Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Reading List - 2010

Last year has not been the best ever in my life. I would want to forget it in a hurry. Except that I managed to read 26 books in a very tumultuous year.
Coming up with this count took me some time. So I thought why not create a list and keep adding to it. Here is the list.

  1. Heaven's Command : An Imperial Progress by Jan Morris (History)
  2. The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (Memoir)
  3. If God Was a Banker by 'I dont care, really' (Me too an MBA) (Pratyush says: Dont touch it even with a pole)
  4. I Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh (Love Story)
  5. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (Memoir)
  6. The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen (Economics/Philosophy/History)
  7. BPO Sutra by Sudhindra Mokhasi (compilation of Indian BPO stories)
  8. Love Story by Erich Segal (Romance)
  9. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Politics)
  10. Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody with William Hoffer (Memoir)
  11. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Adventure Classic)
  12. Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup (Whodunnit)
  13. India Unbound by Gurcharan Das (Political/economic)
  14. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Sci-fi/comedy)
  15. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Sci-fi/comedy)
  16. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Memoir of soul searching through 3 countries. A good one)
  17. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams (Sci-fi/comedy)
  18. Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (Awesome)
  19. So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams (Sci-fi/comedy)
  20. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams (Sci-fi/comedy)
  21. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Something or the other)
  22. Pappilon by Henri Charriere (Autobiography/Prison Break)
  23. An Unfinished Biography by Indira Goswami (Autobiography- marred by bad translation)
  24. The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh (History-Mystery, not as good as his other works)
  25. Siddhartha by Hermmann Hesse (Historical Fiction-Very nice)
  26. Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert (Drama Classic)
  27. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Drama Classic)
  28. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Historical Fiction, Adventure)
  29. Gunaho Ka Devta by Dr. Dharamvir Bharati (Hindi, Social)
  30. Rag Darbari by Sri Lal Sukla (Hindi, Social)
  31. Mujhe Chand Chahiye by Surendra Verma (Hindi, Social, Just about OK)
  32. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie (Mystery, good as always)

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