Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Offical TBR Pile Challenge: Wrap-up and Sign-up

In 2013, I could not finish The Official TBR Pile Challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader, so I am very happy to have finished it successfully for the year 2014.

Here are the books read:

Almond Eyes Lotus Feet by Sharada Dwivedi and Shalini Devi Holkar

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

Bodyline: The Cricket 'War' between England and Australia by Philip Derriman

From Sawdust to Stardust by Terry Lee Rioux

Greek literature for Students of English by A.C. Baldry

Kartography by Kamila Shamsie

Prison and Chocolate Cake by Nayantara Sahgal

Punjab and the Raj (1849-1947) by Ian Talbot

Questions You always wanted to ask about English by Maxwell Nurnberg

Reading Critically, Writing Well by Charles R Cooper and Rise Axelrod

What is Cultural History?

White Mythologies

The two alternates are:

She by H. Rider Haggard

The Merry Month of May by James Jones

I am signing up for the challenge once again.

Here are the books I'll be reading this year:

1. Ajay Krantkari Rajguru by Anil Verma

2. Amar Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad by Vishwanath Vaishampayan

3. Bhagat Singh: Liberation's Blazing Star by PMS Grewal

4. Deshdrohi by Yashpal

5. Gandhi's Encounter with Indian Revolutionares by Rama Hari Shankar

6. The Hanging of Bhagat Singh (ed.) Professor Warich

7. Lal Tin ki Chhath by Nrmal Verma

8. Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter

9.The Oppressive Present by Sudhir Chandra

10.Penal Settlement in Andamans

11. Political Prisoners n India by Ujjwal Kumar Singh

12.Reading Critically, Writing Well by Charles R Cooper and Rise Axelrod

The Two Alternates are:

13. Frangiyan diyan jailan vich Deshbhagat Shaheed

14. Greek Literature for the Students of English by A.C. Baldry

Interested in joining the challenge, sign-up here.


  1. I'm very impressed, Neeru! You've done so very well with the challenges you've taken on! I wish you well with this one.

    1. Thanks Margot. I have been lucky this year in finishing challenges.

  2. Very interesting lists, Neer. This is a great challenge.

    1. I agree Tracy. It has made me read books that otherwise I'd never have picked up from my shelves.