Thursday, December 14, 2017

2018 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. 
They are the destination, and the journey. 
They are home.” ~  Anna Quindlen

Are you ready to join me for another round of reading 52 Books in 52 Weeks! Are you a monogamous reader who reads or listens to only one book at a time or are you more of a whimsical reader, dipping your toes into multiple books at once?  Do you have books gathering dust on your shelves that you haven't quite gotten round to yet? 52 Books is your official round tuit.  *grin* 

Do you have some old friends you'd really like to revisit? Now is the time. Dip into that classic or chunkster (over 500 pages) that's been calling out to you to read. Challenge yourself by exploring new to you authors, different genres.  Whether you are just joining in for the first time or continuing  for another round, the rules are very simple.   The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you. 

This year we'll be going around the world again. Join me on the open roads as we traverse the world from the Silk Road to the Roman Roads, across glaciers and seas, climb the Alps, explore the Middle East as well as trek through the Sahara desert.  Check out the Armchair Travels and Authors for our monthly itinerary. 

Plus Sandy and Amy from Well Trained Mind will be co-hosting the Great Mysterious England Road Trip,  a year long read of mysteries through the counties of England starting in February.    

We have a variety of challenges to assist with our reading voyage this year including another round of 52 Books Bingo with bonus 18 mystery squares. 

Blossom Bookology reading challenge:  Like flowers, books have a language all their own and fill up our senses, each with their own essence.  This challenge will take you around the world and engage your senses in a variety of ways.  Read one book for each letter in the name of the flower, with the flower in the title or set in the country where the flower originated.   

Dusty Mini challenge: Limit buying new books for 1 - 4 months and/or read 4 or more books that have been gathering dust on your shelves prior to 2018.

Chunky Mini Challenge -  books more than 500 pages.

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

Mind Voyages (perpetual):  a science fiction / fantasy challenge to explore the Hugo and Nebula winners, take side trips through the different decades reading the nominees.

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

So grab your backpacks and walking shoes - don't forget your hat - and let's get started.

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. 
  • Our book weeks begin on Sunday. 
  • Participants may join at any time. 
  • All books are acceptable including comic books and graphic novels. 
  • 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, 2018. 
  • Books may overlap other challenges. 
  • Create an entry post linking to this blog. 
  • Sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating post" 
  • You don't need 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 to link to reviews of your most current reads.


  1. Hi, I'm new to this. I never knew this existed. I'm an avid reader and college student; going through the library closest to me starting at the first book of the first author in the fiction section. I started this about 3 weeks ago. Protocol Zero by James Abel is my fourth book, however since I didn't sign up until now. Protocol Zero is my first book for this challenge. I'll try to get through 52, however no promises since I'm an engineering major and started late in the year.

  2. hello therre wil be a lot of fun


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