Here some of the interesting and good-to-read books are listed. The dates in square brackets indicates the time period i have read the books.

You can suggest some good books which you have come across! 🙂

Self Improvement

1. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma [Dec 2007]

2. Who Will Cry When You Will Die – Robin Sharma [July 2008]

3. Tough Times Never Lost; But Tough People Do– Robert H Schuller [In progress-Aug 2008]

4. Room to Read (Yet to Read) [The Wikipedia Link] [Official Link]

5. First Break All the Rules (Yet to Read)

6. Go Kiss the World – Subroto Bagchi (Yet to Read)

7. Wise and Otherwise – Sudha Murty [8 Oct 2008]

8. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell (Yet to Read)

9. I’m right. You’re Wrong. Now What?– JacLynn Morris and Paul L. Fair (in progress- Sep 2008)

10. When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Rabbi Harold Kushner (Yet to Read) [The Wikipedia Link]

11. Organise Yourself– John Caunt (The Sunday Times) (in progress – Sep 2008)

12. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom (Yet to read) [The Wikipedia Link]

13. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom (Yet to read) [The Wikipedia Link]

14. What Not To Say (Yet to read)

15. The Power of a Positive NO – William Ury (In progress – Jan 2009)

16. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement (Yet to read) [The Amazon Link]

17. The Fountain Head — Ayn Rand (Yet to read)

18. Atlas Shrugged — Ayn Rand (Yet to read)

19. Alchemy of Desire — Tarun J Tejpal (Yet to read)

20. Roots — Alex Halley (Yet to read)

21. Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom (Aug 2009)

22.  Let the Power be with you – Shivi Dua (Read in 2 days) [Sep 2009]

Novels / Fiction

1. Five Point Someone – Chetan Bhagat [July 2008]

2. One Night @ Call Centre – Chetan Bhagat (Yet to Read)

3. Rage of Angles – Sidney Sheldon (Yet to Read)

4. The Three Mistakes in my Life – Chetan Bhagat (Yet to Read)

5. For One More Day – Mitch Albom (Yet to Read) [The Wikipedia Link]

6. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Yet to Read) [The Wikipedia Link]


1. The Productive Programmer – Neal Ford – Oreilly Publishers – ISBN: 978-0-596-51978-0

2. Beautiful Code – Andy Oram & Greg Wilso – Oreilly Publshers – 0-596-51004-7




1. Thanneer Desam – Vairamuthu [no count 🙂]

2. Pakkam Paarthu Peasugiraen – Mu Mehta [2002]

3. Nambikkaiyudan – Pa. Vijay [2005]

4. Udaindha Nilaakkal – Pa. Vijay [2004]

5. Indha Kulathil Kallerindhavargal – Vairumuthu [1995]

6. Nandhavana Naatkal – Mu Mehta [23 Nov 2008]

7. Avargal Varugiraargal – Mu Mehta [23-24 Nov 2008]

8. Kanneer Pookkal – Mu Mehta [30Nov-1Dec 2008]

9. Sigarangalai Nokki – Vairamuthu [20-30 Dec 2008]

10. Innoru Dhesiya Geetham – Vairamuthu [in progress – 2Jan2009]

11. Sirpiyae Unnai Sethukkigurean – Vairamuthu [Sep 2009]


1. Vaigarai Vilakkam – RamaniChandran [2003]

2. Adi Vaazhai – Ramani Chandran [Aug 2008]

3. Vanna Vizhi Paarvaiyilae – Ramani Chandran [08 to 10 Sep 2008]

4. Maalai Mayangum Nearam – Ramani Chandran

5. Thavam Pannidavillaiyadi – Ramani Chandran [05 to 13 Oct 2008]

6. Laavanya – Ramani Chandran [Oct 2008]

7. Virumbi Chonna Poigal – Sujatha [29-30Nov 2008]

8.  Malai Vaasal – Chaandilyan [7-23 May2009]

9. Kaadhalennum Solaiyilae – Ramani Chandran [Sep 2009]


1. Sree Rangathu Devathaiagl – Sujatha [Nov 2008]

2. Aikkan Kathaigal – Part I — [In progress – 30Dec2008]

3. Chakravarthi Thirumagan [Ramayana – Vaalmeekhi] – Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari [in progress – 1 Jan 2009]

(Will continue..)


1. Indha Naal Iniya Naal – Tenkasi Ko. Swaminathan [May 2009]

2. Thenkachi Ko. Swaminathan Badhilgal [May 2009]


8 comments so far

  1. indhu on

    U have pretty lot of books to read raghav, here i go 1. Indhumathi(not me) – Tharaiyil irangum vimanangal my favourite one.
    2. sivashankari – Chinna noorkanda ennai sirai paduthuvathu
    3. Ini varum uthayam – Ramani chandran
    4. Isaiillatha ilaiyillai – Thenmozhi
    5. Thimirukkum azhagendru peyar – thabu shankar
    6. Manithanukkul mirugam – Madan
    7. Sollathathum unmai – Prakash raj
    My list will extend…….

  2. raghs on


    thank you so much for the books :). Some of them are my favorites as well. I have heard of #1, #2.

    7th is the greatest one.. Prakash raj’s .. of course that had been the greatest cause of purchasing Ananda Vikatan till then the article was published 🙂

    Please continue your list 🙂

  3. raghs on

    A reply in email from my College Senior and Sister Kavitha Akka.

    I just copy-paste here :). Just to have an updated version here in blog and also for the audience! Hope you won’t mind!

    Hi Raghavan,

    I hope you are doing very good.

    I read the list of books in your blog and am surprised that we have similar choice of books & authors. I have read almost all(Eng & Tamil) in the list except for a few and am sure that I would like those too bcoz I blv we share similar wavelength.

    May be you should also try reading the below ones:

    1. The power of your subconscious mind – Joseph Murphy
    2. The Alchemist – Paul Coelho
    3. Vidiyalai thedum bhoopalam – Ramani chandran
    4. Many Lives, Many Masters – Brian Weiss
    5. Inthap pookkaL virpanaikkalla – Vairamuthu
    5. Ithanaal sagalamaanavargalukkum – Vairamuthu
    6. Thiruthi ezhuthiya theerpu – Vairamuthu
    7. Celebrating Silence – Sri Sri Ravishankar

    I couldn’t recollect the names now, will let you know if something crosses my mind. Would appreciate it if you update your list with new ones as and when you read it or come to know of it.

    Take care…


  4. raghs on

    @Kavitha Akka,

    I am doing good akka. Thank you very much for having read the blog and shared your ideas with the suggestions. I would definitely do my best as you said.

    Yes, you are right. We do share a similar wavelength. As a note of proof, all of the vairamuthu’s books you have mentioned I have read it in my schooling days itself :). But still would give another shot!! and I shall definitely keep it updated in my blog.

  5. L Dinesh on

    Hello everybody. I want Pa vijay books. if any body having pls. send me mail id.

    thank you.

  6. Prasanna Venkataraman on


    Its a good reference for the list of books to read. I have started reading novels recently. As you mentioned Vairamuthu is my favourite.
    You might have read this before but giving it for your reference,
    “Koncham thaeneer Niraya Vaanam” by vairamuthu and its really awesome.

    Prasanna Venkataraman.

  7. Sathya on


  8. Brindha Arun on

    hi, i want to read prakashraj’s sollathathum unmai…

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