Book Notes

“The intellectual is, quite simply, a human being who has a pencil in his or her hand when reading a book.”

— George Steiner

I maintain this section of the blog to compile all my highlights, ratings, and notes of the books I read or listen to. I try to update this page every few months.

I aim to make these notes useful for anyone who is looking to discover new books or wants to run through the synopsis of the ones I’ve got here. Keep in mind that all the ratings are arbitrary and entirely based on my opinions.

Summarising or reviewing books is a valuable practice because while doing so, we are forced to think critically about the ideas in the book and set down our thoughts on them. I’ve noticed that by making these book notes, the learnings stick for longer and it’s a great way to track what I read.

Feel free to send me your book recommendations!

All Notes

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

(9/10) The story of August Pullman (aka Auggie), a 10-year-old boy born with a rare craniofacial disorder and his experience of attending a school for the first time. The book is based on the themes of kindness, identity, bullying, acceptance and friendship.

Morning Rituals by Katie Stone

(6/10) A great handbook for people looking to the make most out of their mornings. It is filled with practical rituals that can be customized and adopted in morning routines.

The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond

(9/10) A classic fiction about a seventeen-year-old orphaned Anglo-Indian boy, Rusty. His experiences with friendship, love and responsibility and his transformation into an adult.

The Daily Blog of Harley The Dog

(7/10) A great fun read about human Jodie’s adopted pitbull who blogs her life. The book is short, cheerful and good-humoured. If you’re an animal lover, this book is for you.