Around the Year in 52 Books

Around the Year in 52 Books (x)

Updated 24th November – currently 36/52 completed [completed marked in blue, in progress in bold]

  1. 1st Jan-7th Jan – A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t: Bossypantsby Tina Fey
  2. 8th Jan-14th Jan – A book set in a different continent: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  3. 15th Jan-21st Jan – A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated): Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  4. 22nd Jan-28th Jan – A book by an author you discovered in 2015: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  5. 29th Jan-4th Feb – A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name: (The) Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
  6. 5th Feb-11th Feb – The highest rated on your TBR: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  7. 12th Feb-18th Feb – A book about books: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  8. 19th Feb-25th Feb – A classic book with less than 200 pages: The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  9. 26th Feb-3rd March – A book that was mentioned in another book: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  10. 4th March-10th March – A book by an author you feel you should have read by now: Agatha Christie; Leo Tolstoy; John Steinbeck; Thomas Hardy; Virginia Woolf
  11. 11th March-17th March – A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  12. 18th March-24th March – A childhood classic: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
  13. 25th March-31st March – Reader’s Choice: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  14. 1st April-7th April – A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How): The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente; Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
  15. 8th April-14th April – A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago): Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  16. 15th April-21st April – A book from the top 100 mystery novels: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
  17. 22nd April-28th April – A book with a beautiful cover: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  18. 29th April-5th May – A book on a summer/beach reading list: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  19. 6th May-12th May – A non-fiction book: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway; This is London: Life and Death in the World City by Ben Judah; Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class or The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It by Owen Jones; The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer; Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert; Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson
  20. 13th May-19th May – A book with a first name in the title: Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
  21. 20th May-26th May – A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  22. 27th May-2nd June – The first book in a new to you series: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  23. 3rd June-9th June – The next book in a series you are reading: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
  24. 10th June-16th June – A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.):
  25. 17th June-23rd June – A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  26. 24th June-30th June – A book everyone is talking about: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  27. 1st July-7th July – A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion): The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  28. 8th July-14th July – A biography, autobiography, or memoir: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  29. 15th July-21st July – A book by an author who writes under more than one name: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  30. 22nd July-28th July – A fairytale from a culture other than your own: (it’s a retelling, does it count?) A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
  31. 29th July-4th Aug – A work of young adult fiction: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  32. 5th Aug-11th Aug – A historical fiction book: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  33. 12th Aug-18th Aug – The 16th book on your TBR
  34. 19th Aug-25th Aug – A book about mental illness
  35. 26th Aug-1st Sep – An award winning book: Al The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  36. 2nd Sep-8th Sep – An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
  37. 9th Sep-15th Sep – A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read
  38. 16th Sep-22nd Sep – A book about an anti hero: Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
  39. 23rd Sep-29th Sep – A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list: “A book with less than 100 reviews” – Here I Stand, ed. by Amnesty International
  40. 30th Sep-6th Oct – A novella from your favorite genre
  41. 7th Oct-13th Oct – A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
  42. 14th Oct-20th Oct – A top 100 fantasy novel: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  43. 21st Oct-27th Oct – A book about a thing that goes bump in the night: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  44. 28th Oct-3rd Nov – A book you’re embarrassed to read in public: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  45. 4th Nov-10th Nov – A book related to a hobby or passion you have: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (plays/NY theatre/Shakespeare)
  46. 11th Nov-17th Nov – A crime story: The Night Manager by John le Carré
  47. 18th Nov-24th Nov – A book with a type of food/drink in the title: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
  48. 25th Nov-1st Dec – A dystopia: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  49. 2nd Dec-8th Dec – A book with a great opening line – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  50. 9th Dec-15th Dec – A book originally written in a language other than English
  51. 16th Dec-22nd Dec – A short story from a well-known author: Very Good Lives by JK Rowling
  52. 23rd Dec-29th Dec – A book published in 2016: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab