Suggestions

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  2. നമുക്ക് ഗ്രാമങ്ങളിൽ ചെന്ന് രാപ്പാർക്കാം | Namukku Gramangalil Chennu Rapparkkam by KK Sudhakaran - the book based on which P Padmarajan made his movie, Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal.
  3. Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada - A book on the German perspective of the Holocaust and Nazi Occupation. What we should learn about avoiding a fascist take over.
  4. The Complete MAUS by Art Spiegelman - An interesting graphic novel on Nazi Germany. Highly recommended.
  5. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak - An interesting book. I read it when I was gifted this by my girlfriend in college. She didn't know much about the book, but her friend suggested it since I loved books. An interesting read!
  6. Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by Viktor E Frankl- Another poignant holocaust literature. Highly recommended.
  7. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  8. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadia - A graphic novel that talks about philosophy, though it is also a biography of Bretrand Russell. A beautiful work or art - highly recommended.
  9. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - So close to my heart! The book is about growing up as a woman in the post revolutionary Iran. Must Read!
  10. Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir by Malik Sajad - A graphic novel set in Kashmir. I am yet to read the book.
  11. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - A beautiful love story between a French woman and a German Soldier set in the World War II era.
  12. The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of WWII by Leonard Pitts
  13. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by Willian Dalrymple
  14. TIPPU SULTHAN by PK Balakrishnan This book and others by PK Balakrishnan was suggested as good reads in Malayalam history writing.
  15. INI NJAN URANGATTE by PK Balakrishnan - a fresh take on mythology. Beautiful read!
  16. Narayanaguru by PK Balakrishnan Throws light into the life of Narayanaguru, who was an authentic philosopher as well as a prolific writer. This was outside his great work as a social reformer. Highly recommended!
  17. Manto and Chughtai: The Essential Stories
  18. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  19. Toba Tek Singh: Stories by Saadat Hassan Manto
  20. To Hell Withy You Mitro by Krishna Sobti - It is hard to get a copy of this book, I got it from a book shop in South Bombay. I saw another copy at Daryaganj, but no where else - including online :(
  21. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger
  22. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim WuI read this book in the last year of my college. It traces the rise and fall of technologies like Wireless, Telephone and internet and the giant companies that grew and fell with them. Wonderful book, highly recommended!
  23. The Billionaire Raj: A Journey through India's New Gilded Age by James Crabtree
  24. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon - A book about an autistic teenager and the interesting things in his life. I haven't read it, it was suggested by someone. They highly recommended it.
  25. A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India by Josy Joseph
  26. Boyhood Island: My Struggle Book 3 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  27. Wonder by by R. J. Palacio
  28. In Search of Lost Time Volume 1 - Way By Swanns: The Way by Swann's by Marcel Proust
  29. A Suitable Boy by Vikram SethI read this book during the 2018 Kerala Floods, as water was getting into my home! Was well worth it.
  30. Govardhante Yathrakal by Anand
  31. Aalkkoottam by Anand
  32. Apaharikkapetta Daivangal by Anand
  33. Abhayarthikal (Malayalam) by Anand
  34. The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa - I read it by taking a copy from the State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram. Beautiful book that talks about a poignant love story. Highly recommended for those who wants to start with Llosa. With a lot of magical realism spattered into it, it is a wonderful window into latin american literature. Could read Bolano after Llosa.
  35. The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
  36. Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling by Matthew Dicks
  37. The Arabian Nights: Based On The Text Edited By Muhsin Mahdi - For those who crave for an authentic experience of the Arabian Nights!
  38. Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Vol. 1 by Robert Irwin - A more detailed version (most recommended by me!) that includes stories, poems etc. I have linked only the first volume. There are three volumes in total.
  39. The Holy Quran in English

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