Friday, December 13, 2013

2014 Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks

2014 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 some classics or delve into that chunkster (more than 500 pages) you always wanted to tackle. Do you have books gathering dust on the shelves just waiting to be read? Then now is the time. The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you. 

I have included several mini challenges to make it fun:

Read Around the WorldYou can read books set in and/or written by an author of a different country each week.  You can hang out in one country, exploring their history and culture or strike out across the world, mixing and mingling.  It's entirely up to you how fast and how far and how many books you want to read.  Have fun exploring!  

Nobel Prize Winners in Literature:  read books written by winning authors

Well Educated Mind:  Continuing exploring the classics in 5 categories: Fiction, Autobiography, History/Politics, Drama and Poetry. 

52 BaW Reader Recommendations:  Read books recommended by participants in 2013

Dusty Mini challenge: Limit buying new books for 1 - 4 months and read 4 to 12 or more books gathering dust on your shelves prior to 2013. 

Chunky Mini Challenge -books more than 500 pages.

 The mini challenges and weekly challenges are optional, Mix it up anyway you like. 


  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 
  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, 2013. 
  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 need 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 to link to reviews of your most current reads.

105 comments:

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    1. Great. Glad you are diving in for another round.

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  2. Me too, but it will take me a while to write a post. Looking forwrd to it. One thing I will be doing is ARound the WOrld.

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  3. I'm in too.....http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-read-52-books-in-52-week-challenge.html

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  4. I'm looking forward to the year. Thanks for posting the read a longs and thanks for hosting year after year. BTW--The Winter Sea is one of my favorite books. After you read that you have to read The Shadowy Horses and Firebird. They have a tie between all three books. It was a great surprise for me since it is not indicated on the book description. Have a Merry Christmas.

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    1. You are so welcome and thanks for the heads up on the other books. They are on my wishlist!

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  5. Thank you for hosting and sharing. Look forward to 2014.

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    1. Glad you are joining in for another round. Cheers to 2014

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  6. Will you be doing the A to Z challenge too?

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    1. Yes and thanks for the reminder. Up on the link header now.

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  7. Count me in!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.ca/2013/12/52-books-in-52-weeks-2014.html

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  8. I'm in! Here is my page: http://dianalovesbooks.blogspot.com/p/2014-52-books-in-52-weeks-are-you-ready.html

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    1. Great, I'll be dropping by your blog soon!

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  9. My page is http://www.duskyliterati.com/challenges-2/2013-challenges/current-challenges-k/52-books-52-weeks/

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    1. Awesome! Added your blog to blog list and look forward to hearing about your reads.

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  10. I love reading challenges like this, because it gives my reading some direction. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. That's a great idea! No blog, but definitely will try to comment regularly.

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    1. No problem. Just leave a comment in each week's post letting us know about your reads.

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  12. So happy I saw this, I am in for 2014

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  13. I am looking forward to this. I normally do book reviews every Sunday on my blog as it is. :) So, this will be a fun way to interact with other like minded people throughout 2014. Thank you for this.

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    1. Awesome. Look forward to hearing about your reads!

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  14. Here is mine:http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-reading-challenges.html

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    1. Happy you are joining in. Will drop by your blog soon!

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  15. I'm in. I've got a ton of dusty books that are begging to be read. This is just what I need.

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    1. Me too which is why I am going to try and do a buying ban until April. So many books on the shelves.

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  16. This is a nice challenge. Will try to keep up!

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    1. Awesome. Look forward to hearing about your reads.

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  17. Can enter the challenge although I live in Brazil?

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    1. Yes, you most certainly can. If you don't have a blog, you can leave comments with thoughts about your reads on each week's post.

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  18. I'm in! I didn't understand that Mr linky thing thou.

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    1. Mr. Linky is so you can leave a link to your blog if you do book reviews. If you don't have a blog, just leave a comment in each weeks post. Easy!

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    1. Awesome! I also went to Macon Junior. Graduated in 1981 and lived in Warner Robins until 1984. Guess I need to figure out google + since so many folks participating this time are using it.

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  20. Count me in too! I'm not sure about the Mr. thing either, Elsa.

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    1. If you have a blog and will be doing book reviews, you can link to them through Mr. Linky. I just checked out your website - beautiful paintings. That's something I wanted to do this year was learn to draw better.

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  21. Sounds fun! I'm in. My blog is: http://www.paraphr.asia/post/71898055381/52-in-52 I'm going to read only books already in the house but no re-reads!

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    1. Sounds like fun - I'm going to try the same thing for the first four months. We'll see how long it is before something tempts me on Amazon. :)

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  22. Doing it :) no mini challenges, can't guarantee I'm going to remember to come back here and comment every week

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    1. No problem. Lots of folks join and then report in at the end of the year!

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  23. Thanks so much for this. Will try to keep up!

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  24. I'm doing this!! Not sure I can remember to post every week but I'm excited!! Loving the mini challenges..

