52 Books in 52 Weeks

“I cannot live without books.”

― Thomas Jefferson

Doesn’t this sound like such a fun but simple concept? For the 3rd year Mommy Mannegren has put together a challenge that is doable for just about anyone that enjoys books. Obviously you could just leave it with 52 books in 52 weeks but she gives us 52 guidelines to make it just that much more fun.

If you decide to join me in this challenge make sure you go to Mommy Mannegren‘s site here and her Facebook group here – set up just for this challenge.

Check out these amazing prompts:

A book with the letter “W” in the title

From Lukov with Love by Marian Zapata

A Hardcover

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

By an indigenous author

Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

Set in winter

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

A character who is a senior

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Written in the 1970’s

Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

An author local to you

Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz – Koontz lives in Orange County, here in Southern California.

Orange on the cover

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Set in space

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A bestseller

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – NYT Bestseller 9/10/2019

A book that leaves you thinking

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

A “guilty pleasure”

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Written by a female author

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Book in a series

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory – The 1st book of the Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

Book with romance

A Cowboy’s Reunion by Carolyne Aarsen – I had a difficult time choosing this book. So I just made it easy and grabbed one of the first books on my romance TBR list. FYI – If you go to Aarsen’s website you can get a free book which is always a good thing.

Borrowed from a friend – my oldest daughter, Kristin loaned me this

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

Written by more than one author

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Published in 2020

Wet Work by Mark A. Hewitt

A Stephen King novel

Carrie by Stephen King

An author whose last name starts with the same initial as yours

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Written by a blogger or journalist

Everything but the Posts by Becca Ludlum

A character that frustrates you

I will have to read some books to do this prompt

Title beginning with A

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title beginning with B

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Title beginning with C

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

A strong “friendship” theme

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A comic book

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman – So I love The Walking Dead television show (both of them). Comic books… not so much. So I guess we’ll see how the two of these combine.

Literary fiction

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

An award-winning novel

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead– this book has won so many awards it’s almost unbelievable. It was selected for Oprah’s Book Club. NBD. It also won the 2016 fiction for the National Book Foundation. AND… drum roll please… It even won Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2017. Does that make you want to read this book? Cuz it does me.

A book with recipes inside

The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy

A book featuring royalty

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

A spy novel

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

A book containing poetry

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

A book with illustrations

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

An author’s debut book

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Written in first person

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

A book featuring the medical profession

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

Set in the future

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

A book used in a celebrity book club

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – Reese Witherspoon has a book club called Hello Sunshine that focuses on books written by female authors. This book was one of their book club reads in 2017. Witherspoon is one of my favorite actresses so I had to pick her book club. Also less than an hour ago me and a sweet friend of mine were just talking about this book. She was saying how much she liked it. When I saw it on the Hello Sunshine list I knew it would be perfect for this prompt.

A book on the Mensa reading list for grades 9-12

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Published when you were 20

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Reuse a prompt from a past year

September Sky by John A. Heldt – The prompt is from last year (2019): A book about time-travel

Set in a country you’ve never visited before

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

“Recommended” to you by Amazon

Masquerade by Nancy Moser

A book that cost you less than $5

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – I paid $2.99 for this on my Kindle

By an author used in an earlier category

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Story takes place on a form of transportation

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

Character who wears glasses

Gather the Stars by Kimberly Cates

About a World Leader

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

An author you previously disliked

A genre you don’t normally care for

The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman – I’m not normally a big fan of comics or graphic novels.

A book with a Foreword

Animal Farm by George Orwell – Forward by Ann Patchett

I can’t wait to see what your choices are.

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