24 November 2012

Books I have Read in the Last 12 Months

As a teacher, I have often been asked about my book list, i.e., what do I read. The list below is the answer!

Please note that this is a partial list only.

  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (Reread after almost a decade!)
  • Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
  • And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffery Archer
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  • Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour by Michael Lewis
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  • End of World by Ken Follett
  • Winter of the World by Ken Follett
  • Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram Rajan
  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  • Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven 
  • River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
  • Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and The Future of American Power by Robert Kaplan
  • In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul
  • Ashoka by Charles Allen
  • The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
  • Manto: Selected Short Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto
  • Bitter Fruit: The Very Best of Saadat Hasan Manto
  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by by Daniyal Muneeuddin
  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

Apart from these, I am a great lover of comics, like Tinkle and the huge collections of Amar Chitra Katha.

If you wish to share your reading list, post the list in the comments section. 


Nish said...

Hi Sir...

Books that I read in the recent time...

No Easy day
Haroun and the sea of stories
Life of Pi
The Krishna key
Everyone loves a good drought

Avinash K said...

I'm not an avid reader, but the books I've read are:
1. The diary of Anne Frank
2. Mein Kampf

Unknown said...

for the past 5 months..
1. Argumentative Indian
2. Confessions of an Eco sinner
3. Nine lives
4. India unbound
5. INDIA-from midnight to the millennium and beyond
and now its "Magic Seeds" by V.S.Naipaul

Saurav Pathak said...

The Fountainhead
Letters From a Father to His Daughter
A History of the World in 100 objects
India After Gandhi

Sir, please do suggest some books relted to geopolitics and history worth knowing

Unknown said...

The Fountainhead
Rich dad and poor dad
Thus spake zarathustra
connect the dots

Debjit said...
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Debjit said...

Sir Please find below few of my reads:
1) Emperor of All Maladies-A Biography of Cancer-Siddhartha Mukherjee
2) India After Gandhi-Ramchandra Guha
3) Devotion of Suspect X-Keigo Higashino
4) Seven Sacred Rivers-Bill Aitken
5) Remains of The Day-Kazuo Ishiguro
6) A Call to Honour- Jaswant Singh

Avinash K said...

BJ and fellow readers,

I, if I may, would like to share Josh McDowell's "Christianity: Hoax or History?" (http://joshmcdowellmedia.org/FreeBooks/Christianity%20Hoax%20or%20History.pdf)

Not that I'm endorsing Christianity but I felt it as an interesting read (of less than 100 pages) as it dealt about Jesus Christ from historical point of view (at least I felt so).

Read a more detailed book on the same which is Lee Strobel's "The Case for Christ"

Avinash K said...

Read as in past tense not as in a command :)

Mirza Ghalib said...

Makes you interested in the great Indian novel all over again and sit up and take cognizance of some facts which might have been circumvented due to various reasons. The author's illustrations also add a dramatic touch teh book. Read teh book in frenzy to know more about an epic which does teach a lot. Doing the second read with my husband now. It is still asgripping the second time over...

Daita S V said...

Sir ! What is the best way we can read a book completely? In a way that creates an impact?