I have compiled the list of books I enjoyed the most and found interesting over the years. I’ve listed my book recommendations in the order that I read them, my last read coming first.
Although I said that “I read” these, I tend to listen to audiobooks on Audible on my way to work. Fortunately, at 1.3x narration speed, I can listen to them almost as fast as some people read physical books. At this speed, I finish about a book a month.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies
Born to a teenage girl kicked out of her family home in Ireland, Cyril Avery is not very lucky. Funny and depressingly realistic at times, The Heart’s Invisible Furies is an excellent book by Irish author John Boyne.
Ready Player One
In the distant future, people are tired of living in the real world and spending their lives in a global VR world named OASIS. Because I read it after seeing the film, I wasn’t expecting it to go into such detail. You won’t be able to put it down.
An alien visits Earth on a mission to slow human progress, but after a while, he starts to doubt his mission. Because of this book, I know about the amazing Matt Haig.
Colin Black writes about his life as an anaesthetist. Until I read this book, I was certainly one of those who thought an anaesthetist’s only job was to put you to sleep.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
A beekeeper from Aleppo, Syria had to travel to Britain with his family after a war destroyed their lives. Although fictional, Christy Lefteri wrote the book based on her time at a refugee centre.
A novel by a convicted Australian bank robber Gregory David Roberts who fled to India. While the book is based on his life story, it is a work of fiction.
A science fiction novel by Andy Weir, a software engineer, that was initially published on his blog for free. Surprisingly, the author researched and calculated all the scientific details and got most of them right, as explained in his talk at a NASA research centre.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
A series of comedy science fiction books by Douglas Adams. Before I even finished the first book, I knew I would read them all. Because of its popularity, you can find references to the series in TV shows and films.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The first book of the famous Millennium trilogy by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. Being a series of crime novels, I did not expect to find them so captivating since I usually don’t like the genre. After the original trilogy, author David Lagercrantz continued the series where Larsson left off.
V for Vendetta
Another brilliant book that I found out about after watching its film adaptation. Even though the author of the book, Alan Moore hated the film adaptation, I enjoyed both the book and the film.
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