I have started on a new reading challenge, where I attempt to read 50 non-prescribed books in the course of this year. This page is dedicated to the titles I have consumed en route to completing this challenge. I hope to write brief notes about the books once I am done reading them, collect those posts on this page, and also file them under the tag of #50for2015 in my blog. If you have any suggestions for books I should read (I prefer reading non-fiction, mostly medical, as this list may end up proving) please feel free to drop in a comment at the end or write a line in to me from my Contact page.

1. Being Mortal: Gawande’s Best Book Yet?

Being Mortal: Gawande's Best Yet?

Being Mortal: Gawande’s Best Yet?

2. The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside: Sherwin B. Nuland

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3. Kill as few patients as possible (and fifty six other essays on how to be the world’s best doctor). Oscar London

4. Risk Savvy. Gerd Gigerenzer

5. Outliers. Malcolm Gladwell

6. The Emperor of All Maladies. Siddhartha Mukherjee

7. Bad Science. Ben Goldacre

8. Blink. Malcolm Gladwell

9. Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow. Daniel Kahnemann

10. The Wisdom of Whores. Elizabeth Pizani

11. Bad Pharma. Ben Goldacre

12. AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (Multiple authors)

13. Uncle Tungsten. Oliver Sacks

14. Bioterror: Anthrax, Influenza, and the Future of Public Health Safety. William Johnstone

15. Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine. Roy Porter

16. Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness. Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

17. The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills. Daniel Stuckler and Sanjay Basu

18. Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

19. Genius. James Gleick

20. Tuva or Bust: Richar Feynman’s Last Journey. Ralph Leighton

21. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. Richard P. Feynman

22. Phantoms in the Brain. V S Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

23. The Motorcycle Diaries. Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

24. Aequanimitas with Other Addresses. Sir William Osler

25. The Quotable Osler. Edited by Mark Silvermann

26. I Think You’ll Find it a Little More Complicated Than That. Ben Goldacre

27. A Way of Life. Sir William Osler

28. Great Medical Mysteries. Richard Gordon

29. Letters to a Young Doctor. Richard Selzer

30. The Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump. Sandra Hempel

31. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot

32. Microbe Hunters: The classic book on the major discoveries of the microscopic world. Paul de Kruif

33. The Magic of Reality. Richard Dawkins

34. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Mary Roach

35. Migraine. Oliver Sacks

36. Seeing Voices. Oliver Sacks

37. Predicatably Irrational. Dan Ariely

38. The Upside of Irrationality. Dan Ariely

39. A Way of Life. Sir William Osler

40. The Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump. Sandra Hempel

41. Letters to a Young Doctor. Richard Selzer

42. Great Medical Mysteries. Richard Gordon.

43. Feynman’s Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life. Leonard Mlodinow

44. The Tell-Tale Brain. V. S. Ramachandran

45. One, Two, Three, Infinity… George Gamow

46. What if?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall Munroe (yes!)

47. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman.

48. Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask. Simon and Schuster.

49. The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness. jack El-Hai

50. Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted. Gerald Imber

If I can find more time!

51. Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery. Henry Marsh


3 thoughts on “#50for2015

  1. Pingback: #50for2015: 1. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande | Scepticemia

    • Yes. I have. I am almost into double digits now. Just too lazy to write up about them! I guess I shall have some time next week, maybe then I shall try to whack out some review posts! Thanks for the reminder though!

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