brown, Sandra French Silk
    24 113 Ellis, Silent Rage
    24 114 Brunstetter, Wanda E. The Hope Chest
    25 115 Corbit, Dana Wedding Cake Wishes
    25 116 Fairstein, Linda Silent Mercy
    26 117 Gardner, Lisa Love You MOre

  17. I think this is my last post

    26 117 Gardner, Lisa Love You MOre
    28 118 Woodson,Jacqueline If You Come Softly
    29 119 Henry, Sue Termination Dust

    2 122 Small, ertrice Passionate Pleasures
    3 124 Corbit, Dana Wedding Cake Wishes
    3 125 Patterson, James The Lake House

  18. if I join now can I post two books at once- the ones I read since beginning of year and the ones I'm reading now - I'd like to finish with all 52 under my belt!

  19. Hi, I'd love to join. If I join now, can I post a few books at once? I mean all the books that I've read since January 2011.

    I've created an entry dedicated to this challenged. You'll be featured on my blog tomorrow.

    Check me out at :


  20. Hi again.I just couldn't wait. I've published an entry and you're already featured.

  21. I stumbled across your blog last year. I have been trying hard to record what I have been reading. Some months I read lots other months 1or2. In the end it all works out. For the months of Aug/Sept I read the Harry Potter Series. Yup all 7 books in & weeks :) I love books!!! I love reading!!!


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