Wednesday 1 December 2010

My Book List

Apparently BBC came out with a list of 100 books that they term as 'must-have-reads' and they reckon that the average person has read just 6 out of them. Well, dont know about that but their list of books left much to be desired in my opinion. So here is my list of 49 books that I have thoroughly enjoyed over time and recommended at some point of time. How many of these have you read?

  1. Sister of my heart - Chitra Bannerjee
  2. Secret Daughter - Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  3. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  5. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
  6. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  7. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  9. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
  12. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  13. Comedies by Shakespeare
  14. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  15. Emma -Jane Austen
  16. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  17. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  18. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  19. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  20. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  21. Love in the time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  22. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  23. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  24. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
  25. Mallory Towers Collection - Enid Blyton
  26. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  27. Jeffrey Archer - Paths of Glory
  28. John Grisham's courtroom dramas
  29. City of Djinns - William Dalrymple
  30. Nine Lives - William Dalrymple
  31. Two States- Chetan Bhagat
  32. Inscrutable Americans - Anurag Mathur
  33. Mayada - Jean Sasson
  34. Shantaram - Gregory Roberts
  35. Not without my daughter -Betty Mahmoody
  36. One Amazing Thing - Chitra Bannerjee
  37. Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer
  38. Q&A - Vikas Swarup
  39. Love Story - Eric Segal
  40. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  41. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  42. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
  43. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
  44. Flora Rheta Schreiber - Sybil
  45. Right Ho, Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse
  46. Papillon - Henri Charriere
  47. Curfewed Night - Basharat Peer
  48. PS I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
  49. Tuesdays with Morrie -Mitch Albom

2 comments:

R said...

awesome books all of them. have read 34 of them and seen movie adaptations of 4.
Faraway tree and mallory towers were the perfect pre-curser to Harry Potter.:)

Strider said...

I have read 14 books (3,4,5,7,8,10,16,19,27,28,31,40,43,46) from the list which you have mentioned. Have to read the remaining ones...have reserved couple of them in the library....