This is the list of books I would love to read in 2012 to help accomplish my goal of reading 52 books in 52 weeks. The list can and probably will change in the future.
There is no particular order in what books I will be reading.
How to read 52 books in one year
To be honest I have no idea. Reading books is something I love and there are times I can read multiple books in a couple of weeks and other times 6 months will pass without having read a single book. Reading one book every week seems a lot though. I’m planning on reading during the mornings before work and 1 hour every night before I go to bed. If I’m able to read 1 hour every day I should succeed in this challenge.
I will make a new post once I started the challenge and know what the best ways are to read at least 40 pages every day.
What I hope to gain from this
Basically three things; knowledge, pleasure and discipline.
I’m a firm believer in keeping yourself educated. There is absolutely no reason to stop learning new things. Sadly many people forget this.
Being part of a great story is something amazing. Let yourself loose and dive into all the incredible adventures that are out there.
Together with all the different challenges in my life this will make me a stronger, smarter and better human being.
My ” 52 books in 52 weeks ” book list
This list is in no particular order. I will add more books along the way.
- True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
- Oh the Glory of It All Sean Wilsey
- All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
- To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert Heinlein
- Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert Pirsig
- The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut
- 1984 George Orwell
- The Catcher in the Rye J. Salinger
- The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
- The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
- The Call of the Wild Jack London
- The Dharma Bums Jack Kerouac
- Catch-22 Joseph Heller
- The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
- Ishmael Daniel Quinn
- Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
- East of Eden John Steinbeck
- Hatchet Gary Paulsen
- The Boys of Summer Roger Kahn
- The Stranger Albert Camus
- Undaunted Courage Stephen E. Ambrose
- White Teeth Zadie Smith
- No Country for Old Men Cormac McCarthy
- The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
- Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Book Thief Markus Zusak
- The Road Cormac McCarthy
- The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Mark Haddon
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
- From Russia With Love Ian Fleming
- The Spy Who Came in from The Cold John le Carré
- Shogun James Clavell
- Let The Right One In John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Darkly Dreaming Dexter Jeff Lindsay
- The Hobbit JRR Tolkin
- The Little Stranger Sarah Waters
- Absolute Friends John le Carré
- Coma Alex Garland
- Dead Souls Nikolaj Gogol
- Carter Beats The Devil Glen David Gold
- I Am Legend Richard Matheson
- Dying Light Stuart Macbride
- Starship Troopers Robert H. Heinlein
- The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher Kate Summerscale
- The Power of One Bryce Courtenay
- Great Expectations Charles Dickens
- 1Q84 Haruki Murakami
- Litany of the Long Sun Gene Wolfe
- The Pillars of the Earth Kenn Follett
I’m not sure yet if I’ll write a review of each book or not. I will keep you updated on what book I’m reading at that specific time.
If some of you have suggestions or tips on what books to read send a message or leave a reply.
Wish me luck !