52 Books in 52 Weeks

I know, I know, new year’s resolutions are so pedestrian. But this is one I’ve been thinking about for a while: I want to get through at least 52 books (or audiobooks) in 2008. Thus I’m embarking on the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.

I’ve seen this kind of thing floating around in different places, such as Shelfari.com and A Modest Construct, and I thought it sounded fun. The rules I’m setting for myself are simple:

  1. Read 52 books in 52 weeks, which you can probably figure out averages a book a week
  2. Write and post a review of each book on this blog, preferably on Fridays as I usually do anyway

I’ll keep track of the books here if you, you know, ever want to see how things are going. Also, if you have a blog (or whatever) and want to participate in this little exercise, let me know. I’ll add your blog to my RSS reader and be on the lookout for your reviews and/or reading list. As I post each week’s review I’ll link to any new reviews/updates you’ve made. Just leave a note in the comments for this entry or shoot me an e-mail.

And if you like you can change the goal to something more realistic for you –12 books or 100 books or whatever. The idea is to have a stretch goal that’s both attainable and challenging.

So, who’s in? The timer started ticking today!

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5 thoughts on “52 Books in 52 Weeks

  1. You inspire me! First the novel writing contest, and now 52 books. I prefer to buy books and look at them on my shelf. Good luck, I will definitely stay posted. I really like reading your book reviews. I believe them to be on par with other reviews from people who actually get paid for them (which you really should be doing). I don’t know, it sounds tempting to try to do that. If I do, I will have to add some fiction and throw in an audio book or two each month.

  2. I’m going to give it a shot. I’ve watched my reading slowly go down year after year and it depresses me a little. No book for this week though.

  3. Wow, love your blog! I’m in awe envy. I just started blogging a couple months ago about books. I still have a lot to learn. I also challenged myself to read 52 books in 52 weeks and was searching for others doing the same. I’ve got a good start, already four books down! I’m sure I won’t keep up that pace forever though. I’d love for you to visit.

  4. Natasha, thanks! Glad you like the blog. I checked out yours as well and added it to my RSS reader. Looking forward to your 52-in-52 posts!

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