52 Books in 52 Weeks!

I have 25 goals in 2016(post coming at the end of the month to highlight each of them!) On of those goals is to read 52 books in the 52 weeks of 2016. I’ve created a list of 37 books to definitely read, with ten spaces open in case I truly enjoy the first novel in any of the series or something pops out of nowhere that I find I need to read–or they’re open for your suggestions!  Some of these books are re-reads(I read the Harry Potter series at least once a year and I figure the months I just give birth those are the best to mindlessly lose myself in!)


My List So Far:

1. Epic-John Eldredge
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone-J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- J.K. Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- J.K. Rowling
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- J.K. Rowling
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince– J.K. Rowling
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- J.K. Rowling
9. 12 Years a Slave- Solomon Northup
10. The Secret Holocaust Diaries-Nonna Bannister
11. The Me I Want to Be-John Ortberg
12. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
13. The Fellowship of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien
14. The Two Towers-J.R.R. Tolkien
15. The Return of the King- J.R.R. Tolkien
16. The Princess Bride- William Goldman
17. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas-John Boyne
18. A Game of Thrones- George R. R. Martin
19. A Great and Terrible Beauty- Libba Bray
20. The Honest Toddler- Bunmi Laditan
21. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
22. A Thousand Splendid Suns-Khaled Hosseini
23. Phantom- Susan Kay
24. Furiously Happy- Jenny Lawson
25. The Husband’s Secret- Leanne Moriaty
26. 11/22/63- Stephen King
27. Scar Tissue-Anthony Kiedis
28. The Bassoon King- Rainn Wilson
29. Wild- Cheryl Strayed
30. The Five Love Languages- Gary Chapman
31. Love and War-Stasi and John Eldredge
32. The Lightning Thief- Rick Riordan
33. The Freedom Writer Diaries- Erin Gruwell
34. Divergent- Veronica Roth
35. Troublemaker- Leah Remini
36. Wicked-Gregory Maguire
37. Stolen- Lucy Carpenter

Do you have any reading goals for 2016? What about any books to suggest to me to add to this list?


14 thoughts on “52 Books in 52 Weeks!

  1. 52 books in 52 weeks sounds so amazing! I remember when I read 15 Books in 31 Days! I think you have some really great ones on your list! Maybe you should add some young adult or romantic novels on there. 🙂

    • ljmarceau@gmail.com says:

      I LOVE young adult books. I actually didn’t add more because they come to me and I enjoy them so much, I could have done a list of just 52 of those 😉

  2. Okay, this is great! This was actually my goal for 2015 and I’m up to 43 so I’m not sure I’ll make it with the holidays and all, but it will be a goal again for 2016! I’m a librarian so if you need book suggestions I’d be happy to help (though I specialize in middle grade fiction – it’s really good stuff though, especially if you love Harry Potter!). For adult fantasy I highly recommend The Mists of Avalon if you haven’t read it (it’s a long one but worth it).

  3. Must admit, I’ve never read Harry Potter. I’m a Nicholas Sparks kinda gal. I hope to read his newest one soon. I’d recommend any of his books. I see you have The Five Love Languages on your list. Have you read that before? It’s a good one for sure!

    • ljmarceau@gmail.com says:

      I’ve never read it! I’ve seen the page, learned about the languages, but I’ve never read the actual book. I was thinking about looking into Nicholas Sparks, my sister was a crowd person in one of his movies last year!:p

  4. I love this list and the idea of 52 in 52! I am going to try for 3 a month this year since I have found myself reading so many blogs. I am definitely going to read some from your list! Can’t wait for your review.

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