The 52 Book Club’s 2023 Reading Challenge

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One of the reading challenges I will be tackling this year will be the 52 Book Club’s Reading Challenge and I will be using this Goodreads shelf to track my progress. Here are the books I will be reading for this challenge:

1. Book with a subtitle: Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2. Featuring an inheritance: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

3. Title starting with the letter “G”: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

4. Title starting with the letter “H”: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

5. Title starting with the letter “I”: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

6. Under 200 pages: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

7. A city or country name in the title: American Gods by Neil Gailman

8. Dystopian Fiction: 1984 by George Orwell

9. A book with a dedication: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

10. Takes place during the roaring twenties: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

11. A book about secrets: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

12. High Fantasy: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

13. Published posthumously: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

14. A survival story: The Martian by Andy Weir

15. Set in Australia: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

16. Featuring one of the “seven deadly sins”: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

17. By a Caribbean author: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

18. Set during a war other than WWI or WWII: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

19. Typographic cover: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

20. A book about siblings: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

21. A second-hand book: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

22. A body-positive message: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

23. An alliterative title: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

24. Nordic Noir: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

25. A fashionable character: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

26. Has an epilogue: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

27. Newbery Medal Winner: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

28. Includes a funeral: The Iliad by Homer

29. Sends you down a rabbit hole: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll

30. An author with a same name as you: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

31. Set in a workplace: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

32. Published by Macmillan: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

33. A banned book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

34. Featuring mythology: Circe by Madeline Miller

35. A book you meant to read last year: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

36. Chapters have cliffhangers: Inferno by Dan Brown

37. Written in present tense: You by Caroline Kepnes

38. An enemies-to-lovers plot: Beach Read by Emily Henry

39. The final book in a series: On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

40. Written by a comedian: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

41. A character who is a refugee: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

42. Time in the title: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

43. A book “everyone” has read: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

44. A contemporary setting: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

45. First word in the book is “The”: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

46. Script font on spine: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

47. Set in the city of Dublin: Normal People by Sally Rooney

48. A book by Octavia E. Butler: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

49. Books on the cover: Matilda by Roald Dahl

50. Related to the word “murder”: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

51. A book that doesn’t fit any of the other 51 prompts: TBD

52. Published in 2023: Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

February Mini Challenge
Set In Winter: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Set In Spring: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A Shadow On The Cover: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
A Time Loop: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Read It, Watch It Challenge

January – March: A book under 200 pages
Book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Movie: Of Mice and Men

April – June: Featuring one of the seven deadly sins
Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Movie: Pride and Prejudice

July – September: A banned book
Book: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Movie: The Color Purple

October – December: A book about secrets
Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Movie: Where the Crawdads Sing

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