When have I last asked someone what book I should read next?
I don’t remember and don’t ask because there are so many books that I want to read that I might never get time to read. Then what is the point in asking. Also I started reading books religiously much late in life and so there is so much catch up that I have to do in that space.
One reason we ask this question is so we can decide how best to spend our time. That is a valid reason for asking.
For me personally, I follow Adam Grant’s recommendations for Non Fiction. I have liked many of the books he recommends. I also come across some books from what I hear on Podcasts.
But lately I have been more focussed on fiction because my Non Fiction content consumption has been all from podcasts, Web Articles and Essays.
If it is for fiction, last year I did a bit of Dostoevsky. This year I plan to indulge in Milan Kundera, Haruki Murakami, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I also have a few English fiction by Indian Authors that is planned for this year. Some important classics that I feel a bit guilty even saying that I have not read.
I think I need to also get back to writing blog posts or making videos on the books I read. I have not done that for a while. Even today one of most watched video on my YouTube is my review of Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for meaning.
The writing process after a good read can help you stand on some of edges of the plot and look into the real world we live in.
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