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Reading List 2006

Reading List 2006

I’m collecting reading material for 2006 and I think I have enough for about half the year. Any suggestions to add to the list are also welcome…

A Suitable Boy: Long pending and I usually avoid such voluminous tomes since I can’t possibly carry it on my bus ride to and fro work, but it’s been highly recommended, so I’m going to make a brave attempt to read it sometime soon. Status: Bought and To Read.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: I’ve been meaning to read this for a while. A few weeks ago, when browsing around Blossoms, found this complete tome. Status: Bought and To Read.

Almost French: This is the story of an Australian journalist who settles down to the French way of life after meeting a Frenchman! It’s quite an interesting insight into the history, cultural traditions and way of life in France from the eyes of an outsider. Status: Bought and Read.

Ancient Promises: I’ve read one of Jaishree Misra’s books and was quite impressed so I picked up this one. I’m trying to read more Indian authors these days though some of them have left me pretty cold. Status: Bought and To Read.

A Short History of Nearly Everything: A book that I am finding difficult to read at one shot. I have made several attempts without success. I think I am somewhere 1/5th of it and struggling. I keep going back to light reading after finishing a chapter! Status: Borrowed and In Progress.

Long Way Round: An account of a motorcycle trip around the world, which I only bought because it’s written by one of my favourite actors, Ewan McGregor. I am halfway through and should finish it soon! Status: Bought and In Progress.

The Brahmaputra: A book I definitely should read since it’s about the river that flows through my home state of Assam. Status: Gift and To Read.

Pecked to Death by Ducks: Continuing my travelogue reads, this one has been on my list for a while. Status: Gift and To Read.

The Kite Runner: Supposedly a really good book and highly recommended too. Status: Bought and To Read.

The Mistress of Spices: I figured I should finish this before the movie releases. Status: Bought and To Read.

A Guide to Adoption in India: A topic that has held my interest for a long time. It’s a must read for anyone who is interested in knowing more about adoption, especially in the Indian context. I haven’t come across to many books on the topic in this country. Status: Bought and To Read.

Neem Dreams: I’ve had this book for more than a year now but somehow haven’t been motivated enough to read it. 2006 I have decided is the year that I will finally do it! Status: Gift and To Read.

Dave Barry is Not Making This Up! A hilarious compilations of some his earlier columns. I literally had tears running down my cheeks while reading some of his stories. If you’re looking for some serious DB, this one is a must! Status: Bought and Read.

What does your list look like?

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