2014 Goodreads Challenge: Half-way Through

Not quite a bookworm but decent first 6 months
Not quite a bookworm but decent first 6 months

I had a decent run in 2013, if not amazing. I managed 26 books and completed my modest target of 25 book a year. I also managed to complete my target of reading atleast 10 books originated from India (I read 12).

I think in the busy lives we have, if we can manage 25 quality books a year, then we are doing well with your reading. For 2014, I maintained my target of 25 books, which looks small when compared to 50, 70 or even 100 books targets that I have seen people pledging. To be honest, I have not seen anyone going below the target that I have set.

So far, I have done better than my expectation and notched 18 books in first 6 months. I tried to maintain the diversity by picking from Graphic novels, fiction, classics (Actually I am reading Anna Karenina right now, if you don’t find any classics below), mythology and Biographies. You can check the complete list below.

 

See who made the Hall of Frame
See who made the Hall of Frame

 

Stand out Books:

Fiction: Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto (Click here for book ReviewΒ )

The beautiful paperback
The beautiful paperback

Non-Fiction: The things a little bird told Me, by Biz StoneΒ 

Confession of a creative mind
Confession of a creative mind

Graphic Novel: Transmetropolitan, Vol-1 (Click here for the book reviewΒ )

Book Cover : Transmetropolitan
Book Cover : Transmetropolitan

I think, its time to revise this year’s target now. How is your reading going on, friends ? Do share.

And also, this is my 100th post on this blog, so don’t forget to congratulate me πŸ˜›

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Snigdha Bose says:

    So I am not forgetting to congratulate you πŸ™‚

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    1. How nice of you. Thank you

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  2. Congrats indeed ! πŸ™‚ I have also set the modest target of 25 and I have finished 11 so far- have to buck up now I guess !

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    1. Thank you.
      I really struggle to find people with 25books/ year target. So Hi-Five

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  3. While I set no targets I do read a few pages every day. Currently it has been a lot of PG Wodehouse πŸ˜€ Your’s in an impressive list.

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    1. Wow.PG Wodehouse is amazing. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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  4. Congrats…What I liked about you reading 18 books are that most of them are good books and not the run-of-the-mill kind of books that is published in India every day…

    Except Khaled Hosseini and Kafka, I have not read any other books in your list…Keep reading πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the comment. As the time for reading is not in abundance, i try to pick the books carefully. πŸ™‚

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  5. I might read “The things a little bird told Me, by Biz Stone “. Sounds like an interesting book.

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    1. Yes, its an interesting book. You will enjoy it

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  6. Inspiring! I seriously feel I should also start reading regularly now.
    Congratulations buddy πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey, thanks Sonal.
      I will keep the “Congratulations” if your “inspiring” was not mocking πŸ˜›

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      1. Not mocking at all. Gosh! why don’t people take my compliments seriously? 😐 πŸ˜€

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      2. Actually I am not used to compliment πŸ˜› Not your fault

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  7. kokilagupta says:

    Cool! Nice post and a cool idea ! Is it okay if I steal this idea of yours and post about my Goodreads Reading challenge on my blog? Reply soon or consider it done πŸ™‚ And yup, 18 out of 25 is good πŸ™‚ All the best.Reach the goal and most importantly Enjoy the journey.

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    1. Yeaah yaaa, go ahead, do that. And send me your goodreads link so that I can connect with you there.

      Thank you and cheers.
      Avinash

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  8. namrota says:

    I like the books in the challenge …good luck πŸ˜€

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