Saturday, January 12, 2019

Reading Challenge 2019

"There is no friend as loyal as a book"
---Ernest Hemingway

It's January and it's time to decide on my TBR for 2019. For the past few years, I have been participating in Goodreads Reading Challenge. This time, though, apart from that, I wanted to be part of another Reading Challenge. In the past few years, I have read some really amazing books of fiction. This year, though, I want to explore non-fiction on a greater scale. I am keen on learning something new. So I decided to participate in a Non-fiction reading challenge. My goal in 2019 is to read at least 18 non-fiction books, which roughly translates to 1.5 books per month.

I am participating in 2019 Nonfiction Reading Challenge at Doing Dewey.


I am participating in 2019 Reading Challenge at SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews.

Learning Something New 2019 Reading Challenge - check it out!

At SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews, the challenge is simple:

  • Read at least 3 books on a topic you’ve not read much about but would like to learn more about.
  • Challenge runs Jan 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
  • You can use any types of books (physical books, ebooks, audiobooks etc)
  • You can overlap your books with other challenges
  • You can pick your books as you go or pick ahead of time, whatever you prefer
  • You can use children’s nonfiction too
  • You can pick your topic now or later and you can change it anytime before you read your first book.
  • It can be something you’ve never read about or something you’ve read a bit about but not a lot.
  • Pick ANY topic you want.
  • You can review the books or just write down your thoughts.
  • You can have a blog or not. Social media is fine.
  • Use #LSNReadingChallenge if you want
Here goes a tentative list of the books meant to be read in 2019:

1. Money Smart: The Indian Woman's Guide to Managing Wealth by Reenita Malhotra Hora & Divya Vij

2. Indian Mutual Funds Handbook by Sankaran


3. The Problem That Has No Name by Beity Friedan


4. Option B by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant


5. On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King


6. Everything you wanted to know about Investing by Shalini Amarnani


7. Seeing Like A Feminist by Nivedita Menon


8. The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf


9. Coffee Can Investing by Saurabh Mukherjea, Rakshit Ranjan, Pranab Uniyal


10. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir


11. Income Tax Guide For The Taxpayer by Subhash Lakhotia


12. Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood


13. The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: MENSTRUATION by Karen Houppert


14. Chanakya's 7 Secrets of Leadership by Radhakrishnan Pillai & D. Sivanandhan


15. The Heartfulness Way by Daaji


16. Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani


17. The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen


18. A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf


However, this is just a tentative list. I may pick-up new books as the year progresses or I may skip a book or two from this list. So lets start reading!