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
5) What If? by Randall Munroe
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!