2013 Reading Challenge: First-Reads

First ReadsIts 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. Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book of erotic Stories II edited by Sheba Karim

2. Beaten by Bhagath by S.V. Divvaakar

3. Chasing Maya by Rohan Gogoi

4. Jack Patel’s Dubai Dreams by P.G. Bhaskar

5.Lucky For Some 13, by Prem Rao

6. Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan

7. Return of a King by William Dalrymple

8. Roll of Honour by Amandeep Sandhu

9. The Anza Deception by P.R. Ganapathy

10. The Stopover by Ram Prakash & Deepa Pinto

11. When The Snow Melts by Vinod Joseph

12. A Splash of Love by Rajeev Ranjan

13. Tantra by Adi

14. Tick Tock We’re 30 by Milan Vohra

15. 2012 Nights by Vipul Rikhi

16. Murder in Amaravati by Sharath Komarraju

17. Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior Prince by Anuja Chandramouli

18. The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri

19. The Secrets of the Dark by Arka Chakrabarti

20. Arty Facts by Ankita Kapoor

21. The Karachi Deception by Shatrujeet Nath

22. Polka Dots, Pony Tails and Purple Pouts by Amrita Anand Nayak

23. Vanity Bagh by Anees Salim

24. Life..Love..Kumbh by Aporva Kala

25. The Virgins by Siddharth Tripathi

26. The Caretaker by A.X. Ahmad

27. Bollywood Fiancé For A Day by Ruchi Vasudeva

See you after the back cover of the 26th is closed. Till then happy reading….to me :)

Still here….Go read.