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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