Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Courtesy of Lauren Conrad 

Are you ready to join me for another round of reading 52 Books in 52 Weeks?  The rules are quite simple and how you get there is entirely up to you.  It's going to be a gem of a year as we excavate for new as well as old reads.  Whether you like unearthing one book at a time or scooping up multiple books, burrowing in with a classic, digging into a chunky read or shining up one of those dusty books from your shelves, it all averages out in the end.  The goal is to read 52 Books. 

In the past few years, we've been across and around the world by foot, car, train, plane and sea.  To aid us in our journey this year, we'll be digging deep to discover the jewels of our reading world.  We have a variety of challenges to assist with our reading voyage this year including another round of 52 Books Bingo. 

Birthstone Bookology Reading adventure which will take us around the world and through different time periods from the ancients to the present.   You can go a variety of directions with this challenge. Read a book for each letter in the birthstone of the month.  Read a book with the birthstone or the color of the birthstone in the title. Find a book set in the time period or setting where the birthstone was discovered and/or mined.    

Dusty Mini challenge: Limit buying new books for 1 - 4 months and/or read 4 to 12 or more books gathering dust on your shelves prior to 2016.

Chunky Mini Challenge -  books more than 500 pages.

Well Educated Mind:  Continuing exploring the classics in 6 categories: Fiction, Autobiography, History/Politics, Drama, Poetry and Science.  

Plus we'll be doing a year long readalong of Susan Wise Bauer's The Story of Western Science as well as another round of 52 Books Bingo.  

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

So put on your hard hats, grab your shovels and pickaxes and get ready to explore.   

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. 
  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, 2017. 
  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.


  1. Some books are huge and need more than one week, how do we do ?

    1. Hi Marie - Don't worry about completing a book a week. Usually it manages to average out in the end. The goal is 52 or you set your own goal to shoot for. Enjoy your large books!

  2. I'm in again! Will be posting a sign up soon.

  3. I'm in for the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge.

  4. Hey Robin. I would love to sign up as of this week. I do not have a blog so what do I put in the URL section. Cheers.

    1. Welcomed! Since you don't have a blog, leave a comment in the weekly thread about what you are reading and thoughts about it if you want!

  5. I am currently reading "Desert God" by Wilbur Smith and
    Ocean by Robert Dinwiddie, Philip Eales, Sue Scott, Michael Scott, Kim Bryan, David Burnie & Frances Dipper

    1. Awesome. This works but post under week one after this and leave comments on the most current week in the future. Desert God looks good!

  6. Have joined as well! 2017 is going to be a year of books definitely and my Kindle is going to get used a lot :)
    I have started reading "The Peshwa: The Lion and the Stallion by Ram Sivasankaran" and should soon post my review.
    Looking forward to a fabulous bookie year!!

    1. Welcome! Yes, our kindles get lots of use. Cheers to a wonderful reading new year!

  7. I'm joining this! Looking forward to it!

  8. Here I am, late but participating. Thanks, Robin, so much for having me. I really like this challenge.


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