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I’m sorry I haven’t posted this sooner but I just keep forgetting. I am participating in the “Around the Year in 52 books” challenge and wanted to update everyone on my progress.


This is a Goodreads Group where there are 52 topics (one for each week of the year). The idea is to finish the year having a read a book that you can match to each topic. I have been doing this challenge for a while now but haven’t had a chance to post about it. So, I figured now was as good a time as any.


Disclaimer: I may choose to change any of these: it is just my idea of what I will read. 



  1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. A book set in a different continent: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015: Confess by Colleen Hoover
  4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  5. Book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name: Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  6. The highest rated book in your TBR: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – 4.77
  7. A book about books: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
  8. A classic book with less than 200 pages: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  9. A book that was mentioned in another book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  10. A book from an author you feel you should have read by now: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge: Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  12. A childhood classic: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  13. Reader’s Choice: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adhieh
  14. A book with one of the five W’s or H in the title: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
  15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago): Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  17. A book with a beautiful cover: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  18. A  book on a summer/beach reading list: Holding Court by K.C Held
  19. A non-fiction book: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  20. A book with a first name in the title: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  21. A book from the Goodreads recommendations page: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  22. The first book in a new to you series: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  23. The next book in a series you are reading : Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins  
  24. A “between the numbers” book: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
  25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you: Vision in White by Nora Roberts
  26. A book everyone is talking about: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab
  27. A book with a beautiful title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  28. A biography, autobiography or memoir: Big, Beautiful and Sexy by Casey Donovan
  29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name: Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  31. A work of young adult fiction: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  32. A historical fiction book: Outlander by Dianna Gabaldon
  33. The 16th book in your TBR (as of when list was compiled): Recreated by Colleen Houck
  34. A book about mental illness: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
  35. An award winning book: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
  36. An identity book: Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky A
  37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read the book: The D.U.F.F by Kody Keplinger
  38. A book about an anti-hero – Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  39. An alternate history book – My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
  40. A novella from your favourite genre: Assassins Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  41. A book about a major world event: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
  42. A top 100 fantasy novel: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
  44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 
  46. A crime story: The Liar by Nora Roberts
  47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  48. A dystopia: Uglies by Scott Westerfield
  49. A book with a great opening line: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  50. A book originally written in a language other than English: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  51. A short story from a well-known author: My True Love Gave To Me (Anthology)
  52. A book published in 2016: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare




There it is, I have already finished some of these books, but if I want to complete this challenge by the end of the year I have a long way to go.

Keep Calm and Read On,


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