"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
― Madeleine L'Engle
It's amazing that a new reading year is coming up already! I've read well over 100 books in the past year and am so thankful for this link-up and your weekly posts. Next year I hope to concentrate on history of science books, a whole new venture.
I know, this year went by way too fast. So happy you are enjoying the challenge and congrats on a great reading year. Have fun with history of science books - sounds really interesting.
Looking forward to next year, but is it ok if I just pretend that next year is a long way off?
LOL! I guess if you want to go by sci fi years and every minute is a year, sure go for it. :)
Robin, happy holidays and many thanks for hosting the challenge, here and at WTM. 'been thinking about joining you in the Winter Tale readalong. That book has been on my shelf for.ev.er. Heh, heh, heh.
You are so welcome. It's always fun especially since it revolves around my book addiction. Merry Christmas and cheers to a happy reading new year!
Happy to join in the Challenge!
Welcomes and Happy Reading!
I read more last year than I have read in a long, long time, but did not keep records nor do well on my various reading challenges. I think I've got a better handle on things for 2014, so I'm going to enter again. :O)
Awesome and glad to hear you are continuing on.
I have no idea how much I read in 2013, so I am returning to my 52 week challenge. Mostly, I read a lot of genre fiction. There is also a significant amount of knitting talk.
Cheers to a happy reading new year!
I didn't read nearly enough last year. I hope that by going public on my blog. I will finish 52 books by the end of 2014! I am starting a few days early to allow for grace and get a head start.
Welcome to the challenge!
I've been participating in this challenge since 2010 and have yet to read 52 books. I did exceed my personal goal in 2013, though. So glad to be participating again this year. Now to get my book list started! Happy reading all.
As long as you exceed your own personal goal, that's a win. Congratulations! Have fun putting together your list.
I'm looking forward to this challenge!
I can't wait to track my reading for the year!
Awesome! look forward to hearing about your reads.
looking forward to another year of reading 52 Books in 52 Weeks. I've been participating since 2010 and look forward to exceeding last yrs reading.. I'm excited to see what this year will bring..
I'm excited too! Lots of neat books on the horizon.
Looking forward to getting right back into reading!
I'm down for the challenge, I'm excited!
Excellent. Look forward to hearing about your reads!
I'm excited to join this year! I think I usually read 52 books or more a year, but only in fits and bursts. Here's to a year of structured reading! :)
Cheers to a great reading year!
Looking forward to this year's list!
Great - same here!
Starting the new year with "Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin and "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell. Then moving to "48 laws of power" by robert greene. Happy reading my friends. May 2014 bring you all plentiful bounties of new wisdom and insight about yourselves and the world around you. Cheers!
I saw a link on LifeHacker to your blog today. I'm not one for making New Year's Resolutions and my experience with blogging challenges would suggest that I might not stick with this one for an entire year. BUT, I just counted how many books I read this year and, counting a few that I abandoned in the last few weeks (because anything that I that "forget it" to earlier in the year I've certainly forgotten about) I've read 53 books this year. An incomplete list is on my blog. Perhaps if I stick with this I'll keep that list up-to-date as well. Looking forward to another year of reading -- and to pop in here and see what others have read/reviewed. Thanks for hosting this challenge. -- Anne-Camille
Didn't know about lifehacker, will check it out. My pleasure!
I've never done one of these challenges before. Being a student, I have a heavey required reading load. But this seems like an appropriate use of my time.
If you have time to do pleasure reading amidst your studies, that is great. I inadvertently deleted your sign up link so if you could relink that would be great. What are you studying?
Trying this out. Let me see if i can keep up
Welcome to 52 Books! Have fun and enjoy your reads!
This sounds great - I'm in and inspired by the reading lists already!
Welcome and glad to hear you are inspired. Happy Reading!
I have never been in any reading clubs or challenges of this nature so hope to get something great from this. list looks really interesting..thanks you
Welcome! It is a very laid back, casual challenge - have fun and enjoy your reads!
This is my first challenge! I am missing my book club, so I am excited to start with this!
Awesome! I'll have lots of interesting books and authors to share over the coming year! Happy Reading!
