Category Archives: #TSBC A to Z Challenge

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Akshay’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fourth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Akshay.

Journalist in the making and voracious reader. Can be conned into reading anything in the name of Indian mythology and Mahabharata. Wish to travel by the Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express once. Amateur photographer. That’s Akshay. 

Animal Farm George Orwell
Brick Lane Monica Ali
Coolie Mulk Raj Anand
Durbar Tavleen Singh
Eats, Shoots and Leaves Lynn Truss
Flesh House Stuart Macbride
Gora Rabindranath Tagore
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Ice Candy Man Bapsi Sidhwa
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Kim Rudyard Kipling
Lord of The Flies William Golding
Mahabharata by Vyasa
Nationalism Rabindranath Tagore
Our Moon Has Blood Clots Rahul Pandita
Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Quarantine Jim Crace
Rudaali Mahaswetha Devi
Songs of Blood and Sword Fatima Bhutto
Tamas Bhisham Sahni
Ulysses James Joyce
Victors and Lords V.A. Stuart
Water Bapsi Sidhwa
Xenocide Orson Scott Card
Yaadon Ka Idiot Box Neelesh Misra
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Charles Seife

Thank you, Akshay 😀

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Prerna’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fifth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Prerna.

Prerna  prefers Indian to foreign authors and is an upcoming author whose book is scheduled for release in the second  half of 2014. She blogs at Stories that Touched my Heart.

A Half Baked Love Story Gunjan Narang and Anurag Garg
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer
Can Love Happen Twice? Ravinder Singh
Dongri To Dubai: Six Decades of Mumbai Mafia Hussain Zaidi
Eat.Delete Pooja Makhija
Faster Ankit Fadia
Grandma’s Bag of Stories Sudha Murty
How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Mohsin Hamid
I Too Had A Love Story Ravinder Singh
Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
Knights Game C C Gibbs
Like It Happened Yesterday Ravinder Singh
MBA at 16 Subroto Bagchi
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less Jeffrey Archer
One Night At The Call Center Chetan Bhagat
P.S. I Love You Cecelia Ahern
Q: A Love Story Evan Mandery
Revolution 2020 Chetan Bhagat
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Unusual People Do Things Differently T G C Prasad
Veronica Decides To Die Paulo Coelho
Walking With Comrades Arundhati Roy
Xanadu: An Anthology Jane Yolen
You Were My Crush! Durjoy Datta
Zorro Isabel Allende

Thank you, Prerna. 😀

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Sonal’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fourth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Sonal.

Music lover, especially of Hindustani Classical and old Hindi film songs. Books are her  best friends. Nature lover. Travelling to new places is a passion. Has a secret dream to  open a small bookshop or a library. That’s Sonal.

A Town Called Malgudi R.K. Narayan
Black Friday S. Hussain Zaidi
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Desirable Daughters Bharati Mukherjee
Exodus Leon Uris
Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Kiran Desai
Ignited Minds A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Jaya: Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik
Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer
Lajja Taslima Nasrin
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found Suketu Mehta
No Comebacks Frederick Forsyth
On Beauty Zadie Smith
Papillon Henri Charrière
QB VII Leon Uris
Rage of Angels Sidney Sheldon
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character Richard Feynman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri
Valmiki Ramayana: The Book of Wilderness Arshia Sattar
Wise and Otherwise Sudha Murthy
Xenocide Orson Scott Card
You can Win Shiv Khera
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig

Thank you, Sonal 🙂

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Soumya’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the third of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Soumya.

Software Professional, Voracious Reader. Will read anything under the Sun. Always gets upset when people recommend bad books. Travel Junkie. That’s Soumya.

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Book Thief Markus Zusak
Catch 22 Joseph Heller
Down Under Bill Bryson
Emma Jane Austen
Fountainhead Ayn Rand
Game of Thrones George R Martin
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
I, Claudius Robert Graves
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Kite Runner Khaled Hossini
Lord of the Rings J R R Tolkien
Malgudi Days R K Narayan
Never Let me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Qb VII Leon Uris
Rebecca Daphne De Maurier
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Ulysses James Joyce
V for Vendetta Alan Moore
Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahm
X Factor Marvel Comics
You belong to me Mary Higgins Clarke
Zoya Daniel Steele

Thank you Soumya.

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Shinjini’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. We present to you the second of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Shinjini.

Shinjini is a writer and editor by profession. She loves reading, photography and travel. You can find her on Modern Gypsy (http://peddlerofdreams.wordpress.com), where she showcases her love for the written word through book reviews, opinion pieces, travelogues and other randomness.

A Serpentine Affair Tina Seskis
Buck MK Asante
Curfewed Nights Basharat Perr
Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert
Feast of Roses Indu Suderasan
Gone with the Wind Margret Mitchelle
Harry Potter series JK Rowling
Immortality Milan Kundera
Journal of a Solitude May Sarton
Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Late for Tea at the Deer Palace Tamara Chalabi
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Night Circus Erin Morgenstein
One Step too Far Tina Seskis
Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
QB VII Leon Uris
Rage Wilbur Smith
Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer
The Wildings  Nilanjana Roy
Under The Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes
Veronica Decides to Die Paulo Coelho
What I loved Siri Hustvedt
X-Men Marvel Comics
You Believers Jane Bradley
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Therese Anne Fowler

Thank you, Shinjini !

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Harshal’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. We present to you the first of the A to Z list of Books from Harshal.

Harshal is a self-confessed book nerd who has no specific reading interests — as long as there is ink on paper, he’ll be happy to read. Gleaning a gem of trivia from a mine of books is what gives him pleasure on a normal day.

Amul’s India: Based on 50 years of Amul advertising DY Works
Buy Jupiter & Other Stories Isaac Asimov
Contact Carl Sagan
Does He know a mother’s heart? Arun Shourie
English, August: An Indian Story Upamanyu Chatterjee
Forty Sufi Comics Mohammed Ali Vakil & Mohammed Arif Vakil
Goldfinger Ian Fleming
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban JK Rowling
It’s Not About The Bike Lance Armstrong
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik
Kim Rudyard Kipling
Late Night Discussions on the Theory of Constraints Eliyahu M Goldratt
Man-Eaters of Kumaon Jim Corbett
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less Jeffrey Archer
Ogilvy on Advertising David Ogilvy
Pale Blue Dot Carl Sagan
Queen Sheba’s Ring Sir Henry Rider Haggard
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Special 26 Gabriel Khan
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Ulysses James Joyce
Veronika Decides To Die Paulo Coelho
While the Light Lasts Agatha Christie
Xenocide Orson Scott Card
Youth Leo Tolstoy
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M Pirsig

Thank you, Harshal.