Monsoon I believe is the perfect weather for reading. Nothing beats a little magic created by the rains, books and some tea or coffee. So I decided to put together a monsoon reading list. The books I chose this time includes my past, present and the future in terms of books I’ve read, before and after I started this Blog.and one that I am looking forward to reading. All the books mentioned here in one way or the other looks at the past and I strongly believe that most of our conundrums in life can be solved if we just look at the past for answers. For example where the code breaker by Walter Isaacson gives us a glimpse of the Future, Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor tells us what happens when one thinks he’s superior to other. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I did
Lone Fox Dancing by Ruskin Bond
This book represent my present, being it being a book that I am currently reading. The book is an auto biography of the author Ruskin Bond. He’s someone whose books have been read by us all at some point in our life. But what I like the most is his flair and nuance of writing which I am yet to see replicated by anyone yet
Inglorious Empire What the British did to India by Shashi Tharoor
This book is what I am going to be reading next. So why did it came on to this list? Any one who’s seen Mr Shashi Tharoor’s speech at Oxford Union on YouTube titled british owe reparations to India will hardly want to give this a miss a book that came into existence because of the immense popularity of that speech. I am looking forward to reading this.
The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
Biography of Jennifer Doudna and evolution of biotechnology for the betterment of human race and how it threatens our existing social, cultural, philosophical ethos. How biotechnology can bring all that we’ve seen in so many futuristic sci-fi movies to reality both good and bad. You can read my review here
Barbarians at the gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyart
I read this book a decade back on recommendation of my finance professor back when I was a MBA student. The book is about taking over a company by men with huge egos and deep pockets.
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larsonar
I started with a biography I thought it better to end with one to. This book looks over the time period when the British isles were under constant bombarding from German planes and how life went on with Winston Churchill. You can read my review here