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I am the books I read, the stories I heard and the life I lived.

15th Mar 2017 (36)

  • Outliers: The Story of Success–Malcolm Gladwell

Interesting book, stories from football teams to rice paddies. Perhaps, success is a mixture of hard work and being at the right place at the right time.

26th Feb 2017 (35)

  • Never Too Late To Be Great: The Power of Thinking Long–Tom Butler-Bowdon

Great non-fiction book, very encouraging for young people who are too eager to achieve in life. The book argued that the secret ingredient of success is probably ‘time’.

Books I read before 2017 (34)

Books in bold are the books I enjoyed reading.

      • Persuasion–Jane Austen
      • Alice of Wonderland–Lewis Carol
      • Life of Pi–Yan Martel
      • The Road Home–Rose Tremain
      • Think and Grow Rich–Napoleon Hill
      • The Social Animal–Elliot Aronson
      • Only the Paranoid Survive–Andrew Grove
      • I Know why the Caged Bird Sings–Maya Angelou

      • Excellent Sheep–William Deresiewicz
      • The Book of Five Rings–Miyamoto Musashi
      • The Remains of the Day–Kazuo Ishiguro

      • The Making of Memory–Steven Rose
      • Northanger Abbey–Jane Austen
      • Jane Eyre–Charlotte Bronte

      • Wuthering Heights–Emily Bronte
      • The Count of Monte Cristo–Alexandre Dumas (one of my favorite books, full of passion and hatre, highly recommend)

      • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling–Henry Fielding (a story of a man’s journey and growth)

      • Zorro–Isabel Allende
      • Magician’s Nephew–C. S. Lewis
      • Anna Karenina–Leo Tolstoy (such a powerful book, Tolstoy described human nature, the vulnerabilities. Loved it, but not a feel good book)

      • Sophie’s World–Jostein Gaarder (confusing…)
      • Eat, Pray, Love–Elizabeth Gilbert
      • Coco Chanel: the Legend and the Life–Justine Picardie

      • Trust Me I’m a Junior Doctor–Max Pemberton
      • Compassion and Self-Hate–Theodore Isaac Rubin

      • Tenant of the Wildfell Hall–Anne Bronte
      • Of Mice and Men–John Steinback
      • Great Gatsby–Virginia Woolf
      • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat–Oliver Sacks

    • The Da Vinci Book–Dan Brown
    • Pride and Prejudice–Jane Austen
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People–Dale Carnegie
    • Black Hole and Baby Universes–Stephen Hawking
    • River Out of Eden–Richard Dawkins