52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge

After finding the 52 in 52 challenge on t*rexes and tiaras, I decided this was the year to take on the same challenge. Once you start searching you will find that loads of ’52 challenges’ exist including the 52 week double money challenge, 52 week salad challenge and yes most recently, Matt Frost had 52 jobs in 52 weeks. Although I might not be able to stick strictly to one book per week I will aim to read 52 books in total.

So here goes to reading 52 books in a year (52 weeks):

  1. The Road, Cormac McCarthy.
  2. The Twelve, Justin Cronin
  3. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
  4. The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett
  5. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
  6. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  7. Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
  8. Cracked: Why psychiatry is doing more harm than good, James Davies
  9. Tears of the giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith
  10. Morality for beautiful girls, Alexander McCall Smith
  11. The Kalahari Typing School for Men, Alexander McCall Smith
  12. The Full Cupboard of Life, Alexander McCall Smith
  13. The Bees, Laline Paull
  14. The Fault in our Stars, John Green
  15. Turn of Mind, Alice LaPlante
  16. Watchmen, Alan Moore 
  17. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  18. Altar of Bones, Philip Carter
  19. The Map, T.S. Learner

If you’re also taking part in this challenge or similar, leave your link below. I would love to see what you are reading and get some ideas on what to read!


  1. emmaeagle says:

    Excellent idea! You can never read too many books this is a challenge worth undertaking. Perhaps fellow challengers could make recommendations about the books they read.

    • beccacraft@ymail.com says:

      Thanks. Yes it does mean I am actually scheduling time into my week for reading but really enjoying it so far. Have you got any new year challenges or just changes you are making Rachel?

    • RebeccaCraft says:

      Thanks Emma, yeah it is although I am having to make time before work and getting up at 6/6.30am. It’s been good to keep focused on a goal though!

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