My Bookshelf

My Recommended Books

To indulge your humanitarian side/health education lover/memoirs:

  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders by Dan Bortolotti
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Boy Called It by Dave Pelzer
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

To give you a new perspective on medicine/diseases:

  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • Better by Atul Gawande
  • Complications by Atul Gawande
  • Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality by Pauline Chen
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Undercurrents: A Therapist’s Reckoning with Her Own Depression by Martha Manning

For if you want to lose yourself in a fictional world/romance/action and adventure: 

  • Harry Potter series (duh) by J.K. Rowling
  • Inheritance series (Eragon) by Christopher Paolini
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

For if you want to lose yourself in the classics/other:

  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Holes by Louis Sachar