Challenge Complete: 2012 TBR Pile

It is with an immense feeling of achievement and satisfaction that I write this post. I have been able to successfully complete the 2012 TBR Pile challenge hosted by the admirable Adam @ Room Beam Reader.

Since it involved reading of two books on this last day of the challenge I am feeling quite pleased with myself.

While taking up the challenge, last year, I had prepared a list of 12 books with two alternates. I was able to read 11 books from the main list and one alternate.

Here’s my list:

1. America by Franz Kafka (1927)

2. For Pepper and Christ by Keki N. Daruwalla (2009)        
3. Inqilab by K.A. Abbas (1958)
4. Jungle by Upton Sinclair (1906)
5. King’s General by Daphne DuMaurier (1946)
6. Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (2009)
7. North and South by John Jakes (1982)
8. Orlando by Virginia Woolf (1928)
9. Paris Enigma by Pablo De Santis (2007)
10. Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy (1963)
11. Vision by Dean Koontz (1986)
12. Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen (ed) by Michael Kerrigan (1996)

The 2 Alternates:

1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (2006)
2. A Train of Powder by Rebecca West (1955)


I enjoyed this challenge as it made me read books that had been gathering dust on shelves for too long. I also appreciated the fact that the list made us mandatory to read these books and not other books from our TBR pile.

Now to sign-up for the 2013 version.

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