Shall I start this post with some poetic lines about books or shall I just come to the point? Let’s go for the latter option this time. I am an avid book reader and that’s why lot of my friends look upon me to suggest them some good books. And it feels so good to give you suggestions about books for I do have a special corner in my heart for people who love to read books.
This post consists of 10 books that I have chosen after a careful research for myself to read. And as suggested by many of you, I am going to share this list for these are definitely the 10 books I recommend for you to read this winter.
Please note I haven’t really read these books so I cannot guarantee whether they are good or not. But yes, I have put in a great effort to get some good books in the list and the special part is that the list contains different genres. Moreover, I am going to read them myself. I would never suggest myself a bad book. 😛
If you think 10 are too much, just pick the books from the genres you like. Let’s begin!
1.Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot Leadership
This book was also in my Summer Reading list but somehow I could not get a chance to complete this book but I so want to read all the pages of this book (I have read 150+). The book is written by a colleague of Steve Jobs and discusses the personality of this amazing person through the eyes of his very close friend cum colleague – Jay Elliot. As I have read half of the book, I can tell you that it is really good. Get it!
2.Leadership Wisdom From the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma Self-Help
I did order the complete Robin Sharma Collection consisting of 10 books and this book happens to be the third one in the combo. I have already read two books and have been very impressed by the books. Also, the books did help me to improve my life. This book consists of 8 practical lessons for entrepreneurs, leaders and managers. This book is also somewhat like a fable just like the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (A must read).
All the days that you spend reading Robin Sharma’s books are really more productive and stress free.
3.Adultery by Paulo Coelho Fiction
When I would share the list of all books that I have read in the year 2014 then you would discover that I have already read three books of Paulo Coelho this year and this would be the fourth one. Adultery is about a woman who is in mid thirties and starts missing that spark in her life and then she meets an ex-boyfriend and finds herself on her path to discover ‘passion’.
Paulo Coelho has this unique writing style where he teaches you a great life lesson by telling you someone else’s story. This kind of impression is very difficult to make but Paulo Coelho is so adept at it. Adultery is the latest and sixteenth book of Paulo Coelho. I’m reading it this December.
4.Rearview: My Roadies Journey by Raghu Autobiography
Many people have suggested me to read autobiographies and seriously, I had no idea that this would be my first one. But I already have the ebook and I really liked it and so I wanted a paperback to enjoy the complete experience with this book. If you didn’t get what this book is about from the title, this book is the autobiography of a very famous Indian personality Raghu who is a senior supervising producer at MTV India. At the first look, you would think why would you want to read the autobiography of ‘that’ guy but when you will read it, you will know. It is inspiring.
5.How I braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a million dollar company by Varun Aggarwal Autobiographical
Another authobiography? Well, I didn’t plan it. I was looking for some good book in internet marketing genre (Bloggers really need to learn internet marketing) and then I came across this book. The title really caught my attention so I read some reviews and here it is in my December reading list.
The book is the real life story about entrepreneurship and pursuing your dreams. And Anu Aunty is a special character which resembles every Indian aunty who has this habit of showing off and interfering in other people’s life.
6.A Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie Mystery/Crime
Mystery is a highly appreciated genre and I really wanted to grab some good books in this genre and the first name that comes to anyone’s mind when it comes to the genre of crime thrillers or mystery is Agatha Christie. So, I thought of beginning my journey with Agatha Christie from her first book.
A woman is killed and the very famous Detective Poirot is set on to discover the murdered and this is the first ever case.
7.Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat romance
Yes, I am not a fan of Chetan Bhagat but I know many of you are. So, I had to get this book and see how it is. Moreover, this book has turned out to be quite a controversial book after Chetan Bhagat was accused of Plagiarism; I had to see what this book has got.
The book is a love story but the wiki introduction says that it is more of a tribute to people who cannot get so fluent with English.
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James Erotic
Yes, I have been crazy about this book and I really want to read it. While many girls prefer reading this book silently, enjoying it and then keep it as a deepest darkest secret of their life, I just don’t find anything to hide in telling the world that I want to read a novel of such genre. If you think I shouldn’t be talking of such things so openly, then GROW UP!
The book discusses the deepening relationships of a college graduate and young business magnate Grey.
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Mystery
The book is a mystery thriller with a complex plot of different mysteries that unfolds during the book and plot of this book is said to be really intriguing, and difficult to grasp.
People have ridiculed me for not having read this book and this is the obvious fate of every avid reader. So, don’t let this happen to you. I have this book already on my shelf and I’m going to read this. What about you?
10. Your Dreams are mine now by Ravinder Singh romance
This place was reserved for an Indian author. I didn’t expect that the list would have any book written by Indian author but amazingly it already has three such books. But still, I had already made the decision to make this book the tenth book I am going to read this season.
This is again a love story by Ravinder Singh who does has a unique style of writing love stories.
Well, this is my list. These are the books I am going to read this winter and I am hoping to try and finish reading these books in December only; for I am too much behind in Book Reading Challenge 2014 which needed me to read 50 books this year.
Anyways, Did you make your decision? Which book are you going to read? Is there any book in this list which you have already read? Tell me about your views regarding the books and if you’re going to read these books, join me at Goodreads and let’s become reading friends. Also, follow #ReadWithManpreet on twitter to get all the reading updates from my side. I have started this with intent to promote reading by tweeting the last line I read each day with the hashtag. Join me in.
Just followed you on twitter as you are from my city and a fellow blogger. 🙂
You have written – “My passion lied” , I believe you have pressed the ‘d’ key instead of the ‘s’ as both of them lie adjacent to each other.
Have a great day.
Hey Nitin, It is great to see a fellow blogger from the city. Nice to meet you.
And that.. maybe a typo.. but I can’t find out where I have used the clause. Can you please help me to find it.. like a bit of an idea about where it is actually written 😀
Sorry, actually the typo is not in this post 🙁 It is in another one and I felt that that is not a typo or that may be a typo. I am confused in fact.
it is in your about me page. I am not a grammar nazy, in fact I am weak in it.
In that post you have used – “My passion lied” and I believe there should be “my passion lies” . But then you are referring to the past in that post so you have to use a 2nd form and that is very conspicuous. But lied is 2nd and 3rd form of lie (to tell untruth).
hehehhe actually it is an irregular verb. My head is spinning. 😀 I also don’t know what should be use there. Nevertheless,’lied’ won’t be a right fit. :p
P.S. – Feel free to delete this comment if you feel like deleting it.
Hhahhah.. you sound so confused 😛 Anyways.. thanks for pointing it out. I would consider rephrasing the lines.
And deleting the comment.. no way! I love criticism. That makes me better. So, keep it coming 🙂
Very well written. Nice to see a list with books from varied genres.
There are few on that list that I’m definitely gonna give a read now.
Keep reading & writing.
Thank you Rahul. I specially compiled a list which would have different genres so that one can have a variety of books. 🙂