My Reading List for 2014

The hardest thing to do after finishing a book is deciding which one you want to read next. Things become harder still when you and your roommates collectively own hundreds of books, most of which have been on your to-read list for years. And if you own an e-reader with even more books on it — you see where I’m going with this, right?

This is why I have made a reading list for this year, and it looks something like this:

  • The Essence of Camphor by Naiyer Masud
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
  • River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
  • The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
  • In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
  • Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami
  • Almost Transparent Blue Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryu Murakami
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
  • number9dream by David Mitchell
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Something Happened by Joseph Heller
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré
  • The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carré
  • Smiley’s People by John Le Carré

Update: Since I couldn’t find an electronic version of Ryu Murakami’s Almost Transparent Blue, and the physical version was too expensive in India, I decided to replace it with Popular Hits of the Showa Era.