Favourite Books

This page is intended to be my personal Goodreads mirror.


These are the books I would take with me where ever I shift. These are like my set of holy books, always bringing me up and encouraging me.

  • Manual of The Warrior of Light (Paulo Coelho)
  • Art of War (Sun Tzu)
  • Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn (Amanda Gefter)
  • Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical (Gregory Chaitin)
  • QBism (Hans Christian von Baeyer)
  • Quantum Computing Since Democritus (Scott Aaronson)
  • Programming the Universe (Seth Lloyd)
  • The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (James Gleick)
  • Sync (Steven Strogatz)
  • The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications (David Deutsch)
  • Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software (Steven Johnson)
  • Shadows of the Mind (Roger Penrose)
  • The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (Pedro Domingos)
  • The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Dana Mackenzie and Judea Pearl)
  • Hackers & Painters (Paul Graham)
  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (David Eagleman)
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Nick Bostrom)
  • The Tell-Tale Brain (V. S. Ramachandran)
  • The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life (Len Fisher)
  • Cycles of Time (Roger Penrose)
  • Meta Math! The Quest for Omega (Gregory Chaitin)
  • George’s Secret Key to the Universe (Christophe Galfard and Stephen Hawking)
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman)
  • Natural Computing: DNA, Quantum Bits, and the Future of Smart Machines (Cathy Lazere and Dennis Shasha)
  • Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (Clay Shirky)
  • Physics of the Future (Michio Kaku)
  • Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel (Michio Kaku)
  • Hyperspace (Michio Kaku)
  • Genesis machines (Martyn Amos)
  • Homo Deus (Yuval Noah Harari)
  • The Universe in a Nutshell (Stephen Hawking)
  • How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog (Chad Orzel)
  • The Tao of Physics (Fritjof Capra)
  • Chaos: Making a New Science (James Gleick)
  • A Briefer History of Time (Leonard Mlodinow and Stephen Hawking)
  • The Code Book (Simon Singh)
  • The Book of Nothing (John D. Barrow)
  • The Infinite Book (John D. Barrow)


  • Riddles of existence (Earl Brink Conee)
  • Descartes’ Error (Antonio Damasio)
  • Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (David Eagleman)
  • The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins)


  • Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
  • The Faraway Tree Stories (Enid Blyton)
  • The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes)
  • Chariots of the Gods? (Erich von Däniken)


  • Why I Am a Hindu (Shashi Tharoor)
  • Asura: Tale of the Vanquished (Anand Neelakantan)


  • Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
  • Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  • The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)
  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  • Great Works of Anton Chekhov (Anton Chekhov)
  • The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
  • The Blue Umbrella (Ruskin Bond)
  • Brida (Paulo Coelho)


  • The Upside of Irrationality (Dan Ariely)
  • Why Mars and Venus Collide (John Gray)

Current Reading List:

  • Labyrinths (Jorge Luis Borges)
  • The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Sydney Padua)
  • Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide (Richard Dawkins)

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