I’m a voracious reader. My interest in books has its roots in my childhood. I used to read children’s monthlies like Chandamama, Bommarillu etc.  and also classics like Panchatantra and Ramayana.I might have read Ramayana (children’s version) at least a few hundred times. I believe my grandfather, an M.A. Literature and himself an avid reader, influenced my adolescent reading which included both English classics like Moby Dick and Telugu classics like Maha Prasthanam.  Nevertheless, I’ve considered “reading” seriously as a habit/hobby only since my B.Tech days.

I read both fiction and non-fiction. However, the later constitutes only 20-30 percent of the former. While I try to read and enjoy diverse subjects and genres, I avoid horror. Also I don’t prefer romance, chick-lit, or science-fiction much. My preferences do change with time though.”What kind of books do you read?” has always been a difficult question for me to answer.  I can only have my bookshelf speak for itself: Goodreads.

My favorite authors include

  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • R K Narayan
  • Michael Crichton
  • Erich Segal

I also maintain a spreadsheet of all the books I read, which also includes books in Telugu.  Check it out here.

It’s my dream to build a good personal library some day and I hope to realize it as soon as possible.

6 responses

5 10 2009


20 07 2011

All the best for your library!!!

20 07 2011

Thanks Haritha! I do have a considerable collection now but have to actually start cataloging them.

21 05 2012

You rock baby!

9 01 2013

Sireesha you have read so many books
it is very intersting you are reading many books keep going
and cograts
at least may be one book i did not read what you have in ms excel sheet

30 01 2014
ravindra nath

Nice to come across a book lover with great passion for books .

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