Monday, December 17, 2012

52 Books in 52 Weeks 2013

January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Robin over at My Two Blessings asks: Are you ready for another round of Reading 52 books in 52 Weeks?   Why, yes I am.  I'm once again committed to reading at least 100 books, so I think one per week should be manageable.  
And she says that whether you are just joining in or continuing on for another round, the rules are very simple. The goal is to read one book (at least) a week for 52 weeks. Make the year easy and casual or kick it up by exploring new to you authors and genres. Challenge yourself to read at least some classics or delve into that chunkster (more than 500 pages) you always wanted to tackle. The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you.

Since this is our 5th year, she is challenging us to a 5/5/5 challenge. Read 5 books in 5 Categories and/or 5 Genres. I have several mini challenges to make it fun:
A to Z challenge: Read books alphabetically by title and/or author.    
Canadian Mini Challenge - read non fiction or fiction authors    
C.S. Lewis: Read the works of C.S. Lewis   
Chunky Mini Challenge -books more than 500 pages
Dusty Mini challenge: Limit buying new books for 1 - 4 months and read 4 to 12 or more books gathering dust on your shelves prior to 2013.     
Inspiration Reading Project - Faith based or the Classics.   
Mind Voyages: Explore the Hugo and Nebula winners, take side trips through the different decades reading the nominees.   
Well Educated Mind: Explore the classics in five categories: Fiction, Autobiography, History/Politics, Drama and Poetry.
The mini challenges and weekly challenges are optional, Mix it up anyway you like.  Click Link above for full rules and to join in.
Here are my books for 2013:
1. A Dark & Stormy Night by Jeanne M. Dams (1/4/13)
2. The Man Who Went up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö  (1/8/13) 
3. The Corpse in St. James's by Jeanne M. Dams (1/13/13)
4. The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (1/21/13)
5. India Black & the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr (1/29/13)
6. The Cavalier's Cup by Carter Dickson (2/5/13)
7. Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood (2/11/13)
8. Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio (2/18/13)   
9. The Other Side of Tomorrow by Roger Elwood, ed (2/28/13)
10. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
11. The Perfect Landscape by Ragna Sigurdardottir (3/12/13)
12. Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams (3/19/13)  
13. Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (3/25/13)
14. A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story by Brenda Ashford (4/3/13)  
15. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (4/9/13) 
16. The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W. Upfield (4/16/13) 
17. Holiday Homicide by Rufus King (4/23/13) 
18. Death Has Green Fingers by Lionel Black (4/30/13) 
19. The Talking Sparrow Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet (5/6/13) 
20. Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon (5/18/13)
21. Sleep No More by Margaret Erskine (5/21/13)
22. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson (5/27/13)
23. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (6/4/13) 
24. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (6/12/13)
25. Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson (6/17/13) 
26. Death in Zanzibar by M. M. Kaye (6/25/13) 
27. The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (7/3/13) 
28. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (7/8/13)
29. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (7/16/13)
30. London Particular (aka Fog of Doubt) by Christianna Brand (7/22/13)
31. The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers (7/31/13) 
32. The Scarlet Macaw by S. P. Hozy (8/10/13) 
33. The Monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb (8/17/13) 
34. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (8/20/13)
35. Poems & Prose by Christina Rosetti (8/27/13) 
36. This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber (9/3/13) 
37. The Yard by Alex Grecian (9/9/13) 
38. The Temple of Death by A. C. & R. H. Benson (9/16/13) 
39. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (9/24/13) 
40. The Yellow Violet by Frances Crane (9/30/13) 
41. The Haunted Dolls' House by M. R. James (10/9/13) 
42. Murder at Cambridge by Q. Patrick (10/15/13)
43. Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter (10/22/13)
44. Once Upon a Crime by M. D. Lake (10/28/13) 
45. Shell Game by Richard Powell (11/4/13) 
46. Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly (11/12/13)
47. The Dorothy Parker Murder Case by George Baxt (11/19/13) 
48. The Tragedy of X by Barnaby Ross (Ellery Queen) [11/25/13] 
49. The Tragedy of Z by Barnaby Ross (Ellery Queen) [12/3/13]
50. Maigret's Christmas by Georges Simenon (12/12/13) 
51. A Habit for Death by Chuck Zito (12/17/13)
52. Ransom Game by John Buxton Hilton (12/23/13)

1 comment:

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

This looks fun, I've signed up for a couple challenges already, the monthly keyword challenge and a back to classics challenge but my goal is to get to 52 book read in the year as well. I like the a to z author/title challenge. I will have to keep this in mind.