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My Project 52

I rarely finish any of my personal projects, be it saving a couple bucks a day or losing the belly bulge; I just can't seem to stick or follow through after a couple of tries. Then I thought of reading books as a personal yearly project, which was perfect for me since I love to read, and it's the only thing I am willing to make time for, even on a very hectic day. So I started Project 52, wherein I read a book a week for the next 52 weeks of the year. Anything works, be it a biography, a book of poems, a collection of short stories, a novel, or even a graphic novel. By the end of the year, I may not be a penny richer or a pound thinner, but I've read 52 (or hopefully more!) books - some sad, funny, or even scary, but collectively wonderful.
  1. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  3. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  4. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  5. Paper Towns by John Green
  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  7. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
  8. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  9. Prey by Michael Crichton
  10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  11. ABNKKBSNPLAko? by Bob Ong
  12. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
  13. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  14. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  15. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  16. White Oleander by Janet Finch
  17. Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Ben H. Winters
  18. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (re-read)
  19. 12 Reasons Why I Love Her by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich
  20. The Crimes of Dr. Watson by John H. Watson and Duane Swierozynski
  21. How to Tell if Your Boyfriend is the Anti-Christ by Patricia Carlin
  22. How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith
  23. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  24. Honeymoon with My Brother by Franz Wisner
  25. Adverbs by Daniel Handler
  26. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
  27. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  28. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  29. Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  30. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  31. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  32. Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  33. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  34. Bluebeard's Egg by Margaret Atwood
  35. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
  36. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  37. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
  38. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket
  39. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3) by Lemony Snicket
  40. A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
  41. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
  42. A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar
  43. Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano
  44. Billie Girl by Vickie Weaver
  45. Room by Emma Donoghue
  46. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu 
  47. The Adventures of Unemployed Man by Erich Origen and Gan Golan 
  48. Exley by Brock Clarke
  49. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
  50. Today the Sky is Blue and White with Bright Blue Spots and a Small Pale Moon and I Will Destroy Our Relationship Today by Tao Lin
  51. This Emotion was a Little E-book by Tao Lin
  52. The Beaufort Diaries by T. Cooper
  53. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  54. Dry by Augusten Burroughs

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