Reading

This is a list of books I have read. I prefer to buy books because I can personalize them. You can find me on Goodreads. Please let me know if you think I would love (or should read) a book.

  1. Fall 22 – Mukesh Kathakal (Mukesh) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by the author
  2. Fall 22 – Achappam Kathakal (Gayathri Arun) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by the author
  3. Fall 22 – Karnanin Kadhai (Balakumaran) — listened to the Tamil audio version on Storytel narrated by V Balasubramanian
  4. Fall 22 – Just one Paisa (Nadine D’souza) — listened to the English audio version on Storytel narrated by Rahul Dravid
  5. Fall 22 – Vasavadatha (Sajil Sreedhar) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Andrea Theodore Martin
  6. Fall 22 – When we grow up (Nikita Singh) — listened to the audio version on Storytel narrated by Nishka Raheja
  7. Fall 22 – La Sa Ra short stories – 1 (La Sa Ramamrutham) — listened to the Tamil audio version on Storytel narrated by Deepika Arun
  8. Fall 22 – Appa Pillai (Vidya Subramaniam) — listened to the Tamil audio version on Storytel narrated by Bombay Kannan. The narration was awesome with background music. 
  9. Fall 22 – Collector Bro: The Quixotic ‘Thallals’ of a Civil Servant (Prasanth Nair) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by the author. His voice is addictive. 
  10. Fall 22 – Pachai Vayal Manadhu (Balakumaran) — listened to the Tamil audio version on Storytel narrated by Kirtana Ragade 
  11. * Fall 22 – Lifebuoy (Prasanth Nair) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by the author
  12. Summer 22 – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (Mark Manson) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Ravi Perumal 
  13. Summer 22 – Oruthi (Mayna Umaiban) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Manjima Mohan
  14. Summer 22 – Balyakalasakhi (Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Harikumar 
  15. Summer 22 – When Daddy Was a Little Boy (Alexander Raskin) — listened to the Malayalam audio version “Achante Kuttikkalam” on Storytel narrated by Manjima Mohan
  16. Summer 22 – SS Menaka (Kalki) — listened to the Tamil audio version on Storytel narrated by Gautham Vasudev Menon
  17. Spring 22 – Book of Questions (Pablo Neruda)
  18. Spring 22 – The Forerunner & The Madman: Lesser known poems from the Sufi master (Kahlil Gibran) — listened to the audio version on Storytel
  19. Spring 22 –  Helmut Newton: Sumo (Helmut Newton) —  borrowed from a friend
  20. Spring 22 – A Treasury of Wintertime Tales (Noel Daniel, Nicolas Sidjakov)
  21. Winter 22 – So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love (Cal Newport)
  22. Winter 22 – Ikigai The Japanese secret to a long and happy life (Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Manjima Mohan
  23. Winter 22 – Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life (Jim Kwik)
  24. Winter 22 – Van Gogh (Ingo F. Walter)
  25. Winter 22 – Ma Nishada (Girish Karnad) — Kannada short story, listened on Storytel
  26. Winter 22 – Gulmohar (Karthik Vidya Hebbar) — Kannada short story, listened on Storytel
  27. Winter 22 – Lock Down Letters (P D Satish Chandra) — Kannada short story, listened on Storytel
  28. Autumn 21 – The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More (Chris Anderson)
  29. Autumn 21 – A Sport and a Pastime (James Salter)
  30. Autumn 21 – Special Treatment: Student Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Anna Ruddock)
  31. Autumn 21 – The Signal Man (Charles Dickens) — listened to the audio version on Storytel narrated by Timothy Ackroyd
  32. Autumn 21 – The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
  33. Autumn 21 – Raghuvamsam: The Line of Raghu — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Rajeev Nair
  34. Summer 21 – Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam) — listened to the audio version on Storytel narrated by Girish Karnad
  35. Summer 21 – Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business (Kindra Hall)
  36. Summer 21 – Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal (B. Umadathan) — Malayalam
  37. Summer 21 – Vethalakathakal (Chandramathi) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Manjima Mohan
