I'm an avid reader, and spent most of my childhood and early teen-age reading books. Sherlock Holmes was my favorite literary character, before JK Rowling brought us Severus Snape.

My favorite books (no particualar order)

  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sherlock holmes

  • Jeffrey Archer
  • Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less (1975)
    Shall We Tell The President? (1977)
    Kane and Abel (1979)
    The First Miracle (1980)
    A Quiver Full of Arrows (1980)
    The Prodigal Daughter (1982)
    First Among Equals (1984)
    A Matter of Honour (1986)
    Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1987)
    Exclusive (1989)
    A Twist in the Tale (1989)
    As The Crow Flies (1991)
    Honour Among Thieves (1993)
    Twelve Red Herrings (1994)
    The Fourth Estate (1996)
    The Collected Short Stories (1997)
    The Eleventh Commandment (1998)
    To Cut a Long Story Short (2000)
    Sons of Fortune (2002)
    A Prison Diary, Hell, Volume I (2002)
    A Prison Diary, Purgatory, Volume II (2003)
    A Prison Diary, Heaven, Volume III (2004)
    False Impression (2005)
    Cat O'Nine Tales (2006)
    A Prisoner of Birth (2008)
    Paths of Glory (March 2009)
    And Thereby Hangs a Tale (2010)
    Only Time Will Tell (Book One of The Clifton Chronicles) (2011)

  • Sidney Sheldon
  • Naked Face, the (1970)
    Other Side of Midnight, the (1974)
    Stranger in the Mirror, a (1976)
    Bloodline (1978)
    Rage of Angels (1980)
    Master of the Game (1982)
    If Tomorrow Comes (1985)
    Windmills of the Gods (1987)
    Sands of Time, the (1988)
    Memories of Midnight (1990)
    Doomsday Conspiracy, the (1991)
    Stars Shine Down, the (1992)
    Nothing Lasts Forever (1994)
    Morning, Noon and Night (1995)
    Best Laid Plans, the (1997)
    Tell Me Your Dreams (1998)
    Sky is Falling, the (2000)
    Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2004)

  • Nandan Nilekani - Imagining India
  • APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Wings of Fire (2002)
    Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India (2003)

  • William Stevenson - 90 Minutes at Entebbe
  • Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots and Leaves
  • A MUST read book on punctuation

  • Malgudi Days - RK Narayan
  • Chetan Bhagat
  • Five Point Someone
    Two States
    Three Mistakes of My Life
    Revolution 2020

  • JK Rowling- Harry Potter
  • My favorite set of novels, and the ones I keep going back to when I have nothing new to read

  • Mario Puzo
  • The Godfather (1969) - Easily the best climax of a book I have read, the only thing that comes close is the prnultimate chapter of the final HP book
    The Sicilian (1984)
    The Fourth K (1991)
    The Last Don (1996)
    Omerta (2000)
    The Family (2001)

  • Classics
  • Jules Verne
  • Around the World in 80 days
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn
    Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield
    Moby Dick
    Captains Courageous
    Black Beauty
    Don Quixote
    Robinson Crusoe