Thursday, December 29, 2016

197: 150 books on my shelf

For 2017, I have decided to plough through the 150 books on my shelf. Read some, re-read some others, maybe be stoic about getting through the titles I picked up because I desperately wanted to improve myself, etc. Anyway, here's the list and I have decided that, from this list, I will mainly read fiction and an interesting book on history:

1.       ‘The Alienist’ by Caleb Carr
2.       Gather together in my name by Maya Angelou
3.       Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
4.       Seducing the demon, Writing for y life by Erica Jong
5.       Mumbai Noir – edited by Altaf Tyrewaala
6.       Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
7.       The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
8.       The Kept Woman and other stories by Kamala Das
9.       Bombay, meri jaan edited by Jerry Pinto and Naresh Fernandes
10.   One Thousand Gifts by Voskamp
11.   Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
12.   On Beauty by Zadie Smith
13.   Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
14.   Queen by Alex Haley and David Stevens
15.   Business Sutra by Devdutt Pattnaik
16.   Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
17.   The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
18.   Jennifer Government by Max Barry
19.   The Fault in our Stars by John Green
20.   Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
21.   Girl Reading by Katie Ward
22.   The Female of the Species by Lionel Shriver
23.   Pastpresent by Amruta Dongray
24.   The Secret Lives of Sisters by Linda Kelsey
25.   Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
26.   A Course in Miracles
27.   Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
28.   Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra
29.   Women and the weight loss tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar
30.   The Late Child by Larry McMurtry
31.   My Sister’s Keeper by Bernardine Kennedy
32.   Sophie’s World by Jostein Gardner
33.   Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
34.   The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle Laporte
35.   The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma
36.   Insights into Vedanta
37.   Salsa and Chips by Daniel Reeves
38.   Einstein’s God by Krista Tippett
39.   Running from Safety by Richard Bach
40.   The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho
41.   The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
42.   The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
43.   Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
44.   Women who run with the wolves by Clarissa Pinkola
45.   The coming war between Russia and China by Harrisson E. Salisbury
46.   To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
47.   Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
48.   The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
49.   American Buffalo by David Mamet
50.   Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik
51.   The Post Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
52.   Writing to Heal the Soul by Susan Zimmerman
53.   Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
54.   India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee, Aditya Mukherjee, Sucheta Mahajan, K.N. Panikar
55.   Going to the movies by SyD Field
56.   The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
57.   Tender is the night by Scott Fitzgerald
58.   Art and Lies by Jeanette Winterson
59.   Godman by Kirpal Singh
60.   The Birth House by Ami McKay
61.   Two Lives by Vikram Seth
62.   Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
63.   Anderson’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
64.   Book Lover by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
65.   On Late Style by Edward W. Said
66.   Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership by Radhakrishnan Pillai and D. Sivanandhan
67.   Jung: Selected writings (Introduced by Anthony Storr)
68.   The Bronte Project by Jennifer Vandever
69.   Shobhaa at Sixty by Shobhaa De
70.   Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
71.   Complete works of Shakespeare
72.   Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
73.   From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
74.   Complete stories by Dorothy Parker
75.   Alchemy edited by Sheba Karim
76.   The Human Stain by Philip Roth
77.   The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
78.   Celebrations: Rules of Peace and Prayer by Maya Angelou
79.   A Case of exploding mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
80.   Selected poems by Christina Rossetti
81.   Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
82.   Size 12 is not Fat, Size 14 is not fat either – the Meg Cabot omnibus
83.   Selected poems by William Blake
84.   No Full Stops in India by Mark Tully
85.   The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
86.   Marketing Management by Kotler, Keller, Koshy, Jha
87.   Arion and the Dolphin by Vikram Seth
88.   Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
89.   Persuasion by Jane Austen
90.   Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer
91.   Poems by Sylvia Plath
92.   Specimen Days by Michale Cunningham
93.   What would apple do? By Dirk Beckmann
94.   Stuffed by Patricia Volk
95.   The Last Temptation of Christ by Kazantzakis
96.   Lust for life by Irving Stone
97.   Tilak and Gokhale by Irving Stone
98.   The Temple of my familiars by Alice Walker
99.   August is a wicked month by Edna O’Brien
100.                        Snow by Orhan Pamuk
101.                        Citizen’s Rising by David Hoffman
102.                        The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun Tejpal
103.                        The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
104.                        Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
105.                        Open by Andre Agassi
106.                        Deep Work by Cal Newport
107.                        The Magic by Rhonda Bryne
108.                        Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra
109.                        Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
110.                        The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
111.                        The Poorhouse Fair by John Updike
112.                        Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
113.                        Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
114.                        Secrets of Mind Power by Harry Lorayne
115.                        Modern Sociological Theory byM. Francis Abraham
116.                        The teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda
117.                        Genome by Matt Ridley
118.                        Yuganta by Irawati Karve
119.                        E-cubed by Pam Grout
120.                        On writing by Stephen King
121.                        Act like a success, think like a success by steve Harvey
122.                        Bombay stories by Manto
123.                        The miracle of water by Masaru Emoto
124.                        Akbar by G.B. Malleson
125.                        Anywhere but here by Mona Simpson
126.                        Naked by David Sedaris
127.                        Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
128.                        The devotion of suspect x by keigo higashimo
129.                        Gal by Ruthie Bolton
130.                        Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton
131.                        A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
132.                        Change your thoughts, change your life by Dr. Wayne Dyer
133.                        Greatest works of Kahlil Gibran
134.                        Story by Robert McKee
135.                        Zen in the art of writing by Ray Bradbury
136.                        Art and Science of meditation by Dr. Newton Kondaveti
137.                        The Diary of a Young girl by Anne Frank
138.                        Interpret your dreams by Elizabeth Scott
139.                        Black Coffee by Agatha Christie
140.                        Under the banyan tree by Thich Nhat Hanh
141.                        Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay
142.                        Empowering your soul through meditation by Rajinder singh
143.                        Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
144.                        Twilight in Delhi by Ahmed Ali
145.                        What everyone should know about Islam and Muslims by Suzanne Haneef
146.                        Rework: Change the way you work forever by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
147.                        The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
148.                        Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo

149.                        Worlds together, worlds apart: a history of the world

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