Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Updated Book Lust/List for 2012

I have now decided that my benevolent billionaire is reading my blog for books I want. So I shall now run this post where I will put up books I am lusting for, as of date.
I have divided it into books I want to own and books I am happy to just read.
Admittedly while money is a primary constraint right now, some of the books below esp. in the 2nd list are simply not available.
So if you are browsing a library sale and see any of these, pick them up for me! (if I can dream of a benevolent billionaire, surely I can get her/him to go a book sale also, no?

Books I want to own

Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
The rest is noise by Alex Ross
The man who loved China by Simon Winchester
Running Anatomy by Joseph Puleo and Patrick McIlroy
The Runner's body by Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas
Best Efforts - Kenny Moore
Running in literature - Roger Robinson
Running and Being - George Sheehan
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Alex Hutchinson
Hansons Marathon Method by Luke Humphrey with Keith & Kevin Hanson
Train Hard Win Easy by Toby Tanser
R.D. Burman: The Man, The Music 1st Edition by Anirudha Bhattacharjee, Balaji Vittal
Soccernomics by Simon Kuiper & Stefan Szymanski
The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinot
The Wonder of Whiffling by Adam Jacot de Boinot
The Age of Insight by Eric Kandel
The Emperor by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Books I am happy to read (maybe I will buy them if I like them as much!)

Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn
A Life without Limits by Chrissie Wellington
Open City by Teju Cole
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
In the Plex by Stephen Levy
Empire by Niall Ferguson 
The Heath Brothers: Made to Stick
The Sly company of people who care by Rahul Bhattacharya
Pundits from Pakistan by Rahul Bhattacharya
Bossypants by Tina Fey

14 minutes by Alberto Salazar (with John Brant)
Radioactive (a graphic novel about Marie Curie)
Information by James Gleick
Hark! a vagrant by Kate Beaton
National Geographic’s Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom
The Man of Numbers by Keith Devlin
Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
The Night life of Trees
I am feeling lucky by Doug Edwards
Calories and corsets: a history of dieting by Louise foxcroft
Guy De Lisle's Shenzen
Guy De Lisle's Jerusalem*
CV Raman, a biography by Uma P
Pilgrim's India: An Anthology Edited By Arundhathi Subramaniam
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Self made olympian - Ron Daws
Marathon - Clarence de Mar
Corbitt - John Chodes
Thirty phone booths from boston - Don Kardong
The Fast Men - Tom McNab
The Olympian - Brian Glanville
Anything for a t-shirt  - Ron Rubin
The runner's guide to the meaning of life - Amby Burfoot
First marathons - Gail Kislevitz
Running on Empty - Marshall Ulrich
The City and the City by Chine Mieville
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8): A Memoir of Love, Exile, and Crosswords by Sandy Balfour

* his latest which I began reading at Saratoga Public library, but couldn't quite finish

I have a longer list of only running-related books but that is ever expanding.
As you will note, 1 book is off the list, thanks to a generous pal. Another book I wanted to read but didn't want to buy, Boo's book got off the list before it got on, thanks to another generous pal.

Start sending money!
You are also welcome to suggest additions to the list.

Ok, fine. If you haven't realized till now, this is really a convenient list for me to refer to when I go shopping for books. I am tired of having to look thru multiple mails in Gmail or documents with lists I keep creating on my computer that I don't exactly have handy when I need them.

Last updated on 14th Feb 2013



Blogger Unknown said...

Dude .. i miss your running related posts man .. whats happening there?

5/09/2012 5:21 AM  
Blogger D said...

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5/09/2012 5:37 AM  
Blogger D said...

Given that my blog has few followers, it is too much effort to make posts. I use dailymile to automatically sync with my Garmin and sometimes I add comments. I have a race in 5 weeks. Would rather focus on that

If you want to see them, check out

5/09/2012 5:43 AM  

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