52/52… the official challenge!

18 Aug

Over the past year or so I’ve been reading more and have enjoyed looking up new authors and books or diving into books that I’ve heard about my whole life, but never got around to reading. With my school life officially over and my full time working life beginning I don’t want to become that person that goes to work, comes home, makes dinner and lounges in front of the TV all night. Over the last few or so months I’ve probably read 5 books. Mostly chicklit, ya know, the easy stuff… Wuthering Heights thrown in there too, but that can really be improved now that school is over.

Here’s my challenge to myself. I’m going to read 52 books in the next year. I started this challenge about a year ago and got 17/17 in and then school got hectic and life got busy and I realized that it wasn’t the best time and decided to wait until after graduation to begin. After thinking about it, September 1, 2011 was chosen as the start date. It gives me about 2 weeks to get settled into things after classes end and it also gives a simple start date to remember.

So, here’s the plan:

The challenge goes from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012. 52 books WILL be read. No excuses. I make zero promises to be faithful to updating what I think of the books, but I will definitely update when I start a book, what it’s called, the description and when I finish it. I’ll try my best to update at the end what I think… but no promises. (Not promising means I’ll probably update it more than if I promise to write something. Yeah, I’m that girl) Also, as a simpler way of keeping track of where I am in the challenge I added the “52/52” page at the top.

If you want to join me, the only official rule is that you have to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Otherwise, the rest is up to you. It’s up to you to make it your own. So, I’m challenging you…

52 books. 52 weeks. Here goes nothing…

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