Around the Year in 52 Books

This is a unique challenge that sets out specific reading criteria for readers to select books from throughout the year.  You can read more about the challenge at the Goodreads group found here.

You can join anytime, so if you want to shake up your reading life a bit, consider joining me!

All links take you to my review of the book on my blog. If you wish to know more about the book, each review has a link to the Goodreads page. If you wish to read the book, might I suggest your local independent or used bookstore?  Or your local library?  Or if you know me in real life, I might have a copy I can loan you. 

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t: Stars over Sunset Boulevard
2. A book set in a different continent: Avenue of Spies
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated): Secrets of a Charmed Life
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015: And it was Beautiful
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name: Mukiwa
6. The highest rated on your TBR: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus — review coming
7. A book about books: Breakfast Served Anytime
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
9. A book that was mentioned in another book
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
12. A childhood classic
13. Reader’s Choice
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
17. A book with a beautiful cover
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
19. A non-fiction book
20. A book with a first name in the title
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
22. The first book in a new to you series
23. The next book in a series you are reading
24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
26. A book everyone is talking about
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
31. A work of young adult fiction
32. A historical fiction book
33. The 16th book on your TBR
34. A book about mental illness
35. An award winning book
36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read
38. A book about an anti hero
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list
40. A novella from your favorite genre
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
42. A top 100 fantasy novel
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
46. A crime story
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
48. A dystopia
49. A book with a great opening line
50. A book originally written in a language other than English
51. A short story from a well-known author
52. A book published in 2016