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Books in 2024

  1. Eknath Easwaran: How to Understand Death

  2. E. O. Wilson: Letters to a Young Scientist

  3. Jeffery Pfeffer: Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

  4. Charlie Munger: Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Essential Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

  5. Swami Paramarthananda: Chandogya Upanishad

  6. Swami Paramarthananda: Tattva Bodha++

  7. Loren Pope: Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You

  8. Becky Sabky: Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College

  9. Christian Cameron: Killer of Men (The Long War Book 1)

  10. R. F. Kuang: The Poppy War

  11. Lisa Greenwald: TBH #1: TBH, This is so Awkward

  12. Mark Schatzker: The End of Craving

  13. Jackie Chan: Never Grow Up

  14. Ronesh Sinha: The South Asian Health Solution

  15. Jane McGonigal: SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully*

  16. Lauren Myracle: TTYL #1**

  17. Swami Paramarthananda: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

  18. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther

  19. Rainbow Rowell: Eleanor and Park

  20. Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal: Enlightening Expositions (Philosophical Expositions)

  21. Dr. Philip Maffetone: B Sharp

  22. Thich Nhat Hanh: Anger

  23. Jason Karp: Coaching the Kenyans

  24. John Strelecky: The Cafe on the Edge of the World

  25. Gerson: The Gerson Therapy

  26. Stephen Covey: Mission Statement

  27. Swami Paramarthananda: Adhyasa Bashyam++

  28. Shion Miura: The Easy Life in Kamusari (Forest Book 1)

  29. Stephen Cope: The Great Work of Your Life

  30. Swami Paramarthananda: TattvaBodha++

  31. Rajesh Sengamedu: Purposeful Capitalist: The Dark Side of Desire

  32. Shion Miura: Kamusari Tales Told at Night (Forest Book 2)

  33. Katherine Reay: Of Literature and Lattes

  34. Becky Chambers: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot Book 1)*

  35. Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson

  36. PRABHAKAR K MISHRA: The Crux of Bhagavad Gita - The Grand Unifier

  37. Cathy Yardley: Love, Comment, Subscribe (Ponto Beach Reunion Book 1)

  38. Cathy Yardley: Gouda Friends (Ponto Beach Reunion Book 2)

  39. Cathy Yardley: Ex Appeal (Ponto Beach Reunion Book 3)

  40. Hillary Allen: Out and Back

  41. Cal Newport: Slow Productivity

  42. Adam Grant: Hidden Potential

  43. Michael Easter: Scarcity Brain

  44. Daavi Gazelle: The Kids Who Get In*

  45. Ichiro Kishmi: The Courage to be Disliked*

  46. Joan Didion: The Year of Magical Thinking*

  47. Swami Paramarthananda: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bashyam (1.4.10)

  48. Prof. V. Krishnamoorthy: Looking Back

  49. R. F. Kuang: Yellowface

  50. Robin Marantz Henig: Monk in the Garden: Life of Gregor Mendel

  51. Christopher McDougall: Born to Run 2

  52. Lauren Thoman: I’ll Stop the World

  53. Greene and Greene: Hidden Ivies

  54. Peter Pitts: 333 Awesome Small Colleges

  55. John Green: An Abundance of Katherines

  56. Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler: The Future of Us

  57. Natalie Goldberg: Long Quiet Highway

  58. John Stevens: The Marathon Monks of Mt. Hiei

  59. Dr. Phil Maffettone: Million Dollar Marathon

  60. Dr. John Duffy: Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

  61. Liane Morirary: Truly Madly Guilty

Huge & Majestic Works in Progress (will take a while to complete)

  1. Swami Paramarthananda: Bhagavad Gita (250 lectures)

  2. Swami Paramarthananda: Bhagavad Gita - Shankara Bashyam (600 lectures)

  3. Swami Paramarthananda: Vicharasagaram (600+ lectures).

Various stages of reading

  1. P. Soundara Rajan: Sivananda Lahari*

  2. Swami Tapasyananda: Sivanandi Lahari*

  3. V. Ravi: Vishnu Sahasranama (with word by word meaning)*

  4. Mihaly Csikszentmihalhi: The Evolving Self*

  5. Steve Magness: Do Hard Things*

  6. Ron Lieber: The Price You Pay For College*

  7. Oliver Burkeman: The Antidote: Happiness for those who can’t stand Positive Thinking*

  8. Karen Armstrong: History of God

  9. Hal Runkel: Choose your Own Adulthood

  10. Swami Ranganathananda: The Bhagavad Gita

  11. Swami Chidbhavananda: The Bhagavad Gita

  12. Sam Harris: Waking up

  13. Rebecca Goldstein: Incompleteness

  14. Thirukkural : Multiple Authors’s Commentaries

Books in 2023

  1. S. K. Sridharan: Adi Shankaracharya : Biography

  2. Varadaraja Raman: Manikkavasagar’s Sivapuranam

  3. Bruce Lawrence: Quran

  4. William Deresiewicz: Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

  5. Swami Paramarthananda: Ashtavakra Gita (88 lectures)

  6. Jeffrey Selingo: Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

  7. Swami Paramarthananda: Dakshinamurthi Stotram - summary

  8. Swami Paramarthananda: Brahma Sutras (Adhyasa bashyam and First few sutras)

  9. Albert Woodfox: Solitary

  10. Swami Paramarthananda: Shankara and Gita

  11. Swami Paramarthananda: Meditation Theory

  12. Swami Paramarthananda: Gita Saaram (tamil)

  13. Scott Galloway: Adrift

  14. Shoba Rao: My Race Against Death

  15. Tom Neale: An Island to Oneself(++)

  16. Swami Paramarthananda: Gita Summarized (english)

  17. Swami Gurubhaktananda: Manisha Panchakam (Chinmaya Mission)

  18. Swami Paramarthananda: Manisha Panchakam

  19. Swami Paramarthananda: Dakshinamoorthy Stotram

  20. David Goggins: Can’t Hurt Me

  21. Prof. VK: Thus Spake Krishna(++)

  22. Tim Urban: Wait But Why : One Year

  23. Scott Galloway: The Algebra of Happiness

  24. Swami Paramarthananda: Shivananda Lahari (selected verses)

  25. Prof. VK: Paramacharya on Soundarya-Lahari

  26. Kenneth O. Stanley and Joel Lehman: Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective

  27. Stephen Wolfram: What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?

  28. James Gleick: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

  29. Ethan Kross: Chatter

  30. Hal Higdon: Marathon, Revised and Updated 5th Edition, Training Guide

  31. Alex Hutchinson: Endure - Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  32. Adam D’ Alessandro: How You Can Run Faster Effortlessly

