Goodreads 52 Challenge


Hosted ByGoodreads Around the World in 52 Books

I am really looking forward to this challenge because it will encourage me to read outside my comfort zone. The topics are below, but I’m having trouble picking books for some of them so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments. 

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t
2. A book set in a different continent
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated) 
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
6. The highest rated on your TBR Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
7. A book about books Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages Lord of the Flies by William Golding
9. A book that was mentioned in another book Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
12. A childhood classic Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
13. Reader’s Choice 
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title Whats Left of Me by Kat Zhang 
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago) 
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
17. A book with a beautiful cover
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
19. A non-fiction book 
20. A book with a first name in the title Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by  Rachel Cohn
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
22. The first book in a new to you series
23. The next book in a series you are reading
24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.) The Pirate Lord by Sarah J Maas
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
26. A book everyone is talking about A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir Maggie Smith by Michael Coveney
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
31. A work of young adult fiction
32. A historical fiction book
33. The 16th book on your TBR The Assassins Blade by Sarah J Maas
34. A book about mental illness Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
35. An award winning book Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read The Maze Runner by James Dashner
38. A book about an anti hero The Rose Society by Marie Lu
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list Rat Queens by Kurtis J Wiebe
40. A novella from your favorite genre The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J Maas
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
42. A top 100 fantasy novel The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
46. A crime story
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
48. A dystopia Lies by Michael Grant
49. A book with a great opening line The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
50. A book originally written in a language other than English Ruby Red by Kierstin Gier
51. A short story from a well-known author
52. A book published in 2016


4 thoughts on “Goodreads 52 Challenge

  1. I tried to do the Popsugar challenge last year, which looks pretty similar to this. It looked like a lot of fun but I forgot about it halfway through the year :/ Good luck!!

    Some ideas for authors who write under more than one name:
    Morgan Matson/Katie Finn
    Veronica Rossi/Noelle August
    Meg Cabot/Jenny Carroll/Patricia Cabot
    JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith
    V.E. Schwab/Victoria Schwab (I think that counts?)
    Melissa Marr/Ronnie Douglas


    1. Thank you!! I was really struggling with that one!

      Im not too strict with myself. I dont mind if I dont complete it 100% chances are even if I only do 50% I will have tried something I otherwise wouldnt have. And thats the point, for me anyways! 🙂


  2. Have you read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh or Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein yet? If not, those could be good books! The Wrath and the Dawn can be put under these numbers 2, 3, 30, 31, and any other of the more personal categories. Code Name Verity can be out under 2, 31, 32, 41, and again maybe a couple others. And ooh, have you read The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes? It’s not as well known, but I love that series! It could be put under 22, 31, 46, and maybe a couple personal ones.

    I hope this helps! 🙂

    Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger


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