Monday, December 29, 2014

Full House Reading Challenge and Women Fiction Reading Challenge

One of the most interesting challenges, I had joined this year was Full House Reading Challenge hosted @ Book Date. We had to fill a bingo-card, reading books in 25 different categories.

I am so very happy to state that I have successfully completed the challenge.

1: From the Local Library: Forty Years of Test Cricket: India-England (1932-1971) by Saradindu Sanyal
2: Best Read so far in 2014The Hand in the Dark by Arthur J. Rees
3From your wish listThe House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
4: Set in Different Country from Yours: Murder at the Pageant by Victor L.Whitechurch
5: Published in 2014Between Love and Freedom by Nikhil Govind

1: Theme/ Issue you think is Important: Bhagat Singh aur Unke Saathiyon ke Dastavez
2: Setting you'd Like to VisitUp at the Villa by Somerset Maugham
3: Suspense or Crime: The Schirmer Inheritance by Eric Ambler
4: ContemporaryKartography by Kamila Shamsie
5: More than 400 PagesReurrection by Lev Tolstoy

1: Reread: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
2. Review Persuaded YouFear by L. Ron Hubbard
3. Free Choice: The Case of the Man who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall (set in my own country)
4. Published before 2013: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume (1886)
5: Book with Animal in itThe Human Factor by Graham Greene

1. Won or Borrowed: The Fourth Door by Paul Halter
2: Historical Fiction: Bodyline: The Novel by Paul Wheeler
3: Less than 200 PagesMartyr as Bridegroom by Ishwar Dayal Gaur
4: Non FictionFrom Sawdust to Stardust by Terry Lee Rioux
5: Author New to YouBeware of Pity by Stefan Zweig


1: Book from a Series: I'll Say She Does! by Peter Cheyney
2: Free/ Bought CheaplyFire Past the Future by Charles Eric Maine
3: Published in 2013: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
4: Paranormal or SF or DystopianThe Burning Court by J.D. Carr
5You Love the CoverThe Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad


I am signing up for the 2015 version of the challenge. Here is the card:

If you are interested in joining, you can do so over here.


I am also signing up for 2015 Women Fiction Reading Challenge also hosted @ Book Date. I am aiming for the motivated level which means I will be reading 1-5 books that have a woman as their protagonist.

If you are interested in joining, you can do so over here.


  1. Wow, that is an accomplishment, Neer. And that new Women's Fiction Reading Challenge sounds interesting too.

    1. Thanks Tracy. Do join the Women's Fiction challenge. It'd be lovely to compare books.

  2. Neer
    Thanks for participating in Full House 2014 and well done completing it. A pleasure to have you on board for 2015. Will you be tuning in to the cricket world cup in 2015?

    1. Thanks Kathryn for hosting the challenge. I had great fun doing it and that Harold Larwood book was the icing on the cake.

      I am not too interested in present-day cricket but yes if India reaches the semis, I'll start praying. :)

    2. Chuckling about the semis - they are quite likely to!!
      I don't watch all games but I might get Sky back on to watch. Great to see you in on the women's fiction challenge as well.