The following is a list of books I am interested in reading.



Generating Ideas

  • How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified (4th edition),   by Bryan Lawson (Architectural Press 2005)
  • The Art Of Looking Sideways,       by Alan Fletcher (Phaidon Press Ltd 2001)
  • Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers,  by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo (O’Reilly Media 2010)
  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures,   by Dan Roam (Marshall Cavendish 2009)
  • Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products and Services,   by Luke Hohmann (Addison Wesley 2006)
  • Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability,   Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, 
    and Teach through Design, by Jill Butler, Kritina Holden, and Will Lidwell  (Rockport Publishers Inc. 2007)
  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School,  by Matthew Frederick (MIT Press 2007)
  • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design,  by Bill Buxton (Morgan Kaufmann 2007)

Interior Design

  • Psychology of Persuasion - Robert Cialdini
  • Eco-Nest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries
  • Interior Transformations - Ann Grafton
  • Classics - Elann Frankel
  • Basic Cooking - Jennifer Newens & Sebastian Dickhart
  • The Lost Legends of New Jersey - Frederick Reiken
  • The lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • How Hard Can it Be? Tool Girls Favourite Repairs and projects - May Ruffman
  • Dream Kitchens - Wanda Joankowski
  • Decorating your first apartment - Paige Gilchrist
  • Updating Classic America Bungalous - M. Care Connolly
  • Architecture & Design of Men and Women
  • Fake: Art of Deception
  • What Lies Behind the Picture? A Personal Journey into Cree Ancestry - Vernn R. Wishart
  • Love: A Celebration of Humanity (William Morrow)
  • A Minor Planet for You and Other Stories - Leslie Greentree
  • Christmas Details - Mary Norden
  • Paint - Elizabeth Hillard and Stafford Cliff (2001)
  • Interior Design Course - Mary Gilliatt's
  • Sensual Living - Claire Lloyd
  • Home Office Life - Lisa Kanarek
  • Home Office Planner (2001)
  • The Color Design Source Book - Caroline Clifton-Mogg
  • House and Home Weekend Projects
  • Old & New - Katherine Sorrrell
  • Architectural Fixtures and Hardware - Maggie stevenson
  • Rooms to Grow In - Susan Sulzman & Daryn Eller
  • Small Homes Grand Living - by the editors at Gestalten
  • Outside In - M. Brian Tichenor and Roun Thorp with Judith Nasatir


  • How to win friends and influence people
  • The power of now
  • The Personal MBA
  • The rational male 1/2/3
  • Efficiency
  • The 48 laws
  • The 7 habits of highly successful people
  • Life is a game - first chapter
  • Inscribing Science - Timothy Lenoir
  • Science Incarnate - Lawrence and Shapin
  • The Tulip - Anna Pavord
  • Tara Harper (Del Rey Books)
  • Working from Home - Paul and Sarah Edwards
  • The Feminine Mystique - Betty Friedan
  • The Price of Motherhood - Ann Crittenden
  • WifeWork - Susan Maushart
  • How to be excellent at anything by Tony Schwartz and Jean Gomes
  • A Whack on the Side of the Head - Roger von Oech
  • The complete clutter solution: organize your home for good - Petersen, C. J.
  • The second tree: of clones, chimeras and quests for immortality  - Elaine Dewar.
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich
  • Abundance Written by the founder of singularity university and the XPrize. on exponential technologies. 
  • Traction On how to achieve explosive growth with your startup.


What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles
One Person / Multiple Careers - Marci Alboher
Careers for Introverts and Other Solitary Types - Blythe Camenson
200 Best Jobs for Introverts
The Tortoise Workbook -Sharon Good


  • The Lost Legends of New Jersey - Frederick Reiken
  • The lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • Middlesex - Jeffery Fougenides
  • A Multitude of Sins - Richard Ford
  • The Transit of Venus - Shirley Hazzard
  • Poverty and Piety in England
  • Freeborn People - Underdown
  • Power that Preserves
  • Foucault Goes to Weight Watchers' - Cressida Heyes

Historical Fiction and Fantasy

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