  33. George Mahood: Did Not Finish: Misadventures in Running, Cycling and Swimming (DNF Series Book 1)

  34. Patrick McKeown: The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques

  35. Danny Dryer: ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running

  36. Dr. Philip Maffetone: The MAF Method

  37. Haruki Murakami: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

  38. Kim Brown Seely: Uncharted: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another

  39. Haruki Murakami: Novelist as a Vocation

  40. Rich Roll: Finding Ultra - Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

  41. Tom Rath: It’s Not About You

  42. Taylor Jenkins Reid: Carrie Soto is Back

  43. Bob Odenkirk: Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir

  44. Sarah Gearhart: We Share the Sun: The Incredible Journey of Kenya’s Legendary Running Coach Patrick Sang and the Fastest Runners on Earth

  45. Peter Attia: Outlive

  46. Christina Baker Kline: The Scenic Route

  47. Cameron Hanes: Endure

  48. Mirna Valerio: A Beautiful Work In Progress

  49. Simone Stolzoff: The Good Enough Job

  50. Wendelin Van Draanen: The Running Dream

  51. Krishna Das: Chants of a Lifetime

  52. Dana Ayers: Confessions of an Unlikely Runner

  53. Radhanath Swami: The Journey Within

  54. Swami Paramarthananda: Bhagavad Gita Shankara Bashyam (to call this one book does not do it justice. This was a 600 leactures each (one-hour) magnum opus. And I am eternally thankful for this journey and learning).

  55. Tom Michaud: Injury Free Running

  56. James Nestor: Breath

  57. Swami Paramarthananda: Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam lectures

  58. Swami Paramarthananda: Tattva Bodha

  59. Hiroaki Tanaka: Slow Jogging

  60. Jay Dicharry: Anatomy for Runners

  61. Katalin Kariko: Breaking Through: My Life in Science

  62. Matt Fitzgerald: Running the Dream

  63. Jennifer Wallace: Never Enough

  64. Frank Bruni: Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be

  65. Mark Cucuzzella: Run for Your Life

  66. Simon Sinek: Start with Why

  67. Karthikeyan Nagarajan: Making Music - The Ilaiyaraaja Way

  68. Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  69. Kyla Stone: Edge of Collapse

  70. Clayton Christensen: How Will You Measure Your Life?

  71. Grant Lindsley: Mediocre Monk

  72. Ekanth Easwaran: Climbing the Blue Mountain

  73. Christopher Hitchens: Mortality

  74. Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander: The Art of Possibility

  75. Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir: Scarcity

  76. John Grisham: The Exchange: After The Firm

Books in 2022

  1. Swami Paramarthananda: Essence (Summary) of Bhagavad Gita

  2. Dr. Jason Fung: Cancer Code

  3. Swami Paramarthananda: Kaivalya Upanishad

  4. Swami Gurubhaktananda: Atma Bodha

  5. Nicholas Sutton: Bhagavad Gita

  6. Hari Chetan: Bhagavad Gita - The Perfect Philosophy

  7. Oliver Burkeman: Four Thousand Weeks

  8. Mihaly Csikszentmihalhi: Finding Flow

  9. Paul Brunton: A Search in Secret India

  10. Swami Paramarthananda: Taittriya Upanishad

  11. Swami Parthasarathy: The Holocaust of Attachment

  12. Tom Shanley: Heaven’s Favorite Book 1 (Ascent: The rise of Chinggig Khan)

  13. Swami Paramarthananda: Mandukya Upanishad

  14. Alan Lightman: In Praise of Wastinng Time

  15. Taylor Jenkins Reid: Evidence of the Affair

  16. Julie Schumacher: Dear Committee Members

  17. Emmet Fox: Sermon on the Mount*

  18. Swami Paramarthananda: Advaita Makaranda

  19. Swami Paramarthananda: Drig Drishya Viveka

  20. Andy Weir: Hail Mary

  21. Tom Shanley: Heaven’s Favorite Book 2 (Dominion: Dawn of the Mongol Empire)

  22. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

  23. Robert Caro: Writing

  24. George Dyson: Turing’s Cathedral

  25. Shauna Robinson: Must Love Books

  26. Carol Anderson: White Rage

  27. Adam Savage: Every Tool’s a Hammer

  28. Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays: Meditations: A new translation

  29. Elizabeth Gilbert: Big Magic

  30. Emily Henry: Book Lovers

  31. Dan Roam: The Back of the Napkin

  32. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

  33. Dan Roam: Blah Blah Blah

  34. John Green: The Fault in Our Stars

  35. Thomas Merton: Seven Storey Mountain

  36. Scott Adams: God’s Debris

  37. Swami Paramarthananda: Viveka Choodamani Part 1

  38. Swami Paramarthananda: Saddarshanam

  39. David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs

  40. David Graeber: Dawn of Everything*

  41. Abby Jimenez: Friend Zone

  42. Radhanath Swami: The Journey Home (Autobiography of an American Swami)

  43. Gabrielle Zevin: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

  44. Swami Paramarthananda: Ashtavakra Gita*

  45. Dan Barker: Godless*

  46. Sriram Iyer: Kandhar Anubhuthi

  47. Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry

  48. Stephen Batchelor: Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist*

  49. Daniel Keys: Flowers for Algernon

  50. Atul Gawande: Being Mortal

  51. Anand Giridhardas: Winners Take All

  52. Danile Lieberman & Michael Long: The Molecule of More

  53. Jonathan Rauch: The Happiness Curve

  54. Victoria Loustalot: Future Perfect

  55. Prof. V. Krishnamurthy: A Primer of Spirituality

  56. Arnold Bennett: How Live on 24 Hours a Day

  57. Daniel James Brown: Boys in the Boat

  58. Captivating History: The Mongol Conquests

Books in 2021

  1. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 8 (Covers Chapter 9 of BG)

