The Brunch Book Challenge- Part 3: Halfway Through

In the post, The Brunch Book Challenge- Part 2, I told you guys the pros of getting lucky to be a part of Hindustan Times weekly magazine, HTBrunch’s #BrunchBookChallenge. You have to tweet about your progress by tagging @HTBrunch and using the hashtag #BrunchBookChallenge and giving details of the book you have read. It’s that simple, of you read.

However, this year, the challenge has itself been a bit toughen up. Instead of reading 24 books, the participant has to read 30 books and of course, these are the rules to follow:

1. Unless you are a child, you cannot include children’s books.  

2. No textbooks. Just so we’re clear, a textbook is any ‘manual of instruction for any subject of study’, you can’t include it. In short, your engineering/GMAT/IAS books don’t count.  

3. Graphic novels are allowed, encouraged in fact. If you’re reading comic books, then one volume (or a set of 10 comic books) may be counted as one.

Here is my progress so far:

1) Macbeth by William Shakespeare

2) The Stories Life of A. J. Firry by Gabrielle Zevin

3) The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

4) Strip Jack by Ian Rnakin

5) What If? by Randall Munroe

6) Doctor Who and The Daleks by David Whitaker

7) Middlemarch by George Eliot

8) Letters of Vincent van Gogh

9) Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

10) How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

11) Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

12) Rita Hayworth and Shashank Redemption by Stephen King

13) Green Mile: The Two dead Girls by Stephen King

14) Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry

15) Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

16) Dilbert and Way of the Weasel by Scott Adams

17) If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

18) Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors by Sarah Stodola

19) Diaries of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka

20) The Book of Lists: Football by Stephen Foster

21) A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf

22) Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord

It’s really fun to be a part of this challenge and a good motivation factor to read more.

Happy Reading everyone!


17 thoughts on “The Brunch Book Challenge- Part 3: Halfway Through”

      1. Here I am, hoping you’ll review my “Bell Mountain” series. Its 7th book was just published a few weeks ago (“The Glass Bridge”), but you may want to start with Book 1, “Bell Mountain.”

        All seven are available from, both in kindle and paperback format. For cover art, blurbs, and sample chapters, you can also visit my blog, , and click on “Books.”

        I hope this is the information you wanted me to email you. If you need anything else, please just let me know.

        Thanks a bunch!


  1. What a fabulous list! You have read quite an amount of books already – amazing 🙂 I wish you the best of luck for the rest of your challenge 🙂


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