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Month Wrap-Up: August 2018 and September TBR

Read in August 2018: 13

Book of the month
4 stars
September 2018 TBR

2018 Challenge Updates

  1. Read at least 40 books (Goodreads goal) – Goal completed80
  2. Read more classics (at least 15) – 8
  3. Read more owned books (at least 20) – 16
  4. Read huge books (at least 3) – Shantaram, Gone with the wind and one more – 0
  5. Re-read  books – 0
  6. Read more non-fiction/ memoir/ autobiography (at least 10) – Goal Completed – 15

Total number of Pages read this year: 17078

2018 ultimate reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years agoHeart of Darkness
  4. A book published in the last year – Genuine Fraud
  5. A non-fic book You can do it
  6. A book written by a male author – The Gift of Therapy
  7. A book written by a female authorSunbathing in the rain
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer – When breath becomes air
  9. A book that became a film – The painted veil
  10. A book published in the 20th century Changing Planes
  11. A book set in your hometown/ region – How I Became a Farmer’s Wife
  12. A book with a name in the titleA Man called Ove
  13. A book with a number in the title – Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
  14. A book based on a true storyDying Well
  15. A book someone else recommended – 1984
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day – Ghachar Ghochar
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with one-word title – Malice
  20. A book translated from another language – Moonrise From the Green Grass Roof
  21. A personal growth book – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  22. A memoir or a journal – Tiger tiger
  23. A book by someone from another country – The Notebook
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll visit this yearThe Blue Castle
  25. An award-winning book – Pulitzer Prize – Angela’s Ashes
  26. A book you read in school
  27. A book with a character with your first name
  28. A book with a place in the titleThe Mayor of Casterbridge
  29. A book set in the futureCinder
  30. A play – The live Corpse
  31. A scary bookDracula
  32. A funny book – Where did you go, Bernadette
  33. A book of short stories – Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
  34. A trilogy or series Me Before You
  35. A bestseller The Hate U Give
  36. A book you own but haven’t readHaroun and the sea of stories
  37. A book about philosophy
  38. An epic poem
  39. A Victorian novel
  40. A book of poetry
  41. A book with a colour in the title
  42. A book with an appealing cover – Everything everything
  43. A book about psychology – Love’s executioner and other tales of psychotherapy
  44. A book about science – The Mind’s Eye
  45. A graphic novelAsterix the gaul
  46. A self-published book
  47. A book from a different cultureShanghai Girls
  48. A young adult book – This sky
  49. A book of non-fiction essays – At the same time
  50. A book by an author you haven’t read beforeGifts
  51. A book set in a country you’ve never been to – Into the water
  52. A book set in the place you live today

39/ 52 Done

How was your August reading-wise? Leave a link to your wrap-up post and I’ll come visit.

 

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Month Wrap-Up: May 2018 and June TBR

Read in May 2018: 13
From my May TBR
 
Others
 

Reviews:

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki MurakamiBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Participated in Bout of Books 22

Book(s) of the month

Difficult to choose with so many 4 stars but I will go with these
June 2018 TBR
 

2018 Challenge Updates

  1. Read at least 40 books (Goodreads goal) – Goal completed – 48
  2. Read more classics (at least 15) – 6
  3. Read more owned books (at least 20) – 12
  4. Read huge books (at least 3) – Shantaram, Gone with the wind and one more – 0
  5. Re-read  books – 0
  6. Read more non-fiction/ memoir/ autobiography (at least 10) – Goal Completed – 13

Total number of Pages read this year: 11436

2018 ultimate reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years agoHeart of Darkness
  4. A book published in the last year – Genuine Fraud
  5. A non-fic book You can do it
  6. A book written by a male author – The Gift of Therapy
  7. A book written by a female authorSunbathing in the rain
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer – When breath becomes air
  9. A book that became a film – The painted veil
  10. A book published in the 20th century Changing Planes
  11. A book set in your hometown/ region
  12. A book with a name in the titleA Man called Ove
  13. A book with a number in the title – Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
  14. A book based on a true storyDying Well
  15. A book someone else recommended – 1984
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day – Ghachar Ghochar
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with one-word title – Malice
  20. A book translated from another language – Moonrise From the Green Grass Roof
  21. A personal growth book
  22. A memoir or a journal – Tiger tiger
  23. A book by someone from another country – The Notebook
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll visit this yearThe Blue Castle
  25. An award-winning book – Pulitzer Prize – Angela’s Ashes
  26. A book you read in school
  27. A book with a character with your first name
  28. A book with a place in the titleThe Mayor of Casterbridge
  29. A book set in the futureCinder
  30. A play – The live Corpse
  31. A scary book
  32. A funny book – Where did you go, Bernadette
  33. A book of short stories – Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
  34. A trilogy or series Me Before You
  35. A bestseller The Hate U Give
  36. A book you own but haven’t readHaroun and the sea of stories
  37. A book about philosophy
  38. An epic poem
  39. A Victorian novel
  40. A book of poetry
  41. A book with a colour in the title
  42. A book with an appealing cover – Everything everything
  43. A book about psychology – Love’s executioner and other tales of psychotherapy
  44. A book about science – The Mind’s Eye
  45. A graphic novelAsterix the gaul
  46. A self-published book
  47. A book from a different cultureShanghai Girls
  48. A young adult book – This sky
  49. A book of non-fiction essays – At the same time
  50. A book by an author you haven’t read beforeGifts
  51. A book set in a country you’ve never been to – Into the water
  52. A book set in the place you live today

