52 Books in 52 Weeks

Welcome to my page for my 2021 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge! I’m so excited to get started. This challenge is hosted at the 52 Book Club and it looks like a fun way to expand my reading. Below, you’ll see the list of tasks & I’ll link to the reviews for the books I read as I go! I’ve listed some of my anticipated reads, but TBRs are always loose constructs for me & I tend to make lists of options, rather than choose 1 ahead of time. If it’s not linked, then it’s not set in stone!

  1. Set in a school: Truly Devious
  2. Featuring the legal profession: The New Jim Crow, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, Ballot Battles, Sisters in Law, The Run of His Life
  3. A dual timeline: The Clockmaker’s Daughter
  4. An author that is deceased: Dr. Zhivago
  5. Published by Penguin: The Office of Historical Corrections
  6. A character with the same name as a male family member
  7. An author with only one published book: Raintree County
  8. A book in the 900s of the Dewey Decimal System: SPQR, Last Boat out of Shanghai, The Plaza, In the Garden of Beasts, How the Irish Saved Civilization, Sapiens, The Woman Who Would Be King
  9. Set in a Mediterranean country: Silence of the Girls
  10. Related to the word “fire”: Fahrenheit 451
  11. Book with discussion questions inside
  12. Title starting with the letter D: I have too many options to list for this one!
  13. Includes an exotic animal: More than a Zookeeper: The People Behind Exotic Animals
  14. Written by an author over 65 (when published): The Children’s Book, A Mercy, When I Was a Child I Read Books, If You Ask Me, In Pieces
  15. A book mentioned in another book: Over the Woodward Wall (mentioned in Middlegame)
  16. Set before the 17th century: World Without End
  17. A character “on the run”: Ill Wind, The Dragon Republic, The Shadowglass, Watership Down, Written in Red
  18. An author with a 9-letter last name
  19. A book with a deckled edge
  20. Made into a TV series: Outlander
  21. Book by Kristin Hannah: The Nightingale
  22. A family saga: Pachinko, The House of Spirits, Cutting for Stone, Gilead, A Place for Us
  23. An ending that surprises you
  24. A book you think they should read in schools: Juliet Takes a Breath, Dear Justyce
  25. A book with multiple character POV: Girl, Woman, Other
  26. An author of color (so many on my TBR!)
  27. First chapter ends on an odd page
  28. Includes a historical event you know little about: American Spy
  29. Featuring the environment: Gathering Moss, The Story of More
  30. Watch Out for Dragons!: His Majesty’s Dragons, A Natural History of Dragons, Tooth & Claw
  31. Shares a similar title to another book: Life After Life
  32. A selfish character: The Picture of Dorian Gray (will this be the year?!)
  33. Featuring adoption: That Kind of Mother
  34. A book you’d rate 5 stars (remains to be seen!)
  35. Set in a country that starts with the letter S: Island of a Thousand Mirrors (Sri Lanka)
  36. A nameless narrator: Rebecca, Invisible Man, You Exist Too Much, The Memory Police
  37. An educational read: Salt, Tea (both microhistories)
  38. Recommended on BookBub: East of Eden, Luster, Washington Black, The Shadow of the Wind, A Little Life
  39. An alternate history novel: Everfair, Cold Magic, The Relentless Moon
  40. Found via #bookstagram
  41. An endorsement by a favorite author on the cover
  42. An epistolary novel: Persuasion, Lady Susan, Dracula, The Screwtape Letters, Possession, Gilead, Gabi: A Girl in Pieces, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Texts from Jane Eyre, The Devourers, Sleeping Giants
  43. A character with a pet cat: The Master & Margarita, Luminous Mysteries, The Guest Cat, Midnight Crossroad
  44. Includes a garden: Rooted in the Earth, The Good Food Revolution
  45. A coming of age novel: On the Come Up, American Street, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, The Goblin Emperor, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  46. Winner of the National Book Award–any year: Salvage the Bones
  47. A character with a disability: Laughing at My Nightmare, A Girl Like Her, Akata Witch, Five Feet Apart, Six Wakes, Anger is a Gift
  48. A cover with a woman who is facing away: The Glittering Hour, The Fountains of Silence, The Golden Hour, The Air You Breathe
  49. A flavor in the title: Georgia Peaches & Other Forbidden Fruit, The Map of Salt & Stars, Salt Houses, Sour Heart, The Grapes of Wrath, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Notes on a Banana
  50. A shoe on the cover
  51. Published in 2021: The Gilded Ones, One Last Stop, Aru Shah & the City of Gold, Empire of the Vampire, The 22 Murders of Madison May, Leaving isn’t the Hardest Thing, The Chosen and the Beautiful, The Bride Bet, Concrete Rose, The Infinity Courts, The World Between Blinks, Lore, What Monstrous Gods, An Emotion of Great Delight
  52. Re-do one of the previous 51 categories from the 2021 challenge (currently undecided!)
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