“A Book A Week Challenge”- Half Way Pit Stop

Half way through the year which would mean reaching a half-way point through the challenge or resolutions you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.

I set out to read 52 books “A Book A Week Challenge” and prepared a reading list that is spread across genres and demographics. Half Way through, I was able to finish 25 of them. I missed a week due to calendar synchronization and another since I needed a break. It might sound as “breaking promises” but you need to rejuvenate in order to keep up with the challenge you set for yourself.

Here is the list of 25 books that I finished during the year and the links would take you to my thoughts on these reads:

Week 1:Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

Week 2: “1984” by George Orwell

Week 3: The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama” by Nigel Cliff

Week 4: Chivaraku Migiledi” by Buchi Babu (Telugu)

Week 5: The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri

Week 6: The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan

Week 7: Antifragile” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Week 8: A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry

Week 9: H for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Week 10: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell

Week 11: Neuro Tribes” by Steve Silbermann

Week 12: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs” by Lisa Randall

Week 13: Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

Week 14: The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

Week 15: A General Theory of Oblivion” by José Eduardo Agualusa

Week 16: “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Week 17: A Wild Sheep Chase” by Haruki Murakami

Week 18Better Living Through Criticism” by A O Scott

Week 19: My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk

Week 20: By Night the Moutain Burns” by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Week 21: The Morning they came for us” by Janine Di Giovanni

Week 22: The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Week 23: This Divided Island” by Samanth Subramanian

Week 24J” by Howard Jacobson

Week 25: Smoke Gets in your Eyes and other Lessons from the Crematorium” by Caitlin Doughty

I am half-way through.

I am happy to hear back with your recommended reads or if you wish to come aboard, we can use a collaborative way for effective reading and discuss the books.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, suggestions, recommendations in the comments section. Follow or share the blog if you love and wish to embark on my remaining journey through the year.

The post first appeared in Medium for ‘The Writing Cooperative” here


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