36/ 52 Done

How was your May reading-wise? Leave a link to your wrap-up post and I’ll come visit.

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Month Wrap-Up: April 2018 and May TBR

Read in April 2018: 6

The Verger

Reviews:
Book of the month
4.5 stars
May 2018 TBR
 

2018 Challenge Updates

  1. Read at least 40 books (Goodreads goal) – 37
  2. Read more classics (at least 15) – 5
  3. Read more owned books (at least 20) – 8
  4. Read huge books (at least 3) – Shantaram, Gone with the wind and one more – 0
  5. Re-read  books – 0
  6. Read more non-fiction/ memoir/ autobiography (at least 10) – 9

Total number of Pages read this year: 8802

2018 ultimate reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years agoHeart of Darkness
  4. A book published in the last year – Genuine Fraud
  5. A non-fic book You can do it
  6. A book written by a male author
  7. A book written by a female authorSunbathing in the rain
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer – When breath becomes air
  9. A book that became a film – The painted veil
  10. A book published in the 20th century Changing Planes
  11. A book set in your hometown/ region
  12. A book with a name in the titleA Man called Ove
  13. A book with a number in the title – Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
  14. A book based on a true storyDying Well
  15. A book someone else recommended – 1984
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day – Ghachar Ghochar
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with one-word title
  20. A book translated from another language – Moonrise From the Green Grass Roof
  21. A personal growth book
  22. A memoir or a journal – Tiger tiger
  23. A book by someone from another country – The Notebook
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll visit this yearThe Blue Castle
  25. An award-winning book
  26. A book you read in school
  27. A book with a character with your first name
  28. A book with a place in the titleThe Mayor of Casterbridge
  29. A book set in the futureCinder
  30. A play
  31. A scary book
  32. A funny book
  33. A book of short stories
  34. A trilogy or series Me Before You
  35. A bestseller
  36. A book you own but haven’t readHaroun and the sea of stories
  37. A book about philosophy
  38. An epic poem
  39. A Victorian novel
  40. A book of poetry
  41. A book with a colour in the title
  42. A book with an appealing cover – Everything everything
  43. A book about psychology – Love’s executioner and other tales of psychotherapy
  44. A book about science – The Mind’s Eye
  45. A graphic novel
  46. A self-published book
  47. A book from a different cultureShanghai Girls
  48. A young adult book – This sky
  49. A book of non-fiction essays – At the same time
  50. A book by an author you haven’t read beforeGifts
  51. A book set in a country you’ve never been to – Into the water
  52. A book set in the place you live today

28/ 52 Done

How was your April reading-wise? Leave a link to your wrap-up post and I’ll come visit.

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Month Wrap-Up: March 2018 and April TBR

Read in March 2018: 9

Reviews:
Book of the month
4 stars

2018 Challenge Updates

  1. Read at least 40 books (Goodreads goal) – 30
  2. Read more classics (at least 15) – 4
  3. Read more owned books (at least 20) – 6
  4. Read huge books (at least 3) – Shantaram, Gone with the wind and one more – 0
  5. Re-read  books – 0
  6. Read more non-fiction/ memoir/ autobiography (at least 10) – 7