  2. Swami Dayananda Saraswati : The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita

  3. Josh Brown, Brian Portnoy: How I Invest My Money

  4. Matthew Kratter: Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

  5. Tyler Larimore et al: Bogleheads Guide to Investing

  6. Tyler Larimore et al: Bogleheads Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio

  7. William Bernstein: Four Pillars of Investing

  8. William Bernstein: If You Can

  9. Allan Roth: How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

  10. John Bogle: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

  11. Edward Yardeni: The Yield Curve - What is it Really Predicting?

  12. Edward Yardeni: Stock Buybacks - The True Story

  13. Edward Yardeni: S&500 Earnings, Valuation and the Pandemic

  14. Tyler Larimore et al: Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning

  15. Robin Moriarty: What Game Are You Playing?

  16. Bill Schultheis: The Coffeehouse Investor

  17. Michael Edleson: Value Averaging

  18. Joel Greenblat: The Little Book that still Beats the Market

  19. Richard Ferri: All About Asset Allocation

  20. Edward Yardeni: Watching the Fed - for Fun and Profit

  21. Howard Marks: Mastering the Market Cycle

  22. Bari Tessler: The Art of Money

  23. Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

  24. Brandon Turner / Bigger Pockets: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

  25. Daniel Pecaut, Corey Wrenn: University of Berkshire Hathaway

  26. William Bernstein: The Investor’s Manifesto

  27. Swami Chinmayananda: Bhaja Govindam

  28. Nathan Winklepleck: Dividend Growth Machine

  29. Ian Ayres, Barry Nalebuff: Lifecycle Investing

  30. William Bernstein: Rational Expectations

  31. Meb Faber: Global Asset Allocation

  32. George Clason: The Richest Man In Babylon

  33. Thich Nhat Hanh: Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise

  34. Prof. Ian Stewart: Incredible Numbers

  35. Roopa Pai: The Gita For Children

  36. Swami Chinmayananda: AS I Think

  37. Harriet Beveridge and Ben Hunt-Davis: Will it make the Boat go faster?

  38. Rajesh Sengamedu: Happiness Beyond Mind

  39. Aswath Damodaran: The Little Book of Valuation*

  40. Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation

  41. Sarah Lacy: Once you are Lucky, Twice you are Good*

  42. Linda Sue Park: Single Shard

  43. Derek Sivers: Hell Yeah or No

  44. Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

  45. Prof. Thad Polk: The Learning Brain (Great courses)

  46. Robert Cialdini: Presuasion

  47. Richard Davis: The Bhagavad Gita - A Biography

  48. Matthieu Ricard: Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill

  49. Scott Jurek: Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

  50. Ram Dass: Journey of Awakening

  51. Bob Buford: Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance

  52. Thomas Deetjen: Published

  53. Amy Cuddy: Presence

  54. Michael Lewis: The Undoing Project

  55. David Epstein: Range

  56. Martin Seligman: Authentic Happiness

  57. Kathe Koja: Buddha Boy

  58. Jordan Peterson: 12 rules for life

  59. Sriram Gopalan: Sage, Rosemary and Time comics Vol. 1

  60. Swami Mukundananda: The Science of Mind Management

  61. Mindy Kaling: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

  62. Ursula K. Le Guin: No Time to Spare

  63. Swami Dayananda Saraswathi: Bhagavad Gita : Vol. 1 (Intro & Chap. 1)

  64. Paul Coelho: The Alchemist

  65. Swami Dayananda Saraswathi: Bhagavad Gita : Vol. 2 (Chap. 2)

  66. Miyamoto Musashi: The Book of Five Rings

  67. Rev. Heng Sure and Rev. Heng Chau: Highway Dharma Letters

  68. Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness

  69. Swami Paramarthananda: Mundaka Upanishad

  70. Rickey Gates: Cross Country

  71. Swami Tadatmananda: The Roar of the Ganges

  72. Swami Paramarthananda: Tattva Bodha

  73. Alan Watts: The Book

  74. Swami Paramarthananda: Kena Upanishad

  75. Roopa Pai: The Vedas and the Upanishads for Children

  76. Swami Paramarthananda: Atma Bodha

  77. Swami Paramarthananda: Essense of Vedanta

  78. Swami Paramarthananda: Vedanta Saara

  79. Prof. V. Krishnamoorthy: Thus Spake Krishna (Bhagavad Gita)

  80. Swami Paramarthananda: Essence of Upanishads

  81. Sri M: Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master

  82. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The Vision of the Gita (in 10 verses)

  83. Swami Muktananda: 7 Divine Laws to Awaken Your Best Self

  84. John Williams: Stoner

  85. Henry David Thoreau: Walden

  86. David Miller: AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  87. Sarada Chiruvolu: Home at Last

  88. Kushal Choksi: On a Wing and a Prayer

  89. Frank McLynn: Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy

  90. Andy Weir: Randomize

  91. Sharon Lee Alexander: Love and Other Unknown Variables

  92. Swami Paramarthananda: The Bhagavad Gita (magnificient work of 246 lectures / roughly 3800 pages epic!).

  93. Swami Tejomayananda: Manah Sodhanam

  94. Swami Paramarthananda: Katha Upanishad

  95. Sam Altman: Startup Playbook

  96. Robert Greene: Masters*

  97. Rich Karlgaard: Late Bloomers

  98. Swami Tejomayananda: Aditya Hrudayam

  99. Swami Paramarthananda: Isavasya Upanishad

  100. Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

  101. Swami Paramarthananda: Aitareya Upanishad

  102. Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens

  103. Sam Harris: Free Will

  104. Daniel Levitin: The Organized Mind

  105. Swami Sarvapriyananda: Who Am I?

  106. Edward Yardeni: The Fed and the Great Crisis

  107. Edward Yardeni: In Praise of Profits

  108. Swami Paramarthananda: Prashna Upanishad

Books in 2020

  1. Edwin Abbott: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

  2. Nir Eyal: Indistractable

  3. Prof. Sean Carroll: The Higgs Boson and Beyond (great courses)

  4. Stanislas Dehaene: Consciousness and the Brain

  5. Patrick Lencioni: The Advantage

  6. Niall Kishtaiiny: A Little History of Economics

  7. Ming-Dao Deng: 365 Tao: Daily Meditations

  8. Mary Roach: Stiff

  9. Sam Kean: Caesar’s Last Breath

  10. Marguerite De Angeli: The Door in the Wall (with Savit)

  11. Robert Sapolsky: Behave (*)

  12. Gary Taubes: The Case Against Sugar

  13. Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman: A Mind at Play

  14. J. D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye

  15. Andrew Tobias: The Only Investment Guided You’ll Ever Need

  16. Graham Summers: The Everything Bubble

  17. Ben Orlin: Math with Bad Drawings*

  18. US History in Five Stock Market Crashes*

  19. Rebecca Goldstein: Incompleteness (Biography of Godel)*

  20. Philip Guo: The PhD Grind (a memoir)

  21. Forrest Knutson: Hacking the Universe : The Process of Yogic Meditation

  22. Chris Niebauer: No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism

  23. Darius Foroux: What It Takes To Be Free

  24. Sri Ramana Maharishi: Who Am I?

  25. Sri Adi Shankaracharya: Manisha Panchakam (lectures + text : various sources)

  26. Sri Adi Shankaracharya: Nirvana Shatakam (lectures + text : various sources)

  27. Veda Vyasa: The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit Channel lectures)

  28. Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari: Biography of Lokenath Babaji

