Reading List 2020–21

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I’m a slooow reader. But here are a list of books I have been reading over the past six months. I always wanted to be one of those who read a book a week, but sadly that is not my calling. It’s a mix of fiction and non-fiction, depressing and happy, children’s and adult books.

  1. Racing the Rain
    By John L. Parker
    This is the prequel to Once a Runner. Once a Runner is a must read to all runners. This too is enjoyable and relatable if you have played some sport at school/college level.
  2. A Fragmented Feminism: The Life and Letters of Anandibai Joshee
    By Kosambi, Meera
    Set in the late 1800s, based on the life of Anandibai Joshee — the first Indian woman to earn a medical degree. A must-read, that puts life in perspective.
  3. Rising Heat
    By Murugan, Perumal
    This is the translated version of the Tamil book. For most part the book is a good read, though not all the translation is accurate. I felt the story drags on for a bit towards the middle-end.
  4. Love for Imperfect Things
    By Haemin Sunim
    I love the simplicity of the writing. It’s something you can just pick up — turn to any chapter and read. I found it to be less of a self-help book and more of a grounding one.
  5. The Psychology of Money
    By Morgan Housel
    It’s not a book that’s going to make you rich overnight or even in a decade. Simple rules, patience and real life examples are enough to tell you what not to do.
  6. WAYS OF DYING: Stories and Essays
    As you can tell with the title, a lot of the stories are depressing, well written of course, with deep insights, but depressing. Recommend reading when times are happier.
  7. A Promised Land (yet to read)
    By Barack Obama
    My mum loved it. Though 700+pages will probably take me a while!
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Some that children and adults will enjoy:

  1. The Quentin Blake Treasury
  2. The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh) Winnie-the-Pooh
  3. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue An Exhibition Catalogue
  4. Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing Winnie the Pooh
  5. Fables
  6. The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set: Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories! (I Can Read Level 2) I Can Read Level 2