Summary of Books


Adult Fiction
1) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
3) Unapologetically Insane Tales by Zed Yeo
4) Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
5) The Trial by Franz Kafka
6) Call of the Wild by Jack London
7) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
8) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
9) Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
10) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
11) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
12) 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut
13) Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
14) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
15) God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
16) The Stranger by Albert Camus
17) The Pearl by John Steinbeck
18) Anthem by Ayn Rand
19) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20) Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
21) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
22) In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
23) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
24) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
25) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Part 1)
26) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Part 2)
27) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28) The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
29) These Foolish Things by Yeo Wei Wei
30) Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
31) Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (Part 1)
32) Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (Part 2)
33) Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (Part 3)
34) The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Part 1)
35) The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Part 2)
36) The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Part 3)

Articles by Marcus
1) 33 Reasons Why Job Seekers Find It Difficult
2) 20 possible reasons why being employed might be good for you
3) 16 Reasons Why It Might Be Good to Stay Unemployed
4) 17 Reasons Why Others Like to Fondle with their Phones in Face-to-Face Conversations
5) 21 Reasons Why Drinking Might Be Good for You
6) 24 Reasons Why You Should Reduce Alcohol Intake
7) 41 Ways to Improve the Audit Industry
8) 30 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Audit
9) 30 Reasons Why You Should Leave the Audit Industry
10) Tribute to the Owner of a Tour Agency in Phuket
11) Singapore Writers Festival 2015 (Part 1)
12) Singapore Writers Festival 2015 (Part 2)
13) Singapore Writers Festival 2015 (Part 3)
14) Singapore Writers Festival 2015 (Part 4)
15) Panel Discussion: Why Study Literature?
16) Panel Discussion: What are the Boundaries?

1) The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
2) Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose
3) Lost and Found by Felicia Tan
4) Love! Live Dangerously! And have Fun! By Catherine Khoo
5) Lost Cat by Caroline Paul
6) No More Daddy’s Little Girl by Karen Lee
7) An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
8) Boy by Roald Dahl
9) Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
10) Kampong Spirit by Josephine Chia
11) On the Ball by George Wolff
12) Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance (Part 1)
13) Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance (Part 2)
14) Living the Singapore Story by the Singapore Times Press
15) Alibaba by Duncan Clark (Part 1)
16) Alibaba by Duncan Clark (Part 2)
17) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (Part 1)
18) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (Part 2)
19) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
20) The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston (Part 1)
21) The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston (Part 2)
22) Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give in by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin
23) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Part 1)
24) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Part 2)
25) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Part 3)
26) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Book Reviews by Marcus
1) A Review of ‘Luminate by Jun Mi Tan’
2) A Review of ‘Lost and Found by Felicia Tan’
3) A Review of ‘Love! Live Dangerously! And have Fun! by Catherine Khoo’
4) A Review of ‘BE in the Moment by Iris Tan’
5) A Review of ‘Unapologetically Insane Tales by Zed Yeo’
6) A Review of ‘No More Daddy’s Little Girl’ by Karen Lee
7) A Review of ‘Success With Landscape Photography by Tom Till’

Business Books
1) 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
2) Exile on Wall Street by Mike Mayo
3) The Alpha Masters by Maneet Ahuja
4) Who Moved My Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson
5) Secrets in Plain Sight: Business & Investing Secrets of Warren Buffett by Jeff Matthews
6) The Most Important Thing By Howard Marks
7) The Little Book That Builds Wealth by Pat Dorsey
8) Boomerang by Michael Lewis
9) Worldly Wisdom by Charlie Munger
10) The Big Win by Stephen L. Weiss
11) The Art of War by Sun Tzu (孙子兵法)
12) The Big Short by Michael Lewis
13) Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg 
14) Zero to One by Peter Thiel
15) Who Says Elephant Can’t Dance? By Louis V. Gerstner Jr
16) Trade-Off by Kevin Maney
17) So You Want to be a Librarian by Lauren Pressley
18) The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
19) Happy Hour is 9 to 5 by Alexander Kjerulf
20) Principles by Ray Dalio
21) Repurpose Your Career by Marc Miller
22) Asian Financial Statement Analysis by ChinHwee Tan and Thomas R. Robinson
23) The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
24) Local Government Fraud Prevention by Charles Hall
25) Screw Work, Let’s Play by John Williams
26) Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie
27) The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Office Politics by Shane Dustin
28) Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker
29) The Creator’s Code by Amy Wilkinson
30) Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness by Kerry Hannon
31) The 1 Hour China Book by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson
32) The Economics Book (DK) (Part 1)
33) The Economics Book (DK) (Part 2)
34) The Economics Book (DK) (Part 3)
35) The Business Book (DK) (Part 1)
36) The Business Book (DK) (Part 2)
37) The Business Book (DK) (Part 3)
38) Originals (How Non-Conformists Move the World) by Adam Grant
39) Made in America (My Story) by Sam Walton (Part 1)
40) Made in America (My Story) by Sam Walton (Part 2)
41) Lean and Six Sigma for Beginners by G Harver
42) A Beginner’s Guide to Investing by Ivybytes
43) Invest like a Pro in 10 Days
44) A Real Look at Real World Corporate Governance by David Larcker/Brian Tayan
45) The Rich Employee by James Altucher (Part 1)
46) The Rich Employee by James Altucher (Part 2)
47) The Money Game by Adam Smith (aka George Goodman)
48) Quitter by Jon Acuff (Part 1)
49) Quitter by Jon Acuff (Part 2)
50) How to Think Like an Entrepreneur by Philip Delves Broughton
51) How to be a Leader by Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa
52) Do Over (Make Today the First Day of Your New Career) by Jon Acuff (Part 1)
53) Do Over (Make Today the First Day of Your New Career) by Jon Acuff (Part 2)
54) Schiit Happened by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat (Part 1)
55) Schiit Happened by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat (Part 2)