    Woo!

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    1. Glad you are excited and look forward to hearing about your reads!

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  25. Thinking of taking this challenge as I want to increase my reading skill and want to learn more things.

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  26. I'm participating. I need to add back full length books (or merit or interest) back into my lifestyle.

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  27. I am excited to take part in this challenge.

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  28. I am excited to take part in this challenge also.

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    1. I'm excited too - glad there are so many excited about reading. Always makes my day!

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  29. I am taking part in this challenge! Can't wait.

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    1. Awesome! Can't wait to hear about your reads!

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  30. I'm gonna give it a shot.... Let's see how many weeks I get through. First book: The Master Butchers Singing Club, which has been on my shelf since last summer.

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    1. Welcome! Take it one step, one book, one week at a time and before you know it, you will have made it through the whole year!

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  31. This is awesome!!! I just started a blog about it :)

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  32. I shall be taking part for the first time! I have just created a new blog, so this is perfect timing for me!
    http://notanartstudent.tumblr.com/post/72006138070/52-books-in-52-weeks

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    1. Great, Welcome to the challenge and I'll be stopping by soon. Guess I'll have to sign up for tumblr. :)

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  33. I ran across this through another post and so happy I did! I was planning something bigger for next year but thought I'd start with smaller projects. So cool!

    http://shelf-stacker.com/2014/01/52-things-52-weeks/

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    1. Awesome. Look forward to hearing about your reads.

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  34. Hi Robin! i would like to join in! I am pretty excited! My post link is here
    http://meandmybookshelf.blogspot.in/2014/01/read-52-books-in-52-weeks-2014-reading.html
    And I have created a blog just to share my challenge reads and I have already made the list of books that I will be reading :)

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    1. Awesome. Look forward to hearing about your reads.

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  35. I'm in!! I just wrote about this as a resolution for 2014, and was pleasantly surprised to find this challenge group when I googled it for fun! I'll link to the official sign-up post when I write it, but for now... http://perpetuallyperipatetic.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/happy-new-year-and-resolutions-2014/

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  36. so i'm in !! and i'm already in late .-.

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    1. Welcome and don't worry about being late. You aren't really. Have fun and Happy Reading!

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  37. I'd love to join. Thank you :)

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    1. If you don't have a blog, you can link to google +. But since everyone isn't on google plus (i don't think), you can leave comments each week on the new post

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    1. Yeah! I started a 52 books circle on google +. I haven't used it much but if enough folks are there, will try to connect over there.

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  40. Robin is there a specific # that can be used with this group / challenge? I was going with #52in52 but I guess #52booksin52weeks is more descriptive?

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    1. twitter hashtag I've used is #52booksin52weeks

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  41. Please can someone clarify what is classified as "children books "?
    At present I am reading Rick Riordan's latest Percy Jackson book which has almost 600 pages. I'm also aiming to read in the not too distant future the final book in Angie Sage's final book in the Septimus Heap series which has over 700 pages. Are these classified as children books for this project?

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    1. I have it listed up top in the sticky post: *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.

      I think you are pretty safe with Rick Riordan. I've been reading them too. Enjoy!

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    2. Thanks. I would argue the same for the Angie Sage's Septimus Heap books which are good fun but make you think about how important is it where you are born and who you are when it comes to good v evil.

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    3. Sorry, did I leave her out? I have started Magyk a couple times but haven't been able to get into it. It counts and I may have to give it another go. The 3rd time may be the charm.

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  42. I'm in!
    http://veggiemomof2.blogspot.com/2014/01/100-150-outdo-yourself-you-read-how-many.html

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  43. Hi Robin- I'm doing the challenge too :) I'm blogging about it here http://allbookedup2014.blogspot.com.au/ will be great to follow your journey, hope you read along with mine too :) If you get a chance let me know what you think of my review, any feedback is very welcome!
    My first book was 'The Husband's secret' by Liane Moriarty and the Second will be 'Room' by Emma Donoguhe.

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  44. I'm in! I'm a college senior who's been looking for an excuse to read more for pleasure...but I'm sure I'm gonna have to include some required reading in my list if that's allowed haha?!

    I've never blogged before, so it's gonna take me some time to make it look nice. Just finished "The Kite Runner" (I'd read it a long time ago). Thanks for setting this up, I'm excited!

    http://www.joshreadsabookaweek.blogspot.com/

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    1. Doing great so far. Loved reading your review.

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  45. Hope this works ... here is the link for a new blog I've started for this reading challenge. http://alythmum.wordpress.com/

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    1. Great! Added it to the side bar blog roll and will drop by soon!

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  46. I'm totally signing up again this year. Here's my sign-up post: http://msbuff.com/2014/01/10/2014-52-books-in-52-weeks-reading-challenge/

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  47. I want to join!!
    here is my link: http://tingyoga.blogspot.de/2014/01/52-books-in-52-weeks.html

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