Archive for the ‘Challenges 2010’ Category

Just when I thought I had enough challenges not just for the coming year but also for next 10 years 🙂 I go and sign up for another challenge. That’s right , I did it and I am confessing . Wait till you hear the name of the challenge dearies. It is What’s In A Name ? 3 Challenge . Just tell me how could I resist that . So I went ahead  and signed up. The categories are fab too have a look :

Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with a food in the title
  2. A book with a body of water in the title
  3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title
  4. A book with a plant in the title
  5. A book with a place-name (city, country) in the title
  6. A book with a music term in the title

It is hosted by Beth F and it has a blog of it’s own. So what are you waiting for? Go on, sign up..

Challenges Update:

I joined a few more Challenges for 2010.They keep coming up with fun challenges and I keep signing up . Here are the details :

100 + Reading  Challenge

100_Reading_ChallengeHosted by J.Kaye

Sign Up Page : 100+ Reading Challenge

I finished nearly 200 books this year , so I guess with so many challenges  and my own craze for reading I might finish 200 or more in 2010.

Awesome Author Challenge 2010

Hosted by Alyce

Sign Up Page : Awesome Author Challenge 2010

There are 4 levels and I have opted for Moderate.

Moderate: Choose six authors and read at least one title from each author.

My choice Of authors :

Jacqueline Woodhouse

Sarah Dunant

Ray Bradbury

Lois Lowry

Orson Scott Card

Albert Camus

Lord Of The Rings Readalong


I have forgotten all about Middle Earth, this readalong  will definitely help me get familiar with the realm I loved so much after the first read.

Hosted by Eva , Teresa and Marie

Sign Up Post : The Lord Of The Rings Readalong

Updated to add:

The Nancy Drew Challenge

How could I  resist this challenge. I love reading Nancy Drew and what better way  to show my affection for this series then to participate in this wonderful challenge hosted by Deborah.

Hosted by Deborah

Sign Up Page : The Nancy Drew Challenge

Goal :

To read Books 1-56 in the Nancy Drew series that have the yellow spines in 2010.

A list of the books can be found here

Ok, so what if  I took up another challenge ? Do I hear you laughing there ? ( talking to you Veens)  I just couldn’t resist. 🙂  I love YA books and I successfully completed this challenge in 2009 and I think I can very well finish this in 2010.So here I am signing up for Young Adult Book Challenge 2009 hosted by J.Kaye . This year some new guidelines have been made . We can sign up for one of the 4 levels.I am signing up for level 2.

Host : J.Kaye

Sign Up Page

My chosen Level : Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels ( Imight upgrade if I am able to read more than this )

My List :

(To be updated as and when I read for the challenge)







What are you waiting for ? Go ahead and join this challenge.


Can you believe it. I am about to sign up for another challenge.  It was too inviting and I love re reading books and getting the pages to fall apart , so here I go. I am officially signing up for The Flashback Challenge.

Challenge runs from Jan 1st 2010 to Dec 31st 2010 (they might start it early  )

I am about to take a big plunge and sign up for the Literati Level , that means 6 books. I re read so many books , that I am pretty sure I can finish this challenge for the year 2010 🙂 Also to make all this more fun there are mini challenges .

My List Of Books :

1. Doctors by Erich Segal – This one has to be re read because I love the story. It has some sequences which make me proud to be a doctor . I think I have already re read at it at least 7 times.

2. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell – Its been quite a while since I read it and I don’t remember it too well. I think it’s a reason good enough for re reading

3. The Mayor Of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy– I need to read this to remind myself  as to , why I like Thomas Hardy’s works  so much.

4.For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway – This was my first novel and I feel the list won’t be complete without this one.

5. Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott

6. Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

P.S- This post will be updated as and when the host updates the challenge details

South Asian Author Challenge is being hosted by Swapna at S.Krishna’s Books.

This challenge is to encourage people to read books by South Asian Authors – South Asia being India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  The books can be from any time period, contemporary or classic.

Duration Of The Challenge : January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

My commitment level for the challenge would be 10 books. ( I do have a huge stack of books by South Asian Authors , so Iguess I can pull it off 🙂 )

Book List – Here are a few books on top of my mind and I plan to update the list  as and when I read the books

1. Between The Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

2  Swami And Friends by R.K. Narayan

3  Mahashweta by Sudha Murthy

4  Water by Bapsi Sidhwa







I am really very excited about this challenge. Thanks to Swapna , now can reduce  quite a few books from my TBR pile  and read those authors whose books I have piled up but haven’t had a chance to read.