Books

“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis

In 2009 my New Year resolution was to read 50 books. I kept a record on my blog and I fell short by around 10 books. In 2010 I tried again and succeeded. The tradition continued in 2011 where with the added stakes of movies and blog posts, I fell short on all counts. This page is a record of all the books I have read and want to read.

2014

  1. The Lowland
  2. The Goldfinch
  3. Songs of a Humpback Whale
  4. The Good Muslim
  5. Vanishing Acts
  6. The Night Circus
  7. The Fault In Our Stars
  8. Divergent
  9. Insurgent
  10. Allegiant
  11. The Taliban Cricket Club
  12. Gone Girl
  13. You Should Have Known
  14. Orange Is The New Black
  15. A Game of Thrones
  16. A Clash of Kings
  17. The Storm of Swords
  18. Between The Lines
  19. A Feast Of Crows
  20. I Only Need You
  21. The Children Act
  22. The Vacationers
  23. If I Stay
  24. My Sister’s Grave
  25. To Rise Again
  26. The Girl Left Behind
  27. One Plus One
  28. Keeping Faith
  29. Eleanor and Park

2013

  1. The Twentieth Wife
  2. The Oath of the Vayuputras
  3. Feast of Roses
  4. Vision in White
  5. A Secret Kept
  6. Bed of Roses
  7. And The Mountains Echoed
  8. The House I Loved
  9. Savor The Moment
  10. The Year Of The Gadfly
  11. Vision in White
  12. No Onions Nor Garlic
  13. Where’d You Go Bernedette?
  14. Happily Ever After
  15. The MacGregor Brides
  16. Gabriella/Alexander
  17. Homeport
  18. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore
  19. Sisterland
  20. The Silver Star
  21. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
  22. The Yohanlesse Riding Camp for Girls
  23. The Secret Daughter
  24. The Husband’s Secret
  25. Random Family
  26. Sharp Objects
  27. The Book Thief
  28. Cleopatra
  29. The Orphan Train
  30. The Silent Wife
  31. The Lowland

2012

  1. The Age of Shiva – Manil Suri
  2. The Heroes of Olympus – The Son of Neptune – Rick Riordan
  3. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Cabin Fever – Jeff Kinney
  4. Mister God, This is Anna – Fynn
  5. Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves – Matthew Reilly
  6. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  7. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
  8. The Heroes of Olympus – The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan
  9. The TamBrahm Bride – Kausalya Saptharishi
  10. New York; A Novel – Edward Rutherfurd
  11. The Sins of My Father – Jeffery Archer
  12. Flight of the Mermaid – Shyam/Wolf/Rao
  13. Creation in Death – J.D. Robb
  14. Run for Your Life – James Patterson
  15. Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
  16. Worst Case – James Patterson
  17. Happy Birthday – Danielle Steele
  18. Innocence in Death – J.D. Robb
  19. Step On Crack – James Patterson
  20. Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson
  21. The Case of The Black-Eyed Blonde – Erle Stanley Gardner
  22. Postcard Killers – James Patterson
  23. Behind The Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo
  24. Loyalty in Death – J.D. Robb
  25. 1st To Die – James Patterson
  26. Jaya – Devdutt Patnaik
  27. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
  28. Fifty Shades Darker – E.L. James
  29. Fifty Shades Freed – E.L. James
  30. The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman
  31. Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult
  32. Schindler’s List – Thomas Keneally
  33. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  34. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
  35. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien
  36. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien
  37. The Power Broker – Robert Caro
  38. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – William L. Shirer
  39. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
  40. Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel
  41. The Great Bridge – David McCullough
  42. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  43. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  44. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  45. The Great Gatsby – Scott Fitzgerald
  46. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  47. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of teh Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden – Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
  48. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin
  49. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  50. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

2011

  1. One Amazing Thing – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  2. Eleven Minutes – Paulo Cohelo
  3. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  4. The Guide – R.K Narayan
  5. Mayil Will Not Be Quiet! – Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran
  6. Tughlaq – Girish Karnad
  7. Nagamandala – Girish Karnad
  8. The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh
  9. Class A – Robert Muchamore
  10. Strange Fits of Passion – Anita Shreve
  11. Five Quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris
  12. Shadow Princess – Indu Sundersan
  13. Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  14. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  15. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  16. House Rules – Jodi Picoult
  17. Sea Glass – Anita Shreve
  18. Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
  19. The Bonesetter’s Daughter – Amy Tan
  20. Ten Things I wish I’d Known before I Went Out Into the Real World – Maria Shriver
  21. The Secret of the Nagas – Amish
  22. Nur Jahan’s Daughter – Tanushree Podder
  23. The Immigrant – Manju Kapur
  24. Original Sin –
  25. Gone with the Nerd – Vicki Lewis Thompson
  26. Revolution 2020 – Chetan Bhagat
  27. Inheritance – Christopher Paolini
  28. The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto
  29. Small Island – Andrea Levy
  30. The Night Watch – Sarah Waters
  31. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  32. Jaya – Devdutt Pattnaik

