Sunday, December 31, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Read 52 Books in 52 Week Challenge

Also the home of Well Educated Mind, Dusty and Chunky, Birthstone Bookology,
52 Books Bingo, Mind Voyages and various mini challenges. 

The rules are very simple and the goal - read one book a week for 52 weeks.

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. 
  • Our book weeks will begin on Sunday 
  • Participants may join at any time. 
  • All books are acceptable except children books.** 
  • All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc. 
  • Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2017 
  • Books may overlap other challenges. 
  • Create an entry post linking to this blog. 
  • Sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating post" in the sidebar
  • You don't have a blog to participate. Post your weekly book in the comments section of each weekly post. 
  • Mr. Linky will be added to the bottom of the weekly post for you to link to reviews of your 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 love the challenge. So many interesting books. web hosting $1

  2. I have read 54 books this year. Here's my list.
    1. Pearl in the Sand, by Tessa Afshar.
    2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
    3. Fever Crumb by Phillip Reeve.
    4. Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.
    5. The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.
    6. The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan.
    7. Landline by Rainbow Rowell.
    8. The Complete Guide To Fasting by Jason Fung MD
    9. The Icebound Land by John Flanagan.
    10. Austenland by Shannon Hale
    11. 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman.
    12. The Battle for Skandia by John Flanagan.
    13. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith.
    14. The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan.
    15. Surviving Death by Leslie Kean
    16. The Siege of Mackindaw by John Flanagan.
    17. Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde.
    18. My No So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella.
    19. Wedding Season by Katie Fforde
    20. Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde.
    21. Bidding for Love by Katie Fforde.
    22. Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan.
    23. The Emperor of Nihan-Ja by John Flanagan.
    24. Practically Perfect by Katie Fforde.
    25, The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot
    26. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
    27. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
    28. Beartown by Frederick Bachman.
    29. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
    30. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. by J.K. Rowling.
    31. Brides for Brothers by Debbie Macomber.
    32. Will's Red Coat by Tom Ryan.
    33. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.
    34. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling.
    35. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling.
    36. Sixteen Brides.
    37. The Best of Adam Sharpe by Graeme Simsion
    38. My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul.
    39. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling.
    40. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. (Yes, again).
    41. The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern.
    42. Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison.
    43. Madam Will You Talk by Mary Stewart.
    44. The Moon Spinners by Mary Stewart.
    45. Crossfire Christmas by Julie Miller
    46. My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart.
    47. Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman
    48. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
    49. Enclave by Ann Aguirre.
    50. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart.
    51. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
    52. If I understood you would I have this look on my face? Alan Alda
    53. Gizmo by Sara Jolley
    54. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.

    1. Congratulations and Happy Dance. Awesome list with many books I have enjoyed as well including Harry Potter series.