What's On My Bookshelf

Mrs.Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Ever since I watched the movie Hours with Nicole Kidman, I wanted to read a book by Virginia Woolf. She is known to be one of the leading women who brought up gender issues as a female writer. I have heard it is a tough read, but it might be worth the try.


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Dr.Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon who passed away recently from lung cancer. He wrote about his experience as a cancer patient in his book. Although he was not able to finish the book, it was still published and is making waves everywhere in the media.


Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of The World by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is my favorite author. His work brings me to world where things are surreal like a dream. I am done reading all his popular books and now moving onto more obscure ones. So excited to read it. 


The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

I hear that this book is a must read for anyone in the financial sector. I am not in a finance or business person, but I believe personal finance is important to everyone. I thought this book will educate me on the basics of investing, which might come handy in the future. I already read a good chunk. It is a really dense read especially for someone who is illiterate in the jargons of finance, but I am slowly learning. 


The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir 

My husband bought this book for me. The book is supposed to be the bible of feminism. I read a few pages already and was surprised by how relevant it still is today, although it was written in 1949. It is definitely not a pleasure read, but I think I am going to come out a better person after reading this one. 


All The Lights We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This was a book I was supposed to read for a book club last month, which I miserably failed. I will still read it at some point. The war stories are not my favorite, but I really want to finish reading the book. I hate leaving things unfinished....


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I have been wanting to read this book for a while. It is seriously a guilty read for sure, because it is just a drama and reality show in a book format. The first few chapters reminded me of One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell. I don't think there is much more to say.


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

This is the next book for our book club. It is supposed to be an easier read than the All The Lights We Cannot See. The book is about a love story of a kid who has Autism. I bought the book and have to finish it within the next month and a half.