The TwentyEleven Challenge required participants to read a total of 20 books – at least 1 from each of the categories below and 2 in most of them. I have to say, I didn’t do that great in this challenge. It sounded like a lot of fun and I could have completed it better, but life was too busy to manage it. For more details on what each of the categories mean, take a look at my sign-up post. To read my reviews, follow the links below. I don’t have reviews for all these books and for some of them won’t be putting up any reviews.
So here is my roundup:
1. To YA or not YA
The Book of Tomorrow by
2. With a Twist
3. Hot off the Presses
Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
4. It Wasn’t Me! (aka Bad Bloggers*)
I have a long list of books for this one that I wanted to read, but really, didn’t get around to reading even one of them. #fail
5. Show it Who is Boss!
The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk are two books that I’ve heard such great things about. They have been sitting on my TBR shelf for over a year now and unfortunately, I still haven’t read them. And now that they are stuck in a box back home, I don’t know when I’ll get round to reading them.
Seven Years by Peter Stamm: Translated from German by Michael Hofmann
The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto: Translated from Japanese by Michael Emmerich
7. Will-Power? What Will-Power?
The Secret of the Nagas by Amish
The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose
8. Mind the Gap
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. This completes the Robert Langdon series.
9. Back in the Day
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
10. Way Back When
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
The Changeling by Nancy Jane Moore
The Virgin and the Gypsy by D.H. Lawrence
So out of the required 20 books needed to complete this challenge, I only read 14. Not utterly shameful, but not great either. I will be taking a break from this challenge this year though.