Books in 2009…
So, what books did I read this year? Here’s what I can recall. A couple of these could be books I actually read in 2008, but I am not really sure.
Update: – So, I remembered I hadn’t mentioned Anil’s Ghost here. A Michael Ondatjee book – beautifully written, even though it was yet another book I had to read 15 pages at a time. Come to think of it, 2009 was a slow reading year.
- Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy – that’s 3 books
- Morris West’s The Ambassador and The Tower of Babel
- Mohammed Haneef’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes
- Vikram Seth’s Two Lives
- Neil Gaiman’s Stardust
- The 4th book in George Martin’s Song of Ice & Fire series
- Ernst Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
- A couple of Agatha Christie books I don’t remember the names of…
- Leadership Jazz
- The Nudge – still reading…
- The Seven Day Weekend
- Direct From Dell
- The Ascent of Money
Unfinished books included:
- John Grisham’s The Associate
- Arun Krishnan’s The Loudest Firecracker
- Umberto Eco’s Baudolino
- Robert Pirsig’s Lila
- Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail
- Beyond Buzz
My top 2 fiction & non-fiction picks for this year – Fiction: For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Tower of Babel; Non-fiction: Leadership Jazz, The Ascent of Money.
Worst book of the year – The Associate.
Looking back, I have averaged more than a book a month, but a shade less than 2 books a month. Two books a month is my goal for 2010 – seems doable. Given that there are already a number of books lying unread in my bookshelves, I guess I should also cut down on any new purchases – as hopeless as that particular goal is.