Book Read in 2022

Despite a year of mixed feelings, I managed to find time to delve into some fascinating reads. Due to the pandemic, my usual reading habits were disrupted, as most of my reading would typically take place during my daily commute. However, in 2022 the addition of new distractions at home caused me to read even fewer books. At one point during the year, I was reading just one book a month.

However, a bright spot in the year was a long-awaited train journey, which allowed me to read a few fiction novels and reignite my love for reading fiction.

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan: This book explores the transformative power of cooking and its impact on both our culture and our biology.

The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever by Sudhir Sitapati: This book examines the management strategies and principles used by Hindustan Unilever, one of India’s largest consumer goods companies, and outlines the key lessons that can be learned from their success.

Elemental by Tim James: This book delves into the elemental forces of nature and the impact they have on our lives, offering a unique perspective on the world around us.

Influence by Robert B. Cialdini: This book provides insights into the psychology of influence, exploring the tactics and strategies used by people to persuade others and how these can be applied in business, marketing, and everyday life.

Money Wise: Timeless Lessons for Building Wealth by Deepak Cheney: This book offers practical advice on how to grow and manage wealth, using timeless lessons from history and the experiences of successful investors.

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane: This book explores the cutting-edge world of AI and machine learning, showcasing how these technologies are transforming the way we live, work, and think.

The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat by Matt Siegel: This book takes a fascinating look at the history of food, uncovering the surprising origins of many of our favorite dishes and exploring the cultural and economic forces that shape our food choices.

Bulls, Bears and Other Beasts by Santosh Nair: This book provides a humorous and insightful look at the world of stock trading and investment, exploring the often-bizarre behaviors of traders and the underlying reasons for their success or failure.

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs: This is a science fiction novel set in the future, exploring the adventures of a group of astronauts on a mission to explore a distant planet.

Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett: This book provides a humorous and insightful look at the science of the human brain, exploring the reasons why we make the decisions we do and how we can use this understanding to improve our lives.

Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s Future – and What to Do About It by Tien Tzuo and Gabe Weisert: This book explores the rise of the subscription business model and its impact on the future of commerce, offering insights and strategies for companies looking to embrace this new way of doing business.

Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything by Rob Eastaway: This book provides a practical and entertaining guide to using math to solve everyday problems, using simple and intuitive methods to make quick and accurate calculations.

Evolution gone wrong: the curious reasons why our bodies work or don’t by Alex Bezzerides: This book provides a humorous and insightful look at the science of human evolution, exploring the ways in which our bodies have adapted to our environment and the surprising ways in which they sometimes go wrong.

Making Numbers Count by Chip Heath and Karla Starr: This book provides a practical guide to using data and statistics to drive business decisions, offering tips and insights for improving data analysis and interpretation.

How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley: This book provides a comprehensive overview of the science and economics of innovation, exploring the history and future of technological progress and its impact on society.

Cracking the Code: My Journey in Bollywood by Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap is a memoir about the journey of the Bollywood actor, Ayushmann Khurrana, and his rise to fame. The book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and obstacles he faced along the way, as well as the strategies he used to overcome them.

Around the Corner to Around the World by Robert Rosenberg is a book about key lessons from Dunkin’ Donuts former CEO Robert Rosenberg that offer critical insights and a unique, 360-degree perspective to business leaders and managers on building one of the world’s most recognized brands.

The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios is a science book that explores the underlying principles of physics that govern the objects and events we encounter in our daily lives. The author provides an accessible and engaging look at topics such as motion, energy, and forces.

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a book that explores the concept of antifragility, which refers to the ability of some systems to thrive in the face of chaos and uncertainty. The author argues that antifragility is a key factor in creating resilience and success in life and business.

Tick Tock by Simon Mayo is an Exciting and urgently contemporary novel, which tells the story of a global catastrophe through the eyes of the three people at the heart of the storm.

Lost in Time by A.G. Riddle is a thrilling science fiction novel that takes you on a journey 200 million years into the past. The protagonist, a scientist, embarks on this journey to save his daughter who has been wrongly accused of murder. However, as he delves deeper into the past, he realizes that there are secrets that are waiting for him. With more than just his daughter’s life at stake, this book will leave you on the edge of your seat as you witness the scientist’s quest to save his loved one and uncover the truth behind these secrets.

The Loop by Ben Oliver is a science fiction novel that depicts life inside a futuristic death row for minors under the age of 18 as a never-ending cycle of purgatory. However, when the inmates become aware of the unrest and turmoil in the outside world and disorder begins to unfold, their confinement in the prison becomes the least of their concerns.

The Strategic Dividend Investor by Daniel Peris is a book about investing in dividend-paying stocks. The author provides practical advice on how to identify and select high-quality dividend stocks, and how to construct a diversified portfolio that can generate consistent income and long-term growth.

My search for a fiction writer to replace Michael Crichton continues, specifically in the genre of science fiction. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.


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