Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books Read in 2008

  • Our Films Their Films by Satyajit Ray
  • Right Brain Teasers by Allen Bragdon and Marsha Monbleau
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  • The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
  • Running Through the Wall: Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon by Neal Jamison
  • Area of Darkness by VS Naipaul
  • In a Free State by VS Naipaul
  • The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
  • The Films in my Life by Francois Truffaut
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Jonathan Strange and Dr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
  • Za-to-pek Za-to-pek Za-to-pek by Bob Phillips
  • Spaghetti every Friday by Bob Fletcher
  • Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
  • Isaac Newton by James Gleick
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  • Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  • Down Under by Bill Bryson
  • Clapton: The Autobiography
  • Jump the Shark: When Things go bad
  • Big Brands Big Trouble: Lessons Learned the Hard Way by Jack Trout
  • The Story of Classical Music by Darren Henley and Marin Alsop
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Aleghieri
  • Famous Composers by Darren Henley and Marin Alsop
  • A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The 4 hour work week by Timothy Ferris
  • Games Indians Play
  • A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
  • The Devil's Cup by Stewart Lee Allen
  • The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
  • Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
  • The Double Helix by James Watson
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
I am hoping that I will beat this number in 2009. 2008 started on a good note but some periods of heavy work dampened my pace. However some sick leave helped me get to this no. And considering the no. of books I have on unread as well as the ones I have abandoned temporarily, the no. may be easier to exceed than before. Lets see.

Happy New Year yet again to everyone


Bhasker Sharma said...

Wow Dharam!! I am really amazed how you are able to read so much! And also there's great variety in the kind of books you read.

D said...

Thanks Bhasker. Now the goal is to try and remember some of the stuff I reac :(
Hopefully someday, this will lead to a full time job :)

Venkatraman.S said...

How is/was What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami?

D said...

Murakami's book is a very good read

Venkatraman.S said...

Have read his others, not this one - hence asked.

Winding Bird is the best of all :)