Friday, June 29, 2007

To read in the near future.....

Some books that I want to read in the near future based on recommendations from different sources:
  1. Don't make me think A common sense approach to Web Usability - recommended by PR. A book for the makers of web apps, and any other software apps.
  2. Bound together How traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors shaped Globalization - reviewed in a recent issue of Newsweek. Whats not to like about a book which explores how everything in the world is connected?!
  3. Fish! A remarkable way to boost morale and improve results - recommended by GN, who in turn got a recommendation from GE employees.
  4. A house for Mr. Biswas - Never got around to read V. S. Naipaul's masterpiece despite the numerous recommendations over the years(one from SB), perhaps because it required quite a bit of patience and I didn't have it at that time!
  5. Another day in the frontal lobe A brain surgeon exposes life on the inside - from KD's book club list. Promises a fascinating look into a profession which revolves around a remarkable object.
  6. The will to lead Running a business with a network of Leaders - From the guy considered as the father of modern management consulting; need I say more?
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - The story needs an end!
  8. Arise Arjuna Hinduism and the Modern world - Recommended by KK.
  9. Sri Aurobindo Centenary Library Full works of Sri Aurobindo - recommended by KK.
  10. The life of Sri Aurobindo Biography of Sri Aurobindo by A. B. Purani
  11. The intention Experiment Using your thoughts to change your life and the world. Recommended by DJ.
  12. Why girls can't throw ... and other questions you always wanted answered. - About word and phrase origins, mainly Americanisms. Excerpt in a recent Readers' Digest.
  13. Headcase How I almost lost my head trying to understand my brain. Recommended in the Experience Life magazine (which incidentally is a very good magazine and I should subscribe to it soon) and could be a better alternative to #5 above.
  14. The world without us Another book recommended in the Experience Life magazine. Very intriguing title!


PK said...

dont know if youve read read the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Its amazingly funny and wild. If you havent read it, keep this on top of your list.

prakash murthy said...

I saw the movie; its well made and was quite entertaining. Of course the general perception I have is that the movie version can never be as good as the book. Will keep the Douglas Adams' masterpiece for a later time.