  29. William Golding: Lord of the Flies

  30. James Clear: Atomic Habits

  31. F. Max Mueller : The Dhammapada

  32. Swami Parthasarathy : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 1

  33. Swami Parthasarathy : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 2

  34. Swami Parthasarathy : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 3

  35. Swami Parmarthananda : TattvaBodha

  36. Graham Schweig : The Bhagavad Gita

  37. Eknath Easwaran : The Bhagavad Gita

  38. Swami Vivekananda : Lectures on Bhagavad Gita

  39. Mahatma Gandhi : The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

  40. Swami Swarupananda : The Bhagavad Gita

  41. Swami Satchidananda : Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

  42. C. Radhakrishnan: The Bhagavad Gita

  43. Sir Edwin Arnold: The Bhagavad Gita

  44. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 1 (Covers chapters 1&2 of BG)

  45. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 2 (Covers chapter 3 of BG)

  46. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 3 (Covers chapter 4 of BG)

  47. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 4 (Covers chapter 5 of BG)

  48. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 5 (Covers chapter 6 of BG)

  49. Eknath Easwaran: How to Meditate (Easwaran Inspirations Book 1)

  50. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: What is Meditation

  51. Swami Chinmayananda : Art of Contemplation

  52. Swami Chinmayananda : Meditation and Life

  53. Om Swami: A Million Thoughts

  54. Om Swami: Gayathri Mantra

  55. Swami Chinmayananda: My Trek Through Uttarkhand

  56. Om Swami: If Truth Be Told (memoir)

  57. Swami Chinmayananda: Tune in the Mind

  58. Swami Chinmayananda: Forgive Me (Shiva Aparatha Kshamapana Stotram)

  59. Swami Tejomayananda: Upadesa Saaram (Bhagawan Ramana Maharishi)

  60. Swami Paramarthananda: Isavasaya Upanishad

  61. Om Swami: Mantras

  62. Philip Renard: ‘I’ is a Door: The essence of Advaita as taught by Ramana Maharshi, Atmananda & Nisargadatta Maharaj

  63. Swami Tejomayananda: Meditation Verses: Nirvana Shatakam

  64. Swami Tejomayananda: Shiva Manasa Puja

  65. Pema Chodron: How to Meditate

  66. Swami Dayananda Saraswati : Value of Values

  67. Eric Jorgenson: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

  68. Michael S. A. Graziano: God Soul Mind Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Reflections on the Spirit World

  69. Malcolm Cameron: Mathematics the Truth: Moving mathematics teaching into the age of quantum mechanics and relativity

  70. Timothy D Wilson: Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By

  71. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World

  72. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 6 (Covers chapter 7 of BG)

  73. Laura Bates: Shakespeare Saved My Life

  74. Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness: Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

  75. Michael Matthews: Bigger Leaner Stronger

  76. Swami Chinmayananda : The Bhagavad Gita : Volume 7 (Covers Chapter 8 of BG)

  77. Christopher McDougall: Running with Sherman

  78. Todd Rose: The End of Average

  79. Todd Rose: Square Peg

  80. Vishwanathan Anand: Mind Master

Books in 2019

  1. Thanhha Lai: Inside Out and Back Again

  2. Rachel Rene Russell: Dork Diaries 1

  3. Jack Weatherford: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  4. Jennifer Wright: Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues

  5. RC Sproul, Robert Wolgemuth: What’s in the Bible: A One-Volume Guidebook to God’s Word

  6. Cynthia Lord: Rules

  7. Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines: The Magnolia Story

  8. Diana Winston, Susan Smally: Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness

  9. Beverly Cleary: Dear Mr. Henshaw

  10. Jon Ronson: The Last Days of August

  11. Susan Trott: The Man on the Mountaintop

  12. Cressida Cowell: How to Train your Dragon

  13. Patricia MachLachlan: Sarah Plain and Tall

  14. David Rock: Your Brain at Work

  15. Morten T. Hansen: Great at Work

  16. Mark Twain: Life on the Mississippi

  17. Beverly Cleary: Henry Huggins

  18. Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

  19. Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  20. Prof. Jay: Great Courses: Meaning of Life

  21. Scott Carney: What Doesn’t Kill Us

  22. Leo Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Illyich

  23. Mahatma Gandhi: My Life in my Own Words

  24. Phillip Hoose: Claudette Colvin

  25. Dr. Carol Dweck: Mindset

  26. A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh

  27. Nicholas Nassim Taleb: Skin in the Game

  28. L. Subramaniam: History of Carnatic Music

  29. Ray Bradbury: Farenheit 451

  30. Ken Ilgunas: Walden on Wheels

  31. Nigel Warburton: Little History of Philosophy

  32. Ryan Holiday: The Obstacle is the Way

  33. Benjamin Hoff: The Tao of Pooh

  34. Brian Tracy: Bull’s Eye: The Power of Focus

  35. Sophocles: Oedipus : Book 1

  36. Pavan Sharma: Sri Adi Sankaracharya

  37. Prof. Amy Jill Levine: Old Testament

  38. Annie Duke: Thinking in Bets

  39. God: Book of Genesis

  40. God: Book of Job

  41. Sara Pennypacker: Pax

  42. Joan Druett: Island of the Lost

  43. Xenophon: The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates

  44. Plato: Apology

  45. Plato: Crito

  46. Tom Tompkins: Understanding the Book of Job

  47. Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit

  48. Plato: Meno

  49. Hans Christian Andersen: Snow Queen

  50. Dr. Wendy Mogel: Voice Lessons for Parents

  51. Prof. Tilar J J Mazzeo: Creative Non-fiction Writing [great courses]

  52. Deepak Chopra: Buddha

  53. Thubten Chodron: Buddhism for Beginners

  54. Prof. Daniel Robinson: Great Ideas of Philosophy [great courses]

  55. Dr. Jason Fung: Diabetes Code

  56. Dr. Ronald Siegel: Science of Mindfulness [great courses]

  57. Dr. Valter Longo: The Longevity Diet

  58. Prof. Mark Leary: Why you are Who you are

  59. Jacqueline Davies: Lemonade War

  60. Dr. Jason Fung: The Complete Guide to Fasting

  61. Max Muller: Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha

  62. Lama Surya Das: Awakening the Buddha Within

  63. Dr. Patrick Grim: Philosophy of Mind [great courses]

  64. Connel Fullenkamp: Crashes and Crises

  65. Dr. Steven Gimbel: Redefining Reality [great courses]

  66. Dan Rust: Workplace Poker

  67. Shane Snow: Smartcuts

  68. Bobby Bones: Fail Until You Don’t : Fight Grind Repeat

  69. Warren Berger: A More Beautiful Question

  70. Greg Mckeown: Essentialism

  71. Prof. Alan Charles Kors: The Birth of the Modern Mind

  72. Lawrence Krauss: A Universe from Nothing

  73. Robert Maurer: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

  74. Laszlo Bock: Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google

  75. William Ury: Getting to Yes with Yourself

  76. Kelly Leonard, Tom Yorton: Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking

  77. Susan David: Emotional Agility

  78. Napoleon Hill: Selling You!

  79. Daniel Pink: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

  80. Tina Fey: Bossypants

  81. Prof. Robert Solomon: No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

  82. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi: The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success

