Reading

Here is a list of books that I have read. I prefer to buy books as 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. Summer 21 – Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam) — listened to the audio version on Storytel narrated by Girish Karnad
  2. Summer 21 – Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business (Kindra Hall)
  3. Summer 21 – Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal (B. Umadathan) — Malayalam
  4. Summer 21 – Vethalakathakal (Chandramathi) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Manjima Mohan
  5. Summer 21 – Bade Bhaisahab (Munshi Premchand) — listened to the Hindi audio version on Storytel narrated by Sameer Goswami
  6. Summer 21 – Mathilukal (Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Rajesh K Puthumana
  7. Summer 21 – Pathummayude Aadu (Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) — listened to the Malayalam audio version on Storytel narrated by Sanjeev S
  8. Summer 21 – A Field of Flowers (Anita Nair) — listened to the English audio version on Storytel narrated by Prakash Raj
  9. Summer 21 – Make Your Point! (Kevin Carroll and Bob Elliott)
  10. Summer 21 – The Little Duck Girl (Anita Nair) — listened to the English audio version on Storytel narrated by Prakash Raj
  11. 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
  12. Spring 21 – Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others (Judy Murphy)
  13. Winter 21 – The Psychology of Money (Morgan Housel)
  14. Winter 21 – Economical writing (Deirdre N. McCloskey)
  15. Winter 21 – The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
  16. Winter 21 – Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind (Annaka Harris)
  17. Winter 21 – Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide (John Cleese)
  18. Autumn 20 – How Doctors Think (Jerome Groopman)
  19. Autumn 20 – Out of Their Minds: The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists (Dennis E. Shasha)
  20. Autumn 20 – Grit and Gold (Gayatri Chandrashekar)
  21. Summer 20 – Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messaih (Richard Bach)
  22. Winter 19 – Colour of Gold (Gita Aravamudan)
  23. Winter 19 – The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Jonas Jonasson) — borrowed from Stanford library
  24. Winter 19 – Bangalore: A Century of Tales from City Cantonment (Peter Colaco, Paul Fernandes)
  25. Winter 19 – The Man from the Egg (Sudha Murty)
  26. Winter 19 – Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives (Sudha Murty)
  27. *^Winter 19 – Shiva Moves On (Harry Peronius)
  28. Autumn 19 – Flood and Fury: Ecological Devastation in the Western Ghats (Viju B.)
  29. Autumn 19 – India Positive: New Essays and Selected Columns (Chetan Bhagat)
  30. Summer 19 – The Case for India (William Durant) — online
  31. Summer 19 – my Gita (Devdutt Pattanaik) — borrowed from Stanford library
  32. Spring 19 – Beastly Tales from here and there (Vikram Seth)
  33. Spring 19 – my Hanuman Chalisa (Devdutt Pattanaik)
  34. Spring 19 – Lying (Sam Harris) — borrowed from a friend!
  35. Spring 19 – Feynman (Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick)
  36. Spring 19 – Love A Little Stronger (Preeti Shenoy)
  37. Spring 19 – The Formula: The Science Behind Why People Succeed or Fail (Albert-László Barabási)
  38. Winter 18 – Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength (Eknath Easwaran)
  39. Winter 18 – Beyond Mars and Venus: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level (John Gray)
  40. Autumn 17 – Stanford 125: A Visual Exploration (Alex Webb)
  41. 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
  42. Autumn 17 – Stanford Memorial Church: Glory of Angels (Robert C. Gregg) — borrowed from a friend
  43. Autumn 17 – The 24×7 Marriage: Smart Strategies for Good Beginnings (Vijay Nagaswami) — audio book
  44. Summer 17 – Alcatraz: The Notorious Prison, A Daring Jailbreak (History Channel Magazine)
  45. *Summer 17 – Quila House and the Jalan Collection: A Brief Introduction (Paula Gonzaga de Sa)
  46. Winter 17 – Nature’s Numbers (Ian Stewart) — borrowed from a friend
  47. Autumn 16 – The Captain’s Verses (Pablo Neruda, translated by Donald D. Walsh)
  48. Autumn 16 – Trefethen’s Index Cards: Forty years of notes about People, Words and Mathematics (Lloyd N. Trefethen)
  49. Summer 16 – One Night @ the Call Center (Chetan Bhagat)
  50. Summer 16 – A Better India A Better World (Narayan Murthy) — Read few chapters in 2010 and completed the rest in this July
  51. 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.
