My humble book recommendations

Non fiction:

  • In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat by John Gribbin – An excellent book for any layman who’s interested in quantum mechanics. The author is able to convey complex ideas very simply and clearly.
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking – This book talks about how our universe came to be,  the nature of reality, and whether the universe is indeed a result of intelligent design. Very thought-provoking I must say.

Fiction:

  • The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon – Granted, it’s an easy-to-read book, but if one bothers to read between the lines, he or she’ll find it a very thought-provoking book. It gave me a lot of insight into children with autism as well as the problems faced by their parents. This is my favourite quote from the book: I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spend all your time thinking about them. The main character in the book is a maths whiz and enjoys seeing mathematical patterns in everyday life. 
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – I teared up after having finished this book at 3am. I cannot relate to the drugs or the sex in the book, but the overall idea of the book resonates with me. This is a must read, and to some of you who have heard of the film, please read the book first. I haven’t watched the film myself but I’d think it’s better to read the book first.
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult- Talks about a (fictitious) high school shooting, from the perspectives of the victims, the perpetrator’s family and the perpetrator himself.
  • Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult- This is by far my favourite Jodi Picoult book. I won’t talk about the book, even briefly, just take my word for it and read it.
  • Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult – It’s a fantasy-romance book that I really enjoyed. I don’t usually read books of this genre but I found this book very heartwarming. It talks about how the main character, a teenage girl fell in love with a fictional character in her favourite book, and the rest, is history.

If you have any book recommendations, please feel free to contribute in the comments section. 🙂

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