Recycled Book Reading Challenge

Writing about books is always a welcome thing to do. Mliae, a genial and lively personality, who has myriads of stories to share, is a traveller, reader and a friendly blogger. She  started this interesting concept of “Recycled Book Reading Challenge”(She announced about it at the beginning of the year during Jan itself, although I found out about it only recently!)  She describes the essence of this initiative on her introductory post

Book clubs and running out to purchase the newest hot item on the shelf has a tendency to get expensive after awhile, so I would like to focus on used or ‘recycled’ books. Remember that library book you bought for 10 cents? Or the second hand store find for 25 cents? Those are the ones about which I’m speaking. We all have them…some, like me, have a closet full just waiting to be read.

Today, I rummaged though my bookshelf and chose 12 recycled books that I will write about for this challenge.


I had read certain pages of some these books initially, but once there came a break , I never got chance to get back to them. Now I am hopeful I will complete them through this challenge.

These books are-

Chariots of Gods – Erich Von Daniken

The Winged Word – David Greene

The Greatest Show on Earth – Richard Dawkins

Do Butlers Burgle Banks? – P G Wodehouse

The Greatest Stories Never Told – Rick Beyer

A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle

The Prophet- Khalil Gibran

The Age of Innocence- Edith Wharton

Congo – Michael Chrichton

Galileo’s Daughter –  Dava Sobel

Three Men In a Boat-  Jerome K Jerome

The Man Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag- Jim Corbett

If you would like to be a part of it you can see the guidelines here- Recycled Book Reading Challenge
Thank you!

Have a Happy Weekend!

23 thoughts on “Recycled Book Reading Challenge

  1. Thanks to you, for introducing me to this challenge! 🙂
    You know, that book- “The Greatest Stories Never Told”- I am really proud to possess that. It has so many vintage photographs from history, at times, I love just flipping through it!


    • That’s great! Old books sometimes carry stories about themselves! I had purchased an old book, in the first page of which was written a birthday wish for someone, possibly an army man,for the salutation used before the name implied that.It was dated 1981. This gave a whole different perception about the book.It appeared to have had been held by strong,rugged hands decades ago before reaching my comparatively tender ones 😉

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    • Hi!! I am so pleased that you visited this post, it made me remember the time when I had posted this! 😀 I completed 7 of the books in this list. I had been posting about each one of them on the first of every month. There were few new recycled books I added to this list and wrote about them instead of some in this list! It was a nice journey. It encouraged me to read every month!
      I just noticed you have posted your reviews for all the books in your list today! That’s so lovely! 🙂 I thought you didn’t get time to read the books you had declared to read for this challenge, but it came like a surprise when I saw your pingback and found you have written about the books you have read 🙂 I am so eager to read your post calmly after finishing my office hours! 🙂

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