Children’s Fiction
1) Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
2) Esio-trot by Roald Dahl
3) The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
4) The Twits by Roald Dahl
5) Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
6) The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
7) George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
8) The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
9) Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
10) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
11) The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
12) Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (Refer to ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ for the sequel)
13) The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
14) The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
15) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
16) BE in the Moment by Iris Tan
17) Matilda by Roald Dahl
18) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
19) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
20) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
21) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
22) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
23) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
24) Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
25) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
26) Blinking Seconds by Jimmy Liao (1.2.3.木头人 by 几米)
27) Don’t blame me, It’s not my fault by Jimmy Liao (我的錯都是大人的錯)
28) The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders and Daniela Volpari
29) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Current Affairs
1) Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going by Lee Kuan Yew
2) The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew (Part 1)
3) The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew (Part 2)
4) Lee Kuan Yew – The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World by Graham Allison and Robert D. Blackwill (Part 1)
5) Lee Kuan Yew – The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World by Graham Allison and Robert D. Blackwill (Part 2)
6) Singapore in Transition by Han Fook Kwang (Part 1)
7) Singapore in Transition by Han Fook Kwang (Part 2)
8) Great Again by Donald J. Trump (How to Fix Our Crippled America)
9) The Fix by Jonathan Tepperman (Part 1)
10) The Fix by Jonathan Tepperman (Part 2)

Dating and Romance
1) Dating Tips 101
2) Dating Tips 102
3) Dating Tips 103
4) Dating Tips 104
5) Dating Tips 105
6) Dating Tips 106
7) Dating Tips 107
8) Dating Tips 108
9) The Man’s Guide to Women by John Gottman (Part 1)
10) The Man’s Guide to Women by John Gottman (Part 2)
11) Dating Tips 109
12) 50 Powerful Date Ideas by Jordan Gray
13) How to Choose a Partner by Susan Quilliam (Part 1)
14) How to Choose a Partner by Susan Quilliam (Part 2)
15) Dating Tips 201

1) The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
2) The Upside of Irrationality By Dan Ariely
3) Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
4) The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight
5) How Much Is Enough? By Robert and Edward Skidelsky
6) Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
7) Drive by Daniel H. Pink
8) Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
9) Achieving Happiness in Singapore by Dr Christopher Cheok & Angelina Esther David
10) The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton
11) Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
12) What Matters Most by James Hollis
13) Four Quadrant Living by Dina Coleman
14) Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life by James Hollis
15) Comforting Thoughts About Death that have Nothing to do with God by Greta Christina
16) The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker (Part 1)
17) The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker (Part 2)
18) Great Thinkers by The School of Life (Part 1)
19) Great Thinkers by the School of Life (Part 2)
20) Great Thinkers by the School of Life (Part 3)
21) Five Amazing Benefits of Being Kind by William Wan

1) What If? by Randall Munroe
2) The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
3) Year 2014 in Review
4) Alcohol and the Human Brain by Rev. Joseph Cook
5) Success With Landscape Photography by Tom Till
6) Big Questions from Little People and Simple Answers from Great Minds by Gemma Elwin Harris
7) Uncorked (The Novice’s Guide to Wine) by Paul Kreide
8) The Essential Guide to Internal Auditing by KH Spencer Pickett
9) Drawing for the Absolute Beginner by Mark and Mary Willenbrink
10) World-class Internal Audit by Norman Marks
11) Data Analytics Made Accessible by Dr. Anil Maheshwari
12) Soccer IQ by Dan Blank
13) Audit Analytics by Sean Elrington
14) Year 2015 in Review
15) Anti-Money Laundering in a Nutshell by Kevin Sullivan
16) How to Listen to Great Music by Robert Greenberg (Part 1)
18) IIA Magazine April 2017 issue
19) IIA Magazine Feb 2017 issue

1) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2) 101 Secrets for your Twenties by Paul Angone
3) How to live on 24 hours a day by Arnold Bennett
4) A Brief Guide to World Domination by Chris Guillebeau
5) So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
6) How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen
7) The Human Machine by Arnold Bennett
8) The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
9) Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women by Arnold Bennett
10) Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
11) The 18 Rules of Happiness by Karl Moore
12) Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on it by Kamal Ravikant
13) 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits by S.J. Scott
14) The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
15) The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
16) The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
17) The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
18) Willpower By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
19) Luminate by Jun Mi Tan
20) The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
21) Quiet by Susan Cain
22) Don’t Go Back to School by Kio Stark
23) The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
24) The Game By Neil Strauss
25) The Underachiever’s Manifesto by Ray Bennett
26) How to be Alone by Sara Maitland
27) How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric
28) What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
29) 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett
30) Tao Te Ching (道德经) by Lao Tzu
31) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
32) I Need to Stop Drinking! By Liz Hemingway
33) 快乐只有自己能给 (Your Happiness, Your Call) by 何权峰
34) First You Have to Row a Little Boat by Richard Bode
35) How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff
36) How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry
37) Working Identity by Herminia Ibarra
38) The Defining Decade (Your 20s) by Meg Jay
39) Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
40) Be Unstoppable by Alden M. Mills
41) How to Think about Exercise by Damon Young
42) Small + Keystone Habits = Big Results by Akash Karia
43) How to Build Self-Discipline by Martin Meadows
44) The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
45) How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton
46) How to Age by Anne Karpf
47) Letters to a Young Novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa
48) The Antidote (Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking) by Oliver Burkeman
49) Dealing with Difficult People by Malcolm E Rockwood
50) The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven
51) Time Management by Hanif Raah (The 24.5 hour day)
52) Work Motivation (Management Guide based on Latest Psychological Research)
53) How to Improve Your Concentration by Oliver Thompson
54) Choosing Delight by Leyla Day
55) Confident Now by Noel N
56) Are you Fully Charged? by Tom Rath
57) Making Marriage Simple by Harville Hendrix
58) Grit to Great by Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval
59) Heal your Body by Louise Hay
60) Hack Sleep by Danny Flood
61) Alcohol: Things you must know if you are consuming alcohol
62) Sleep by Brian Adams
63) Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage by William Glasser/ Carleen Glasser
64) How to Worry less about Money by John Armstrong
65) How to Live in the City by Hugo Macdonald
66) How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield
67) How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley
68) The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
69) Sleep like an Angel – Sleep Secrets by Scott Sterling
70) How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James
71) Addiction (How to Stop Any Addiction and Completely Break Free) by Robert Morgan
72) Minimalism by Grace Scott
73) As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
74) 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse
75) Just Ask the Universe by Michael Samuels
76) How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Kind of the Story of My Life By Scott Adams (Part 1)
77) How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Kind of the Story of My Life By Scott Adams (Part 2)
78) How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Kind of the Story of My Life By Scott Adams (Part 3)

Teenage Fiction
1) Animal Farm by George Orwell
2) The Giver by Lois Lowry
3) Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
4) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5) Looking for Alaska by John Green
6) the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
7) Coraline by Neil Gaiman
8) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
9) Holes by Louis Sachar

Watches and Horology
1) Build the Ultimate Watch Collection by Jason Heaton
2) A Short Guide on Purchasing Luxury Watches by Leonard Lowe
3) Dive Watches by WatchTime
4) Information on Omega and James Bond Watches
5) The World of Watches (Rolex) by WatchTime
6) Limited Edition and Ladies Watches by Watchtime
7) Watches International by Jon Stewart
8) Luxury Watches by Jon Stewart
9) Watches by Rick Sapp
10) Affordable Watches by WatchTime
11) 21 Reasons Why You Need a Good Mechanical Watch
12) Review of the Tudor Pelagos 25600TB (Blue dial)
13) Review of the Ball SG50 Fireman Night Train
14) How to Profit Collecting Vintage Watches by E.J. Kelly
15) Rolex Watches for Men and Women by Leonard Lowe
16) The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Rolexes Online by Time4Luxury
17) Why You Should Not Own a Mechanical Watch (Or Any Other Timepiece for that matter)
18) Timekeepers by Simon Garfield (Part 1)
19) Timekeepers by Simon Garfield (Part 2)
20) Review of my Zeppelin LZ-129
21) Review of the Seiko SNZH57K1 (Fifty Fathoms)
22) Review of the Seiko SRP721K1
23) Review of the Seiko Turtle SRP779
24) Review of the Seiko Padi Turtle SRPA21K1
25) Review of the Seiko Sumo SBDC001
26) Review of the Seiko Turtle SRP777K1
27) Review of the Ball Engineer II Genesis
28) Review of the ATOP World Time Singapore SG50 Edition
29) Azimuth Event with Singapore Watch Appreciation Group (SWAG) on 22 April 2017


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