Around The Year In 52 Books

So if you read my blog post a few months ago you’ll know that I’m undertaking the “around the year in 52 books” challenge. When I started this challenge I didn’t think I would be able to read 52 books therefore I combined two or more categories in one book (The Book Thief was a popular choice for many categories). Well now I think I’m going to push myself and try and get all 52 read, it will be difficult but at the moment my goodreads shelf looks a bit stupid with the title “around the year in 52 books” when there are only 32 books on it so I have done another list showing all the books for this challenge. The books in red are those I still have yet to read.

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t = A monster calls by Patrick Ness
2. A book set in a different continent = Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated) = The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015  = Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name = Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson (K for Kimberley)
6. The highest rated on your TBR = The Master by Tara Sue Me
7. A book about books = Matilda by Roald Dahl
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages = Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
9. A book that was mentioned in another book = The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (mentioned in the Perks of being a Wallflower)
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now = Stardust by Neil Gaiman
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge = The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
12. A childhood classic = Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl
13. Reader’s Choice = The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn by Tania Unsworth
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How) = Be careful what you wish for by Alexandra Potter
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago) = The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels = Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
17. A book with a beautiful cover = Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list = Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
19. A non-fiction book = Tom Daley: My story by Tom Daley
20. A book with a first name in the title = James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page = The Borrowers by Mary Norton
22. The first book in a new to you series = Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) by Pepper Winters
23. The next book in a series you are reading = Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.) = The Claiming by Tara Sue Me (The Submissive Series #7.5)
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you = Find her by Lisa Gardner
26. A book everyone is talking about = Room by Emma Donoghue
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion) = Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir = The Girl with Nine Wigs by Sophie Van Der Stap
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name = Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own = The Blue Fairy Book by Andew Lang
31. A work of young adult fiction = Grey by Christi J. Whitney
32. A historical fiction book = All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
33. The 16th book on your TBR = The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
34. A book about mental illness = Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (Depression)
35. An award winning book = The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation = Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read = Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
38. A book about an anti hero = Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list = Hair In All The Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley (A Book with less than 100 reviews)
40. A novella from your favorite genre = The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction) = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
42. A top 100 fantasy novel = 1984 by George Orwell
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night = Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public = Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have = A Street Cat named Bob by James Bowen (Animals – particularly cats are a passion)
46. A crime story = The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title = Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
48. A dystopia = Divergent by Veronica Roth
49. A book with a great opening line = The Martian by Andy Weir
50. A book originally written in a language other than English = The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
51. A short story from a well-known author = Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
52. A book published in 2016 = Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

You can keep up with is challenge on my Goodreads page, you will probably see which books I’m reading from which reviews go up on the blog however I will try and update you as much as I can and hopefully I can get all 52 books read before the end of the year!

Good luck to anyone taking part in any book reading challenges this year!

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