  83. Bernard Roth: The Achievement Habit

  84. Veronica Roth: Ark

  85. Blake Crouch: Summer Frost

  86. N. K. Jemisin: Emergency Skin

  87. Amor Towles: You Have Arrived at Your Destination

  88. Paul Tremblay: The Last Conversation

  89. Andy Weir: Randomize

  90. Brian Grazer: A Curious Mind

  91. Jeff Goins: The Art of Work

  92. Peter Thiel, Blake Masters: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

  93. Sonia Faruqi: Project Animal Farm

  94. Brian Tracy: The Science of Motivation

  95. Amy Poehler: Yes, Please!

  96. Kathryn Schulz: Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

  97. Ron Chernow: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller

  98. Sean Young: Stick with it

  99. Dr. Herbert Benson: The Relaxation Response

  100. Austin Kleon: Show Your Work

  101. Katherine Reynolds Lewis: The Good News About Bad Behavior

  102. Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester: The Indignities of being a Woman

  103. Epictetus and Sharon Lebell: The Art of Living

  104. John Maxwell: 3 Things Successful People Do

  105. Laura Ingalls Wilder: Book 1: Little House in the Big Woods

  106. Mary Roach: Gulp : Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

  107. Virginia Cowles: The Rothschilds

  108. Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent : Travels in Small Town America

  109. Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Upstanders (Season 1)

  110. Mary Robinette Kowal: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut Series : Book 1)

  111. Tara Westover: Educated

  112. Komal Singh: Ara the Explorer

  113. Jeff Kinney: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Getaway (book 12)

Books in 2018

  1. Oliver Sacks: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

  2. Deborah Hopkinson: Who was Charles Darwin?

  3. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Book 4: Dog Days]

  4. Fradin: Who was Sacagawea?

  5. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Book 5: Cabin Fever]

  6. Jayakanthan: Jayakanthan Short Stories

  7. Rupert Colley: Adolf Hitler

  8. David McCoy: Who was George Washington?

  9. Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  10. Kazuo Ishiguro: Remains of the Day

  11. Michael Harris: What is the Declaration of Independence

  12. Tom Heany: First Learn How to Practice

  13. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Book 10: Old School]

  14. Ursula K. Le Guin: Left Hand of Darkness

  15. Yevgeny Zamyatin: We

  16. Rupert Colley: World War One

  17. Seth Godin: Tribes

  18. Kazuki Kaneshiro (Author), Takami Nieda (Translator): Go

  19. Kwame Alexander: Booked

  20. Mary Beard: Women and Power

  21. David Sedaris: Holidays on Ice

  22. Prof. Nathan DeWall: Secrets for Self Control [great courses]

  23. Rupert Colley: World War Two

  24. Annie Barrows: Ivy and Bean [Book 2: The Ghost That Had to Go]

  25. Prof. Aniruddh Patel: Music and the Brain [great courses]

  26. William McRaven: Make Your Bed: Little Things that can Change your Life

  27. GrandMaster Flash: Adventures of Grandmaster Flash

  28. Ice-T: Ice

  29. Jane Goodall: My Life with Chimpanzees [audible. narrated by her]

  30. Haruki Murakami: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

  31. Jeff Hawkins: On Intelligence

  32. Robert Caro: On Power

  33. Philip Roth: Nemsis

  34. Prof. Michael Shermer: Skepticism 101 [great courses]

  35. Prof. Anne Curzan: How Conversation Works [great courses]

  36. Prof. Monisha Pasupathi: How We Learn [great courses]

  37. Sherman Alexie: Flight

  38. Darryl McDaniels: Ten Ways not to Commit Suicide

  39. LitRPG: The Land: Book 1

  40. How is Thomas Alva Edison?

  41. Prof. Stephen P. Hinshaw: Origin of the Human Mind [great courses]

  42. James Ryan: Wait, What?

  43. Danielle Krysa: Your Inner Critic

  44. Michael Lewis: Home Game

  45. Benjamin Bergen: Louder than Words

  46. Iliza Shlesinger: Girl Logic

  47. Richard Feynman: What do you care what other people think

  48. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Double Down]

  49. Prof. Indre Viskontas: Brain Myths Exploded [great courses]

  50. Scott Pape: The Barefoot Investor

  51. Dr. Jason Fung: Obesity Code

  52. Peter Brown: Make it Stick

  53. Dr. Peter Vishton: Understanding the secrets of Human Pyschology [great courses]

  54. Sharon Washington: Feeding the Dragon

  55. Michael Lewis: The Coming Storm

  56. Dr. Peter Vishton: Scientific Secrets to Raising Kids [great courses]

  57. Pete Egoscue: Pain Free

  58. Robert Greene: 48 Laws of Power

  59. Dr. John Sarno: Mind-Body Prescription

  60. Elle Luna: The Crossroads of Should and Must

  61. Prof. Jason Satterfield: Mind-Body Medicine [great courses]

  62. Malala: I am Malala

  63. Julie Wheeler: Henry VIII’s Wives [history in an hour]

  64. Rupert Coley: The Russian Revolution [history in an hour]

  65. Kat Smutz: The American Civil War [history in an hour]

  66. Rupert Colley: Stalin [history in an hour]

  67. Rupert Colley: Cold War [history in an hour]

  68. Neil Smith: Vietnam War [history in an hour]

  69. Kaye Jones: 1066 [history in an hour]

  70. Edward Gosselin: The Reformation [history in an hour]

  71. Anthony Holmes: Ancient Egypt [history in an hour]

  72. Rupert Colley: 1914 [history in an hour]

  73. Seth Godin: Linchpin

  74. James Humes: Speak like Churchill, Stand like Lincoln

  75. Richard Feynman: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

  76. Angela Duckworth: Grit

  77. Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese?

