Taking Reads to Readers
Its January and its raining reading challenges!
While hosting reading challenges is fun, nothing like joining one and completing it successfully. The exhilaration is simply un-matchable. I am going to miss South Asian Challenge not being hosted this year but that has given me an opportunity to join a reading challenge hosted by a friend and fellow book blogger – Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay of B00k R3vi3ws. She calls it 2013 Reading Challenge: First-Reads.
The deal is simple. Under this reading challenge, I will be reading authors that I have never attempted before and I choose the highest challenge level: Fanatic Level, which means I will be reading 25 books by authors I have never read before.
Ambitious uh? Well, living up the voracious reader tag this year when the millennium turns a teenager (lousy excuse, I know but all’s fair in love…love for reads).
The titles and their authors to be part of this reading challenge:
1. Aerogrammes by Tania James
2. Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book of erotic Stories II edited by Sheba Karim
3. Beaten by Bhagath by S.V. Divvaakar
4. Beautiful Country by Syeda Hameed & Gunjan Veda
5. Cain by Jose Saramago
6. Chasing Maya by Rohan Gogoi
7. Engraved in Stone by Madhulika Liddle
8. Fantasia by Vaughn Petterson
9. Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse by Suraya Sadeed
10. It Takes a Murder by Anu Kumar
11. Jack Patel’s Dubai Dreams by P.G. Bhaskar
12. JFK by Jhangir Kerawal
13. Lucky For Some 13, by Prem Rao
14. Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan
15. Manto – Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto; translated by Aatish Taseer
16. Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
17. Return of a King by William Dalrymple
18. Roll of Honour by Amandeep Sandhu
19. The Anza Deception by P.R. Ganapathy
20. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
21. The Guilty one by Lisa Ballanttyne
22.The Invitation by Anne Cherian
23. The Lost Identity by Troy Bond
24. The Stopover by Ram Prakash & Deepa Pinto
25. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
26. When The Snow Melts by Vinod Joseph
27. A Splash of Love by Rajeev Ranjan
28. Tantra by Adi
29. Tick Tock We’re 30 by Milan Vohra
30. 2012 Nights by Vipul Rikhi
31. Murder in Amaravati by Sharath Komarraju
See you after the back cover of the 26th is closed. Till then happy reading….to me
Still here….Go read.