Never-ending list of book recommendations

This is not strictly neuro or psych or even that science related. However, as I’ve said before, I like to take a holistic view on my education and it includes art and literature. The following books as they are added, will be categorized by genres as I see them. I’m the kind of person who finishes a few books, or a series, and immediately panics that I’ll run out of books to read (never mind the unread 50 or so suggesting otherwise). So at this point, I have about 360 unread books on my tablet. I finished about 40 in 2014 and in 2015, sadly I’ve been far too busy to finish any more than 25.

That is the reason this list is never-ending. I will only be posting books I liked and thought were interesting. Not everything I read is. Some books in some genres are in a series and they will be recommended as a series. I love me a little bit of everything so I expect there’s something for everyone here. Hence the categorization by genre.

I hope you find what you’re looking for:


  • Climate Changed by Phillipe Squarzoni
  • The Melting World by Christopher P. White
  • The Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl
  • The Confidence Game by maria Konnikova
  • The Cure for Everything! by Timothy Caulfield
  • Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
  • Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Eileen Pollack
  • Superstorm by Kathryn Miles


  • Princesses Behaving Badly – Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


  • How to Write a Lot – Paul J Silvia
  • The Chicago Guide to Fact-checking by Brooke Borel

Historical fiction:

  • Hiroshima mon Amour by Marguerite Duras
  • Dancing Girls and Other Short Stories – Margaret Atwood

Dystopian science fiction:

  • Uglies series – Scott Westerfield
  • Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Mystery (essentially my “guilty pleasure” section. Except I do not feel guilty about things I enjoy honestly. Not everything has to be a deep and intellectual pursuit):

  • Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino
  • The Nikki Heat series – Richard Castle
  • The Number Series books – Janet Evanovich
  • High Heels series – Gemma Halliday
  • Josie Marcus series – Elaine Viets

South Asian authors (incl. historical fiction):

  • The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  • Mistress – Anita Nair
  • Brick Lane – Monica Ali

Middle Eastern authors:

  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Latin American authors:

  • Manuscript for in Accra – Paulo Coelho
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez



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