Okay, it’s done. I’ve read all three books of Yuval Noah Harari, a self imposed challenge BTW I highly recommend that you read them, these books are gems of the books..
Unfortunately, my views and ratings seem to be in line with many critics on the Internet, have nothing more to add, it will be redundant. Also, I am quite late in the game, and hence mine is probably the millionth post on this topic.
Anyways, I have listed them in the order of my liking :
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Highly recommended, you are missing out if you have not read them yet.
You do not need to be an avid reader to pick those yet has profound Thought-provoking concepts. If you want your kid or loved ones to pick up the reading habit, then these are the right ones.
Slightly leftist, but generally liberal.
Straightforward read, and definitely not not laborious reading such as works of Christopher Hitchens
If you want to turn a few pages before you decide to buy them, here you go :
As posted previously, I am very much on track to complete reading 52 books for 2020. This challenge is one of the only two resolutions I had taken for this year. The other resolution was to start blogging again and to post 52 posts. As you can see, I am far behind on the second one.
Anyways, I am currently on book number 45 of 52. This status apparently is, five titles ahead of schedule.! You can check out my books feed at the bottom of the blog, or at side bar if you are reading this post on a PC. When I reach 52, you will get a post.
However, I still owe you my “recommendations post” for the year 2019. I know, I know it’s about 10 months too late. But hey, in my defence, I wasn’t blogging during last year.
Okay, Here you go. I have categorized my recommendations in five buckets. BTW and I am planning to IP-protect this method of classifying 🙂
Level A) This book will turn you into Yoda!!
Level B) Beware of Goosebumps
Level C) You are gonna think about them for a while
Level D) Good time-pass, read them if your only alternative is to watch paint dry.
Level E) I hated these, I still went ahead and completed it. There is a hype around each of these books and hence thought of mentioning
Please do not confuse this list for “all time” list. I would need some time to compile that list and post it.