52 books in 52 weeks – BW7

15 Feb

Read 52 books in 52 weeks 2013

This year, I started a challenge to read 52 books in 52 weeks.  The goal of the challenge is to read at least one book each week for 52 weeks.


I admit it, I’ve slacked off.  Real life has been busy and chaotic, physically exhausting and mentally draining.  It’s all I can do to keep up with my daily bible reading and bible study book at the moment and even that’s sketchy.

In the short bursts of time I’ve had, I’ve read lots of fan-fic fluff. In other words, stories that don’t really matter whether I catch it all or even remember what I read later.  I’ve certainly not read anything meaty or even school related for that matter. I’ve tried, but after reading the same page several times without comprehending what I’ve read, it’s time to put the book away and move on to something else.  I’m hoping to get caught up on a big chunk of the ‘real stuff’ this weekend but we’ll see how it goes.

I have continued to listen to my audio book (Dragonfly in Amber) on the drive home each evening, and most anytime I’m in the car alone for more than a 5-10 minute trip.  I’m up to disc 14/33 with just under 23 hours left in the book.  I have to find more time to listen to the books or I’m never going to get through all 7 novels before Written In My Heart’s Own Blood is released this fall.

2013 Finished books

  1. The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander novella)
  2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (5/5/5 chunky #1)
  3. Swinging on a Star by Janice Turner
  4. It Had to Be You by Janice Turner
  5. Dark Will Linger – a novel-length, HP fan-fic by Hippothestrowl
  6. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  7. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale (CW Canada, 5/5/5 comfort zone #1)
  9. Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (5/5/5 play #1)
  10. Cascade: A Novel (River of Time Series) – Lisa Bergren

In Progress

  1. Project 51 reading plan on YouVersion (Inspirational)
  2. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson (Inspirational)
  3. Dragonfly in Amber – Outlander audio book 2 (5/5/5 chunky)
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Kneazles – a WIP, novel-length, HP fan-fic sequel by Manatoc Fox
  5. A Matter of Instinct – a WIP, novel-length, HP fan-fic by Tazio
  6. Love Breaks The Noble Spirit – a WIP, novel-length, HP fan-fic by Hippothestrowl
  7. Chasing The Inevitable – a WIP, novel-length, HP fan-fic sequel by killtherat
  8. All Was… – a WIP, novel-length, HP fan-fic sequel by Tonksaholic
  9. Lord Potter’s Own Will – a WIP, novel-length, HP fan-fic by Mutt N Feathers

Coming Up

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  2. Beowulf (WEM poetry)
  3. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat (5/5/5 non-fic)
  4. The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
  5. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  6. Agincourt: A Novel by Bernard Cornwell
  7. The Complete Sherlock Holmes (5/5/5 mystery)
  8. The Homeschool Highway: How To Navigate Your Way Without Getting Carsick
  9. The Three Musketeers
  10. Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (Inspirational)
  11. The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast (Inspirational)
  12. The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (5/5/5 non-fic)
  13. Day of War (Lion of War series)
  14. Catnap by Carole Nelson Douglas
  15. Lone Star Trail (The Texas Trail Series) by Darlene Franklin
  16. The Myth of the A.D.D. Child by Thomas Armstrong
  17. Superparenting for ADD by Dr. Edward Hallowell
  18. Smart but Scattered Teens by Dr. Richard Guare, Dr. Peg Dawson, and Colin Guare

Linked book titles are Amazon affiliate links. If you buy the book, I’ll receive a small token of the sale.  If you’d like to help me out but prefer a different version than the one linked, let me know. I’d be more than happy to create a custom link for you to use.

I enjoy reading Harry Potter fan fiction stories, especially novel-length stories.  Those included here are works greater than 60,000 words to date, or are sequels of works greater than 60K words and thus anticipated to be of similar length once complete.  Individual stories link to the story page, sequels link only to the author, since I recommend starting from the beginning of a series. If you are a hard-core HP fan wanting to delve into fan fiction, there are plenty more I can strongly recommend as excellent reading. 😉

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