  38. Summer 21 – Bade Bhaisahab (Munshi Premchand) — listened to the Hindi audio version on Storytel narrated by Sameer Goswami
  39. Summer 21 – Mathilukal (Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Rajesh K Puthumana
  40. Summer 21 – Pathummayude Aadu (Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Sanjeev S
  41. Summer 21 – A Field of Flowers (Anita Nair) — listened to the English audio version on Storytel narrated by Prakash Raj
  42. Summer 21 – Make Your Point! (Kevin Carroll and Bob Elliott)
  43. Summer 21 – The Little Duck Girl (Anita Nair) — listened to the English audio version on Storytel narrated by Prakash Raj
  44. Summer 21 – The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State (Nadia Murad) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Manjima Mohan
  45. Spring 21 – Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others (Judy Murphy)
  46. Winter 21 – The Psychology of Money (Morgan Housel)
  47. Winter 21 – Economical writing (Deirdre N. McCloskey)
  48. Winter 21 – The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
  49. Winter 21 – Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind (Annaka Harris)
  50. Winter 21 – Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide (John Cleese)
  51. Autumn 20 – How Doctors Think (Jerome Groopman)
  52. Autumn 20 – Out of Their Minds: The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists (Dennis E. Shasha)
  53. Autumn 20 – Grit and Gold (Gayatri Chandrashekar)
  54. Summer 20 – Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messaih (Richard Bach)
  55. Winter 19 – Colour of Gold (Gita Aravamudan)
  56. Winter 19 – The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Jonas Jonasson) — borrowed from Stanford library
  57. Winter 19 – Bangalore: A Century of Tales from City Cantonment (Peter Colaco, Paul Fernandes)
  58. Winter 19 – The Man from the Egg (Sudha Murty)
  59. Winter 19 – Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives (Sudha Murty)
  60. *^Winter 19 – Shiva Moves On (Harry Peronius)
  61. Autumn 19 – Flood and Fury: Ecological Devastation in the Western Ghats (Viju B.)
  62. Autumn 19 – India Positive: New Essays and Selected Columns (Chetan Bhagat)
  63. Summer 19 – The Case for India (William Durant) — online
  64. Summer 19 – my Gita (Devdutt Pattanaik) — borrowed from Stanford library
  65. Spring 19 – Beastly Tales from here and there (Vikram Seth)
  66. Spring 19 – my Hanuman Chalisa (Devdutt Pattanaik)
  67. Spring 19 – Lying (Sam Harris) — borrowed from a friend!
  68. Spring 19 – Feynman (Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick)
  69. Spring 19 – Love A Little Stronger (Preeti Shenoy)
  70. Spring 19 – The Formula: The Science Behind Why People Succeed or Fail (Albert-László Barabási)
  71. Winter 18 – Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength (Eknath Easwaran)
  72. Winter 18 – Beyond Mars and Venus: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level (John Gray)
  73. Autumn 17 – Stanford 125: A Visual Exploration (Alex Webb)
  74. Autumn 17 – When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi) — This book will bring tears. As much as I loved reading the book, I had to pause and take long breaks
  75. Autumn 17 – Stanford Memorial Church: Glory of Angels (Robert C. Gregg) — borrowed from a friend
  76. Autumn 17 – The 24×7 Marriage: Smart Strategies for Good Beginnings (Vijay Nagaswami) — audio book
  77. Summer 17 – Alcatraz: The Notorious Prison, A Daring Jailbreak (History Channel Magazine)
  78. *Summer 17 – Quila House and the Jalan Collection: A Brief Introduction (Paula Gonzaga de Sa)
  79. Winter 17 – Nature’s Numbers (Ian Stewart) — borrowed from a friend
  80. Autumn 16 – The Captain’s Verses (Pablo Neruda, translated by Donald D. Walsh)
  81. Autumn 16 – Trefethen’s Index Cards: Forty years of notes about People, Words and Mathematics (Lloyd N. Trefethen)
  82. Summer 16 – One Night @ the Call Center (Chetan Bhagat)
  83. Summer 16 – A Better India A Better World (Narayan Murthy) — Read few chapters in 2010 and completed the rest in this July
  84. Summer 16 – The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch) — I didn’t read from my copy of the book, instead listened to the audio version available on YouTube. This is my first experience with an audio version of a book.
