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Books of 2010

Here's a famous quote from Charles Jones;
"You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read."

I don't mean to brag but for the sake of keeping an online record for myself or whoever that might be interested - like I have always been doing for many years - here's my list of books read in 2010. My personal favourites are in bold. In total, I read an average of 2.25 books a month.

The list below does not take into account tonnes of other reading materials i.e. academic journals, textbooks and magazines.

1. What Your Teacher Didn't Tell You - Farish Noor
2. Malaya's First Year at the United Nations - Tawfik and Ooi
3. Malaysia: The Road to Independence - Tunku Abdul Rahman
4. Raden Saleh: Anak Belanda, Mooi Indie & Nasionalisme - Harsja Bachtiar, Peter Carey & Onghokham (Indonesian)
5. A Short History of the Revivalist Movement in Islam - Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi
6. Pengembaraan ke Kedah, Perlis dan Kelantan - Za'ba
7. Gedung Kuning: Memories of a Malay Childhood - Hidayah Amin
8. How to Think Like Mahathir - Dalina Ismail
9. Protector? - Chandra Muzaffar
10. Malaysian Maverick - Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times - Barry Wain
11. Perangai Bergantung Kepada Diri Sendiri - Zaaba
12. The Life in Writing: Syed Hussein Alatas - Masturah Alatas
13. Daulah Uthmaniyah dan Alam Melayu - edited by Farid Mat Zin
14. Bahasa Melayu Bahasa Dunia: Sejarah Ringkas - James T. Collins
15. The Writer: The Early Years 1947-1972 - Dr Mahathir Mohamad
16. 120 Malay Movies - Amir Muhammad
17. 13 May 1969: The Darkest Day in Malaysian History - Leon Comber
18. Quran and Cricket: Travels Through the Madrasahs of Asia and other stories - Farish Noor
19. The Art of War & The Book of Lord Shang - Sun Tzu & Shang Yang
20. A Plea for Empathy: The Quest for Malaysian Unity - Dr Chandra Muzaffar
21. Teguran Suci dan Jujur Terhadap Mufti Johor - Prof Dr Hamka
22. Unfinished Journeys: Adventures in Familiar Places - Ziauddin Sardar
23. Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
24. Persuasion - Tom Gorman (unfinished)
25. 1984 - George Orwell
26. The Information Society - Armand Mattelart (unfinished)
27. Post-Capitalist Society - Peter Drucker (unfinished)

Okay, that's all folks! I guess this must be my last post of the year. So, Happy New Year all!

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