Srivats did this tag on his blog and it was supposedly on one of the most interesting subjects in my life, Books. So I decided it would be fun to do it. So here I share with you my take on one of my passions, books-

One book that changed my life:

Every book we read affects us in one way or the other. But the books which have had the most impact on me are-

Bhagwad Gita

Richard Bach- One

Select Essays by Bertrand Russel

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

Autobiographies of Lee Iococa & Carly Fiorina

The book you have read more than once:

All the books mentioned in the point above and

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand

Q&A- Vikas Swarup

Five Point Someone- Chetan Bhagat

Snapshots from Hell: The making of an MBA Peter Robinson

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull & Illusions – Richard Bach

Arthashastra by – Kautiliya

One book you would want on dessert island:

Harry Potter Series

Bhagwad Gita

PG Woodhouse

Ayn Rand Series

One book that made you laugh:

Calvin & Hobes

Haven’t read much in Humor though

One book that made me cry:

None though Oliver Twist & Tuesdays with Morry made me very emotional

One book you wish you had written:

None I wish I would write my own book

One book that you wish had never been written:

Coffee Table Books, I never am able to understand the purpose of Obnoxiously high priced books with fancy pictures. It actually spoils all the purpose of the books existence rather focuses on the kind of money people have.

One book you are currently reading:

The great Secret- Talks on Kabir by Osho

Words of Kabir- Sam Kerwal

Another book on Kabir which just has the title as Kabir

One book you have been meaning to read:

Shivaji: A Hindu Ruler in Mughal India (I can’t read it as it is not available in India, as it is banned)

In the Company of Women – I have read it now, but I actually waited for it so long. The book was in news and controversies and our school library had a copy. I asked to issue it (was in class XII then) and I was refused that it was not meant for us, I actually took it up with the principal that how can a school library has a book which is not fit for class XII students after all it was the senior most class. Anyways was not able to get my hands on it and when I actually got an opportunity to read it, it was 3.5 years later.

So this has been my journey with the books till now. So hows your journey to the wonderful world of books has been? If you are into reading and love your books and find this tag interesting, please feel free to do it.

7 comments on “Booked”

  1. Shubhadeep Reply

    A few additions in my list πŸ™‚
    One book that changed my life:
    Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – Richard Bach

    The book you have read more than once: Harry Potter Series

    One book you would want on dessert island: Narnia Series (In addition to your list)

    One book that I read in one go (No, did not even get up for a smoke) – Animal Farm (George Orwell), The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)

  2. Smita Reply

    Hmmm thats a nice list…

    Am yet to read quite a many books from ur list & even I have read Five Point numerous times πŸ™‚

    I wish to own the whole Calvin N Hobbes collection…if only it wasn't so very expensive…

  3. partywithneha Reply

    OMG ur list n mine r very similar…Will do this tag though.

  4. Srivats Reply

    Thanks for doing this tag πŸ™‚ quite interesting to see we do have similar taste. Needless to say most of your books will get add to my to-read list ;p

  5. Prats Reply

    @Shubhadeep: I haven’t read any of the books u have read in one go. I would be adding them in my to read list. Books I have read at one go- A lot of them, specially the masalla reads line One Night at Call Center etc. One huge book I read at 1 go is Shantaram.

  6. Prats Reply

    @Smita: me too Calvin and Hobbes is so so expensive.. he you too do this tag so I will know what books I need to read frm ur list πŸ™‚

    @partywithneha: Do it, would love to read it what different books you read from me.

  7. Prats Reply

    @srivats: Yeah I realized the same thing when I read your tag. And ur books have been added to mine too πŸ™‚

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