Tuesday, January 1, 2013

10 Books I Plan to Read in 2013-Q1 ~ Ten On Tuesday

I have been a book-lover since childhood, but, over the last few years, my passion for reading took a back seat. I stopped buying too many new books, plus I got busy with other stuff. One of my resolutions for 2013 is to resume this hobby somehow. I have a lot of books sitting unread in my book-shelf. I've decided to first strike them off my to-read list. Here's a list of the first 10 that I plan to read during Quarter 1 of 2013.



  1. Awareness by Osho
    This is the first Osho book I decided to try out. Bought it long time ago (2007, I believe) but never completed reading it. Thought I might as well finish it now.

  2. Creativity by Osho
    Another book by Osho, but this one belongs to my sister. She's a little short of space at the moment, so I'm holding her books for her. Well, she can demand it back any time, so I figured I might as well finish it off as soon as I can.

  3. Papillon by Henri Charrière
    An adventure-filled memoir of Henri's incarceration in and escape from a penal colony in French Guiana, this book was lent to me by a friend. 560 pages with really fine print... of adventure! Should be a fun read!

  4. Beyond the Newsroom by Oswald Pereira
    Another book lent by that same friend, again in the fiction/thriller genre. Seems like it gives a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of Indian journalism. Will tell you guys more about it after I'm done reading it.

  5. Dilli To Pagal Hai by Shivjeet Kullar
    Third book lent by... no wait! This book is not on loan. It is a gift. Why? Because this friend knows that I hate Delhi from the bottom of my heart! And whenever the city comes up in one of our conversations, I make no effort to hide my hatred against it! Here's what the hand-written note on this book says -
    "A handbook to handling dilli and its wallahs. From a puzzled wallah to a sworn wallah basher."
  6. The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes
    Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2011, this book seemingly deals with relationships and how we seem to remember only what we choose to remember. At least that's what I could make out from the reviews. Got this book very recently, along with 3 other books, in exchange for attuning my sister into Kundalini Reiki. :-D

  7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    One of those "3 other books" mentioned above! Was the Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002 and made into a movie now. The blurb on the back of the book says -
    After a tragic shipwreck, a solitary lifeboat is left at the mercy of the wild blue waters of the Pacific. The only survivors are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a zebra with a broken leg, a hyena, an orang-utan -- and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.
    This intriguing introduction to the tale caught my attention!

  8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  9. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
    In short, The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Got it as Rakhi gift last year - the complete box set. The series has garnered some high ratings on both flipkart and goodreads. And it's also in the adventure/mystery genre, which makes me think that I would thoroughly enjoy it.

I will post some reviews as I finish reading the books. Will post some pending book reviews from 2012 as well. And if I can manage to post daily till the 4th of Jan' 2013, then perhaps I will commit myself to another round of KBL-T30!

Thanks for putting up with my repeated disappearances from the blogosphere. Have a great New Year!


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6 comments:

pooja mahimkar said...

beyond the newsroom goes in my to-read books :D thanks :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

You're welcome, Pooja! :D

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Scrumptious.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

"Scrumptious"? You think of books also as food? And u call ME "nuts"!

Psych Babbler said...

Nice list. I've read the Millenium trilogy and Sense of an ending. None of the others though. Looking forward to your reviews...

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hi Psych Babbler! Just halfway through Osho's Awareness. Will keep posting the reviews as & when I complete the books. Have you reviewed the Millennium Trilogy on your blog? Or Sense of an Ending?

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