Thursday, January 7, 2010

Penguin's 52 Books for 2010

I subscribe to Penguin's newsletters and thought you would enjoy what was in it today.  They are listing 52 books to make you Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise in 2010.  I won't be reading all of them, as they don't all appeal to me, but there are some choices that I am going to take a look at.  Hopefully you will find one or two that are to your liking as well!


Must Read – And Another Thing…by Eoin Colfer
Healthy - The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson
Wealthy - The Thrift Book by India Knight
Wise - The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton

Must Read - Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Healthy - Doctoring the Mind by Richard Bentall
Wealthy - Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Wise - The English Rebel by David Horspool

Must Read - Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Healthy - Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Wealthy - Keynes by Robert Skidelsky
Wise - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Must Read - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Healthy - On Kindness by Adam Phillips & Barbara Taylor
Wealthy - Economy Gastronomy by Allegra McEvedy & Paul Merrett
Wise - Storm of War by Andrew Roberts

Must Read - The Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew
Healthy - The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson
Wealthy - Nudge by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein
Wise - Bluestockings by Jane Robinson

Must Read – The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman
Healthy – Remember, Remember by Ed Cooke
Wealthy - All Consuming by Neal Lawson
Wise - A Mess of Iguanas, A Whoop of Gorillas by Alon Shulman


Must Read – In Praise of Older Women by Stephen Vizinczey
Healthy - Why do people get ill? By Darian Leader & David Corfield
Wealthy - Bad Money by Kevin Phillips
Wise - The Uses of Literacy by Richard Hoggart

Must Read - Ant & Dec – ooh, What a lovely pair! by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly
Healthy - The Divided Self by R.D. Laing
Wealthy - Binge Trading by Seth Freedman
Wise - Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono

Must Read – The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
Healthy - Not on the Label by Felicity Lawrence
Wealthy - Purple Cow by Seth Godin
Wise – The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

Must Read – Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Healthy - Don't Swallow Your Gum by Dr Aaron Carroll and Dr Rachel Vreeman
Wealthy – Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz
Wise – How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

Must Read - The Prophecy by Chris Kuzneski
Healthy - Blood and Guts by Roy Porter
Wealthy - The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Wise - What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Must Read - Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Healthy - The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Wealthy – Power Presentation by Patsy Rodenburg
Wise - Driven to Distraction by Jeremy Clarkson

Bonus titles
Must Read - The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov
Healthy - The River Café Classic Italian Cookbook by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers
Wealthy - Good Value by Stephen Green
Wise – The Rough Guide to Happiness by Nick Baylis


jlshall said...

Thanks for the list - I see quite a few interesting titles there. And I'm always looking for books to make me wise and healthy. Of course, to buy them all, I'd have to be very wealthy indeed!

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