Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Read 52 Books in 52 Week Challenge

Also the home of  Well Educated Mind, Nobel Prize Winners, Around the World  and various mini challenges.  
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, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 
  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, 2014.
  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. I'm in. Haven't revived my blog yet, so just posting here for now. I know I'll have no problem reading fiction, hoping to be more intentional with my nonfiction this year!

    1. Great! That's one thing I need to do more of as well - read non fiction.

  2. I stumbled across you and have decided to join in! I will add you to my links :)

  3. I'm participating! (:

  4. I'm definitely doing this! I'm a little late in posting my first book, so I'm going to post two books this week.

  5. I am doing the A-Z Challenge. I have so far read Anna Karenina and The Breakdown Lane. Anna Karenina was hands down the longest book I've ever read!!!!!! The whole time I kept wondering when it would end. Not that I didn't enjoy it. I did. I felt there were certain subplots that didn't need to be needed. If the book was just about Anna Karenina and not about Levin, it would have been more shorter. It is a classic and an amazing book. Breakdown Lane was better than I expected. It's a recommended read. The book is very relatable to me because I have a screwed up family as well that dealt with some of the issues that are in the book. I am now just starting to read a book for C- The Condition.

  6. Just read J.K. Rowling's new book The Cuckoo's Calling instead of The Condition. It was pretty good. The book was definitely well-thought. The mystery part at first was a little confusing and there were certain parts that I had to reread but overall was really good. I like how Rowling knows how to make distinctive characters where you are able to visualize them.

  7. Signing up again this year, so I can show I can do the record keeping as well as read the books! :O) Will try one or more of the mini-challenges (I'm liking the monthly theme idea especially).

  8. Look forward to participating in 2015.


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