  52. Summer 16 – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Robin Sharma)
  53. Summer 16 – Zen Garden: Conversations with Pathmakers (Subroto Bagchi)
  54. Summer 16 – The Magic Drum and other Favorite Stories (Sudha Murty)
  55. Summer 16 – House of Cards (Sudha Murty) — borrowed from a cousin.
  56. Summer 16 – Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake (Preeti Shenoy)
  57. Summer 16 – What Young India Wants (Chetan Bhagat)
  58. Spring 16 – The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) — borrowed from a friend.
  59. Fall 15 – Eleven Minutes (Paulo Coelho) — borrowed from the West Lafayette library.
  60. Fall 15 – Adultery (Paulo Coelho) — borrowed from the West Lafayette library.
  61. Summer 15 – Letters to a Young Mathematician: Art of Mentoring (Ian Stewart) — borrowed from a friend
  62. Summer 15 – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol S. Dweck)
  63. Summer 15 – The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran) — borrowed from a friend!
  64. 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.
  65. Winter 14 – Fermat’s Enigma (Simon Singh)
  66. Summer 14 – Creative Confidence (Tom and David Kelley)
  67. Spring 14 – Five Elements of Effective Thinking (Edward Burger, Michael Starbird)
  68. Winter 13 – Nikola Tesla (Sean Patrick)
  69. Summer 13 – Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  70. Summer 13 – Who Will Cry When You Die (Robin Sharma)
  71. Spring 13 – The 5 Love Languages (Garry Chapman) — borrowed from a friend of friend
  72. Spring 13 – Between Fathers and Daughters (Linda Nielsen)
  73. Spring 13 – Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
  74. Fall 12 – MBA at 16 (Subroto Bagchi)
  75. Fall 12 – The Secret Wish List (Preeti Shenoy)
  76. Fall 12 – Grandma’s Bag of Stories (Sudha Murty)
  77. Fall 12 – Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese (Sidin Vadukut)
  78. Fall 12 – A Mathematician’s Apology (G H Hardy)
  79. Fall 12 – The Very Best of The Common Man (R K Laxman)
  80. Fall 12 – Unusual People Do Things Differently (T G C Prasad)
  81. Fall 12 – Giants of Science (Philip Cane, 1959) — borrowed from a friend
  82. Fall 12 – The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk (Sudha Murty)
  83. Fall 12 – Timpa: Runners Of The Golden Horn (Jhangir Kerawala)
  84. Fall 12 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – #1 (Jeff Kinney) — borrowed from a friend
  85. Summer 12 – Tales My Boss Never Told Me (Juan Mateo)
  86. Spring 12 – Life Is What You Make It (Preeti Shenoy)
  87. Spring 12 – Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton)  — borrowed from a friend
  88. Spring 12 – Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition (Chetan Bhagat)
  89. Spring 12 – 2 States: The Story of My Marriage (Chetan Bhagat)
  90. Spring 11 – The High Performance Entrepreneur (Subroto Bagchi)
  91. Spring 11 – A R Rahman: The Musical Storm (Kamini Mathai)
  92. Spring 11 – Go Kiss The World (Subroto Bagchi)
  93. Spring 11 – The Go-Giver (Bob Burg, John Mann)
  94. Fall 10 – Devdas (Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay)
  95. Fall 10 – Why Mars and Venus Collide (John Gray)
  96. Fall 10 – Parineeta (Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay)
  97. Spring 10 – Wise & Otherwise (Sudha Murty)
  98. Spring 10 – The Old Man & His God: Discovering the Spirit of India (Sudha Murty)
  99. Fall 09 – Discover The Diamond In You (Arindam Chaudhuri)
  100. 2008 – The Complete Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  101. 2001 – Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  102. [Unknown] – The Go-Getter (Peter Kyne)
  103. [Unknown] – A R Rahman: The Spirit of Music (Nasreen Kabir)
  104. [Unknown] – The Professional (Subroto Bagchi)
* These books don't have an entry on goodreads. 

^ I have an author signed copy.