Tuesday, January 20, 2009

There's always plenty to read in my home

I've been keeping track of all the books I have read since May 2000 and I'm trying to read at least 2 books each month. Here's my recent tally.

March 2008:
1) Princess-Jean Sasoon
2) The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
3) A Thousand Splendid Suns-Khaled Hosseini
4) A Shift in the Wind-Aminuddin Khan
5) Girl Alone-Rupa Gulab
6) Fire on the Mountain-Anita Desai

April 2008
1)Fatima's good fortune-J & G Dryansky
2) Passion India-Javier Moro

May 2008
1) Three Cups of Tea-Greg Mortenson and David Relin
2) Dark Lady-Charles Higham

June 2008
1) The Family-Kitty Kelley
2) Never Let Me Go-Kazuo ishiguro

July 2008
1) The Fall of the House of Bush-Craig Unger
2) Takeover-Charlie Savage
3) The Boleyn Inheritance-Philippa Gregory
4) Deep France-Celia Brayfield

August 2008
1) The Post American World-Fareed Zakaria
2) A Good Year-Peter Mayle

September 2008
1) Getting Rich First-Duncan Hewitt
2) Scenes from a Writer's Life-Ruskin Bond
3) Roads to Mussoorie-Ruskin Bond
4) The Men and Women in my life-Kushwant Singh

October 2008
1) The Gypsy Madonna-Sante Montefiore
2) Girls of Riyadh-Rajaa Alsea

November 2008
1) The Last Testament-Sam Bourne
2) Mother without a Mask-Patricia Holton
3) The Lamp is Lit-Ruskin Bond
4) Blue Earth-Jules Hardy
5) Marley and Me-Josh Grogan

December 2008
1)In Lucia's eyes-Arthur Jaipan
2) Dubai Tales-Muhammad Al Mur

Currently reading
The Kindness of Strangers, by a number of writers. These are accounts of how strangers have helped while being far from home, lost and alone.


Candyce said...

how lovely. :) i have read quite a few from your list here... will have to try the others as well.
you have a beautiful blog here.

Shalini said...

Hello Candyce....books are such a joy, aren't they? Thanks so much!

Joyful Reverie said...

wow Shalini, you're read some amazing books.
I love the list and maybe I'll use it for myself. I just don't have good eyes to read anymore, but i miss reading!

Great stuff!

Komal-Nishka said...

Hey Shalini,

It is such a pleasure to see a fellow Indian blogger blogging from Dubai. I saw you house pictures over at Rang and it's beautiful. Lovely pics and a nice blog too..

Will come around here more often..

Shalini said...

Thanks Joyful....It's only because I keep track of the titles, that I realize that too. It's a wonderful way to chronicle time, I suppose.

Komal-Nishka, hey cool...that's so great that you're from Dxb as well. I'm going over to your blog right now!

flaming coppercat said...

o my that is a whole lot of books! and amazing ones that too!

Shalini said...

Lol, I do love to read, and I do like to document what I've read too! I've kept a log of all the books I've read since May 2000, so it's wonderful to go back and take a look at it. And I really do like actually writing it down, instead of keeping an online tally at reading and book sites :-)

sanely insane said...

oh ji bahut hi vadeeya...ghoomo shoomo...humein bhi idea lag jaayega ki agli trip pe kahaan jaaein

some pics are real nice :)

Shalini said...

Thanks sanely insane!