Firstly, Happy New Year everyone. Hope 2021 brings lots of happiness and joy in your life. We had a splendid end to the year 2020 by traveling to Delhi- Gurgaon and from there we drove to Shimla and Kufri to welcome 2021 with snow all around us.
For all those who have been following my blog know by now that I am a bibliophile, a hoarder and a late night reader. I take reading challenges every year on various platforms to keep myself up with my reading list and of the last 3 years, I have hit my target 2 times and missed it in 2020- you know all the housework and no help, left me with little time.
But a new year brings new beginnings and this year I am participating in the Blogchatters #TBRChallenge and I’m super stoked about it. For this year I have set a target of 25 books. Ya ya some readers may thing this is too less- well I have 2 kids, a husband along with a house to look after too. For people who think this is too much- I said I love my books and I read the night away.
So you want to know what the challenge is all about and how to join in? Read on.
- It’s a reading challenge, so you are suppose to read books. Simple.
- Create your profile with Blogchatter and fill in all your details.
- Set your target for the books. Keep it realistic.
- Once a book is completed, upload the cover image on your dashboard on Blogchatter.
- Share your participation with the world with a social media post and on your Blog page.
- You have the whole year to hit the target.
For the year 2021, I am setting a target of 25 books. For me, the start of the year and the end of the year include a lot of reading but it does get sluggish during summer breaks and diwali breaks when my kids have holidays. I can generally complete 2 or 2.5 books in a month so my target seems attainable to me.
Books that I intend to read in 2021
I like to read books based in different places, historical fiction and by female authors. I am sharing 10 of the 25 books that I will for sure read this year are.
- A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
- Family Tree – Sairish Hussain
- Ratno Dholi, The best stories of Dhumketu – Translated by Jenny Bhatt
- In Search of Heer – Manjul Bajaj
- Season of Crimson Blossom – Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
- Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
- Goodbye Freddie Mercury – Nadia Akbar
- Sister of my Heart – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
- The Far Filed – Madhuri Vijay
For the rest 15 books, I will go for one book on poetry as I’ve not read any so far. I also intend to read a book based on Indian history. For this, I have two books in mind – Indian Summer by Alex Tunzelman or Discovery of India – a book written by Jawaharlal Nehru himself during his time in confinement in prison. I also intend to read one more book by Elif Shafak, my favorite female author and one book by Khushwant Singh whose satirical writing I really enjoy. I will also keep my eyes on new releases and also try to get my hands on some classic must read.
So for all the book enthusiasts here, what are you waiting for, join in the #TBRChallenge and register with Blogchatter to be a part of this fun challenge. And if you have already registered, High Five.
You can read my earlier Blogchatter challenge of #MyFriendAlexa Season 5 here where I had written 8 blogs on interesting things about books.
Till Next time