Books Read

A summary of books I have read and liked...

Currently Reading

  • George's secret key to Universe by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking
  • Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • You Can Draw In 30 Days: Mark Kistler
  • Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan and Burton G. Malkiel
  • If I understood you, would I have this look on my face by Alan Alda.
  • Thanks, Obama by David Litt.

2018
  1. Imperfect by Sanjay Manjrekar [Link] - Good short and fast read. Honest retrospective of how Sanjay saw his and other's cricketing career and the state of Cricket in 90s. 
  2. A river in darkness by Masaji Ishikawa [Link] - Amazing story of Masaji's resilience and his extremely tough life in North Korea. A must read.
  3. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi [Link] - Life story of an upcoming neurosurgeon cut short by Cancer.
  4. Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins [Link] - Good book on learning personal investing basics. Recommended.
  5. How not to be wrong. The power of mathematical thinking by Jordan Ellenberg [Link] - Looooong Read. Gets a bit too technical at times.
  6. Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson [Link] - As the title says - fast read and a bit of everything.
  7. A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking [Link] - Tough to understand lots of things. Remarkable quality of pursuing logic.
  8. Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman [Link] - Great book. Easy and fast read. What can happen if you are curious about EVERYTHING.
  9. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande [Link] - Great but tough read. Subject is death and the path to it is painful. Provides a path to understand and give importance to the wishes, hopes and goals of the dying person.
  10. Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb [Link] - Good read. His views on michelin star restaurants is classic.
  11. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari [Link] - Good long read. The breadth of topics this book covers is amazing.
  12. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli [Link] - Short read. OK book.
  13. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner [Link] - Good entertaining short read.
2017
  1. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman[Link] - Long, fascinating but sometimes a boring read. Covers a wide range of aspects related to human thinking. A more detailed blog post is here

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