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dely | 5214 comments I will continue with my usual challenges of the past years. As usual, I won't add how many books I will read because everything is ok for me.

This year I won't add the Original-Language-Challenge but will add a new one: reading all the books I already own.

Let's hope it will be a good reading year!


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dely | 5214 comments Far and wide through India


visited 17 states (48.5%)
Create your own visited map of India or Amsterdam travel guide for Android


States:
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar: India: A Wounded Civilization
Chhattisgarh
Delhi:
The Wildings
Delhi
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Goa: Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh
Gujarat:
The Algebra Of Infinite Justice
Krsna: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, 2
Haryana: Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata
Himachal Pradesh: Nine Lives
Jammu e Kashmir: Kashmir Saivism - The Central Philosophy of Tantrism
Jharkhand
Karnataka:
India. Cinque racconti, sei reportage, tre fumetti
Waiting for the Mahatma by R.K. Narayan
Kerala: Idris : Keeper of the Light
Madhya Pradesh:
Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster
Un'isola di mistero : seguito delle avventure di viaggio di Dalle caverne e dalle giungle dell'Indostan
Maharashtra: Sacred Games
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Orissa: eFiction India Vol. 1 Issue 07
Punjab: Train to Pakistan
Rajasthan: India Was One
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu:
Shilappadikaram
The Toss of a Lemon
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh:
Sea of Poppies
Krsna: The Supreme Personality of Godhead: v. 1
Uttarakhand
West Bengal:
Freedom at Midnight
The City of Joy
The Sleeping Dictionary
Sister of My Heart
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

India without a real setting:
Kamasutra
71 Golden Tales of Panchatantra
A Fine Balance
L'Induismo
Timeless wisdom from ancient India
The Dance of Siva: Essays on Indian Art and Culture


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dely | 5214 comments Novel Cure Challenge

To see the reading progress of the previous years: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

2016


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dely | 5214 comments Reading books I own Challenge

1) The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

2) Nine Lives by William Dalrymple in my to-read list since July 2015, read 14/02/2016

3) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

4) The Stranger by Albert Camus in my to-read list since July 2015, read 12/09/2016

5) Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed in my to-read list since December 2013, started the 30/04/2016 but did not finish

6) No Place on Earth by Christa Wolf

7) Rising of a Dead Moon by Paul Haston

8) The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

9) Faust: First Part by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10) Faust, Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11) The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

12) Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi in my to-read list since May 2015, read 08/06/2016

13) Patterns of Childhood by Christa Wolf

14) Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel in my to-read list since December 2013, read 21/12/2016

15) Pelle di leopardo by Tiziano Terzani in my to-read list since December 2015, read 07/10/2016

16) The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter

17) Insurgent Mexico by John Reed

18) The New Gods by Emil Cioran

19) The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka

20) The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov in my to-read list since February 2014, read 29/05/2016

21) A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov in my to-read list since February 2014, read 21/05/2016

22) The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart started 15/05/2016, not finished

23) Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf in my to-read list since September 2014, read 20/08/2016

24) Tornare a casa by Javier Cercas in my to-read list since November 2014, read 01/07/2016

25) L'animale d'allevamento by Kenzaburō Ōe in my to-read list since November 2014, read 26/07/2016

26) L'ingenuo by Voltaire in my to-read list since November 2014, read 31/01/2016

27) Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze in my to-read list since November 2014, read 02/02/2016

28) I primi sette anni e altri racconti by Bernard Malamud in my to-read list since November 2014, read 27/08/2016

29) Garibaldi fu ferito - E noi? by Paolo Nori in my to-read list since November 2014, read 30/07/2016

30) Il banchiere anarchico by Fernando Pessoa in my to-read list since November 2014, read 17/12/2016

31) Life and Death are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan in my to-read list since November 2014, read 14/03/2016

32) La cucina dell'Islam by Hocine Benchina

33) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas in my to-read list since September 2015, read 24/07/2016

34) La Cavigliera d'Oro by Principe Ilango Adigal in my to-read list since December 2014, read 19/02/2016

35) Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz in my to-read list since January 2015, read 23/03/2015

