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List of interesting books

Listed below are some of the books that I found interesting.


  1. Cracking the coding Interview, authors: Gayle LaakMann McDowell
  2. Effective Java, authors: Joshua Bloch
  3. Learning Spark: Lightning-Fast Big Data Analysis, authors: Holden Karau
  4. Java 8 Lambdas: Functional Programming for the Masses, authors: Richard Warburton
  5. Head First Servlets and JSP, authors: Bert Bates, Bryan Basham
  6. Data Structures and Algorithms In Java, authors: Robert Lafore
  7. Getting Clojure, authors: Russ Olsen
  8. Thinking In Java, authors: Bruce Eckel
  9. Functional Programming In Scala, authors: Paul Chiusano, Runar Bjarnason
  10. Java Concurrency In Practice, authors: Brian Goetz
  11. Hadoop The Definitive Guide, authors: Tom White
  12. Kafka: The Definitive Guide, authors: Gwen Shapira, Neha Narkhede, Todd Palino


  1. An Uncertain glory: India and its contradictions, authors: Amartya Sen, Jean Dreze
  2. Poor economics, authors: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
  3. Why nations fail: The origins of power, prosperity, and poverty, authors: Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
  4. Why India needs the presidential system, authors: Bhanu Dhamija
  5. A Bureaucrat Fights Back: The Complete Story of Indian Reforms, authors: Pradip Baijal
  6. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, authors: Hans Rosling
  7. Annihilation of caste, authors: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
  8. A Little History Of Economics, authors: Niall Kishtainy
  9. The Battle Of Belonging, authors: Dr. Shashi Tharoor
  10. Backstage: The Story Behind India's High Groth Years, authors: Montek Singh Ahluwalia


  1. Train to Pakistan, authors: Khuswant Singh
  2. Frankenstein, authors: Mary Shelley
  3. Roll of the dice: Duryodhana's Mahabharata, authors: Anand Neelkanthan
  4. Siddartha, authors: Herman Hesse
  5. Animal farm, authors: George Orwell
  6. A gentleman in Moscow, authors: Amor Towels
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird, authors: Harper Lee
  8. 1984, authors: George Orwell
  9. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  10. Still Me, authors: Jojo Moyes
  11. The Fountainhead, authors: Ayn Rand
  12. Catch-22: authors: Joseph Heller
  13. A Tale Of Two Cities, authors: Charles Dickens
  14. The Book Of Negroes, authors: Lawrence Hill
  15. Lolita, authors: Vladimir Nabokov


  1. The diary of a young girl, authors: Anne Frank
  2. Educated, authors: Tara Westover
  3. India after Gandhi, authors: Ram guha
  4. Durbar, authors: Tavleen Singh
  5. The End Of India, authors: Khuswant Singh
  6. Leadership In Turbulent Times: authors: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  7. World War 2, The Definitive Visual History, authors: Smith Sonian
  8. Savarkar, authors: Vaibhav Purandare
  9. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, authors: Heather Morris
  10. I'll Be Gone In The Dark, authors: Michelle McNamara

Personal development and self help

  1. The memory book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play, authors: Harry Lorayne, Jerry Lucas
  2. Who Will Cry When You Die, authors: Robin Sharma
  3. Decisive, authors: Chip Heath
  4. A Mind For Numbers, authors: Barbara Oakley


  1. ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever, authors: David Hansso, Jason Fried


  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad, authors: Robert T. Klyosaki
  2. The Art Of War, authors: Sun Tzu
  3. Tounge In Cheek, authors: Khyrunnisa A.
  4. Strange Planet, authors: Nathan W Pyle
  5. The Free Voice, author: Ravish Kumar
  6. Outliers, The Story Of Success, authors: Malcolm Gladwell
  7. Range, authors: David Epstein
  8. Talking To Strangers, authors: Malcolm Gladwell