2010

  1. Silent Raga – Ameen Merchant
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl
  4. Harvesting the Heart – Jodi Picolt
  5. Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
  6. The BFG – Roald Dahl
  7. Five Greatest Warriors – Mathew Reily
  8. The Case of the Calendar Girl – Earl Stanley Gardner
  9. Flipped
  10. Blue Dahlia – Nora Roberts
  11. Black Rose – Nora Roberts
  12. Red Lily – Nora Roberts
  13. Princess – Jean Sasson
  14. William – The Explorer – Richmael Crompton
  15. Too Good to be True – Sheila O’Flannagan
  16. Windmills of the Gods – Sidney Sheldon
  17. My Sisters Keeper – Jodi Picolt
  18. The Guardian – Nicholas Sparks
  19. Bend in the Road – Nicholas Sparks
  20. The Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
  21. Thank you for the Memories – Cecilia Ahern
  22. Sarahs Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  23. Beneath the Marble Sky – John Shors
  24. Small Remedies – Sashi Deshpande
  25. Daughters of Arabia – Jean Sasson
  26. Desert Royal – Jean Sasson
  27. I am Sarvana Vidya – Living Smile Vidya
  28. And thereby Hangs a Tale – Jeffery Archer
  29. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
  30. The Best Laid Plans – Sidney Sheldon
  31. The Naked Face – Sidney Sheldon
  32. Arranged Marriage – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  33. The Rise of the Sword – Priya K
  34. Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  35. The Inner Courtyard – Stories by Indian Women
  36. Othello – William Shakespeare
  37. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  38. The Immortals of Meluha – Amish
  39. Memories of Midnight – Sidney Sheldon
  40. Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  41. Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun – Sister Jesme
  42. The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
  43. For Matrimonial Purposes – Kavita Daswani
  44. Airhead Being Nikki – Meg Cabot
  45. Amazing Grace – Danielle Steele
  46. Bloodline – Sidney Sheldon
  47. Airhead Runaway – Meg Cabot
  48. Confessions of an Air Hostess – Marisa Mackle
  49. The Girl who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
  50. Stars Shine Down – Sidney Sheldon
  51. Fall of Giants – Ken Follet
  52. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  53. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest – Stieg Larsson

2009

  1. White Tiger – Arvind Adiga
  2. Confessions of a Shopoholic – Sophia Kinsella
  3. Tomorrows Promise – Bubbles Sabrewhal
  4. Marley and Me – John Grogan
  5. Prisoner of Birth – Jeffery Archer
  6. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
  7. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the labyrinth – Rick Riordain
  8. Paths of Glory – Jeffery Archer
  9. Last Christmas
  10. Prizes – Erich Segal
  11. Hidden Star – Nora Roberts
  12. Jury – Steve Martini
  13. Born in Fire – Nora Roberts
  14. Born in Ice – Nora Roberts
  15. Born in Shame – Nora Roberts
  16. Are you afraid of the dark? – Sidney Sheldon
  17. The Sky is Falling – Sidney Sheldon
  18. A Matter of Honour – Sidney Sheldon
  19. New Moon – Stephanie Meyer
  20. Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer
  21. Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
  22. Rage of angels – Sidney Sheldon
  23. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  24. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  25. Gather Together in My Name – Maya Angelou
  26. The Fire and the Rain – Girish Karnad
  27. Yaayati – Girish Karnad
  28. 2 states – Chetan Bagat
  29. HRH – Danielle Steele
  30. Morning Noon and Night – Sidney Sheldon
  31. Twist in the Tale – Jeffery Archer
  32. French Lover – Taslima Nasreen
  33. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
  34. Sister of my Heart – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  35. The Rescue – Nicholas Sparks
  36. Critical – Robin Cook
  37. Nine on Nine – Nandita Puri
  38. The Doomsday Conspiracy – Sidney Sheldon
  39. Fortunes Hand – Bella Plav
  40. Matilda – Roald Dahl

4 thoughts on “Books

    1. Very impressive! I did go through the list 🙂 I hope you manage it this year too!

      Journalism doesn’t give you as much time to read though. And I have a 200 page minimum requirement for anything to go on the list 🙂 No excuses for the number though.

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