Literature Books (Classic but short! so don’t be scared…)

I was never a fan of classics. They are thick, and often filled with words from ancient times that are beyond my vocabulary. And as a result, they are boring. However, after beating around the bush with philosophical theories and modern novels for a while, I was pleasantly surprised that I had developed a liking … Continue reading Literature Books (Classic but short! so don’t be scared…)

Knowledge gainer books

On Democracy by Robert Dahl http://www.amazon.com/Democracy-Professor-Robert-Dahl/dp/0300076274 A cute little book that explains democracy in a nutshell. Great for people who can't even spell democracy. "Dahl has written a fine little book on his favorite subject, aimed as much at the general reader as at the student of politics... On democracy is a great success." -- The … Continue reading Knowledge gainer books

Hardcore soul searching books

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere_Christianity Don't be fooled by the name, this book is not just for Christians. In fact, I think it's even more for non-Christians. The author takes baby steps to reason out why the whole idea of religion, in a very easy-to-understand manner. No jargon, just layman's words. It is one of … Continue reading Hardcore soul searching books

Relaxing time-killer books

嫌疑人X的献身 by东野圭吾 http://book.douban.com/subject/3211779/ Considered the best detective novel in Japan, a great pass time during a flight or train journey. Took me 4 hours to finish. Been made into a film called 神探伽利略. 不毛地带 by山崎豐子 http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-hant/%E4%B8%8D%E6%AF%9B%E5%9C%B0%E5%B8%B6 One of the best and most addictive novels I’ve read in years! Great for reading while relaxing on the … Continue reading Relaxing time-killer books

Gentle soul searching books

The Alchemist byPaulo Coelho http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alchemist_(novel) Few people in search of the meaning of life have not read this international best selling phenomenon. The book won the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author. A short story with long lasting impacts. Sophie’s World byJostein Gaarder http://www.amazon.com/Sophies-World-Novel-History-Philosophy/dp/0425152251 A brief but thorough history of … Continue reading Gentle soul searching books