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Around the year in 52 Books

“Around the year in 52 Books” is one of the Reading Challenges I am participating in 2019. I will be updating this page throughout the year with my progress about the progress and updates of my challenge. Here is the link to the official Goodreads Challenge page.

Below are the challenges:
1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy 
2. A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
— The girl who drank the moon
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare 
6. A book with a dual timeline
— Broken Things
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
— The girl in the blue coat
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2
— The boy in the striped pajamas
9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) 
10. A book featuring a historical figure
— Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer
13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives 
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, sci-fi, horror, dystopia) 
18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
— The wife between us
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
— two can keep a secret 
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New 
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed 
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue 
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
— Scythe
34. A book with a person’s name in the title
35. A psychological thriller
— Sadie
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or university
— A very large expanse of Sea
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)
— Daisy Jones & the six
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or “monstrous” character
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] 
44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, the book appeared in the show/movie, etc.)
— My so-called Bollywood life
45. A multi-generational saga
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)
— Kitchen
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
49. A book was written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
— The woman in the Dunes
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
51. A book published in 2019
— With the fire on high
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title
— My Sister, the serial killer

What reading challenges are you participating in this 2019? Are you participating in Around the year Challenge? How many of these books have you read?
Comment below and tell me all about it with a book recommendation for the prompts that are not filled. 🙂

Until next time, 
Happy Reading <3





  • I can never do reading challenges and readathons properly. I only ever participate in the Indian Lit Readathon (because we started it) and Dewey’s because it’s short and fun. 😅

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