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Book Challenge: Read & Blog.

Read & Blog

I have been inspired to create this challenge for myself and others because of this weeks Word Press Discover Challenge: LEARNING. I love to learn new things and one of the best ways to learn is through reading. So I have decided to create my own weekly challenge:

The 52 Week Book and Blog Challenge.

The Aim Of The Challenge.

  • To read 52 books over 52 weeks on a variety of subjects.
  • To then post a review or summary of the book on your blog site.
  • To use the book as inspiration for a new blog post in any medium.
  • To help you to discover authors and topics you may never have considered reading.
  • To help you to become a better writer from reading published authors and posting a book review/summary regularly.


  • You can start the challenge at anytime.
  • Ideally you should read in the order suggested, but if you want to shake it up a bit then you can. 
  • If a book takes more than a week to read don’t worry, sometimes life gets in the way. Just continue with the next book when you can.
  • Try to pick a variety of books you have read with ones you haven’t read as well.
  • When you have finished reading a book don’t forget to write your blogpost. Tip: Try not to leave too long between reading your book and writing your post.
  • Feel free to pingback your reviews to this post.

My First Week: Favourite Book.

This was personally a difficult choice for me as I have about 4/5 favourites I could have gone for. I decided I will read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott as I haven’t read this book for about 2 years!

I will be providing a review/summary on each book I decide to read, which will be found under the book review category.

Anyway, here is the list and I look forward to reading your posts.


Enjoy! 😊

The 52 Book Challenged

  1. Your favourite book.
  2. A book you have not yet read by an author you love.
  3. A book you started but never finished.
  4. A book that was made into a movie or tv series.
  5. A book that was turned into a musical or stage production.
  6. A book you own but have not yet read.
  7. Choose a book based on the cover.
  8. A book with a colour in the title.
  9. A book set in the spring or summer.
  10. A book set in the autumn or winter.
  11. Published within the last 3 months.
  12. A book set somewhere you have always wanted to visit.
  13. Choose a book with a great first line.
  14. Pick a book based on the title.
  15. A book that was published the year you were born.
  16. A book originally published in a different language.
  17. Your favourite book from your childhood.
  18. An author you’ve never heard of before.
  19. A new female writer.
  20. A new male writer.
  21. Published more than 100 years ago.
  22. Written from the main characters perspective.
  23. More than 600 pages.
  24. Less than 300 pages.
  25. The book features a character with the same name as you.
  26. A book of short stories.
  27. A book of poetry.
  28. A book with a female heroine.
  29. A book you have previously refused to read.
  30. A self improvement book.
  31. An educational book on your favourite subject at school.
  32. Educational book on a creative interest.
  33. A book on a sporting interest.
  34. Educational book you have little knowledge in.
  35. A wildlife book.
  36. A true story.
  37. A Shakespeare play you have read before.
  38. A Shakespeare play you have never read before.
  39. One of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
  40. A book of fairy tales.
  41. A comic book.
  42. A love story.
  43. A classic novel.
  44. A science fiction story.
  45. A murder mystery.
  46. Romantic comedy.
  47. A biography or autobiography.
  48. A thriller.
  49. A trilogy series.
  50. A book recommended by a friend or relative.
  51. A book everyone has read but you.
  52. A book you have learned about doing this challenge.


Actor, singer, writer. Artistic Director/Owner of Purple Cast Productions. Loves theatre, films, reading and keeping fit. Member of The Writers Bureau and Slimming World.

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