Friday, September 29, 2006

Books of note

I've always been quite fond of reading and though it's been some time since I've read a book, a discussion with someone today got me talking about the books which have had some kind of influence on me, so here is the short list in no particular order:

  • Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach
  • Illusions by Richard Bach
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • A Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray
  • Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Delhi Is Not Far (A Collection of Short Stories) By Ruskin Bond
  • Best of O' Henry by O' Henry
  • We, The Living by Ayn Rand
  • Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
I am currently reading Ivanhoe by Walter Scott (I've been trying to read that for past 2 months!), the to-read-next list contains Bhagvat Gita, Fountainhead among others. Any recommendations based on kind of stuff that I like reading (life philosophy, love stories et al)?

Oh, by the way I stumbled upon this quote on /. today, which I found to be quite funny:
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe!


  1. We seem to have similar tastes. One book I'd recommend to anyone would be 'Lust for life', Van Gogh's dramatized bio. Irwing (Irving?) Stone, I think the author was. Fountainhead's excellent, by the way.

  2. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll add these books to my "To-Read-Next" list.