The first book that comes to my mind when I'm asked the question "What book do you recommend I read?" is 'The Kaoboys of R&AW" by B.Raman.
It outlines the very base of the 'espionage' agency of India, the R&AW, how it was formed, how it used to be, important milestone and what it is now, in a very simple format, and provides not only an interesting, but also a very enlightening read. This layman's introduction to the R&AW will turn him/her into someone referred to as a "R&AW expert" in his/her friend circle. All thanks to RN Kao, the father of R&AW, and the author, Raman.
Another interesting read is 'Q&A', the basis of Slumdog Millionaire.
Your favorite books/novels and how they affected you?
We all may be reading some books,novels etc etc and I am sure some may have them in their cars too.
But like diamonds are different from other gems same way we all may be having some favorites of those novels.
Now simple is the question:-
Which is the favorite novel of yours?
How it affected you or your life?If any.
What was the main highlight of the book and why must one read it?If you recommend the same book to others too.
I read a lot of books and still read
1) all books of Malcolm gladwell- tipping point, blink,outliers, were the best reads.
2)super freakonomics , and freakonomics excellent and interesting books .
3) black swan
4) all books of Anthony Robbins his books really helped me to quit alcohol and lose my weight from 122 kgs to 80 kgs.
5) all books from Paulo cohelo .
6) fitness and body building books from Lyle McDonald .( I don't read any other books on fitness other then his he is the most honest writer in this field )
7)deepak chopra not all of his books but I read 4 of them.
Currently reading big short on my iPad it's a real story on how wall street functions .