Reading Challenges 2017

Hello everyone! Today, I’m telling you about the reading challenges I am participating in this year. All these are year long  challenges. I may or may not participate in other challenges, readathons or readalongs throughout the year.

Brunch Book Challenge

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This challenge is hosted by HT Brunch. You can check out their twitter @HTBrunch and also the challenge post. The offcial hashtag is #BrunchBookChallenge.

There are only two rules to complete this challenge.

  1. Read 36 books in 2017.
  2. Read at least six books by Indian authors, or those centered on India.

I have always been interested in this challenge but I’ve never been active in updating my reading. This year I want to change that. I will be posting my progress through my twitter account @tavleensoni. Continue reading “Reading Challenges 2017”


Book Review: The Resurrection Of Evil by Neelabh Pratap Singh

The Resurrection of Evil

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Genre: Mythological Thriller

My Rating: 4.5 stars

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

The Resurrection Of Evil by Neelabh Pratap Singh is a mythological thriller set in India. The plot is centered around a pot that is stolen from the National Museum.

The book starts with a man killing his wife in a moment of anger. Right after this, we are bombarded with crime scenes one after the other. In the middle of these, we are introduced to our hero ACP Aryan. Continue reading “Book Review: The Resurrection Of Evil by Neelabh Pratap Singh”

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Girl At The Bar by Nicholas Nash

Hey guys! Today, I wanted to let you know about a book tour that is currently happening for The Girl At The Bar by Nicholas Nash. Everything you need to know is below. Do check out the book if it sounds interesting to you! Continue reading “Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Girl At The Bar by Nicholas Nash”

My TBR Jar Tasks Completed In 2016

In the beginning of 2016, I made a post called My Reading More Diversely Jar/ My Ultimate TBR Jar. Basically, I made a list of all the books that I wanted to read and a lot of reading tasks that i wanted to do to make myself try new authors and genres. I cut them into little slips and put them into a jar.


Throughout the year, I took out a slip every few weeks and read that book or completed that task and pasted the slips in my journal after completing them. Continue reading “My TBR Jar Tasks Completed In 2016”

My 2016 Reading Review

Even though I only read 74 books in 2016 in caparison to 145 books in 2015, it was still a pretty good reading year. I tried some great new authors and read many good books. Besides this, the highlight of 2016 for me is this blog. I started Travelling Through Words and worked on it. I designed my own banner. I posted book reviews and a lot of other posts. I made connections with other bloggers, bookstagrammers and authors. For me, these are the best accomplishments I made this year.

I also completed my 1 year blogging anniversary this month. With this, I want to give a huge thank you to all the people who read my posts, followed my blog, commented on it, liked it and just everyone who supported me. THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤

All this said, lets get started with my 2016 reading journey! Continue reading “My 2016 Reading Review”

Book Review: The Girl from Rostov by Shitij Sharma

The Girl from Rostov

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Genre: Crime Thriller

My Rating: 4 stars

“Do the actions of our father’s decide who we are or do they decide what we become? Did we choose this, brought this upon ourselves? We must have been fools to listen to them, to trust their promises and believe their lies and if it were to happen all over again we  would still make all the same mistakes. Do you know why? Because we are still fools groping in the dark, looking for any sort of guidance that can be provided.”

The Girl from Rostov is a stand-alone thriller by Shitij Sharma. It follows Majid and his niece Maya as they both battle the ghosts of their past. Their journey takes them to unexpected places and places them with unexpected situations. The book is about a family that is laden with tragedy. It is a mixture of love, loss, family, crime and grief.

I was surprised when I started this book. It was captivating right from Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl from Rostov by Shitij Sharma”

Inkitt Android App – An App for Book Lovers

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know about an Android app release that takes place today. Below is all that you need to know!

About Inkitt

On the surface, Inkitt ( is a platform where aspiring writers can share their novels and inquisitive readers can unearth fresh content. But under the hood, we are democratizing publishing: The Inkitt algorithm analyzes reading behavior to predict future bestsellers. In other words: if readers love it, Inkitt publishes it. Continue reading “Inkitt Android App – An App for Book Lovers”

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: A Secondhand Life by Pamela Crane

A Secondhand Life:
(The Killer Thriller Series Book 1)
by Pamela Crane
Genre: A compelling serial killer thriller
**”A Secondhand Life” is a standalone psychological thriller
featuring characters also found in the companion novella, “A
Secondhand Lie.”**
2016 New Apple Literary Award in Psychological Thrillers, First Place Winner

2016 Reader’s Favorite Award in Thrillers, First Place Winner

2015 Library Journal selection

2016 Chanticleer Clue Awards nominee
2016 Silver Falchion Best Fiction nominee

Book Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy

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Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT

My Rating: 5 stars

Boy Meets Boy is the first book I’ve read by David Levithan. It follows the story of Paul, a cheerful high school student when he meets Noah. I discovered this book when I came across its audiobook and decided to give it a try.

The first thing I would like to say is that I am very, very glad I read this book 😀 Continue reading “Book Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan”