Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2015


IQRC is Barging into the 3rd year….& BACK!

After yet another fantastic year of Indian reads, with more than 500 Indian book reviews and 300 books added to the database at The Tales Pensieve, the Reading Challenge of the Year is back…

Indian Quills Reading Challenge – Season 3

IQR Challenge is an attempt to bring the reviews of books by Indian authors scattered all over under one database at The Tales Pensieve. Going forward with this site’s underlying partiality with Indian authors, it is to also serve as a collective effort to promote the literature and authors of Indian origin.

We invite each and all who read books by Indian authors, even once in a while, to participate in this effort. We have tried to keep this very simple and user friendly but in case you have any confusion or face blocks feel free to contact us. The way into this challenge is a 3-step strike: Read the guidelines, if you are game sign-up and start participating (and winning ;) ).


a. Anyone who reads Indian literature  and writes reviews on blogs/ websites can join the challenge. Your nationality or country of residence is not a criteria.

b. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphical, all forms of Indian writing are welcome.

c. Books written in any language (Regional, National or International) are eligible for the challenge, the only criteria is that it should be authored or co-authored by a writer of Indian origin.

d. The challenge will run from February 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

e. The books to be part of the challenge could have been released anytime since evolution of printing (no ceiling on that) and you can also link reviews of books read anytime, any number of years back. The intension is to build a near perfect and complete database of books by Indian writers.

f. If you have any confusion whether the book you have opted for, qualifies for the challenge or not just ask.


For Bloggers

1. Lock in the number of books you will be reading as part of the challenge – which will be your IQR Target. (You can always increase it later)

2. Sign up for IQR Challenge – Season 3 by entering your details into the linky, here

2. Once your details and IQR Target are updated into the IQR Challengers 2015 list, you can start linking up your book reviews here

…And then

We will be updating the Indian Books Database in the first week of every month for the submissions of the previous month and with that will be updated your challenge account details i.e. your IQR Target vis-a-vis your submissions. And from there we pick the IQR Champion of the month, who gets an IQR Champion badge for his/ her blog & gets to choose a book of their choice from the picks of the month to be home delivered (anywhere in India).

This time too the challenge is open to readers of Indian literature residing outside India also. So incase the IQR Champion is a non-resident Indian he/she wins an eBook and an IQR Champion badge for his/ her blog.

So all set? You can sign-up from the challenge anytime but submissions start from February 1, 2015 only.

Welcome to Indian Quills Challenge – Season 3 book lovers! Let’s continue to build the biggest collection of Indian writing on the web. Get, Set Go….

We want to thank Penguin Random House India for their book love and for being the exclusive sponsors of Indian Quills Reading Challenge – Season 3

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SIGNUP and join the challenge! Be a proud IQRCian 🙂