I didn’t think I bought too many books this month. Turns out, ‘not too many’ in my world means 19 books.
I TOLD YOU I HAD A PROBLEM!
This year, I’ve made a conscious decision to read more non-fiction – specially any books that will help me improve myself – personally and with regards to work (marketing). So if you have any suggestions, please comment below and let me know!
- Everybody Writes by Ann Handley – an apparent ‘must’ for all content writers
- Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach – curiosity got the best of me
- Pax India by Shashi Tharoor – our learned albiet controversial Member of Parliament sheds light on Indian diplomacy
- Hindutva or Hind Swaraj by U.R. Ananthamurthy – my way of trying to understand this whole ‘nationalist’ movement we have going on in India
- The Emperor of Maladies : A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee – because it’s a Pulitzer and I’ve heard great things
- The Life & Times of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson – heard so much about Bryson, needed to buy a book to check him out
- How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – an oldie but a goodie
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra – it was on sale, don’t judge me
- Barkskins by Annie Proulx – Shipping News was a great book, hence
- Nutshell by Ian McEwan – McEwan is a nutjob and his books are a hit or miss but they do entertain
- Atonement by Ian McEwan – reason stated above
- Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino – Calvino is a damn genius and it’s short stories, so…
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – been eyeing this for a while, want to get out of my comfort zone – hence, science fiction. Also GGRM loves it and I trust the dude
- Room by Emma Donoghue – I have this thing where I need to read the book before I see the movie, and I really want to see the movie
- The Dark Tower : Gunslinger by Stephen King – a close friend of mine INSISTED that I read this
- The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan – internationally acclaimed and an Indian author? YES PLEASE!
- Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak – just read Forty Rules of Love last month and fell in love, needed more
- The Alchemist : a graphic novel by Paulo Coelho – it’s a graphic novel of a book I love…why do I have to even explain?
- Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) by JK Rowling – this one is for my kids (when & if I ever have them)
- The Illustrated version of Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets of course. I mean, I’m a DIE HARD POTTERHEAD and I will acquire almost anything Harry Potter if I find it. So, this shouldn’t be a surprise.
- When I heard that The Alchemist has a graphic novel version of it, I had to have it. One, because I was curious and two, because the book is amazing.
- All the blogs, all the articles, all the CEOs have been recommending Everybody Writes. Plus, I really want to improve my writing skills.
- Elif Shafak should win an award – any award. Her writing is brilliant and touches my heart. So excited for Bastard of Istanbul.
That’s all I have for now. Hopefully next month I won’t splurge as much (LOL) and this will be a shorter post!
P.S. This was my first ‘book haul’ post. If you have any suggestions/feedback, please do comment below and let me know! I’m new this. Welp!
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