A Comprehensive Book List - Day 75

I've compiled a list of books from all the categories I'm interested in, and I'll add books here as I find them later, but for now, here they are:
(I’ll add all the author’s names soon)

History and economics:

  • Freakonomics - Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
  • A History of the World in 100 objects - Neil Macgregor
  • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
  • Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World - Nicholas Ostler
  • The Silk Roads: A New History of the World - Peter Frankopan

Psychology & Life:

  • 12000 dreams interpreted
  • The Body - Bill Bryson
  • Ikigai - Hector Garcia
  • In defense of food - Michael Pollan
  • Atomic habits - James Clear
  • The road less traveled - M. Scott Peck
  • Flow - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Deep work - Cal Newport
  • The Laws of Human Nature - Robert Green
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Alternative Health:

  • Acupuncture Points Handbook: A Patient's Guide to the Locations and Functions of over 400 Acupuncture Points
  • Holistic anatomy - Pip Waller
  • Understanding Human Nature - Richard Brook
  • Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice Book - Ann Swanson
  • Breath - James Nestor
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
  • Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care
  • Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
  • Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
  • The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine, Movement, Massage, Meditation, Breathing

East and West:

  • Psychotherapy, East and West
  • Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy
  • Middle Way Philosophy 4: The Integration of Belief
  • Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Urdu books & anthologies:

  • A thousand yearnings
  • The greatest Urdu stories ever told
  • Hazaron khwaishen aisi
  • An anthology of modern Urdu poetry
  • Aag ka Darya
  • Urdu ki aakhri kitaab
  • Raja Gidh


  • Will it Fly? - Pat Flynn
  • 4 hour workweek
  • The $100 Startup - Chris Guillebeau
  • The hard thing about hard things - Ben Horrowitz
  • The art of the start
  • The lean startup
  • Creativity, inc
  • The mom test
  • The design of everyday things
  • Evil by design
  • Hooked
  • Zero to One - Peter Thiel
  • Start with Why - Simon Sinek
  • This is marketing - Seth Godin


  • The attention merchants
  • Digital minimalism - Cal Newport


  • The Anarchy - William Darymple
  • From the Holy Mountain - William Darymple
  • Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors
  • Four dervishes - Hammad Rind
  • Dune
  • The sweetness of tears

Historical Fiction:

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
  • The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak
  • Pachinko
  • Shogun
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • One hundred years of solitude
  • A gentleman in Moscow
  • The Buddha in the attic
  • The god of small things
  • A long petal of the sea
  • The man in the high castle


  • Believing Women in Islam - Asma Barlas
  • A History of God: A 4000-year-old history (Christianity, Judaism, Islam)
  • Sexuality in Islam
  • Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
  • The Prophet - Khalil Jibran
  • Rabia Basri

Film-making & writing:

  • Everybody writes - Ann Handley
  • Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott
  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within - Natalie Goldberg
  • You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
  • On writing - Stephen King
  • Story by Robert McKee
  • Painting with Light by John Alton
  • Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors by Blain Brown
  • In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch
  • The Structure of Story: How to Write Great Stories by Focusing on What Really Matters (Kiingo Storytelling
  • Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

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