36) Saggezza senza tempo dall'antica india. Insegnamenti dal Vedanta e dalla Bhagavad Gita by Basant K. Gupta in my to-read list since January 2015, read 02/03/2016

37) The Undertaking by Audrey Magee in my to-read list since June 2015, read 18/05/2016

38) Fiabe e storie by Hans Christian Andersen

39) Sommerstück by Christa Wolf

40) First Snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata in my to-read list since April 2015, read 05/03/2016

41) The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel in my to-read list since April 2015, read 14/05/2016

42) Sozaboy by Ken Saro-Wiwa in my to-read list since April 2015, read 13/04/2016

43) Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector in my to-read list since May 2015, read 28/06/2016

44) Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in my to-read list since May 2015, read 15/06/2016

45) Open City by Teju Cole in my to-read list since May 2015, read 20/06/2016

46) Yoshe Kalb by Israel J. Singer in my to-read list since January 2015, read 17/04/2016

47) The Brothers Ashkenazi by Israel J. Singer in my to-read list since July 2015, read 29/04/2016

48) Sugar Street by Naguib Mahfouz in my to-read list since September 2015, read 10/04/2016

49) Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz in my to-read list since September 2015, read 06/04/2016

50) Gli anni by Annie Ernaux

51) Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

52) Morte al Chiabrera by Fiorenza Giorgi in my to-read list since September 2015, read 30/08/2016

53) Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka don't remember when I bought this book! Read 03/09/2016

54) Friars and Filipinos: An Abridged Translation of Dr. Jose Rizal's Tagalog Novel, Noli Me Tangere don't remember when I downloaded it, maybe 3 years ago. Read 27/09/2016


I don't think I will manage to read them all in one year :/


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Leslie | 15985 comments You are making great progress in your India challenge! I am impressed.

I look forward to seeing your cat books :)


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dely | 5214 comments Leslie wrote: "You are making great progress in your India challenge! I am impressed.

I look forward to seeing your cat books :)"


Thanks though I think I'm doing very bad :-(
I'm doing that challenge since a few years and at the beginning I thought to cover India in one year!


message 8: by Leslie (last edited Dec 12, 2015 12:35PM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I have had the same result with my Read-the-USA challenge. I started it in 2012 and am still not done... and I think that should be easier than India!!


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dely | 5214 comments Leslie wrote: "I have had the same result with my Read-the-USA challenge. I started it in 2012 and am still not done... and I think that should be easier than India!!"

It's really difficult to find books set in sone Indian regions. Or I find them only in English and so I always postpone buying them.
But it's also good to know that I will enjoy India's company for a long time.


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Evelyn | 1410 comments Good luck with your challenges dely! I also am wanting to read 60 of the books I already own - what a nice coincidence.


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dely | 5214 comments Evelyn wrote: "Good luck with your challenges dely! I also am wanting to read 60 of the books I already own - what a nice coincidence."

Thanks Evelyn! I took the idea from your challenge of 2015 :D


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Evelyn | 1410 comments : D


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Jane  Lecter (janelecter) enjoy The Fountainhead, I went through a massive ayn rand period and it was one of my favourite books that she wrote!


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dely | 5214 comments Jane wrote: "enjoy The Fountainhead, I went through a massive ayn rand period and it was one of my favourite books that she wrote!"

Good, because I'm a bit intimidated by it.


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Leslie | 15985 comments dely wrote: "Cat Challenge

Previous years: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

2016"


I don't know if you have read this already (or whether you would be interested in it) but I saw this book of cat stories and immediately thought of you! Lords of the Housetops-Thirteen Cat Tales -- 13 short stories (each by a different author) about cats. You can get the ebook in English from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30092


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dely | 5214 comments Leslie wrote: "dely wrote: "Cat Challenge

Previous years: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

2016"

I don't know if you have read this already (or whe..."


Thanks Leslie! No, I hadn't heard about this one and thanks for the link to Project Gutenberg.


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own challenge

1) L'ingenuo by Voltaire 31/01/2016

2) Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze 02/02/2016


message 18: by dely (last edited Feb 20, 2016 05:51AM) (new)

dely | 5214 comments Indian challenge and Books I own

Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

I choose Himachal Pradesh.