  85. Summer 16 – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Robin Sharma)
  86. Summer 16 – Zen Garden: Conversations with Pathmakers (Subroto Bagchi)
  87. Summer 16 – The Magic Drum and other Favorite Stories (Sudha Murty)
  88. Summer 16 – House of Cards (Sudha Murty) — borrowed from a cousin.
  89. Summer 16 – Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake (Preeti Shenoy)
  90. Summer 16 – What Young India Wants (Chetan Bhagat)
  91. Spring 16 – The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) — borrowed from a friend.
  92. Fall 15 – Eleven Minutes (Paulo Coelho) — borrowed from the West Lafayette library.
  93. Fall 15 – Adultery (Paulo Coelho) — borrowed from the West Lafayette library.
  94. Summer 15 – Letters to a Young Mathematician: Art of Mentoring (Ian Stewart) — borrowed from a friend
  95. Summer 15 – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol S. Dweck)
  96. Summer 15 – The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran) — borrowed from a friend!
  97. Spring 15 – The Painted Veil (Somerset Maugham) — borrowed from the West Lafayette library. Watched the movie and then read the book. Addicted to the soundtrack from the movie.
  98. Winter 14 – Fermat’s Enigma (Simon Singh)
  99. Summer 14 – Creative Confidence (Tom and David Kelley)
  100. Spring 14 – Five Elements of Effective Thinking (Edward Burger, Michael Starbird)
  101. Winter 13 – Nikola Tesla (Sean Patrick)
  102. Summer 13 – Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  103. Summer 13 – Who Will Cry When You Die (Robin Sharma)
  104. Spring 13 – The 5 Love Languages (Garry Chapman) — borrowed from a friend of friend
  105. Spring 13 – Between Fathers and Daughters (Linda Nielsen)
  106. Spring 13 – Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
  107. Fall 12 – MBA at 16 (Subroto Bagchi)
  108. Fall 12 – The Secret Wish List (Preeti Shenoy)
  109. Fall 12 – Grandma’s Bag of Stories (Sudha Murty)
  110. Fall 12 – Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese (Sidin Vadukut)
  111. Fall 12 – A Mathematician’s Apology (G H Hardy)
  112. Fall 12 – The Very Best of The Common Man (R K Laxman)
  113. Fall 12 – Unusual People Do Things Differently (T G C Prasad)
  114. Fall 12 – Giants of Science (Philip Cane, 1959) — borrowed from a friend
  115. Fall 12 – The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk (Sudha Murty)
  116. Fall 12 – Timpa: Runners Of The Golden Horn (Jhangir Kerawala)
  117. Fall 12 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – #1 (Jeff Kinney) — borrowed from a friend
  118. Summer 12 – Tales My Boss Never Told Me (Juan Mateo)
  119. Spring 12 – Life Is What You Make It (Preeti Shenoy)
  120. Spring 12 – Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton)  — borrowed from a friend
  121. Spring 12 – Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition (Chetan Bhagat)
  122. Spring 12 – 2 States: The Story of My Marriage (Chetan Bhagat)
  123. Spring 11 – The High Performance Entrepreneur (Subroto Bagchi)
  124. Spring 11 – A R Rahman: The Musical Storm (Kamini Mathai)
  125. Spring 11 – Go Kiss The World (Subroto Bagchi)
  126. Spring 11 – The Go-Giver (Bob Burg, John Mann)
  127. Fall 10 – Devdas (Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay)
  128. Fall 10 – Why Mars and Venus Collide (John Gray)
  129. Fall 10 – Parineeta (Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay)
  130. Spring 10 – Wise & Otherwise (Sudha Murty)
  131. Spring 10 – The Old Man & His God: Discovering the Spirit of India (Sudha Murty)
  132. 2010 – Khushwant Singh’s Joke Book (Khushwant Singh)
  133. Fall 09 – Discover The Diamond In You (Arindam Chaudhuri)
  134. 2008 – The Complete Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  135. 2001 – Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  136. [Unknown] – The Go-Getter (Peter Kyne)
  137. [Unknown] – A R Rahman: The Spirit of Music (Nasreen Kabir)
  138. [Unknown] – The Professional (Subroto Bagchi)
* These books don't have an entry on goodreads. 

^ I have an author signed copy.