I ❤️️ reading books and so far have read about 110 books

Programming - language agnostic

  • The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andy Hunt
  • Code Complete 2 by Steve McConnell
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin
  • The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers by Robert C. Martin
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler
  • Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change by Kent Beck


  • Fullstack React: The Complete Guide to ReactJS and Friends by Anthony Accomazzo - My notes
  • Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke - My notes
  • Natural Language Processing with Python by Steven Bird
  • Dive Into Python 3 by Mark Pilgrim
  • Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
  • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist by Allen B. Downey
  • JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford
  • Head First JavaScript by Michael Morrison
  • Head First Java by Kathy Sierra
  • Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML by Elisabeth Robson
  • Head First jQuery by Ryan Benedetti
  • Head First PHP & MySQL by Lynn Beighley, Michael Morrison
  • Head First JSP & Servlets by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
  • Mastering Emacs by Mickey Petersen
  • JavaScript Patterns by Stoyan Stefanov


  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
  • The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development by Chad Fowler
  • What The Heck Do I Do With My Life by Ravi Venkatesan - My notes
  • Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact by Liz Wiseman

Fiction - Tamil

  • பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் (Ponniyin Selvan, #1) by Kalki
  • பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - சுழற்காற்று (Ponniyin Selvan, #2) by Kalki
  • பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - கொலை வாள் (Ponniyin Selvan, #3) by Kalki
  • பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - மணிமகுடம் (Ponniyin Selvan, #4) by Kalki
  • பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - தியாகச் சிகரம் (Ponniyin Selvan, #5) by Kalki
  • பார்த்திபன் கனவு (Parthiban Kanavu) by Kalki
  • வீரயுக நாயகன் வேள்பாரி, பாகம் 1 by Su. Venkatesan
  • வீரயுக நாயகன் வேள்பாரி, பாகம் 2 by Su. Venkatesan

Fiction - English

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - highlights
  • The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
  • The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi
  • The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi
  • The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
  • Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
  • 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat
  • The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho
  • Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho

Personal Finance

  • அள்ள அள்ளப் பணம் 1 பங்குச்சந்தை அடிப்படைகள் (Alla Alla Panam #1: Basics) by Soma Valliappan
  • அள்ள அள்ளப் பணம் 2 அனாலிசிஸ் (Alla Alla Panam #2: Ananlysis) by Soma Valliappan
  • அள்ள அள்ளப் பணம் 3 பியூசர்ஸ் & ஆப்ஷன் (Alla Alla Panam #3: Futures and Options) by Soma Valliappan
  • அள்ள அள்ளப் பணம் 4 போர்ட்ஃபோலியோ முதலீடுகள் (Alla Alla Panam #4: Portfolio invesments) by Soma Valliappan
  • Coffee Can Investing: The Low Risk Road to Stupendous Wealth by Saurabh Mukherjea
  • The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  • The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
  • Masterclass with Super-Investors by Vishal Mittal
  • Fooled By Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Gamechanger: Forget Start-ups, Join Corporate and Still Live the Rich Life you want by M Pattabiraman & Pranav Surya
  • Just Keep Buying: Proven Ways to Save Money and Build Your Wealth by Nick Maggiulli
  • Rich Dad and Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki - My notes
  • The Dhandho Investor: The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns by Mohnish Pabrai
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham


  • இன்ஃபோசிஸ் நாராயணமூர்த்தி: ரூபாய் பத்தாயிரம், பத்தாயிரம் கோடி ஆன கதை by N. Chokkan
  • அஸிம் ப்ரேம்ஜி: கம்ப்யூட்டர்ஜி by N. Chokkan
  • அம்பானி ஒரு வெற்றிக்கதை by N. Chokkan
  • முகேஷ் அம்பானி by N. Chokkan
  • அனில் அம்பானி by N. Chokkan
  • பில் கேட்ஸ்: சாஃப்ட்வேர் சுல்தான் by N. Chokkan
  • லஷ்மி மிட்டல்: இரும்புக்கை மாயாவி by N. Chokkan
  • ரத்தன் டாடா by N Chokkan
  • ஏர்டெல் (சுனில் பார்தி) மிட்டல்: பேசு! by N. Chokkan
  • ரிச்சர்ட் ப்ரான்ஸன்: 'டோண்ட் கேர்' மாஸ்டர் by N. Chokkan
  • வாரன் பஃபட் பணக் கடவுள் (Warren Buffett: Panak Kadavul) by Chellamuthu Kuppusamy
  • யூதர்கள் வரலாறும் வாழ்க்கையும் by Mugil
  • Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal
  • Brother Bakht Singh of India: an Account of Twentieth Century Apostolic Revival by T.E. Koshy
  • The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot


  • Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
  • Refactoring UI by Adam Wathan, Steve Schoger


  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu


  • Sell: The Art, The Science, The Witchcraft by Subroto Bagchi - My notes
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk by Al Ries
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  • Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon

Start ups

  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
  • Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup by Rob Walling
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz


  • Life Without Principle by Henry David Thoreau - My notes
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - My notes
  • The First Step is the Last Step by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion by Derek Sivers
  • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett
  • Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin

Self help

  • வெற்றி வேண்டுமெனில் (Vetri Vendumenil) by Balakumaran
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear - My notes
  • Hell Yeah or No: what's worth doing by Derek Sivers
  • No Limits: The Art and Science of High Performance by Mukesh Bansal
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams


  • Your Music and People: creative and considerate fame by Derek Sivers
  • 20 Years of KDE: Past, Present and Future by Lydia Pintscher
  • Rework by Jason Fried
  • Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra - My notes
  • The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time by David A. Vise
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  • Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet by Charles Arthur
  • HDFC Bank 2.0 by Tamal Bandyopadhyay


  • Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan


  • Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte - My notes


  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray