52 Books Around the Year

52 Books Around the Year is a cool new challenge that I’ve seen, and I’m really interested in it. So here we go with my tbr for this challenge!!

Most of the books on here are books I’ve already read, hence the linked reviews. Feel free to go through and check out my thoughts on a lot of these. The only books on here I haven’t read are the ones without links.

Here are the books I need to read for the rest of the year: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo, The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera, The Diviners by Libba Bray, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (link)
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

2. A book with at least 2 perspectives
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

3. A book you meant to read in 2016
An Ember In the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E”
A&B by J.C. Lillis

5. A historical fiction
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee

6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 (this counts vv loosely)
Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo

7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

8. A book written by a person of color (this is really not hard??)
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
Where She Went by Gayle Forman

10. A dual-timeline novel
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

11. A category from another challenge (A Middle Grade)
Beanstalker by Kiersten White

12. A book based on a myth
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adhieh

13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera

14. A book with a strong female character
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

16. A mystery
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

17. A book with illustrations
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

18. A really long book (600+ pages)
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

19. A New York Times best-seller
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t read
The Diviners by Libba Bray

21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read
Sovereign by April Daniels

22. A book by an author you haven’t read before
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list (link)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

24. A book written by at least two authors
Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda

25. A book about a famous historical figure
A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood

26. An adventure book
Dreadnought by April Daniels

27. A book by one of your favorite authors
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (a new fave!!)

28. A non-fiction
Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavick

30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre
The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace


33. A magical realism novel
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

37. A book you choose randomly
The Beast Is An Animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

39. An epistolary fiction
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

40. A book published in 2017
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

41. A book with an unreliable narrator
Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill

42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next” (link)
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (cheating, but whatever)

45. A book with a one-word title
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

46. A time travel novel
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

47. A past suggestion that didn’t win (link) (A book with an appealing title)
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

48. A banned book
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf (bookshelf arc shelves count!!)
How To Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

50. A Penguin Modern Classic (this is just what I consider a classic)
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer

51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)
Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins

52. A book set in a fictional location
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire


2 thoughts on “52 Books Around the Year”

  1. This is a really interesting concept that could definitely help someone read more diversely! Hope you get through the rest of the books before the end of the year. Though I’m sure you will 🙂

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