Reading list of 2017 — Books recommendation

Ragupathi S
4 min readDec 22, 2017


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As we are all reading the final pages of 2017, I thought of writing what I read in 2017.

Looking back at my 2017 filled me with a pleasant surprise. I had read 24 books in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, history, political, technology, And society. Never have i read so many even during my college years.

The things you read will define you and your future. Books and friends are the same kinds, you can choose them both by your choice and it will help you to discover and define yourself.

Be careful about choosing the books to read, while reading the book you are not just reading the book, you are understanding the authors view, you gaining view through the author’s eyes and the author introducing you to the new world through his/her words. Words are the most dangerous weapon we ever had.

When you are (mostly) communicating with the machines then technology kind of books is enough to make a soothing conversation but the actual problem starts when you started to spend time with the people. Because peoples are Platform Dependent. This is why each and every people we meet makes an interesting move in our life :) No harm to the lovable people.

Fun fact: In this ICE (Information, Communication, Entertainment) era, there are more selfies than humanity.

In my daily routine,

Here is the scale of my communication with people and communication with the machines ( programming ).

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Communicating with machines = Syntactically we can say its the process of Programming, (Yes. I’m a superman who develops web).

Communicating with people = I’m a normal man who decodes and encodes the developer’s thought.

My scale in 2015 & 2016,

Communicating with the machines > Communicating with the people.

My scale in 2017,

Communicating with the machines < Communicating with the people.

Fun fact: Some fiction books are much better than the self-help books in terms of shaping up yourself. With the help of storytelling skill How to say beats the What to say.

One of my friends Jokingly said,

If you want to learn and improve you as a person in a hard way, then you have to Team up and make a process with the people who you don’t want to meet even in next life. This how you will learn people management in a hard way. People management is not at all about other people, its all about the self.

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There are many people found themselves in the books what they read. The best workout for the brain is turning minimum 50 pages of the book.

Reading a book is not just chasing the lines, it’s about crossing the great wars, memories, events, eras……etc.

Here is my reading list for 2017,

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How to Win Friends and Influence People



Sivakamiyin Sabatham

Parthiban Kanavu

Zero to One: Note on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future

Maraikkappatta India (Tamil)

Maoist: Abayangalum Pinnanigalum (Tamil)

Mossad — இஸ்ரேலிய உளவுத் துறை (Tamil)

Emotional Intelligence (Tamil)

Ki.Mu.Ki.Pi (Tamil)

Maha Alexander (Tamil)

Kashmir — Arasiyalum Aayudha Varalarum(Tamil)

Maayavalai (Tamil)

ஒரு மனிதன் ஒரு வீடு ஒரு உலகம் [oru manidhan oru vidu oru ulagam] (Tamil)

ரோஹிங்கியா முஸ்லிம்கள் [Rohingya Muslims] (Tamil)

செங்கிஸ்கான் — Genghis Khan (Tamil)

Anilaadum Mundril (Tamil)

வேடிக்கைப் பார்ப்பவன்

முதல் உலக போர் [First World War] (Tamil)

Japan (Tamil)

The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy #1 — Tamil)

Eazham suvai (Tamil)

The 48 laws of power

Words are big, simply it can catch you.

As like the books I too had a thoughtful, fun, adventurous and challenging pages in 2017. Anyway, it’s all part of the book which is called 2017.

My love to the people who recommended me the awesome books.

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