My Reading List For This Year and 2006

This year I planned to read around 100 books, but could not achieve the target, and looking at the academic calender and schedule it does not seem possible. Though I think I have managed to read around 20-22 books so far, excluding academic or related books. But, the revised target for the rest of the year and first half of next year, is the following list. Ya, this time I decided to go for some meaningful thought provoking books(subject to availability of books in libraries and purchasing power of my pocket), instead of Grisham, Archer and the usual stuff. Though Its very difficult for me to resist myself when I get a good book in my hand, but certainly the following books will be on my priority list. The selection of these books is based upon my reading in the last few years and reviews, and interaction with some friends who have read them. I will request your views on the books you have read in the following list.

  1. Search in Secret India by Paul Brunton
  2. Hermit in the Himalayas by Paul Brunton
  3. The Age of Reasons by Jean Paul Sartre
  4. Meetings with Remarkable Men by Gurdjieff
  5. The Outsider by Albert Camus
  6. The Plague by Albert Camus
  7. By The River of Madeira I Sat Down and Wept
  8. Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda Paramhansa
  9. Many life many masters by Weiss
  10. Sidhartha by Herman Hesse
  11. Portrait of an artist as a young man by James Joyce
  12. Notes to myself by Hugh Prather
  13. The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  14. The power of now by Eckhart Tolle
  15. I am that by Nisargdutta Maharaj
  16. Song of Life by J Krishnamurthi
  17. Freedon from the known by J Krishnamurthi
  18. Art of loving by Erich Fromm
  19. You shall be as Gods by Erich Fromm
  20. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  21. The way of all the Earth by John S Dunne
  22. The song celestial by Edwin Arnold
  23. Cutting through spiritual materialism by Chogyam Trungpa
  24. The Rebel by Osho
  25. Books I have loved by Osho
  26. Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah
  27. Feeling Buddha by David Frazer
  28. Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
  29. Light on the path by Mabel Collins
  30. The good heart by Dalai Lama

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 12, 2005 at 5:14 am

    A Search in Secret India- you would find in the British Library. Use the institutional membership of IIFMor go personally. Very good book, but in many senses similar to Autobiography of Yogi. You would like it, for sure.

    prashantmishra_7@yahoo.com

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  2. Santosh Singh July 14, 2005 at 11:01 pm

    hi prashant
    thanks for the visit.. I tried to mail you back but i think email id was not working..
    Certainly I would try to find that book in BL.
    P.S.Are you alumnus of IIFM ?

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  3. Melchizedek July 16, 2005 at 10:04 am

    if you are into modern contempary writing, try getting hold of patrick suskind. a couple of recommendable books are “perfume” (a work of genius, the coldness makes hannibal lecter seem like a kid) and “pigeon”.

    also, try alessandro barrico.

    cheers! happy reading!

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  4. Suneel June 21, 2006 at 8:51 am

    hi santhosh,

    I need e-book of “The outsider” by Albert Camus. If you have that book please send it to me.

    my mail id is : innamuris@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Suneel

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  5. farah February 17, 2007 at 5:10 am

    “Many life many masters by Weiss ” i heard about this boook for the first time by the chat in lunch table with my bos… I’m very interesting to read it… Is there any chance for me in Indonesia to get that book?

    farah_archie@yahoo.com

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  6. Sushil May 5, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Santosh,

    Strongly recommend the latest release of macmillan ” Give me back my guitar ” written by Ravindra Potharaju.

    A fascinating book with wonderful insights..

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