After, sadly, failing my 2012 reading challenge to read 50 books by the end of year (I started in April and finished somewhere around 32 books), I was inspired by my sister to take on a new challenge in 2013 — 52 books in 52 weeks. BUT, I am actually going to add a predetermined 53rd book to my challenge — The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George. Memoirs is about 900+ pages, and while I’ve started and stopped it a few times since my fiancé bought it for me last year, I am determined to read the whole thing this year.
I am combining this with a weekly savings challenge that I will detail in a separate post.
Much like I did with my 2012 reading challenge, I will update this post with each book. I may not write reviews for each book, but I’ll try to write a little something (favorite quotes, questions, something) just to keep things fresh.
** There will most likely be a lot of overlap, since I’m not always able to read as much as I would like to during the week. Bear with me. **
Week 1: December 31-January 6
Burned (Pretty Little Liars #12) by Sara Shepard
Started: January 4
Finished: January 5
Why?: I’m not ashamed to admit this — Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series is my guilty pleasure. Between the books and TV series, I just love the absurdity of the lives of Aria, Emily, Spencer and Hanna. The series isn’t profound by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s entertaining.
Week 2: January 7-January 13
A Dog’s Life by Peter Mayle
Started: January 10
Finished: January 20
Why?: This came up as a recommendation on GoodReads because I read The Art of Racing in the Rain last year.
Week 3: January 14-January 20
American Sexy by Adam Linn
Started: January 20
Why?: I actually got this book through my job. The author’s mother brought it to my editor, who initially wanted to read it himself. He didn’t have time, though, so he gave it to me. I also got to interview the author, so that was cool.