For the Love of Books. For the Love of Reading
UPDATED with new titles - June 24th, 2019
This blog post is a collection of books that I love, and would highly recommend. I will continue to add to this collection as I read more books. All for the love of books. Happy reading everyone!
I love reading. I always have.
It inspires me, entertains me, and brings happiness into my life.
Currently reading (June 2019):
4321 written by Paul Auster 'Draws the reader in from the very first sentence and does not let go until the very end.’ - San Francisco Chronicle
How Children Succeed written by Paul Tough This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
Best Fiction Books
My favorite fiction book ever.
Gregory David Roberts
It is narrated by an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas - this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart.
A mesmerizing novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.
Best Nonfiction Books
My favorite nonfiction book.
Steal Like an Artist
You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself.
That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
Best Biography Books
My favorite biography book.
Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
When Richard Branson started his first business, he and his friends decided that "since we're complete virgins at business, let's call it just that: Virgin."
Losing My Virginity is the unusual, frequently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time.