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  1. Shantala
    January 12, 2021 @ 5:34 pm

    I used to love making TBRs but then I’m such a mood reader that they never worked for me. But I love your line up. So many interesting books!
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    • Ritu
      January 12, 2021 @ 6:13 pm

      I barely stick to them too, Shantala. But enjoy making them nonetheless 🙂 This year though, I am hoping to complete the list. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      • Writenlive
        January 12, 2021 @ 7:05 pm

        What a wonderful collection of books, Ritu! I particularly loved the part why you are reading them and sighed over the gorgeous book covers.
        I wish I could get such a diverse reading lined up in one year. Looking forward to your reviews.
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        • Ritu
          January 13, 2021 @ 11:38 pm

          Thank you Sona 🙂 I could spend all day looking at the covers, the fantasy fiction ones are always the best.

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        • Ritu
          January 13, 2021 @ 11:39 pm

          Thank you Swati 🙂 . Looking forward to checking out your TBR too and exchanging notes.

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      • Sonia Madaan
        January 16, 2021 @ 6:11 pm

        Excellent list. I never went with a planned list but this has inspired me to do so….loved the way you have categorized the books At least we are motivated to read. Non fiction collection and Hindi book collection is great.

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        • Ritu
          January 18, 2021 @ 6:07 pm

          Thank you Sonia 🙂 I am quite a list maker and categorizing books works best for me. Makes it easy to pick the next book.

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  2. Alpana Deo
    January 12, 2021 @ 11:07 pm

    Thats a wonderful list. If I have to pick, then I will start with South Asian authors. Each and every book seems wonderful. Looking forwards to your reviews.

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    • Ritu
      January 13, 2021 @ 11:40 pm

      Thank you Alpana 🙂 Those are on the top of my list too, particularly The Last Queen.

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      • Urvashi
        January 16, 2021 @ 4:32 pm

        Your list for one year seems like a lifetime read for me. How do you manage to read all this in this time? Please point me to any of your guide or tips to read post.. I am looking forward to learn from you

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        • Ritu
          January 18, 2021 @ 6:06 pm

          That is quite okay, Urvashi. We all have our own reading speeds. The secret is to read daily and pick books you enjoy. Hope to write a guide post on it someday.

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  3. Abhijit Ray
    January 13, 2021 @ 10:18 am

    This is really an exhaustive list. I am sure you shall complete what you have determined to do this year. Look forward to reading reviews sometime.

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    • Ritu
      January 13, 2021 @ 11:45 pm

      I did try to keep it limited to 25, although I do plan to read more. Cannot wait to share my reviews.

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  4. Ninu Nair
    January 13, 2021 @ 11:49 am

    This is so wonderful and best wishes for the challenge. I love the fact that you have made such a diverse selection of books.
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    • Ritu
      January 13, 2021 @ 11:47 pm

      Best wishes to you too, Ninu 🙂 I am looking forward to reading your reviews.

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  5. Richa Singh
    January 13, 2021 @ 1:23 pm

    What an amazing selection of books in your challenge! I love the diversity – I have heard of a few but not read even one off these. Will definitely check out some – all the best with the challenge, I will be seeing you around here then!

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    • Ritu
      January 13, 2021 @ 11:49 pm

      Thank you so much Richa 🙂 Best wishes for the challenge to you too. Looking forward to your picks.

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  6. Harjeet Kaur
    January 13, 2021 @ 6:04 pm

    This is an amazing list of books, Ritu. Wish you all the best for the reading challenge. Hope you reach your goal. I am feeling ashamed now that I am barely reading these days. I plan to read a few for sure.

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    • Ritu
      January 13, 2021 @ 11:51 pm

      Thank you Harjeet 🙂 I kept a “safe” target this time. I do hope to read all the books on this TBR this year.

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  7. Surbhi Prapanna
    January 14, 2021 @ 12:40 am

    Wow what a wonderful list. and I am really impressed with this. I had also thought to participate in blogchatter challenge but then not get enough confidence to complete it. after reading your post feeling to give it another thought.