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dely | 5214 comments Indian challenge and Books I own

Shilappadikaram by Ilango Adigal 2*

Tamil Nadu


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dely | 5214 comments Indian challenge and Books I own

Timeless wisdom from ancient India by Basant K. Gupta

It has no real setting.
Was in my to-read list since last year.


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own

6) First Snow on Fuji in my to-read list since 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own

7) Life and Death are Wearing Me Out in my to-read list since November 2014


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own

8) Palace Walk in my to-read list since September 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own

9) Palace of Desire in my to-read list since September 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own

10 Sugar Street in to to-read list since September 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments Books I own

11) Sozaboy, was in my to-read list since September 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

12) Yoshe Kalb, was in my to-read list since June 2015.


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LauraT (laurata) | 13415 comments Mod
dely wrote: "books I own

12) Yoshe Kalb, was in my to-read list since June 2015."


Com'è?


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dely | 5214 comments LauraT wrote: "dely wrote: "books I own

12) Yoshe Kalb, was in my to-read list since June 2015."

Com'è?"


It isn't bad. I rated it with 3 stars because I liked it but I had the feeling something was missing. At some point of the story the events are too fast, I wasn't able to follow them. The whole situation has worsened and I didn't understand very well why. I also would have liked it to be a bit longer with more explanations. But there are good descriptions of the people, their habits, their faith (hasidic jews) in early 1900.


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LauraT (laurata) | 13415 comments Mod
Thanks; I have too many books on hand these days, but Singer is "something" I usually like; I'll keep it in mind


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dely | 5214 comments LauraT wrote: "Thanks; I have too many books on hand these days, but Singer is "something" I usually like; I'll keep it in mind"

Then it's better not to start with Yoshe Kalb. I have liked much more La famiglia Karnowski and I think I will soon start The Brothers Ashkenazi.


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LauraT (laurata) | 13415 comments Mod
dely wrote: "LauraT wrote: "Thanks; I have too many books on hand these days, but Singer is "something" I usually like; I'll keep it in mind"

Then it's better not to start with Yoshe Kalb. I have liked much more La famiglia Karnowski and I think I will soon start The Brothers Ashkenazi. "


I know that! I've read them both, plus something else! I'm looking for something "minor"


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

13 The Brothers Ashkenazi in my to-read list since July 2015


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

14) Ten Days that Shook the World in my to-read list since December 2013, started but did not finish


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

15) The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel in my to-read list since April 2015


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

16) The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart

This was in my to-read list since August 2014 but I won't finish it. I started it yesterday, have read the whole afternoon, but I'm not able to remember anything about what I'm reading. I really wanted to deepen my knowledge about WWI, but my brain doesn't want to collaborate. It happened the same with the book about Russian Revolution. It seems I'm not good with history/war non-fiction.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

17) The Undertaking by Audrey Magee, in my to-read list since June 2015


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

18) A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, in my to-read list since February 2014.


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dely | 5214 comments Far and wide through India and also Books I own though this is pretty new, received from a friend in 2016.

4) + 19) The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens

Setting: Kolkata, West Bengal.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

20) The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

It was in my to-read list since February 2014.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

21) Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

It was in my to-read list since May 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

22) Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It was in my to-read list since May 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

23) Open City by Teju Cole

It was in my to-read list since May 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

24) Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector

It was in my to-read list since May 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

25) Tornare a casa by Javier Cercas

It was in my to-read list since November 2014.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

26) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

It was in my to-read list since September 2015.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

27) L'animale d'allevamento by Kenzaburō Ōe

Was in my to-read list since November 2014.

28) Garibaldi fu ferito - E noi? by Paolo Nori

Was in my to-read list since November 2014.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

29) Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf

Was in my to-read list since September 2014.

Only 24 to go and I will finish this challenge! I think I won't finish it till the end of the year. I have to cheat and delete some books I already know I will never read.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

30) I primi sette anni e altri racconti by Bernard Malamud

Was in my to-read list since November 2014.


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dely | 5214 comments books I own

31) Morte al Chiabrera by Fiorenza Giorgi

Was in my to-read list since September 2015.


Yesterday I found out that I've forgotten to add a book in the list of books I already own! I don't know from where this book comes from, I totally forgot it. So there's one more to read :-(


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