Pratik

Nerve Endings Firing Away

Books I am currently reading

I Hate the Ivy League: Riffs and Rants on Elite Education by Malcolm Gladwell
The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud, PhD

Books I finished reading

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
What We Carry: A Memoir by Maya Shanbhag Lang
The Trees: A Novel by Percival Everett
Kaikeyi: A Novel by Vaishnavi Patel
Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel by Kai Harris
The Maid by Nita Prose
Exactly What to Say by Phil Jones
The Case of the Missing Finger by Cheri Baker
Don't Trust Your Gut by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck by Chip Heath
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles
The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (Mit Press) by Ainissa Ramirez
The Diamond Eye: A Novel by Kate Quinn
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Indie Microblogging
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Change Your World by David Robson
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
The Genetic Lottery by Kathryn Paige Harden
The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh
A Line to Kill: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery) by Anthony Horowitz
The All New Don't Think Of An Elephant!: Know Your Values And Frame The Debate by George Lakoff
How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family by Sonora Jha
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
War Minus the Shooting by Mike Marqusee
Gold Diggers: A Novel by Sanjena Sathian
Ratchetdemic by Christopher Emdin
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel (19)) by Michael Connelly
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
Rodham: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket by Benjamin Lorr
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
The Word is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire (The Medicus Series, 1) by Ruth Downie
Project Hail Mary: A Novel (Random House Large Print) by Andy Weir
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
John Adams by David McCullough
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away by Bill Bryson
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't by Nate Silver
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson
The Sceptical Patriot: Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories by Sidin Vadukut
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One by Lauren Sandler
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes
The Whites by Harry Brandt
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
The Martian by Andy Weir
A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life by Bill Mesler
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) by Lee Child
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) by Dan Brown
The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age by James Crabtree
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen
The Genius Plague by David Walton
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity--and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Z. Lieberman
How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery by Kevin Ashton
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1) by André Aciman
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency, #1) by John Scalzi
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, The Little Book of Lykke, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Hector Garcia Puigcerver
The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Still Lives by Maria Hummel
The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith
The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead by Warren Berger
Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion, #1) by Jessie Mihalik
Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude by Raymond M. Kethledge
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley by Cary McClelland
Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality by Samuel H. Barondes
Soucouyant by David Chariandy
Artemis by Andy Weir
Small Fry: A Memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us by Dan Lyons
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Rework by Jason Fried
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) by Liu Cixin
Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort Community After Unthinkable Loss by Jennifer Ashton
So Here’s the Thing…: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut by Alyssa Mastromonaco
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Night by Elie Wiesel
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles H. Vogl
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Happiness by Aminatta Forna
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia B. McConnell
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
The Fourth Monkey (4MK Thriller, #1) by J.D. Barker
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough
Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland, #1) by Anthony Horowitz
Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The House of Silk (Horowitz's Holmes, #1) by Anthony Horowitz
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
The Last Colony (Old Man's War, #3) by John Scalzi
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl
Moriarty (Horowitz's Holmes, #2) by Anthony Horowitz
Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War, #4) by John Scalzi
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Android's Dream (The Android's Dream #1) by John Scalzi
The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) by Agatha Christie
The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2) by Agatha Christie
Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8) by Agatha Christie
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13) by Agatha Christie
Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #24) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie
Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9) by Agatha Christie
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot, #23) by Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot, #14) by Agatha Christie
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park by Conor Knighton
Moonflower Murders (Susan Ryeland #2) by Anthony Horowitz
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade by Fred P. Hochberg
Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar
Won’t Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System by Andrew Gumbel
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15) by Agatha Christie
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Books I want to read

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
Nerd: Adventures in Fandom from This Universe to the Multiverse by Maya Phillips
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette Mccurdy
Whole Numbers and Half Truths: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About Modern India by Rukmini S
I Remain in Darkness by Annie Ernaux
The Vaccine: Inside the Race to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic by Joe Miller
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Steve Krug
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Imaginable by Jane McGonigal
Green Metropolis by David Owen
Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi
Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World by Stephanie Schriock
The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Teaching To Transgress by Bell Hooks
Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil
Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The WEIRDest People in the World by Joseph Henrich
Ants Among Elephants by Sujatha Gidla
Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
One Life is Not Enough by K. Natwar-Singh
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
The Shallows by Nicholas G. Carr
How to Change by Katy Milkman
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter by Paul J. Steinhardt
Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World by Michael Harris
Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them by Shakil Choudhury
Ignorance: How it drives science by Stuart Firestein
Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs by Lauren A. Rivera
Power Shift: The Longest Revolution by Sally Armstrong
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit
Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike, #5) by Robert Galbraith
Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Books I abandoned reading

On the Road (Penguin Orange Collection) by Jack Kerouac
The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond
How Money Became Dangerous: The Inside Story of Our Turbulent Relationship with Modern Finance by Christopher Varelas
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
The Design of Childhood by Alexandra Lange
Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life (A No F*cks Given Guide Book 4) by Sarah Knight