2018 ultimate reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years agoHeart of Darkness
  4. A book published in the last year – Genuine Fraud
  5. A non-fic book Love’s executioner and other tales of psychotherapy
  6. A book written by a male author
  7. A book written by a female author
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer – When breath becomes air
  9. A book that became a film – The painted veil
  10. A book published in the 20th century Changing Planes
  11. A book set in your hometown/ region
  12. A book with a name in the titleA Man called Ove
  13. A book with a number in the title – Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
  14. A book based on a true story
  15. A book someone else recommended – 1984
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day – Ghachar Ghochar
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with one-word title
  20. A book translated from another language – Moonrise From the Green Grass Roof
  21. A personal growth book
  22. A memoir or a journal – Tiger tiger
  23. A book by someone from another country – The Notebook
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll visit this yearThe Blue Castle
  25. An award-winning book
  26. A book you read in school
  27. A book with a character with your first name
  28. A book with a place in the title
  29. A book set in the futureCinder
  30. A play
  31. A scary book
  32. A funny book
  33. A book of short stories
  34. A trilogy or series Me Before You
  35. A bestseller
  36. A book you own but haven’t read
  37. A book about philosophy
  38. An epic poem
  39. A Victorian novel
  40. A book of poetry
  41. A book with a colour in the title
  42. A book with an appealing cover – Everything everything
  43. A book about psychologyThe Mind’s Eye
  44. A book about science –
  45. A graphic novel
  46. A self-published book
  47. A book from a different culture
  48. A young adult book – This sky
  49. A book of non-fiction essays – At the same time
  50. A book by an author you haven’t read beforeGifts
  51. A book set in a country you’ve never been to – Into the water
  52. A book set in the place you live today

How was your March reading-wise? Leave a link to your wrap-up post and I’ll come visit.

 

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June 2013 TBR Pile

June, here I come! I signed up for a lot of book tours this month. I always end up doing that. *sigh* Now I should get to reading with a zip zap zoom speed!

My reading list for June

For Book Tours

1730436217317370

Pleasure reads


For Goodreads Group Challenges


 

That’s a total of 30 books which means I need to read a book a day. Hmm.. Let’s see. I have finished reading one and am almost done with the other. I think I’m doing pretty good unless a shining new book (not on this list) comes in my way. :-p

 

Have you read, are you going to read any of those? Put your TBR pile links in the comments and I’ll come visit.

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March 2013 TBR Pile

I know I’m a little late but oh well. I am also participating in Take Control of your TBR Pile this month. So let’s see how well I can do.

My reading list for March

For Book Tours

Yeah, I went a bit book tour crazy this month. Oops!

For Review/ Pleasure reads

And I hope to finish reading (already started books)

That’s a total of 25 books. I have read 4 of them already and am halfway through 5 of them. Do you think I can finish 16 complete and 5 half books in 23 days?

 

Have you read, are you going to read any of those? Put your TBR pile links in the comments and I’ll come visit.

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February 2013 TBR Pile

February is going to be an extremely busy month. It’s my sister’s engagement on the 15th and 17th-20th is a conference hosted by my institute so these two events are going to take away three weeks of February. However, there’s a World Book Fair from 4-10 Feb and I am participating in Fire and Ice Blog Hop (5, 10, 21, 27 Feb), Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon (7-14 Feb), Goodreads Toppler (9-16 Feb) and Review Copy Cleanup (month long) so I should get some reading done even if it’s in the last week of the month.

My reading list for February

For Book Tours

Thankfully, I have gone a bit low with book tours this month.

For Review/ Pleasure reads

And I hope to finish reading (already started books)

That’s a total of 26 books (8 less than my goal of last month). Do you think this is do-able with all the extra stuff going on in my life? Or have I gone overboard as usual? 😉

 

Have you read, are you going to read any of those? Put your TBR pile links in the comments and I’ll come visit.

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January 2013 TBR Pile

New year and I’m raring to go. So many books to read. I will also be participating in Bout of Books and Winter Blogathon this month, so let’s see how much reading I can get done. Things are getting busier in the personal and academic front, so I am not sure how much reading I’ll able to do. But as usual, I keep my goals high (not unrealistic, you see). 😉

So, on my reading list this month –

For Review

download (2)

Other Pleasure reads

And I hope to finish reading (already started books)

A total of 34 books! Ahem ahem. But 6 of them are children’s. So just maybe. Countdown begins. 25 days to go and 25 books. I read 9 already ( 6 children’s).

Have you read, are you going to read any of those? Put your TBR pile links in the comments and I’ll come visit.

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December TBR Pile

December, the last month already! And I hope to read a lot this month. Never mind the first 8 days haven’t been so good reading wise. You know, family trip, friend wedding and the days flew by.

So, on my reading list this month –

For Review

download (2)


Other Pleasure reads

And I hope to finish reading (already started books)

A total of 27 books, I have read two of them so far. So 22 days and 25 books, lofty goal indeed!

Have you read, are you going to read any of those? Put your TBR pile links in the comments and I’ll come visit.

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November TBR Pile

Ah, it’s November! Already? Where did the year fly by?

So I have a huge pile this month.

I’m going to read and review 25, yes, you read it right, 25 books! How am I going to do That? Phew!

And that’s just the virtual tours. I have 5 other review books to read, not to mention the ones that I want to read apart from the reviews. Umm, I may have been overbooked. *sigh* Story of my life!

Other review books

And I would like to read for pleasure the following books (ha ha!)

Huge list, I know!

Have you read, are you going to read any of those? Put your TBR pile links in the comments and I’ll come visit.