Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 Read 52 books in 52 Weeks



Are you ready for another round of Reading 52 books in 52 Weeks?  Whether you are just joining in or continuing on for another round, the rules are very simple.  The goal is to read one book (at least) a week for 52 weeks.  Make the year easy and casual or kick it up by exploring new to you authors and genres. Challenge yourself to read at least one classic a month or delve into that chunkster (more than 600 pages) you always wanted to tackle.  The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you.   

I have several mini challenges to make it fun: 


12 in 2012: Read 12 books in 12 different categories

A to Z challenge: Read books alphabetically by title and/or author.

Jane Austen: Read all things Jane Austen

Mind Voyages: Explore the hugo and nebula winners, take side trips through the different decades reading the nominees.

Well Educated Mind: Explore the classics in five categories: Fiction, Autobiography, History/Politics, Drama and Poetry.

The mini challenges and weekly challenges are optional, Mix it up anyway you like.
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. 
  2. Our book weeks 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, 2012.
  7. Books may overlap other challenges.
  8. Create an entry post linking to this blog.
  9. 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.


6 comments:

  1. WOW this is ambitious....I really want to do this challenge especially since I'm so close to fulfilling my 50 books goal for this year...the competitiveness in me is urging me to rise to the occasion! :)

    As long as cross overs are ok I think I'll give in to my weakness :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Okay... you twisted my arm! I'm in! I've 67 books in my 2012 reading list, so I can totally do this! This is what I started aiming for this year and I completely overdone myself - of 52, I managed to read 85 books in 2011 (yay!) And I really want to be done with Austen this year.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Since this is my first time taking the challenge, I think I'll stick with a general reading list. Besides, I have a stack of books I want to read already! But I would definitely like to try the genre challenges next time.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am really excited about this challenge! I don't have a blog yet, but I will be starting one soon. The first book that I am reading for this challenge is Jodi Picoult's Sing You Home!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just blogged about my first review but wasn't able to post the link to Facebook. Not sure if there's an issue. Anyone else having problems?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I managed 45 books last yea. This year I am on 56 but some of them were thin novellas as opposed to full novels, and 6 were ones I'd read the year before. I'm starting a 1000 page er book quadrilogy at the moment. All boots counted, I may reach 70-80 this year if I'm very lucky with work commitments.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments and will respond here or email. I will eventually make it round to all your blogs.

Comment setting has been changed and anonymous comments will not be allowed due to spam. I have however turned off the captcha which is a nuisance. If anyone has any problems commenting, let me know.


"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." ~Mark Twain