Monday, December 30, 2019

Books in 2019

Here are the books I read in 2019

  1. If this isn't nice, what is? by Kurt Vonnegut
  2. Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt et al
  3. The Rise of the Ultra Runners by Adharanand Finn
  4. To the Finish Line by Chrissie Wellington
  5. Mastering Sleep by Swami Subramaniam
  6. Rework by Jason Fried
  7. Good to Go by Christie Aschwanden
  8. Range by David Epstein
  9. The Long Dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams
  10. Loonshots by Safi Bahcall
  11. The Crossword Century by Alan Connor
  12. Alchemy by Rory Sutherland
  13. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  14. The Invisible Christopher Chabris et al
  15. Katha by Shobana Narayan
  16. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  17. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  18. The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
  19. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
  20. The Joy of Quiz by Alan Connor
  21. Fifty things that shaped the modern economy by Tim Harford
  22. Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig
  23. How I almost blew it by Sidharth Rao
  24. If not now, then when by Greg Searle
  25. In his own words by Terry Pratchett
  26. Go! India's Sporting Transformation
Book 26 has essays by Dravid, Gopichand and Bindra (amongst people you may know) and Joy Bhattacharjya (amongst people you should know). What more do you want? I'd also recommend the Harford book for the anecdotes on Fritz Haber, Diesel and Fleming (among others).

I really loved the Psychopath Test by Ronson.

Since 2019 was such a good year, it is hard for me to recommend a single book as almost all of the above were wonderful reads. You may notice that the Pratchett and the Adams books were the only works of fiction that I finished. 

How was your year in reading?



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