I just discovered this and am excited about the challenge! I'm a new mom, as well as a teacher, so I'm really hoping I can keep up with the weekly reading. I've been picking up more on reading lately and think this might be a good way to keep me going. Any helpful tips for staying on track??
Congratulations on the new baby! Basically read what you want to read and don't feel intimidated. Pick some books out of your shelves and make a reading plan. The goal is 52, but some folks set their own goals because they just don't have the time to read as much. You don't have to read one book per week. We all read short and long books, so most of the time it all averages out in the end.
Okay, great. I'm looking forward to the challenge!
Being a compulsive book buyer and a lover of book shops, it was about time I committed to actually reading enough books too ! Really looking forward to this.
Me too! My books keep having babies and the stack never reduces. Happy Reading!
Happy New Years everyone. I am very excited to start this reading challenge. I hand picked 57 books that I would like to read. I know the post says 52, well, I gave myself a bit more variety just in case I will dread reading a book. I am happy to share my collections with you guys :)
Happy New Year,Doll! Share away!
Please count me in. I'm super excited to be part of this challenge.
I'm definitely looking forward to participating! I have about 20 books laying around that I bought in the past couple of years, but never got around to reading. Hopefully, I can curb back on the book buying this year and focus on these instead -- starting right after I buy the Caster Chronicles paperback collection :)
Great! Only 20 - you are a lot more disciplined than I am. Caster Chronicles - haven't read them yet, but look good. My stacks are teetering. :)
I already read t this pace, but now I have something more to do with that reading.
Welcome to the challenge and look forward to hearing about your reads!
Thanks mate. Looking forward.
This is my first time to create a blog and to be involved in a challenge to read 52 books a week. Looking forward to see the benefits unfold of reading books this year. Hello to everyone as well!
Welcome and have fun blogging. Look forward to hearing all about your reads.
This seems really cool, and I would like to attempt this challenge, as I have all but stopped reading books, preferring to watch YouTube.
Yes, youtube can be addicting and I discovered reading on the computer is more like browsing. Had to train myself to slow down when reading Ebooks. But nothing takes the place of a real book. Hope you find some great reads and look forward to hearing all about them. Happy reading!
I'm participating again! I've tried this for three years or so now, but I keep getting closer! Here's to 2014!
Cheers to 2014! Happy reading!
This is my first year participating! Last year I challenged myself to read nothing but non-fiction, but with no minimal requirements. This should be fun and quite a challenge.
Welcome and happy reading!
I am excited to join the challenge. I have identified my 52 books but I won't necessarily read them in the order I have them listed.
Awesome. Happy Reading!
I am participating. I'm really looking forward to attempting to read this much.
This will be my first attempt to read 52 in 52. I'm already doing the 52 Week Savings Challenge, so I might as well go for it!Thank you!
Welcome to 52 Books - Happy Reading!
I only read ten books last year. Awful. I participated in this challenge a few years ago and loved all the reading I got to do. I'm hoping that participating again will force me to read more.
Welcome back and look forward to hearing about your reads. I'm sure you'll do better this year. *grin*
Hello! :) First year doing this, should be fun!
hi and welcome. So glad you decided to join us. Happy reading.
So glad to "officially" join this challenge, complete with a blog. Thanks for organizing this challenge for yet another year. I'm really looking forward to it!
Yeah! Will be by to check out your blog soon.
I would like to join!
Only just signed this list ... am actually on book 9 but didn't realise I had to link it in each week. All my reviews are on http://alythmum.wordpress.com/category/reading-challenge-2/52-books-in-52-weeks-reading-challenge/Louise
Great! Will be dropping by soon.
I'm starting the actual challenge very late, as I just heard about it. I'll have to go back and look at what I've read so far this year.
Awesome. Just start posting on the current week and let us know what you are reading or have been reading. If you do any posts about your reads, can link on sunday's mr. linky. Welcome!
Managed to read 58 books! Woohoo!http://talkstarwarstome.blogspot.ca/search/label/52%20book%20challenge
Thank you for your kind comments.