One of the most interesting challenges, I joined this year was the Borrowed Book Challenge, hosted by Book’d Out. As the name makes clear, the challenge involved the reading of books borrowed (mainly) from libraries. Since I joined the challenge, half-way thru the year, I opted for the Borrower Be level which meant I had to read atleast 12 books. Well, I’ve been able to read and review 13 books in all. I am reading another book borrowed from the library but don’t know whether I’ll be able to finish it in the stipulated time.
Well, here are my 13:
First entry: Ammi: letter to a democratic mother
Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye
Murder of a Martinet by E.C.R Lorac
Night in Bombay by Louis Broomfield
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller
The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman
The Yellow Rose and Other Stories by K.K. Khullar
The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
Though I have seen a lot of challenges that involve reading your own personal library, I am yet to see one that involves borrowing books from public/ institutional libraries. I hope Shelley hosts the challenge this year too as I’d love to participate in it once again.
Have a look at Shelley’s blog, over here: