Dear reader

Be it naphthalene-smelling, dog-eared leaves or crisp pages that have never been turned – a book is best held in hand and read non-digitally (yes, we, the dotcom company, said that) in a comfortable couch with a tea in hand. We’re old fashioned like, and it’s got no connection to the fact that we sell couches and tea cups and book shelves and book cases and book ends and some books too! Oh, in case you’re wondering, it’s Book Lover’s Day today, so we thought to ourselves, is there a better way of celebrating the day than with a reading list? Here are the favourites from a few of our favourites.

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The CEO’s picks:

  • Don Quixote U.S.A – Richard Powell
  • The Wheel of Time Series – Robert Jordan
  • Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson
  • Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
  • The Golden Rendezvous – Alistair MacLean

The CMO’s picks:

  • Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis
  • Made in America – Sam Walton
  • The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
  • Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

The COO’s picks:

  • India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy – Ramchandra Guha
  • The Goal – Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  • Sapiens: A brief history of humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Autobiography – Benjamin Franklin

The CTO’s picks:

  • Surely, you are joking, Mr Feynmann! – R.P Feynman/multiple authors
  • Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  • Code Complete – Steve Macconnell
  • It’s Your Ship – Capt D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Books by P.G. Wodehouse

The CFO’s picks:

  • Barbarians at the Gate -The Fall of RJR Nabisco – Bryan Burrough & John Helyar
  • The Art of Possibility – Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
  • Good to Great – Jim Collins
  • Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail – Clayton Christensen
  • Doctors – Erich Segal

The HR lady’s picks:

  • Six days of war – Michael Oren
  • The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  • Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

The creative person’s picks:

  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
  • The Missing Piece Meets the Big O – Shel Silverstein
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  • The Mahabharata – C. Rajagopalachari

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the book he/she reads. But then if you read a person by the book, do you judge a book by its cover as well? While we get entangled in the proverbial labyrinth of words, do untangle us by sharing how you intend to celebrate the day – with a book, we hope? Tell us what’s on your reading list? The comments section is waiting. We’re listening.

Team Pepperfry

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