  78. Prof. Stanley Ridgley: Strategic Thinking Skills [great courses]

  79. Cal Newport: Deep Work

  80. Sue Hubbell: A Book of Bees

  81. Derek Thompson: Hit Makers

  82. Steven Pressfield: Do the Work

  83. Kurt Gray, David Wegner: The Mind Club

  84. Gordon Korman: Ungifted

  85. Steven Pressfield: Turning Pro

  86. Leah Remini: Troublemaker

  87. Seth Godin: The Dip

  88. Prof. Gerard Puccio: Creative Thinker’s Tookit [great courses]

  89. Ryan Holiday: The Daily Stoic

  90. Gordon Korman: Restart

  91. Bill Bryson: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

  92. Brian Tracy: Focal Point

  93. Brian Tracy: Eat That Frog

  94. L.David Marquet: Turn the ship around

  95. Kwame Alexander: The Playbook

  96. Jimmy O. Yang: How to American

  97. Thich Naht Hanh: The Miracle of Mindfulness

  98. Atul Gawande: Checklist Manifesto

  99. James Altucher: The Rich Employee

  100. James Kingsland: Siddartha’s Brain

  101. James Altucher: Reinvent Yourself

  102. Andy Andrews: The Little Things

  103. Helen Russell: The Year of Living Danishly

  104. Thich Naht Hanh: Art of Communicating

  105. Katherine Applegate: The One and Only Ivan

  106. Niall Ferguson: Civilization

  107. Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg: How Google Works

  108. A.J.Hartley: Macbeth

  109. Mikal Gilmore: The Queen - Aretha Franklin

  110. Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek: North

  111. Alan Arkin: Out of my Mind

  112. Bart Ehrman: The History of the Bible [great courses]

  113. John Maxwell: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

  114. Gordon Korman: Slacker

  115. Shakespeare: Macbeth

  116. Rasmus Hougard: One Second Ahead

  117. Joe Drape: American Pharoah

  118. Sudhir Venkatesh: Gang Leader for a Day

  119. Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

  120. Ram Dass: Grist for the Mill

  121. Eric Barker: Barking up the Wrong Tree

  122. L. T. Ryan: Noble Beginnings

  123. Kelsey Crowe, Emily McDowell: There is no Good Card for this

Books in 2017

  1. Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  2. J.D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye

  3. P.G. Wodehouse: Man of Means

  4. Gary Taubes: Why We Get Fat

  5. Lin Manuel Miranda: Hamilton

  6. NYTimes: Hamilton (chronicles)

  7. Margot Leitman: Long Story Short

  8. David McRaney: You’re not so smart

  9. Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Favorite Universe

  10. Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

  11. Amy Stewart: Drunken Botanist

  12. Diane Guerrero: In the Country we Love

  13. Shea Serrano: The Rap Year Book

  14. Jo Marchant: Cure

  15. Chris Crompton: The Producer’s Mindset

  16. Jason Timothy: Music Habits: 101 Production Tips

  17. George Goodrich: Spotify Method

  18. Walter Dailey: JingleMoney

  19. Amos Clarke: 56 Mix Tips for the Small Recording Studio

  20. Robin Frederick: Song Starters: 365 Lyric, Melody, & Chord Idea

  21. Gio Williams: Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary

  22. Duane Shinn: Piano Chords & Chord Progressions

  23. Justina Chi: HipHop Biz 4 Kids

  24. Tayker: How to Rap

  25. Ben Westhoff: Original Gangstas

  26. Fred Stoller: My Seinfeld Year

  27. Jesse: Hip Hop Lyricist Guide

  28. Roy Winlkenfeld: Music Theory

  29. Anthony Thomas: How to rap with ease

  30. Anthony Thomas: How to freestyle rap with ease

  31. Roy Wilkenfeld: Electronic Music

  32. Tom Griffiths, Brian Christian: Algorithms to Live by

  33. David Boyle: Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma

  34. Jesse D. Kramer : The Rap Rebirth Lyricist Guide: How to Write Amazing Hip-Hop Lyrics

  35. Bjorgvin Benediktsson, James Wasem: Step By Step Mixing

  36. Stephen King: Guns

  37. Paul Kalanithi: When Breath Becomes Air

  38. Stephen Hawking: Universe in a Nutshell

  39. Sylvia Tara: Secret Life of Fat

  40. James Altucher: Choose Yourself

  41. Ramit Sethi: Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business

  42. Peter Bregman: 18 Minutes

  43. Hal Elrod: Miracle Morning

  44. Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins: What Every BODY is saying

  45. Haemin Sunim: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

  46. Various Authors: 36 Books that Changed the World [great courses]

  47. Prof. Jeffrey Rosen: Privacy, Property and Free Speech [great courses]

  48. Brian Greene: Light Falls

  49. Prof. Michael Finke: Money Management Skills [great courses]

  50. Fumio Sasaki: Goodbye, Things

  51. Jordan Sonnenblick: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

  52. Hugh Alersey-Williams: Anatomies

  53. Paul Moore: The Perfect Investment

  54. Ron Chernow: Death of a Banker

  55. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [book 2 : Rodrick Rules]

  56. Prof. Anne Cruzan: English Grammar Boot Camp [great courses]

  57. Annie Barrows: Ivy and Bean [book 1]

  58. Charles River Editors: History for Kids: A biography of Harry Houdini

  59. Prof. Mark Leary: Understanding the Mysteries of Human Bheavior [great courses]

  60. Haemin Sunim: Things you can see only when you slow down

  61. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [book 3: The Last Straw]

  62. Yona Zeldis McDonough: History for Kids: A biography of Wolfgang Mozart

  63. Jess Brallier: History for Kids: A biography of Albert Einstein

  64. George J. Thompson & Jerry B. Jenkins: Verbal Judo

  65. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid [book 5: The Ugly Truth]

  66. Celeste Mannis: Who was William Shakespeare?

  67. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

Books I read in 2016

  1. Children’s Shakespeare Series
    • Othello
    • The Winter’s Tale
    • Merchant of Venice
    • Julius Caesar
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Macbeth
    • Taming of the Shrew
    • King Lear
    • The Tempest
    • Anthony and Cleopatra
    • Much Ado about Nothing
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Timon of Athens
    • Cymbeline, King of Britain
    • Twelfth Night
    • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
    • Two Gentlemen of Verona
    • Alls well that ends well
    • As you like it
    • Comedy of Errors
  2. Prof. Robert Greenberg: How to listen to and understand Opera [great courses]

