Saturday, December 08, 2012

Books in 2012

  1. The Map that changed the World by Simon Winchester
  2. Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Lewis Wolpert 
  3. A Step Away From Paradise by Thomas K Shor 
  4. Tibet -a history by Sam Van Schaik 
  5. The Red Market by Scott Carney 
  6. Infinite Vision by Pavithra Mehta & Suchitra Shenoy 
  7. A Shot at History by Abhinav Bindra (with Rohit Brijnath) 
  8. Run the Edge by Tim Catalano & Adam Goucher
  9. Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka
  10. Duel in the Sun by John Brant 
  11. Slaying the Badger by Richard Moore 
  12. Steve Jobs by Karen Blumenthal 
  13. Ganesha on the Dashboard by V. Ragunathan et al
  14. Moral Materialism by Joseph S Alter
  15. Pyong Yang by Guy DeLisle
  16. Serious Men by Manu Joseph
  17. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  18. Better by Atul Gawande
  19. The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
  20. Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
  21. Reading like a Writer by Francine Prose
  22. India means Business by Kaushik Dutta et al
  23. Quiet by Susan Cain
  24. Complications by Atul Gawande
  25. Conversations with Mani Rathnam by Baradwaj Rangan
  26. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  27. The $10 Trillion Prize
  28. Heart Smarts Guts Luck
  29. The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri
  30. Open City by Teju Cole
  31. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
This is a "work-in-progress" post as of date (as I am not yet thru the last 2 books but will be done in about a week's time) but I might get another book read at best in the next 3 weeks.

This year has been a mild disappointment as I have had more time to myself but have not managed to read as much as I did last year. Hope to be better in 2013 and not just at reading books :)

And unlike in previous years, I will actually recommend my book of the year. At the time of making this post, that book is no. 26 on my list above. I loved it. It is mind-blowing. Barnes is very, very good in this book. More on that in a separate post.

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