my library

As you may have derived from various blog posts of mine, I do love reading. I’ve had my nose in every book I could get my hands on since I was two. You also may have noticed that I’ve started writing book reviews. There’s no way I could write a review on all of the books I’ve loved, but I still want to share them with you. I only suggest books that I think most people could read and enjoy. Here are a few of my favourites:

Life of Pi – Yann Martel ❧ People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks ❧ Quiet – Susan Cain ❧ Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay ❧ The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova ❧ The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown ❧ Brain Rules – John Medina ❧ Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling ❧ The Book of Awesome – Neil Pasricha ❧ Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson ❧ The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien ❧ Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones ❧ Stumbling on Happiness ❧ The Waterproof Bible – Andrew Kaufman

The following is a list of books I have plans to purchase in the future (in no particular order). Now, I do my research before I purchase a book, so I know what the reviews say. But I prefer hearing reviews from actual readers, instead of the critics. If you’ve read any of them, or have heard things — good or bad — about them, please let me know. Also, if you have a feeling you know of a book I’d like, please share in the comments!

Non-Fiction

Daring Greatly — Brene Brown

Choke — Sian Beilock

Drive — Daniel H. Pink

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite — Salvo David Di

The Last Lecture — Randy Pausch

The Checklist Manifesto — Atul Gawande

The Drunkard’s Walk — Leonard Mlodinow

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales — Oliver Sacks

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) — Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson

The Self Illusion — Bruce Hood

Reading in the Brain — Stanislas Dehaene

Fiction

John Green’s box set

The Incident of the Dog in the Night-time — Mark Haddon

The Cat’s Table — Michael Ondaatje

The Lord of the Rings (Books 2 & 3) — J.R.R. Tolkien

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Tiger’s Wife — Tea Obreht

The Princess Bride — William Goldman

The Year of the Flood — Margaret Atwood

Born Weird — Andrew Kaufman

I Am the Messenger — Markus Zusak

Slaughterhouse-Five — Kurt Vonnegut

Complete adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Brave New World — Aldous Huxley

The Year of the Floor — Margaret Atwood

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams

2 thoughts on “my library

  1. From your “soon to buy” list, I can definitely recommend:

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales — Oliver Sacks

    The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini

    A Visit from the Goon Squad — Jennifer Egan

    Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

    The Princess Bride — William Goldman (Just as good as the movie, if not better!)

    • Awesome! I’ve only heard good things about these books. And I’m really interested in finding out more about the Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Thanks so much for the advice. :)

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