Of Goals And Pursuits

“There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book, and the tired man who wants a book to read.”

Anyone keen on books and reading? Here’s a compilation of all the books I’ve read in the last six months. Reading goals have been going good so far as per the mid-way mark – I’ve got in a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, novels, memoirs, plays, poetry and short stories. Have a look at the list. If you’ve read any of these, do share your thoughts on the books. 🙂

JANUARY
1) Beyond The Limits – Bruce Thomas
2) Onaatah – Paulami Dattagupta
3) My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher
4) Ghachar Ghochar – Vivek Shanbhag
5) The Magicians of Indrostan – Shivani Adib
6) My Kumaon – Jim Corbett
7) Absent Nightmare Zinnias – Linda Ann Nickerson
8) Jewels – F. Styles
9) Black Coffee – Suresh Dalal
10) Unfairy Tales – Carthick
11) The Mirror of Wonders – Syed Rafiq Hussain
12) The Doodler of Dimashq – Kirthi Jayakumar
Short stories:
1) The Umbrella Man – Siddhartha Gigoo
2) The Masque of the Red Death – Edgar Allan Poe
FEBRUARY
1) Nikola Tesla – Sean Patrick
2) Out With Lanterns – Alisha Kirpalani
3) A Time to Dance – Padma Venkatraman
4) Memory – Philippe Grimbert
5) The Girl with the Green Tinted Hair – Gavin Whyte
6) My Booky Wook – Russell Brand
7) Korma, Kheer & Kismet – Pamela Timms
8) Million Dollar Women – Julia Pimsleur
9) Poonachi – Perumal Murugan
10) Vyasa – Sibaji Bandyopadhyaya
Short story:
A Dog’s Tale – Mark Twain
MARCH
1) Second Thoughts – Navtej Sarna
2) Mambo in Chinatown – Jean Kwok
3) Fence – Ila Arab Mehta
4) The Siege of Warwan – Major General G.D.Bakshi
5) A Cherry Sinister Murder – Nancy McGovern and Cyra Bruce
6) Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains – Antonia Bolingbroke Kent
7) The Pothunters – P.G.Wodehouse
8) The Reason I Jump – Naoki Higashida
9) How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran
Short story:
The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
 
APRIL
1) Son Of The Thundercloud – Easterine Kire
2) Hayavadana – Girish Karnad
3) The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
4) Taking Flight – Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince
5) Jeeves And The Wedding Bells – Sebastian Faulks
6) Mother, Where’s My Country? – Anubha Bhonsle
7) Swimmer Among The Stars – Kanishk Tharoor
MAY
1) Mind Swapping Madness – Tom E. Moffatt
2) A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
3) Love Among The Bookshelves – Ruskin Bond
4) Bump, Bike and Baby – Moire O’Sullivan
5) The Mango Season – Amulya Malladi
6) Over To You – Roald Dahl
7) Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
Short stories:
1) The Tumor – John Grisham
2) Laurie – Stephen King
JUNE
1) Shadow – Michael Morpurgo
2) Before You Wake – Adam Nevill
3) Poskem – Wendell Rodricks
4) The Reading Promise – Alice Ozma
5) Traitor – Rakshanda Jalil
6) Faceless – Alyssa Sheinmel
7) Bedbugs – Ben Winters
8) Skating Through – Jennifer Cosgrove
Short story:
Guts – Chuck Palahniuk

 

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