  3. David Byrne: How Music Works

  4. Dee Williams: The Big Tiny

  5. SMBC : Religion - ruining everything since 4004 BC

  6. Prof. Neil Fiore: Now Habit

  7. Prof. Robert Greenberg: Operas of Mozart [great courses]

  8. Prof. Robert Greenberg: Piano Sonatas of Beethoven [great courses]

  9. Jonathan Biss: Beethoven’s Shadow

  10. Mark Levy: Accidental Genius

  11. Eunsun Kim: Thousand Miles to Freedom

  12. Mike Michalowicz: Pumpkin Plan

  13. Kwame Alexander: Crossover

  14. Prof. Bill Messenger: Great American Music: Broadway Musicals [great courses]

  15. Jonathan Biss: Pianist under influence

  16. Mark Forsyth: Etymologicon

  17. NPR: Tinsel Tales

  18. Paul Brickhill: The Great Escape

  19. Steven Citron: Songwriting

  20. Elizabeth Kolbert: Sixth Extinction

  21. Michael Fisher: A History of India

  22. Mark Stoler: Skeptics Guide to America [great courses]

  23. Tom Foreman: My Year of Running Dangerously

  24. Jay Elliot: The Steve Jobs Way

  25. Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles: Ghost Army of WW2

  26. Thich Nhat Hanh: Peace is Every Step

  27. Leah Pearlman: DharmaComics

  28. Thomas Goetz: The Remedy

  29. Gavin Francis: Adventures in Human Being

  30. Thomas Levenson: The Hunt for Vulcan

  31. Alan Hirshfeld: Starlight Detectives

  32. Dave Barry: Worst Class Trip Ever

  33. J.K. Rowling: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

  34. J.K. Rowling: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

  35. J.K. Rowling: Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

  36. Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes: Study in Scalet

  37. Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of the Four

  38. Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (about a dozen short stories)

  39. Prof. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius: World War I : The Great War [great courses]

  40. Prof. Thomas Childers: World War II : A Military and Social History [great courses]

  41. John Scalzi: The Dispatcher

  42. John F. Kennedy: Profiles in Courage

  43. Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes: More Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (about a dozen short stories)

  44. Shakespeare: Hamlet

  45. Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

  46. Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice

  47. Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Book 9

  48. Prof. Patrick N. Allitt: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire [great courses]

  49. Prof. Eamonn Gearon: Turning Points in Middle Eastern History [great courses]

  50. George Orwell: 1984

Books in 2015

  1. Mark Derby: England my England

  2. Bill Messenger: Elements of Jazz [great courses]

  3. David Mamet: GlenGary Glen Ross

  4. Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Pluto Files

  5. Elizabeth Vandiver: The Illiad by Homer [great courses]

  6. Elizabeth Vandiver: The Odyssey by Homer [great courses]

  7. Elizabeth Vandiver: The Aeneid by Virgil [great courses]

  8. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music [great courses]

  9. David Christian: Big History [great courses]

  10. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann - Their Lives and Music [great courses]

  11. Steven Novella: Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills [great courses]

  12. Ramesh Menon (Veda Vyasa): Mahabharatha

  13. Mark W. Muesse: Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation [great courses]

  14. J.K. Rowling: Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  15. J.K. Rowling: Book 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  16. Steven Pressfield: The War of Art

  17. Barnaby Conrad, Monte Schulz: Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life

  18. J.K. Rowling: Book 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  19. Ramesh Menon (Veda Vyasa): Siva Puranam

  20. Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Professor Gary W. Gallagher, Professor Patrick N. Allitt: The History of the United States, 2nd Edition [great courses]

  21. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Brahms - His Life and Music [great courses]

  22. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Tchaikovsky - His Life and Music [great courses]

  23. Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni: The Palace of Illusions

  24. J.K. Rowling: Book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  25. Austin Kleon: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

  26. Stephen King: On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

  27. David McCullough: 1776

  28. Prof. Roy Benaroch: Medical School for Everyone [great courses]

  29. J.K. Rowling: Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

  30. Siddartha Mukherjee: The Emperor Of All Maladies

  31. J.K. Rowling: Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  32. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Shostakovich - His Life and Music [great courses]

  33. J.K. Rowling: Book 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  34. Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries [great courses]

  35. Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli: Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

  36. Shurnyu Suzuki: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

  37. William Shirer: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  38. Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies

