The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

” we still seem woefully caught in the paradoxical trap of too much entitlement to what we feel we want and too little capacity to accept what we truly need. -Henry Miller
http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/22/best-books-2014/
 

Hemant
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Books which changed my life…

Books were the early influence on my life and they continued to influence me. So here is an incomplete list.

From distant past: Fiction: Papillon by Henri Charrière, In Praise of Idleness, by Bertrand Russell (ok, it’s an article), Hundred Years of Solitude ( by Gabriel García Márquez, Rosy Crucifixion, a trilogy consisting of Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus, by Henry Miller, Matruka and Savitri (Marathi), by P S Rege, The Space within the Heart by Aubrey Menen

In non-fiction The Goal by Dr. Eliyahu M. 200px-Plexus,_Henry_Miller,_Grove_Press_1965Goldratt (it’s in novel format), The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Serious Creativity by Edward De Bono.

In more recent times,
Fiction: Immortality : by Kundera, Milan Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Zorba the Greek: by Kazantzakis, Nikos

Non-fiction: Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? By Louis V. Gerstner, Antifragile: by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running: by Dreyer, Danny , Lead to Regenerate Karandikar, Hemant (that’s me. ha ha)

Fiction & Non-fiction: Women Who Run with the Wolves: by Clarissa Pinkola Phd Estés (who wouldn’t love the story the Celtic woman’s love?)

A clarification: writing the Lead to Regenerate changed my life that’s why it is there. Never mind what happened to its readers 🙂