Sep 3, 2014

The Book Bucket Challenge - are you up for it?

The famous Ice Bucket Challenge brought about the Rice Bowl Challenge and as you see, the Book Bucket Challenge too. Listing 10 books and nominating your friends to do the same but for what purpose, is the big question.

The story behind the Book Bucket Challenge is clearly written in The Business Insider of India’s article - being a charity drive to increase literacy rate and donation of books to villages by setting up one village, one library concepts initiated in Kerala, India, the land with 93.91% literacy rate (2011 census).

Anyway, over on the social media platform, we see this challenge going around and the question that comes to my mind is, what am I going to do with the 10 books I’ve listed? Donate them to the town library? The my club library? Display it on my soon to set-up library? Honestly, I’m very attached to my books, physically, mentally and emotionally. I want these books to be read by my kids and their friends if they are interested so what can I do in form of charity? I need to contemplate on it and come up with an answer for myself. Till then, lets do it the way some people have re-invented it to be; a challenge to 'FINDING YOUR BEST PAL’ through books.

With that here is my list:

1. The Boy In The Stripped Pajamas - John Boyne 
2. Luka And The Fire Of Life - Salman Rushdie
3. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
4. The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing
5. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Hurston
6. Inside the Whale - George Orwell
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
8. The Sky Burial - Xinran
9. Desert Royal - Jean Sasson
10. The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella 

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