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    • Sindhu Vinod Narayan
      January 17, 2021 @ 3:37 pm

      Wow this is an interesting TBR. I’m joining the blogchatter challenge as well. I already have few lined up will add few from your as well as they seem interesting.
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      • Ritu
        January 18, 2021 @ 5:50 pm

        Thank you Sindhu 🙂 Looking forward to checking out your TBR. And picking a few recommendations.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:49 pm

      Thank you Surbhi :). You should join in. I would love to check out what books are on your TBR.

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  8. Priyanka Nair
    January 14, 2021 @ 11:36 am

    This is quite a new list for me, I have hardly read any of these. I might like to add “Well-Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave” to my TBR 2021 🙂 Thanks for introducing new books to me Ritu 🙂

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:52 pm

      My pleasure, Priyanka 🙂. I have always tried to promote the books that do not get the recognition they deserve.

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  9. Purba Chakraborty
    January 14, 2021 @ 1:02 pm

    Your reading list is so interesting.
    I would like to explore some Austen retellings. Wish you all the best for the challenge.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:53 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, Purba 🙂 Best wishes for the challenge too. I loved the selection of books you picked.

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  10. Shail Thosani
    January 14, 2021 @ 7:25 pm

    Wow! I have not participated in this challenge but your collection is awesome. I love reading books and I am bookmarking this post for my reference.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:54 pm

      Thank you Shail 🙂

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  11. Jayati
    January 14, 2021 @ 9:20 pm

    All the best for reading these books! I adored the Poppy War trilogy and The Celestial Trilogy and so I hope you enjoy them too! I really need to read Circe as well!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:56 pm

      Thank you Jayati. I was hoping to read The Poppy War trilogy when Dini hosted the read-along. Hope I am finally able to get to the series this year.

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  12. Sivaranjini. A
    January 14, 2021 @ 10:35 pm

    Nice post and looking forward to the reading challenge by blogchatter thanks for writing the post.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:57 pm

      Thank you Sivaranjini :). All the best for the challenge.

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  13. Monidipa
    January 15, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    I have no knowledge about blogchatter challenge actually… But I really like your TBR, I do have a list too but more books are getting added…

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

      Thank you Monidipa. Our TBRs are always expanding 😀

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  14. Vasumathi
    January 15, 2021 @ 3:54 am

    Iam an avid reader and have to read something EVERY SINGLE DAY. Infact in my husband doesn’t see me reading he says it is an indication that I am not doing fine and something is troubling me. I have been wanting to sign up for the Blogchatter challenge but haven’t actually gotten around to doing it.
    I liked some of your picks – the Jane Austen retelling by far are my favorites and I will surely read them as well. I LOVE her take on society and how issues are presented through a female protagonist. I also like the mythological picks and hunted by the sky and the last queen. Will see how many of these I can add to my list after going through their storyline – thank you for the links!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:01 pm

      We be kindred spirits, Vasumathi 🙂 My day too does not end until I read a book, even if it is a couple of pages. What I love about Austen’s works is that they are never dated.

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  15. Prerna Wahi
    January 15, 2021 @ 1:04 pm

    This is a fantastic list of books across genre. i am going to note a few of these for myself. Thanks!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:02 pm

      Thank you Prerna 🙂

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  16. Payal Shankar
    January 16, 2021 @ 10:21 am

    Wow, I love how diverse and interesting your collection is. Tempted to add some to my list too. 🙂

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:02 pm

      Thank you Payal 🙂 Over the years I have made a conscious decision to read more diverse and it has paid off.

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  17. Suhasini I.P.
    January 16, 2021 @ 3:05 pm

    This is a new TBR list for me and I hardly read these genres. May be I should try out some books from this list.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:03 pm

      You must try them out, Suhasini.

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  18. Abha Singh
    January 17, 2021 @ 5:58 am

    You have an amazing list of books. All books seems interesting. All the best for reading challenge.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:08 pm

      Thank you Abha 🙂

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  19. Sindhu Vinod Narayan
    January 17, 2021 @ 3:39 pm

    This is an interesting TBR..I’ve joined the challenge as well. I’ve liked up a few these from yours seem interesting asw ell.

