Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wrap-Up and Sign-Up: Full House Challenge

For the second year running, I have successfully completed the Full House Challenge hosted @ The Book Date.

Here are the books read:


1. Library Book: The Motor Rally Mystery by John Rhode
2. Novella: Shootout at the Rocks by Ibn-e-Safi
3. Author outside your own country: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (France)
4. Won or Borrowed: The Old Dark House by J.B. Priestley (Won in a Sherlock Holmes Quiz)
5. 2nd book in a series: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino (2nd in the Inspector Galileo series)


1. A Top Book of 2015: The Things They Carried by Tim O' Brien
2. Setting that you want to visit: Paris in That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan
3. Book by Author you really like: The Crooked Hinge by J.D. Carr
4. Book set in the Northern Hemisphere: Mother by Maxim Gorky
5. Been on your TBR Forever: Deshdrohi by Yashpal (Since 1998)


1. Heard about the Book Online: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
2. Award Winning: Sansmritiyan by Shiv Verma (Winner of the Soviet Land Lenin Award)
3. Free Choice: The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar (Set in India)
4. Debut Novel by Author: The Two Sisters by H.E. Bates
5. Published in 2014: The Setting Sun by Brian Moore


1. Set in the Southern Hemisphere: The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories
2. First in a Series: Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter (First in the Inspector Morse series)
3. Published 2000-2013: The Lessons by Naomi Alderman (2010)
4. Published Pre 2000: The Face in the Night by Edgar Wallace (1924)
5. Book I Rarely Read: Along Came a Spider by James Patterson (Kidnapping of Children)


1. Published in 2015: Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins
2. A Keeper: Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad by Vaishayampayan
3. Outstanding Hero or Heroine: Radheya by Ranjit Desai
4. Author New to You: Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley
5. You Love the Cover:In at the Kill by Elizabeth Ferrars


There's another edition of The Full House Reading Challenge in 2016 and I am so signing up for it. Here are the details and sign-up.


  1. Great Neer you did so well. Love having you participate.

  2. That's a lot of good books, Neer. I'm making a note of some, in particular Edgar Wallace and Colin Dexter.