One's personality is both a composition and reflection, but if I have to choose one of them, I will choose reflection as the "self" is more important to me than "me". One's composition may change, walking across the cultural landscapes and climbing the social ladder but one's self is tied to one's reflections. The fun part is that reflections are not bound to "Time-Space" barriers ( it is not time-space) and respective mental constructs, which have grown so thick over ages, that they had reduced the image of humans to Sisyphus, rolling different sizes of boulders on hills of different heights.… As the name of this Blog indicates, knols are my perspectives on topics of interests, sweet/bitter experiences or just doodling :)


Hello: Here is the list of interesting reads that are available online. I invite you to share your great finds and help me in growing this shelf (by sending the links of pdf books to me). I will keep updating the shelf as I find great content. Please note that selection of books is just based on interesting and essential reads and I do not intend to promote or demote any particular ideology. Keep visiting regularly and enjoy reading :)

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Quick Reading (5 - 30 minutes : )

1. Happy Endings  By Margaret Atwood : Pdf 

 2. Pygmalion By John Updike : Pdf 

3. Eleven By Sandra Cisneros : Docx 

4.  Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway: Pdf 

5. Real Food by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Article 

6. Reunion by John Cheever : Pdf 

7. The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin: Webtext 

8. The School by Donald Barthelme: Html 

9. The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas' by Ursula K. Le Guin: Pdf 

10. Adams by George Saunders: Article 

11. Boys and Girls' by Alice Munro: Html  

12. The Looking Glass by Anton Chekhov: Html 

13. The Last Night of the World by Ray Bradbury: Html 
Fun Reads: 

1. The Little Prince : Pdf 

2. The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho : Pdf 

3. Six Humorous Pieces By Patras Bukhari : pdf 

4. The Prophet By Khalil Gibran : pdf 

5. I am Malala, By Malala Yousafzai : Pdf 

6. Kite Runner By Khalid Hosseini : Pdf 

7. Khakam Badhan By Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi (Urdu) : Online Reading 

8. The Manual of the Warrior of Light, By Paulo Coelho : Pdf 

9. The Pilgrimage, By Paulo Coelho : Pdf

10. Eleven Minutes, By Paulo Coelho : Pdf  

11. Bridget Jones's Diary By Helen Fielding : Pdf 

12. Portnoy's Complaint, By Philip Roth: Pdf 

13. Breakfast of Champions, By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. : Pdf 

14. A Confederacy of Dunces By John Kennedy Toole : Pdf

15. A Walk in the Wood, By Bill Bryson : Pdf

16. The Princess Pride, By S. Morgenstern's : Pdf

17. The Bluest Eyes, By Toni Morrison: Pdf 

18. God of Small Things, By Arundhati Roy : Pdf 

19. Sketches by Boz, By Charles Dickens : Pdf

20. Black Beauty, By Anna Sewell : Pdf 

21. Song of Solomon, By Tony Morrison : Pdf 

22. Slaughterhouse-Five, By Kurt Vonnegut. Jr., : Pdf 

23. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, By Mark Twain : Pdf 

24. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury : Pdf 

25. Cat's Cradle, By Kurt Vonnegut. Jr., : Pdf 

26. The Seven Gothic Tales, By Isak Dinesen : Pdf 

27. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto : Pdf 

28. The Art of Racing in the Rain, By Garth Stein : Pdf 

29. Three Cups of Tea, By Greg & David : Pdf 

30. Every Man Dies Alone, By Hans Fallada : Read Online 

31. Sophie’s World, By Jostien Gaarder : Pdf

32. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser : Pdf

33. A Thousand Splendid Suns, By Khalid Husseini : Pdf 

34. Diary of A Young Girl, By Anne Frank : Pdf 

35. Middlemarch, By George Eliot : Pdf 

36. Fight Club : Pdf

37. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, By J. K.. Rowling : Pdf 

38. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets : Pdf 

39. Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban : Pdf

40.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, By J.K. Rowling : Pdf 

41. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, By J.K. Rowling : Pdf

42. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince : Pdf 

43. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling : Pdf

44. Things Fall Apart, By Chinua Achebe: Pdf 

45. On the Road, By Jack Karouac: Pdf 

46. The Torrents of Spring, By Ivan Turgenev: Pdf 

47. The Sun Also Rises, By Earnest Hemingway : Pdf 

48. A Movable Feast, By Earnest Hemingway : Pdf 

49. A Farewell of Arms, By Earnest Hemingway : Pdf 

50. To Have and Have Not, By Earnest Hemingway: Pdf 

51. For Whom the Bells Toll, By Earnest Hemingway: Pdf 

52. Across the River and Into the Trees, By Earnest Hemingway: Pdf 

53. The Old Man and the Sea, By Earnest Hemingway: Pdf 

54. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain : Pdf 

55. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade) by  Mark Twain : Pdf

56. The English Patient, By Anthony Minghella : Pdf 

57. The English Patient, By Michael Ondaatje : Pdf

58. Artemis Fowl, By Eion Colfar : Pdf  

59. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis : Pdf 

60. The Outsiders, By S.E. Hinton: Pdf 

61. Dr Zhivago, By Boris Pasternak: Pdf 

62. The Book Thief, By Markus Zusak : Pdf 

63. THE LONG WALK, By Richard Bachman : Pdf 

64. The Fault in Our Stars, By John Green: Pdf 

65. Revolutionary Roads, By Richard Yates : Pdf 

George Bernard Shaw's Best:

1. Man and Superman : Pdf 


1. The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master : Pdf


1. A Vizier's  Daughter: A Tale of The Hazara War, By Lillias Hamilton, M.D : Pdf 


1. If I am Assassinated By Zulfikar Ali Bhutto : Pdf 

2. Daughter of Destiny, By Benazir Bhutto : pdf 

3. Murtaza Bhutto : Pdf 

4. History Will Absolve me, By Fidel Castro : pdf 

5. Motorcycle Diaries, By Che Guevara : pdf 

6. Afghanistan The Bear Trap: The Defeat of a Superpower : Pdf 

7. The Clash of Civilizations? By Samuel Huntington (Paper): Pdf 

8. Diplomacy By Henry Kissinger: Online Reading  

9. The Story of My Experiments with Truth, By Mohandas K. Gandhi: Pdf 

10. Long Walk To Freedom, By Nelson Mandela : Pdf 

11. Profile in Courage, John. F. Kennedy (Summary): Pdf 

12. Lincoln, By Tony Kushner: Pdf 

13. Imperial Brain Trust, By L. H. Shoup and W. Minter: Pdf 

14. Mein Kampf, By Adolf Hitler : Pdf 

15. When China Rules the World, By Martin Jacques : Pdf 

16. All The Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, By Stephen Kinzer : Pdf 


1. New Perspective System: Seeing the total picture : pdf


1. Golestan Saadi : Pdf 

2. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam : pdf 

3. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (All books : Pdf : Kindle : Epub)

Science : 

1. Cosmos By Carl Sagan : Pdf 

2. The Disappearing Spoon : a. Online Reading    b. Pdf (One Chapter)

3. Cannabis, Forgetting, And The Botany Of Desire, By Michael Pollan: Pdf 

4. Darwin's Ghost By Steve Jones : Pdf 

5. The Ancestor's Tales, By Richard Dawkins: Pdf 

6. The Omnivore's Dilemma, By Michael Pollan: Pdf 

7. Culinary Reaction: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking: Online Reading  

8. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations: Pdf 

9. The Meaning of It All, By Richard P. Feynman: Pdf 

10. Parallel Worlds: By Michio Kaku : Pdf

 11. Illustrated Guide to  Home Forensic Science Experiments : Pdf 

12. 700 Science Experiments for Everyone, Compiled by UNESCO : Pdf 

13.  Mr. Wizards 400 Experiments in Science, By Don Herbert & Hy Ruchlis: Pdf 

 14. Helping Your Child Learn Science: Pdf 

 15. On the Origin of Species By Charles Darwin : pdf

 16. Man: From Sociobiology to Sociology By Edward O. Wilson: Pdf 

 17. Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology, By David Sloan Wilson and Edward O. Wilson: Pdf 

18. Spectra Heats Up : Pdf 

19. Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History : Reading Online 

Psychology & Self Help

1. Outliers: The Story of Success, By Malcolm Gladwell: Pdf 

2. Man's Search For Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl : Pdf 

3. Thinking Fast And Slow, By Daniel Kahneman : Pdf 

4. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make Big Difference, By Malcolm Gladwell: Pdf  

5. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking By Malcolm Gladwell: Pdf 

6. How David Beat Goliath, By Malcolm Gladwell: Pdf 

7. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, By Stephen Covey : Pdf 

8. Think and Grow Rich, By Napoleon Hill : Pdf 


1. Rethinking Insurgency: pdf 

2. The Art of War, By Sun Tzu : Pdf 

3.  Book of Five Rings, by Musashi Miyamoto : Pdf 


1. Gitanjali by Tagore : pdf 

2. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare : pdf 

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen : pdf 


1. Thus Spoke Zarathustra By Nietzsche : pdf 

2. Critique of Pure Reason By Kant : Pdf  

3. The Republic By Plato : Pdf 

4. Being And Nothingness By Jean Paul Sartre : Pdf 

5. Discourse On Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking Truth in Science, By Rene Descartes : pdf 

6. The Stranger, By Albert Camus : Pdf 

7. Why I am not a Christian, By Bertrand Russel : Pdf

8. Atlas Shrugged, By Ayn Rand : Pdf 

9. Les Miserable, By Victor Hugo : Pdf 

10. As A Man Thinketh, By James Allen: Pdf 


1. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money,  By John Maynard Keynes : Online Reading (You Can get it in pdf format by clicking "Print This Page" just below the title ) 

2. Studies on Abuse and Decline of Reason, By Bruce Caldwell : Pdf 

3. Confessions of an Economic Hitman, By John Perkins: Pdf 


1. Steve Jobs, By Walter Isaacson : Pdf 

2. The Box, By Marc Levinson : Pdf


1. The Evolution of A Revolt, By T. E. Lawrence : Pdf 

2. Travel Into Bukhara : Pdf 

3. Syria; The Desert & The Sown, By Gertrude Bell : Pdf 

4. Abdul Khaliq, By Razaq Mamon (Dari): Pdf 

5. Glimpses of History, By Jawaharlal Nehru : Read Online 

6. Converting Persia : Religion and Power in Safavid Empire (Epub, Pdf, Kindle )

Human Rights Watch Reports: 

1. “We are the Walking Dead”  Killings of Shia Hazaras in Balochistan, Pakistan : Pdf 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir,
    We request you to kindly provide Nehru's "Glimpses of world history" into Epub formate.