So now that the new year has begun so has my 52 in 52 (that is 52 books in 52 weeks)! Taking on one book a week for a year is on my bucket list and as a college student this is one of the perfect times to accomplish this! I’m excited to explore new and old classic stories. Reading is one of my main passions and I hope to share with you some insight into the books at the end of each week when I’ve finished them. If you want a sneak peak at what I’m reading this year so you can look forward to reviews and insights or conversation on the books check out my list below 🙂
52 books in 52 Weeks
1. Jan. 1-7th: Entwined by Heather Dixon
2. Jan. 8-14th: Life of Pie by Yann Martel
3. Jan. 15-21st: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
4. Jan 22-28th: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
5. Jan 29-Feb. 4th: Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
6. Feb. 5-11th: Just Kids by Patti Smith
7. Feb. 12-18th: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
8.Feb. 19-25th: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
9. Feb. 26-Mar. 3rd: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
10. Mar. 4-10th:The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
11. Mar. 11-17th: Hunger Games by Suzane Collins
12. Mar. 18-24th: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
13. Mar. 25-31st: 1984 by George Orwell
14. Apr. 1-7th: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
15. Apr. 8-14th: The Help by Katryn Stockett
16. Apr. 15-21st: Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
17. Apr. 22-28th: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
18. Apr. 29-May 5th: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
19. May 6th-12th: Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
20. May 13-19th: Pippi Longstocking by Astid Lindgren and Florence Lamborn
21. May 20-26th: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
22. May 27-June 2nd: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
23. June 3-9th: The Lord of the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring) by J. R. R. Tolkien
24. June 10-16th: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
25. June 17-23rd: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol
26. June 24th-30th: One day by David Nicholls
27. July 1-7th: The Shinning by Stephen King
28. July 8-14th: East of Eden by John Steinback
29. July 15-21st: Utopia by Thomas More
30. July 22-28th: Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
31. July 29-Aug. 4th: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
32. Aug. 5-11th: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
33. Aug. 12-18th: The book Theif by Markus Zusak
34. Aug. 19-25th: Night by Elie Wiesel
35. Aug. 26th-Sept. 1st: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
36. Sept. 2-8th: Looking for Alaska by John Green
37. Sept. 9-15th: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
38. Sept. 16-22nd: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
39. Sept 23-29th: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
40. Sept. 30-Oct. 6th: All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky by Joe R. Lansdale
41. Oct. 7-13th: American Psycho by Bret Eaton Ellis
42. Oct. 14-20th: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
43. Oct. 21-27th: Dracula by Strom Broker
44. Oct. 28-Nov. 3rd: Of Mice and Men by John Steinback
45. Nov.4 -10th: A Room With a View by E. M. Forster
46. Nov. 11-17th: Candide by Voltaire
47. Nov. 18-24th Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
48. Nov. 25-Dec. 1st: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
49. Dec. 2-8th: ‘Tis by Frank McCourt
50. Dec. 9-15th: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
51. Dec. 12-22nd: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
52. Dec. 23-29th: The man in the Cinder Clouds by Rick Daley
There you go! Have you read any of these books? Are any of these books on your 2012 reading list? Comment below and let me know! Happy Reading!
Mutha2 February 2012 at 11:21 pm
I think you have an interesting selection. Two of them are my all-time favorites. I’d like to give you a small piece of advise: if you don’t like a book after the first 50-75 pages, dump it – it ain’t gettin’ any better. Life is too short to read bad books, and there a million good ones out there.
NicoleLynn3 February 2012 at 4:31 pm
Thanks for the advice! 🙂
vitamin e cream skin1 February 2012 at 8:39 pm
Keep functioning ,great job!
Harpenanne4 January 2012 at 1:25 am
I have actually read a number of these: 5, 13, 19, 20, 27, & 44. I read 2 others but can’t remember a single thing about them. Looking forward to your take in these books.
NicoleLynn4 January 2012 at 1:34 am
Thanks! I look forward to reading them too! I’ve read some of Salinger and Cabot before and have liked them so I’m hoping all goes well. The others I haven’t read anything else by, but I’ve been recommended to try out. So we will have to see how they all go!
Stasia3 January 2012 at 7:55 pm
There are so many books I’ve loved on this list–I’m beyond honored that you’ve included mine. Good luck and happy reading!
NicoleLynn3 January 2012 at 11:24 pm
I’ve been dying to read Audition! I found it browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble and wanted to read it over winter break, but I decided to put it on my 52 in 52 so i could break up all the classic works and have something to really look forward to reading. I’m so honored that you commented and I just can’t wait to read it! Thanks for writing it and thanks for the luck!
Jessica @ Shhh Mommy's Blogging3 January 2012 at 3:35 pm
I’ve read a bunch of the ones on your list (The Book Thief is one of my all time favourites) and have #4 and #37 on my TBR list for this year. I’m also doing a 52 book challenge this year and am categorizing the books alphabetically. This week I’m reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, next week I’ll be reading Thirteen Reasons Why (I’m really excited about that one!). Good luck on your challenge!
NicoleLynn3 January 2012 at 3:54 pm
Thank you for sharing! My friend recommended Thirteen Reasons Why and said it was excellent so I had to put it on my list! I’ve been wanting to read Christie too, but I just haven’t had time (lame reason I know!) but i’m hoping I’ll be able to get to it soon! I wish you lots of luck on your 52 as well!!
rookiepics3 January 2012 at 2:35 pm
11 and 24 are great books! I like reading and I really think everyone has to read them! I hope you will succeed with your 52 books in 52 weeks!
NicoleLynn3 January 2012 at 3:00 pm
Thanks so much! I can’t wait to read Hunger Games. I’ve heard so much buzz about the series! 🙂