The 52 Book Club

The 52 Book Club is an annual reading challenge composed of 52 different reading prompts. The goal? To read 52 books in 52 weeks, each one matching one of the challenge categories.

Started in 2018 and originally hosted by Liz over at, this challenge has thousands of participants each year. We’d love for you to join us too!

Click here to find the current challenge!
Click here to see challenge rules and FAQ.

My Year in Books

  1. Set in a school
  2. Featuring the legal profession
  3. A dual timeline
  4. An author that is deceased
  5. Published by Penguin
  6. A character with the same name as a male family member
  7. An author with only 1 published book
  8. A book in the 900s of the Dewey Decimal System
  9. Set in a Mediterranean country
  10. Related to the word “fire”
  11. Book with discussion questions inside
  12. Title starting with letter “D”

  1. Includes an exotic animal
  2. Written by an author over 65 (when published)
  3. A book mentioned in another book
  4. Set before the 17th Century
  5. A character “on the run”
  6. Author with a 9-letter last name
  7. Book with deckled edge
  8. Made into a TV series
  9. Book by Kristin Hannah
  10. A family saga
  11. An ending that surprises you
  12. A book you think they should read in schools
  13. A book with multiple character POV – Enemy Zone by Alex Lidell – 4 Stars
  14. An author of color

  1. First chapter ends on an odd page number
  2. Includes a historical event you know little about
  3. Featuring the environment
  4. Watch out for dragons!
  5. Shares a similar title to another book
  6. A selfish character
  7. Featuring adoption
  8. A book you’d rate 5 stars
  9. Set in a country that starts with the letter “S”
  10. A nameless narrator
  11. An educational read
  12. Recommended on BookBub
  13. An alternate history novel
  14. Found via #bookstagram

  1. An endorsement by a famous author on the cover
  2. An epistolary
  3. A character with a pet cat
  4. Includes a garden
  5. A coming of age novel
  6. Winner of the National Book award – any year
  7. A character with a disability
  8. A cover with a woman who is facing away
  9. A flavour in the title
  10. A shoe on the cover
  11. Published in 2021
  12. Re-do one of the previous 51 categories from this 2021 challenge

Once the reviews go live the images below will link to the reviews 🙂