  39. Stephen Greenblatt: The Swerve: How the world became modern

  40. Professor Andrew R. Wilson: The Art of War [great courses]

  41. Prof. Jennifer Paxton: 1066: The Year That Changed Everything [great courses]

  42. Prof. Sherwin B. Nuland: Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography [great courses]

  43. Sun Tzu: The Art of War

  44. Prof. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music [great courses]

  45. Prof. Seth Lerer: The Life and Writings of John Milton [great courses]

  46. Prof. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Stravinsky - His Life and Music [great courses]

  47. Stephen Guise: Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results

  48. J.R.R. Tokien: Hobbit

  49. George Orwell: Animal Farm

  50. Prof. Seth Freeman: The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal [great courses]

  51. Ram Dass: Be Here Now

  52. Prof. Gregory S. Aldrete: The Decisive Battles of World History [great courses]

  53. Conn Iggulden: Conqueror Series Book 1: Genghis: Birth of an Empire

  54. Conn Iggulden: Conqueror Series Book 2: Genghis: Lords of the Bow

  55. Prof. Frederick Gregory: History of Science 1700-1900 [great courses]

  56. Prof. Indre Viskontas: 12 Essential Scientific Concepts [great courses]

  57. Conn Iggulden: Conqueror Series Book 3: Genghis: Bones of the Hill

  58. Conn Iggulden: Conqueror Series Book 4: Khan: Empire of Silver

  59. Conn Iggulden: Conqueror Series Book 5: Conqueror

  60. Prof. Robert Hazen: Origin and Evolution of Earth [great courses]

  61. Mark Forsyth: Elements of Eloquence

  62. Prof. Patrick Allitt: Industrial Revolution [great courses]

  63. Ramesh Menon (Valmiki): Ramayana

  64. Prof. John McWhorter: Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage [great courses]

  65. Dava Sobel: Longtitude

  66. Prof. Robert Hazen: Origins of Life [great courses]

  67. Prof. Daniel Robinson: The Great Ideas of Psychology [great courses]

  68. Tracy Kidder: The Soul of a New Machine

  69. Prof. Garrett Fagan: History of Ancient Rome [great courses]

  70. Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five

  71. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

  72. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

  73. Kalki: Ponniyin Selvan: Book 1: Pudhu Vellam [apple music]

  74. Upton Sinclair : The Jungle

  75. John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath

  76. Kalki: Ponniyin Selvan: Book 2: Suzhar Kaatru [apple music]

  77. Karl Marx, Friedrich Engles: Manifesto of the Communist Party

  78. Kalki: Ponniyin Selvan: Book 3: KoduVaal [apple music]

  79. Kalki: Ponniyin Selvan: Book 4: Mani Magudam [apple music]

  80. Kalki: Ponniyin Selvan: Book 5: Suzhar Kaatru [apple music]

  81. Kalki: Parthiban Kanavu [apple music]

  82. Hugh Howey: Wool [Silo Series : Book 1 of 3]

  83. Kalki: Sivagamiyin Sabatham: Book 1: Boogambam [apple music]

  84. Kalki: Sivagamiyin Sabatham: Book 2: Kanchi Mutrugai [apple music]

  85. Kalki: Sivagamiyin Sabatham: Book 3: Bhikshuvin Kadhal [apple music]

  86. Kalki: Sivagamiyin Sabatham: Book 4: Sidhaindha Kanavu [apple music]

  87. Thomas Sterner: The Practising Mind

  88. don Miguel Ruiz: The Fifth Agreement

  89. Prof. Jonah Berger: How Ideas Spread [great courses]

  90. Prof. Robert Sapolsky: Being Human [great courses]

  91. Michio Kaku: Einstein’s Cosmos

  92. Guy Kawasaki: Art of the Start 2.0

  93. Edward Dolnick: Clockwork Universe

  94. Prof. John Medina: Your Best Brain [great courses]

  95. Sherman Alexie: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  96. Prof. Thad Polk: Addictive Brain [great courses]

  97. Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  98. Prof. Scott Huettel: Behavioral Economics [great courses]

  99. Rob Walling: Start Small, Stay Small

  100. Ernest Hemmingway: Old Man and the Sea

  101. Prof. Robert Greenberg: Brief History of Holiday Music [great courses]

Books in 2014

  1. Bill Bryson : Shakespeare: The world as a stage

  2. Robert Greenberg : 30 Greatest Orchestral works

  3. John Powell : How Music Works [book]

  4. Bill Bryson : At Home

  5. Edmund Morris : Beethoven [library book]

  6. Robert Greenberg : How to listen to and understand great music

  7. Alexis Ohanian : Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed [ebook]

  8. Andy Weir : Martian

  9. Mitchell Zukoff : Frozen in Time

  10. Scott Adams : How to fail at almost everything and still win

  11. John McWhorter : Language A to Z

  12. Robert Greenberg : String Quartets of Beethoven

  13. Gideon Lewis-Kraus: No Exit

  14. Andrii Sedniev : The Business Idea Factory

  15. S. J. Scott : Habit Stacking

  16. Eric Ries : Lean Startup

  17. Robert Greenberg: The Concerto

  18. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Mozart

  19. Robert Greenberg: The Symphony

  20. Daniel Gilbert: Stumbling on Happiness

  21. Madeline Miller: Song of Achilles

  22. Allie Brosh: Hyperbole and a half

  23. Robert Greenberg: Symphonies of Beethoven

  24. Jeremy Dean: Make Habits Break Habits

  25. E.T. Bell: Men of Mathematics [INCOMPLETE]

  26. Bill Bryson: Notes from a small Island

  27. Bill Bryson: Neither here nor there

  28. Bill Bryson: I am a stranger here myself

  29. Robert Greenberg: Bach and the High Baroque

  30. John McWhorter : Our Magnificient Bastard Tongue

  31. Robert Greenberg: 23 Greatest solo piano works

  32. Elizabeth Vandiver: Classical Mythology

  33. Marc Conner: How to read and understand Shakespeare

  34. Madison Moore: How to be Beyonce

  35. Timoty Pychyl: Solving the procrastination puzzle

  36. Shakespeare Abridged
    • Merchant of Venice
    • Taming of the Shrew
    • Twelfth Night
    • Measure for Measure
    • Macbeth
    • King Lear
    • Julius Caesar
    • All’s well that ends well
    • As you like it
    • Antony and Cleopatra
  37. Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer : PhiLOLZophy

  38. Robert Greenberg: Great Masters: Haydn

Books in 2012

  1. Moneyball : Michael Lewis

  2. The Omnivore’s Dilemma : Michael Pollan

  3. The Botany of Desire : Michael Pollan

  4. In Defense of Food : Michael Pollan

  5. Atlas Shrugged : Ayn Rand

  6. The Last Lecture : Randy Pausch

  7. Anna Karenina : Leo Tolstoy

  8. The Big Short : Michael Lewis

  9. Crime and Punishment : Fyodor Dostoevsky

  10. The Ascent of Money : Niall Ferguson

  11. The Snowball : Alice Shroeder

  12. Enough : John Bogle

  13. Nurture Shock : Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

  14. Benjamin Franklin : Walter Isaacson

  15. Too Big to Fail : Andrew Ross Sorkin

  16. Boomerang : Michael Lewis

  17. Einstein : Walter Isaacson

  18. Why We Get Fat : Gary Taubes

  19. Autobiography of a Yogi : Paramahamsa Yogananda

  20. Go the F–k to Sleep : Adam Mansbach

  21. Accidental Genius : Mark Levy

  22. Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman : Richard Feynman

  23. 59 Seconds : Richard Wiseman

  24. iWoz : Steve Wozniack & Gina Smith

  25. Crash Proof 2.0 : Peter Schiff

  26. How to Win Friends and Influence People : Dale Carnegie

  27. Stein on Writing : Sol Stein

  28. The Steve Jobs Way : Jay Elliot, William Simon

  29. The Happiness Hypothesis : Jonathan Haidt

  30. Steve Jobs

  31. The Long Walk

  32. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  33. Daemon - Daniel Suarez

  34. Freedom(TM) - Daniel Suarez

  35. The Hunger Games - Suzzane Collins

  36. Catching Fire - Suzzane Collins

  37. Mocking Jay - Suzzane Collins

  38. The Girl with the dragon tatoo - Steig Larrsson

  39. The Girl who played with fire - Steig Larrsson

  40. The Girl who kicked hornet’s nest - Steig Larrsson

  41. Battle Hymn of the tiger mother - Amy Chua

  42. The Litigators - John Grisham

  43. Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

  44. Congo - Michael Crichton

  45. The Prey - Michael Crichton

  46. I Used to Know That

  47. 162 Questions : Curious folks ask

  48. Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

  49. Turn Left at Orion

  50. In the Plex - Stephen Levy

  51. Ultimate Guide to Playing Scrabble

  52. Word Freak - Stefan Fatsis

  53. Imagine - John Lehrer

Prior to this, I did not keep a track - I am in the process of creating that list from amazon orders, old notes and memory. :)