52 Books in 52 Weeks

Since 2012 is National Year of Reading #NYR12 I thought I'd try to read even more than usual. And then I saw that the lovely Anita Heiss is trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks, and I decided I'd try to keep up with her. As you do. So I'm going to list each book here when I finish reading it, and you can keep count with me. I did warn Anita that I may throw in a couple of Dr Seuss books when I start to struggle, and it's NOT CHEATING. Woot.
Is it insanity or do-able? Here goes...

1.There Should Be More Dancing by Rosalie Ham                          

2. Stella Makes Good by Lisa Heidke

3. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

4. The Fortunes of Ruby White by Lia Weston

5. The Spider Goddess by Tara Moss

6. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean

7. The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

8. A Man's Got To Have A Hobby by William McInnes                            

9. The Book of Names by Jill Gregory & Karen Tintori

10. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

11. Nuttybub and Nittersing by May Gibbs

12. The Waking by T M Jenkins

13. Look At Me by Jennifer Egan

14. Manhattan Dreaming by Anita Heiss

15. Into A Black Sun by Takeshi Kaiko                                                      

16. A New Lease Of Death by Ruth Rendell

17. Purple Roads by Fleur McDonald

18. Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin                                                                      

19. Whistleblower by Tess Gerritsen

20. The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

21. I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson

22. Secrets Of The Tides by Hannah Richell

23. What The Night Knows by Dean Koontz

24. Hell Island by Matthew Reilly

25. Where Spirits Dwell by Karina Machado

26. Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

27. The Front by Patricia Cornwell

28. Call After Midnight by Tess Gerritsen

29. Fifty Shades Of Grey by E L James

30. Slow Man by J M Coetzee

31. Rain by Virginia Andrews

32. A Voice Within - Three Women Poets - An anthology of work by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti

33. Cricket Kings by William McInnes

34. Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears

35. Scandalous by Barry Stone

36. All That I Am by Anna Funder

37. Your 40 Year Horoscope by Georgia Nicols

38. Call The Midwife - A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth

39. Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan

40. Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

41. A Spy By Nature by Charles Cumming

42. Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

43. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

44. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

45. Never Say Die by Tess Gerritsen

46. That'd Be Right by William McInnes

47. The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters

48. Say It Again In A Nice Voice by Meg Mason

49. Angel In The Rubble by Genelle Guzman-McMillan

50. An Expert In Murder by Nicola Upson

51. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

52. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris

53. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

54. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

55. The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith

56. Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith

57. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

58. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

59. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

60. Beautiful Dead - Book 1 by Erin Maguire

61. In Their Footsteps by Tess Gerritsen

62. Cents and Sensibility by Maggie Alderson

63. Under The Knife by Tess Gerritsen

64. One For The Money by Janet Evanovich

That's it. 64 Books in 52 Weeks.
Not bad at all.


  1. Have you ever read a Jodi picoult novel? They are outstanding!!
    Seriously, for me, try one. I recommend 'sing you home' its amazing!
    Great challenge by the way.
    Harry x

  2. I'm going to have to write down all these titles and work my way through them, hopefully my library will have most of them. I'll skip the 50 shades of Pfft!

  3. Which one do you reccommend for cheering up, I'm in blah mood, don't want to read anything depressing..

    1. Not many funny ones on this list. Can't go past Dawn French's autobiography Dear Fatty for laughs out loud,she also wrote a novel called A Tiny Bit Marvellous which was quite funny too. Tina Fey's Bossypants also great.
      #1 on this list, There Should Be More Dancing, is a bit of a black comedy.
      #21 and #48 are funny parenting/motherhood books
      #33 is actually really funny, but probably only if you like cricket, or have suffered for years with a hubby who played cricket.

  4. Btw was just wondering if you had ever written a book, or were thinking of writing one?

    1. I have written a manuscript, pure chick-lit. It sits on my usb, unloved.... lol

    2. Ohhhh..would love to read that..hope it gets some love oneday..


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