Thursday, August 06, 2009

Some book recommendations..

A friend recently asked me to make a list of fifteen books I've read that will always stick with me. Here is the list I shared.

1. God of Small Things -- Arundhati Roy
2. Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Brontë
3. Rebecca -- Daphne du Maurier... Read More
4. The King's General -- Daphne Du Maurier
5. Wuthering Heights -- Emily Brontë
6. To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee
7. An Instance of the Fingerpost -- Iain Pears
8. Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen
9. Princess: True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia -- Jean Sasson
10. The Namesake -- Jhumpa Lahiri
11. Harry Potter Series -- JK Rowling
12. White Swan -- Jung Chang
13. The Pillars of the Earth -- Ken Follett
14. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama -- Lama Dalai
15. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings -- Maya Angelou
16. Maps for Lost Lovers -- Nadeem Aslam
17. Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow -- Peter Hoeg
18. Restoration -- Rose Tremain
19. Fingersmith -- Sarah Waters
20. The Dragon's Pearl -- Sirin Phathanothai
21. Guards! Guards! -- Terry Pratchett
22. Effi Briest -- Theodor Fontane
23. The Lady and the Unicorn -- Tracy Chevalier
24. Baudolino -- Umberto Eco
25. Life of Pi -- Yann Martel

Of course, I went over the fifteen requested but couldn't help it! I can add few more to this list but for now will leave it at this. Have you read any of the above? Do you have some other recommendations for me?


Yajiv Savinirs said...

Hi Gauri, I happened to reach your blog through I am a New Delhi-based journalist and communications professional.

Till May-end, I was senior editor (online) with the Outlook group. I have more 18 years experience in journalism, communications and content development.

I am now in the process of transitioning into the development sector.

I am quite keen to develop my skills in knowledge management. I needed your advice on how to go about it. Should I go in for a course or should I try and learn it on the job?

Thanks and regards,

Vijay Srinivas

Gauri Salokhe said...

Thanks for your comment Yajiv. I will send you a seperate mail.