My Reading List – 2016

I don’t strictly adhere myself to a reading list although, every year I meticulously prepare a list of books to buy and read (Money and time are scarce commodities). For this year, I prepared a list, which I made public upon a request to answer a question in Quora.

You can check it up here: My Reading List for 2016

The books I have read until now:

  • Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, by Shehan Karunathilaka
  • Nani. A. Palkhivala: A Life, by M.V.Kamath
  • Following Fish, by Samanth Subramaniam
  • Not Just an Accountant: The Diary of a Nation’s conscience keeper, by Vinod Rai
  • Our moon has blood clots, by Rahul Pandita
  • Letters to a daughter from father, by Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty and ways to solve it, by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflow
  • Manto: Selected Stories, translated by Aatish Taseer
  • Conversations with Mani Ratnam, by Baradwaj Rangan
  • A Wish for a day, by Amartya Sen
  • The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation, by Granville Austin
  • Everybody’s friend, by Raghu Karnad
  • Hello, Bastar – The untold story of India’s Maoist movement, by Rahul Pandita
  • This is how you lose her, by Junot Diaz
  • Rebooting India: Realizing a million aspiration, by Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah
  • Politics and the English Language, by George Orwell
  • We should all be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Mahabharatha, by Devdutt Patnaik
  • The Book of Questions, by Pablo Neruda
  • Writing on the Wall, by Sanjoy Hazarika
  • Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
  • Sultana’s Dream, by Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain
  • Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah, by B.R.Ambedkar
  • The Use of Knowledge in society, by Friedrich Hayek
  • Pesatha Pechellam, by Priya Thambi (Tamil)
  • An Uncertain Glory, by Amartya Sen


This list will get updated as soon as I read few more books for this year.

I don’t review all the books I read. Not only because of the time constraint, but also for the reason that some books are too popular that they are already read and discussed much in the mainstream media and elsewhere.

The books I have reviewed are highlighted in red, and have the links for the reviews.