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message 1: by Awais (last edited Apr 14, 2019 03:19PM) (new)

Awais Iqbal | 26 comments Welcome to my corner, in this wonderful group!

I will be sharing all my goals, challenges and my reviews on the books I read here in this thread.

I prefer to put my goals as the number of pages/day and books/year... At the start of 2019 I had challenged myself to read at least 70 pages per day, and finish at least 30 books this year... So far a little lagging behind but catching up :)

message 2: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3001 comments Hey there, fellow bookworm. Wishing you the best of luck with your reading challenge

message 3: by Awais (new)

Awais Iqbal | 26 comments Thanks Rachael :)

message 4: by Awais (last edited Apr 14, 2019 03:20PM) (new)

Awais Iqbal | 26 comments Hello!
To all following the bookworm's archives :)

It took me some time to organize and prioritize my reading preferences for the remainder of 2019.. I have organized my TBR list under 9 genres..
To add some flair, I included four plays in the list. Recommendations on plays will be highly appreciated as this will be my first experience of reading one...

Here we go!

~~ Fiction ~~
01. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
02. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
03. The Fall by Albert Camus
04. 1984 by George Orwell
05. Animal Farm by George Orwell

~~ Futurism ~~
06. The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil
07. The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab

~~ History and Anthropology ~~
08. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
09. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
10. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
11. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
12. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

~~ Personal Development ~~
13. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
14. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
15. The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership for the Self: A Parable and 5-Step Action Plan to Transform Workplace Performance by Vince Poscente

~~ Plays ~~
16. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
17. Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
18. Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
19. Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw

~~ Philosophy ~~
20. The Art of Always Being Right by Arthur Schopenhauer
21. The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle
22. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
23. Religion vs. Religion by Ali Shariati
24. Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha

~~ Poetry ~~
25. In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish

~~ Biography ~~
26. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
27. The Leadership of Muhammad by John Adair

~~ Science and Nature ~~
28. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Stephen Brusatte
29. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
30. The Emerging Mind: Reith lectures 2003 by V.S. Ramachandran
31. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

message 5: by Awais (last edited Apr 14, 2019 03:23PM) (new)

Awais Iqbal | 26 comments 1/31

Just finished my first book of April.. The Art of Always Being Right by Arthur Schopenhauer
This book was the first on my list of philosophy books. It turned out to be more of a self-help book than a philosophy one :)

The tricks mentioned in the book to repute your opponent are occasionally humorous. The introductory parts are well written and well organized while the latter chapters are less appealing. Overall, it was a good read...

I reviewed the book here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

message 6: by Awais (last edited Apr 14, 2019 03:22PM) (new)

Awais Iqbal | 26 comments 2/31

Finished my second book of April. The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership for the Self: A Parable and 5-Step Action Plan to Transform Workplace Performance by Vince Poscente is a beautiful parable about the life of an ant whose colony is struck by a storm and is left devastated. The story centers around the ant, Adir and the elephant named Elgo. Brio is a wise owl who takes the role of the mentor and guides them on the difficult path towards the valley of their dreams, Vaha.

Its a short and simple book and can easily be read in one sitting. Highly recommended..

Here's my review on the book: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

message 7: by Awais (new)

Awais Iqbal | 26 comments 3/31

Finished my third book of April. The Leadership of Muhammad had been on my shelves for a long long time.

So finally I decided to read it, to have a peace of mind by getting one step closer to "clearing my shelves" :)

I was expecting this to be a biography but it turned out to be more of a self-help book that focuses on leadership attributes. John Adair gives examples from Prophet Muhammad's life enlisting some of his leadership qualities..

Here's my short review on the book.. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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