Wednesday, 1 January 2020

52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge

Hosted here. this challenge has a number of interesting prompts.

Here are the rules:

* The challenge runs January 1 to December 31
* Book weeks begin on Sunday
* The first week runs January 1 to January 11
* You can join anytime
* All books are acceptable except childrens books.
* Rereads are acceptable
* Overlaps of other challenges are allowed.
* For those who blog, create an entry post linking to the host and signup in the sidebar
* There will be a link widget for each week.

There is also a Bingo associated with the Challenge:
Another part of this one is the Ladies of Fiction Bookology. This one is definitely a challenge, but sounds interesting, but I'm not sure which option I'm looking at for tackling it. 

Here are the details: 

Each month you'll have the opportunity to explore different authors, characters, countries, and genres.  There are a number of ways to complete the challenge, including but not limited to:  

  • Spell out the author's name - one book per letter from the title on the cover.
  • Read one or more books written by the author. 
  • Read a book written in the country or time period of the author.

Have fun exploring

Ladies of Fiction

Literary Fiction


Mystery, Romantic Suspense, and Arthurian Fantasy
Crime Fiction


Romance, Contemporary fantasy, and Paranormal mystery
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction / fantasy
Historical Fiction and Mystery
Paranormal Romance
Renaissance historical fiction and Thrillers
aka Amanda Quick aka Jayne Castle
Romantic Suspense, Historical and Paranormal
Steampunk, Horror and Mystery
Literary Fiction

Another subcategory of this challenge that I'm considering is the Nobel Prize Winners. Here is the information for that:
The Nobel Prize Winners in Literature  

In 2010, I took a Nobel Literature class and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although it was a lot of work, I read several books that probably normally would never have considered reading including Jean Paul Sartre's Nausea, Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude,and Kenzaburo Oe's The Silent Cry.  After reading these books, it made me want to read more selections from the literature prize list. Since then, I've read books by one or two authors from the list each year. Join me in reading the authors who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.  

Baby Steps:  2 Books
Toddler:  4 books
Adolescent:  6 Books
Teenager:  8 or more Books

I'm thinking of going for adolescent on this one as I know I have some of these authors on my shelf, plus my book club has a Doris Lessing book picked for the year. 

I'm also going to commit to the Dusty and Chunky subchallenge

I won't stop buying books (I know myself too well to even consider that, plus I have some subscriptions I want to continue), but I will commit to levels for both Dusty and Chunky.
For Dusty, I'll commit to Beyond the Sea level at 8 books, and for Chunky, I'll commit to Down to the Water Line to get some of those behemoths moving off my TBR shelf. 

Dusty and/or Chunky Mini Challenge

The dusty books are the ones that have been sitting on your shelves for a while - you know which ones.

The chunky books are more than 500 pages long and will take a bit more time, but oh so worth it. 
Dusty Books
Safe in the Harbor - 2 Books
Sail on Sweet Sister - 4 Books
Life in the Dark Water  - 6 Books
Beyond the Sea  - 8 Books
The Voyage  - 10 Books or more

Chunky Books - Come Sail Away 

The Tide is High  - 2 books
Down to the Water Line  - 4 books
Big Boat  - 6 books
 Big Ship Sailing  - 8 books
Mother Ocean  - 10 books or more

I'm also going for the Feed the Muse challenge: 

Feed Your Muse 

For Writers and Readers

Read 52 poems, essays, and short stories 

Other options for this wide-ranging challenge that have appeal are the Sounds of Silence, The Well-Educated Mind,  


  1. Love the prompts in the 52 books in 52 weeks. What a fun way to choose what you're going to read. :)

  2. Woot Woot! Lots of reading fun this year. Glad you are diving in!