Books

Truth is, I would love to read every single book that's ever written. In every language, from every period. But the bigger (and obvious) truth is, that's not possible. Now if that's not unfair, I don't know what is. At one point in life, I wanted to not just read, but also own every single book. That dream was shattered rather quickly. I know, life is cruel.

Jokes aside, reading is my passion. I don't read as much fiction as I used to at one time. For non-fiction, I consciously make an attempt to read books on variety of topics, even though I lean towards reading more of math and science books. Since the beginning of 2009, I have been trying to write reviews of the books I read. It doesn't happen for every book, but I try.

Here is a list of books, that I have reviewed. Click on the image to read the review.


The Evolution Underground
Burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet
Author : Anthony J. Martin
4 out 5 stars
Big Little Lies
Author : Liane Moriarty
4 out 5 stars
The Kill List
Author : Fredrick Forsyth
3 out 5 stars
The Fifth Gospel
Author : Ian Caldwel
4 out 5 stars
Brilliant Blunders
From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Author : Mario Livio
3 out 5 stars
The Sixth Extinction
An Unnatural History
Author :  Elizabeth Kolbert
5 out 5 stars
MUST READ
The Big Ratchet
How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis : A biography of an ingenious species
Author : Ruth DeFries
4 out of 5 stars
Mother Nature Is Trying To KILL You
A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World
Author : Dan Riskin
5 out of 5 stars
Gary Kasparov on Gary Kasparov Part 3 1993 - 2004
Author : Gary Kasparov
5 out of 5 stars
The Drunkard’s Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Author : Leonard Mlodinow
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
State Of Wonder
Author : Ann Patchett
2 out of 5 stars
  Ignorance
How it drives Science
Author : Stuart Firestein
4 out of 5 stars
  Gary Kasparov on Gary Kasparov Part 2 1985-1993
Author : Gary Kasparov
5 out of 5 stars
  Euclid’s Window
The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
Author : Leonard Mlodinow
4 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Author : Jonathan Haidt
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  The Miracle of Freedom
Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World
Author : Chris Stewart, Ted Stewart
3 out of 5 stars
  Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
(And Other Concerns)
Author : Mindy Kaling
3 out of 5 stars
  The Viral Storm
The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
Author : Nathan Wolfe
3 out of 5 stars
  Gary Kasparov on Gary Kasparov Part 1 1973-1985
Author : Gary Kasparov
5 out of 5 stars
  The Hidden Reality
Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Author : Brian Greene
3 out of 5 stars
  Cleopatra
A Life
Author : Stacy Schiff
3 out of 5 stars
  Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat
Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals
Author : Hal Herzog
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  Familyhood
Author : Paul Reiser
4 out of 5 stars
  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Author : Stieg Larsson
3 out of 5 stars
  Plastic
A Toxic Love Story
Author : Susan Freinkel
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  Paranoia
Author : Joseph Finder
4 out of 5 stars
  Gravity's Arc
The Story of Gravity from Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond
Author : David Darling
4 out of 5 stars
  On The Right Track
From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
Author : Marion Jones
4 out of 5 stars
  Singularity
Author : Bill DeSmedt
2 out of 5 stars
  Company Man
Author : Joseph Finder
4 out of 5 stars
  The Alexander Cipher
Author : Will Adams
3 out of 5 stars
  The Brass Verdict
Author : Michael Connelly
3 out of 5 stars
  The Tipping Point
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Author : Malcolm Gladwell
3 out of 5 stars
  The Quants
How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
Author : Scott Patterson
3 out of 5 stars
  Eureka Man
The Life and Legacy of Archimedes
Author : Alan W. Hirshfeld
2 out of 5 stars
  Mendeleyev's Dream
The Quest for the Elements
Author : Paul Strathern
4 out of 5 stars
  Camel Club
Author : David Baldacci
3 out of 5 stars
  Hydrogen
The Essential Element
Author : John Ridgen
3 out of 5 stars
  Short History Of Financial Euphoria
Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  A Brief History Of Mind
From Apes to Intellect and Beyond
Author : William H. Calvin
3 out of 5 stars
Unknown Quantity
A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
Author : John Derbyshire
5 out of 5 stars
  Hadrian's Wall
Author : William Dietrich
2 out of 5 stars
  Big Bang
The Origin of the Universe
Author : Simon Singh
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  Forces of Fortune
The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
Author : Vali Nasr
4 out of 5 stars
  Sinister Shorts
Author : Perri O'Shaughnessy
1 out of 5 stars
  Omnivore's Dilemma
A Natural History of Four Meal
Author : Michael Pollan
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  Outliers
The Story Of Success
Author : Malcom Gladwel
3 out of 5 stars
  Fermat's Enigma
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Author : Simon Singh
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ
  Five Equations That Changed The World
The Power and Poetry of Mathematics
Author : Michael Guillen
3 out of 5 stars
  Prime Obsession
Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
Author : John Derbyshire
5 out of 5 stars
MUST READ

I will try to keep this list updated. Happy reading !

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