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  20. Jyoti
    January 17, 2021 @ 3:51 pm

    This is really an exhaustive list. i have hardly heard them before . Look forward to reading your reviews .

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    • Bhawna Shah
      January 17, 2021 @ 6:49 pm

      Woohoo such a huge list of books Nd seriosuly its a major task to read these books in a year. All the best and i really admire blogchatter for its innovative way to keep bloggers and influencers engaged.

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      • Ritu
        January 18, 2021 @ 6:12 pm

        Thank you Bhawna 🙂 I have to confess this is half of my TBR for the year, a safe one. Blogchatter is indeed amazing!

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        • Puspanjalee Das Dutta
          January 23, 2021 @ 7:06 pm

          Wow, such an interesting list of books. All the best with your reading challenge!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:11 pm

      Thank you Jyoti 🙂

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  21. Srishti Rajeev
    January 17, 2021 @ 4:55 pm

    This is a really long list convering various genres. Good luck to you. And would be ready to read the reviews. The blogchatter reading challenge is a cool thing!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:12 pm

      Thank you Srishti 🙂

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  22. Vashi Baloria
    January 17, 2021 @ 5:39 pm

    Yes im also participating this challenge , even though my target is a small one. I loved your list & am going to take some of the recommendations from here and add them to my to read list very interesting genres & works you have picked up.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:13 pm

      Thank you Vashi :). Best wishes for the challenge to you. Looking forward to checking out your TBR.

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  23. Archana Srivastava
    January 17, 2021 @ 5:47 pm

    That is an amazing list of books for the entire year ready. I am so sure an avid reader Ritu, is going to win over the reading challenge. I registered for this, too, with the minimum target of 10 books; even then, I am so nervous about whether I would able to finish the challenge or not. All the best.
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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:15 pm

      Thank you Archana :). The fun of the challenge is not the target but the joy of reading. I am sure you are going to ace it. All the best to you.

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  24. Amritha Srinath
    January 17, 2021 @ 9:46 pm

    Wow Ritu! I am so in love with your TBR list. What an amazing collection of books. ATB for the reading challenge and I look forward to your reviews on the same.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:15 pm

      Thank you Amritha 🙂

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  25. Nehal Roy
    January 17, 2021 @ 10:20 pm

    This is a wonderful list. I have some of these my fav too. and this seems to be an amazing challenge. Good luck to you!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2021 @ 6:16 pm

      Thank you Nehal 🙂

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  26. Tulika
    January 19, 2021 @ 7:32 am

    Gawd! I love your list. And I’m amazed at how meticulous you are. I have a TBR for two months and I’m not sure I’m going to stick to it. Putting Caste and the Forgotten Cities of Delhi on my TBR. Also Circe has been on my list since God knows when.
    I want to read more books in Hindi too. Dopehri was delightful. Marking the other two you’ve recommended.
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    • Ritu
      January 20, 2021 @ 6:49 pm

      Thank you Tulika 😀 . Hoping to stick to it somewhat, although my recent reads have not. I enjoy creating a TBR nonetheless.

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  27. Shalzmojo
    January 20, 2021 @ 8:11 am

    Gosh you do read diversely and what a stupendous list you have created here with such well marked factions of diversity. I am in love with the two series you have marked out in the beginning of the post and will delve deeper into them to see if they interest me.

    Girl, Woman, Other is just stupendous, I started it in December and savored it all through mid jan. Its written so so brilliantly and will grab you very intensely with its characters and their lives. Very well explored and written.

    The Jane Austen retellings should be interesting- let me try out one on Audible. I think I have seen one or two of them there.

    Dopehri is on my list too and I think we shall compare notes on this one soon.

    Flatshare is simply hilarious- very refreshing light read and I am looking forward to reading The Switch by the same author this year.

    Wish you all the best for your reading this year Ritu!!
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    • Ritu
      January 20, 2021 @ 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much Shalz 🙂 This TBR has also been influenced by the recommendations you and Soumya shared. We should definitely exchange notes sometime. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Switch. Now to decide what book to pick next. Decisions, decisions, decisions…..

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