100+ Reading Challenge

I found this link on Pratibha's blog and said, why not give this a try and let me see how many books I actually do read in a year (since...errr...I am always always reading like a geek :P)

For those who don't know, I also maintain a book review blog and it has been getting harder to maintain it alone, especially with the Formula One season starting. So anyone interested in writing reviews of the good books they read, feel free to drop in and I'll make you a contributor, with pleasure :)

So here's what I've read in 2009 so far:
(Will be continuously updating it)

1)  A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah)
2) Man's search for Meaning (Viktor E Frankl)
3) My Revolutions (Hari Kunzru)
4) Moth Smoke (Mohsin Hamid)
5) Notes to Myself (Hugh Prather)
6) The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
7) The Japanese Wife (Kunal Basu)
8) Descent into Chaos (Ahmed Rashid)
9) Train to Pakistan (Khushwant Singh)
10) Wise and Otherwise (Sudha Murthy)
11) Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
12) Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)

36 Observations:

  1. Ashish Surana said...:

    shitttt....itni books ? :O ...kaise ??

  1. itni textbooks bhi maine nhi padhi hoyegi :D

    achha ab sabki kahani suna :D

  1. Priya Joyce said...:

    I must say u read a lot...gr88 yaar...


  1. MultiMenon said...:

    Ur numero-uno in this.am sure..!!I have even completed 3.. :( call it lack of tym/lack in managing time,?I havent yet.. :(

    Keep going gall.. :)

    Take care.. :)



  1. J. Kaye said...:

    Wanted to stop in and welcome you to the 100+ Reading Challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

    Also, the links to post your reviews are up in the right sidebar at J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

  1. Rakesh said...:

    Yeah yeah, show off... Showing off in front of us morons :-| Grrr...

  1. yamini meduri said...:

    wow.,..good list of books..!!!

    i am a fan of books too..but then these days i hardly get to read a book...just being busy enjoying the last days of the colege..!!!

    will start it again when i get into the usual boring life....such that our best pals will make the life interesting again..!!

  1. Ria said...:

    hey good to know u read so much. I hav left this habit from a longtime now. :(

  1. Swats said...:

    God! Thts a huge list :)
    I am currently reading 'Don't lose ur mind, lose ur weight'..hehe

  1. Reflections said...:

    Good 4 u really...wish I had the time to read like u;-))!!!!!!!

    I'm currently reading a book on Christopher Reeve written by him...dont remember the title;-P

    p.s: btw did u show my comment to ur sister?????

  1. ITNI SAARI books??!!! hey bhagwaan...!!
    maine is saal bas ek hi padhi hai...:(((
    and LOLZZZZ to swats comment (as in the book she is reading)...:))))

  1. Renu said...:

    wow! really a reader:), How did u like japanese wife? i didnt like much.

  1. aqua gurl said...:

    damn thats a looooooooooooong list ......i just have no patience for one forget so many....

  1. Pretty Me!! said...:

    thanks for reminding me to update my list !! :)

  1. Diva said...:

    amma...100!!!!???? O_O ... can the time period be stretched to 3 yrs for me??? ;) :P :D

  1. sawan said...:

    seems like i have more than dvds to lend from ya :P

  1. Sam said...:

    hey smriti, sorry i was away from the blogs for last few days and i fear i wud be away for few more.thanks to the crooked managers and rocky project!!!

    my reading list hasnt increased much this yr, but for sure u give me a good to read list from this post dear.

    add more n i wud wind them up!!!

  1. Shalom said...:

    Wow!!!! Seriously impressed!!!! I read a lot too, but mostly romances, thrillers or other popular fiction. It takes effort to read "literature" or serious fiction. But will be reading Tuesdays with Morrie this week :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Velli hoon...waise!! :P

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Appointment lekar aa...session shuru karte hain ek ek karke... :P :P

    Tere matlab ki ek book padh rahi hoon abhi...bata dena jab aa raha hai :P

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Thanks sweetie and welcome back to the blogsville :) :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Just plenty of free time before classes start...so making the most of it :) I'm sure you'll have your time too :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Thanks buddy...and have joined the group :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Me moron has lot of time to read...and not justifying myself...yeah showing off + the challenge requires a blogpost which needs details.

    Tum to kaam-kaaji aadmi ho...fir bhi itna padh lete ho, badi baat hai. You are the only CA i know who reads books other than "Investor today" types :P

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Yep yamini...soooo true...the same happened to me during my college days, hardly had time to read. In fact i must hv read like 15 books in 3 years, thats it.

    Now that I hv the time, making the most of it. :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Lol...Who's the author?? Adnan Sami? :P

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Oh I'd like to read that...dunno why I am mighty impressed by him.

    And yeah, did show all the comments to my sister...she wasnt very pleased that I blogged about it and made her misery public. Apparently, she had just finished reading a book 2 days ago and was feeling quite cheery when i butted in and ruined it all for her :P

  1. SMRITI said...:

    @Reb aka Jiggy

    Aur wo book THE BOOK THIEF to nahi? :P :P

    Khatam bhi hui hai wo book?

  1. SMRITI said...:

    @Blog Mumma

    I thought it was a complete waste of my 395 bucks... :| I have never been disappointed by any other books, apart from two i read this year


  1. SMRITI said...:


    when u get the addiction, then you'll know :P :P

  1. SMRITI said...:


    No problemo sweety :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Ammammma...you can do it in 1 year...come on...you read as many as I do!! :P

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Hope all is well with you :)

    Zyaada din door nahi jaana....will miss u :)

    Haan and will update as and when i read more :)

  1. SMRITI said...:


    Couldn't agree more with you. Hey, do you read Nicholas Sparks by any chance?

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