Little Miss Splendid

Remembrance of Things Past, Seize the Day, and In Search of Beauty and Joy

Reading is Sexy – Book List April 18, 2010


Currently reading:

Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin

White Teeth – Zadie Smith



Next in line (in no particular order):

The Future For Investors: Why the Tried and True Triumph Over the Bold and New – Jeremy Siegel

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man – Steve Harvey

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Wolf Totem – Jiang Rong

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey

The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

The Firm – John Grisham (and The Client and the Pelican Brief)




Favourite Books of All Time:


Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte ♥♥

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier

The Shadow of the Wind -Carlos Ruiz Zafon


The Three Musketeers -Alexandre Dumas


The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas


The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Emmuska Orczy


Sherlock Holmes – AC Doyle


All of Agatha Christie (esp. Murder on the Orient Express, and Murder on the Nile)


Harry Potter  – J.K. Rowling (the 3rd book is my favourite)


One Hundred Years of Solitude -Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell


Angels and Demons – Dan Brown


The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown


The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger


My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult


The Pact – Jodi Picoult


Little Women – Louisa May Alcott


Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami


The Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy – Sandra Gulland




Books I Loved While Growing Up (For young readers):

Anne of Green Gables (The whole series) – Lucy Maud Montgomery


The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett


Daddy Long Legs – Jean Webster


The Song of the Lioness – Tamora Pierce




Books I Read For School (and secretly enjoyed OR only learnt to appreciate until years later):

1984 – George Orwell


Frankenstein – Mary Shelley


To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee


Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare


Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad



Books I Started but Never Finished:


Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho


Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson


Perfume – Patrick Suskind


War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (read up to the final volume, where Prince Andrei was fatally wounded)

 

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