In January, I decided that my New Year's resolution would consist of reading 52 books in 52 weeks. Although the notion of reading a book a week seemed daunting at first, it eventually became rather comforting.  In fact, overtime, I felt somewhat figety or naked without a book in my hand.  As of today, I have surpassed my ambitious expectations by reading 58 books in 52 weeks.

Throughout our distressing year in rather volatile political circumstances, I have traveled to several different asteroids, the Pacific Crest Trail, and Hogwarts.  I have entered the minds of writers who have succumbed to loss but also secured victory.  I was there to share these moments both fictional and real with an ever growing sense of empathy.

I would highly recommend this triumphant challenge to you dear reader, whoever you may be.  Regardless of where you are in life, I truly believe that you can benefit greatly from this pleasurable task.  With that said, here is my comprehensive (and glorious) list of all of books I have consumed in the last 52 weeks:

1.  The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery 
For lovers of: sunsets, loneliness and philosophy 
For lovers of: mind reeling non-fiction
For lovers of: Jon Krakauer, bucket lists and new beginnings
4.  Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
For lovers of: Gone Girl, beach reads
5.  Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
For lovers of: Africana critical theory
6.  The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
For lovers of: Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays With Morrie"
7.  Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris 
For lovers of: humorous essays featuring redneck families, early speech therapy fiascos, and living abroad in France
8.  Life of Pi - Yann Martel
For lovers of: spiritual magical realism
9.  The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro 
For lovers of: Downton Abby, the emotionally repressed
10.  The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
For lovers of: absurd but strangely engaging love stories
11.  Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
For lovers of: sociology, witty celebrity memoirs and self help books
12.  White Teeth - Zadie Smith
For lovers of: a solid debut novel
13.  The Death of Ivan Iiyich - Leo Tolstoy 
For lovers of: compelling deathbed reads

14.  The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins
For lovers of: campy page turners

For lovers of: classic mental asylum novels

16.  Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg 
For lovers of: career-driven self help books....for the laaaaadies

For lovers of: boarding schools, wizardry and quadditch

For lovers of: nature vs nurture

19.  Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
For lovers of: the movie "Apocalypse Now"

20.  What the Dog Saw - Malcolm Gladwell
For lovers of: both The New Yorker and Malcolm Gladwell

21.  Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 
For lovers of: Jane Austen, PBS and tea time

22.  The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder 
For lovers of: divine intervention, historical fiction

23.  Dark Places - Gillian Flynn 
For lovers of: mural mysteries, female psychological protagonists

24.  Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
For lovers of: Non-preachy religious literary fiction

25.  The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
For lovers of: Books that blur the lines between fiction and memoir

For lovers of: house elves and enchanted car rides

For lovers of: marriage and honest memoirs dealing with loss

For lovers of: Hogsmeade, Firebolts and butter beer

29.  Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 
For lovers of: novels that are simultaneously unsettling and serene

30.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
For lovers of: world cups, playful gnomes and reliving those awkward awkward days of adolescence

31.  Everyman - Phillip Roth
For lovers of: existential crisises

32.  The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
For lovers of: children's fantasy literature

33.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
For lovers of: freedom of speech and endurance

34.  Portnoy's Complaint - Phillip Roth
For lovers of: edgy 1960's coming of age novels

35.  The Last Tycoon - F. Scott Fitzgerald
For lovers of: show biz romance novels

36.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blooded Prince - J.K. Rowling
For lovers of: slightly more mature elements in their children's literature

37.  Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
For lovers of: video game dystopian novels

38.  How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
For lovers of: common knowledge

39.  I Hunt Killers - Barry Lyga
For lovers of: pulp(ish) young adult fiction

40.  Designing Your Life - Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
For lovers of: career-driven self help books....for anyone who hasn't found their calling

41.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
For lovers of: Snape, good vs. evil, a fulfilling climax to a long-awaited conclusion

42.  Funny Girl - Nick Hornby
For lovers of: man-boy fiction...for women

43.  Winter's Bone - Daniel Woodrell
For lovers of: cold, cold 'country noir.'

44.  The Fall - Albert Camus
For lovers of: existential 'what does it all mean' late night reads

45. DJ Shadow's Endtroducing (33 1/3) - Eliot Wilder
For lovers of: the album none other than 'Endtroducing'

46.  Girl in a Band - Kim Gordon
For lovers of: women who rock

47.  Maus - Art Spiegalman
For lovers of: comic book memoirs for history buffs

48.  A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgress
For lovers of: droogs, pol, dratsing, oh and free will

49.  Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger
For lovers of: precocious family narratives

50.  Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
For lovers of: mesmerizing but haunting literary fiction

51.  Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
For lovers of: tragic novellas

52.  Navel Gazing - Michael Ian Black
For lovers of: (anyone who enjoys complaining about aging)

53.  One More Thing - B.J. Novak
For lovers of: comedic short stories

54.  White Noise - Don DeLillo
For lovers of: contemporary(ish) satire

55.  The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
For lovers of: the arts and the fountain of youth

56.  Ghost World - Daniel Clowes
For lovers of: graphic novels directed towards prototype hipsters

57.  The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
For lovers of: NPR, Whit Stillman and love triangles

58.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
For lovers of: logic and whimsy

See also:

Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2015

Which books did you read this year?