The 50 books project 2011: update

First of all the whole credit for getting me back into reading goes to M. clap clap. whistle whistle.  So what began as an ambitious and far stretched project to complete 50 books by the end of 2010 fell way side. But I’ve been keeping a notepad list of the titles I’ve been reading.

Reading for me was a two way road to discovery. Discovering the Author and discovering myself.  Many a nights were spent relentlessly like a junkie reading page after page after page. And almost all the books I’ve read till now have been good; or I felt so Winking smile

The 50 books I read this year :

1.The Road to Perdition (graphic novel) – Max Allan Collins
2.Why is God laughing – Deepak Chopra
3.H. G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds ~ Ian Edginton , D’Israeli (Graphic Novel)
4.Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time ~ Howard Schultz
5.Cat O’ Nine Tales: And Other Stories ~ Jeffrey Archer
6.The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions~ Scott Adams
7.The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes ~ Bill Watterson
8.The Accidental Theorist and Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science – Paul Krugman
9.The Valkyries ~ Paulo Coelho
10.Prince of Ayodhya ~ Ashok K. Banker
11.Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment ~ Deepak Chopra
12.Life of Pi ~ Yann Martel
13.The Metamorphosis and Other Stories ~ Franz Kafka
14.The Catcher in the Rye ~ J. D. Salinger
15.Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~  Robert Louis Stevenson
16.Maximum City ~ Suketu Mehta
17.The Kite Runner ~ Khaled Hosseini
18.Sea of Poppies ~ Amitav Ghosh
19.The Calcutta Chromosome ~ Amitav Ghosh
20.The White Tiger ~ Aravind Adiga
21.Paths of glory ~ Jeffrey Archer
22.the muslim next door – sumbul ali karamali
23.beatrice and vigil – yann martel
24.Q & A – vikas Swarup
25.Between Assassinations – Aravind Adiga
26.Eat, Shoots and Leaves – Lynn Truss
27.Lord of the flies – William Golding
28.A history of the New York Subway system (forgot to take down the author’s name 😀 )
29.The Age of Shiva ~ Manil Suri
30.Sacred Games ~ Vikram Chandra
31.The healing of America: a global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care by T. R. Reid
32.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
33.Shantaram
34.A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
35.No Country for Old Men ~ Cormac McCarthy
36.The Art of Avatar: James Cameron’s Epic Adventure by Lisa Fitzpatrick
37.Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip–Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

38.The Girl who played with fire
39.The Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest
40.ANIMAL’S PEOPLE By Indra Sinha.

Now Reading :

41.Prince by Machiavelli
42.The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism ~ Fritjof Capra
43.Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
44.And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey  Archer

45. God Hates us all by Hank Moody

To Read :

Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin Einstein Varghese by Sidin Vadukut
Young Turks – Book 1 The Raisina Trilogy by Krishan Partap Singh
Brick Lane ~ Monica Ali
The Inheritance of loss ~ Kiran Desai
On the Road ~ Jack Kerouac
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ~ Hunter S. Thompson
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project) by Noam Chomsky
Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story by Ari Folman and David Polonsky
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
Dancing Arabs ~ Sayed Kashua
For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It by Mark Pendergrast
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Two Lives ~ Vikram Seth

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