Here are this week’s recommendations!
(Yes, I know this post is a day late. DP is hard.)
Goodreads rating: 4.16
The Citadel follows the life of a Scottish doctor named Andrew Manson as he faces ethical dilemma after dilemma and learns to navigate the challenges of medicine.
I read somewhere that the ethical issues presented in this book (which Andrew advocates for) were the foundation of some of the NHS’ principles. So if you’re interested in studying medicine in the UK, this book is definitely a must-read.
The White Tiger
Goodreads rating: 3.73
Balram Halwai has always been the outlier, the White Tiger. In a letter to the Chinese Premier, he details his journey from simple servant to successful entrepreneur. It’s one heck of a story.
The White Tiger is a brutally honest portrayal of India so if you enjoy that kind of thing, you’ll love this book. This is the only Man Booker prize-winning book that I’ve read so far which, I feel, really deserved the award. It also totally deserves at least a 4 on Goodreads so when you’re done reading, you know how many stars to give. 🙂
Goodreads rating: 4.15
The Galactic Empire is doomed to fall. That is what Hari Seldon, creator of psychohistory, predicts. And his predictions are hardly ever wrong. To save mankind, Seldon launches a project called “Foundation” which will preserve all the knowledge of mankind.
I’ll be honest: I didn’t like this book all that much. This series doesn’t become interesting until the third book so if you don’t have the patience, I’d recommend you skip this. BUT it is one of the most famous science-fiction books, like, ever. So if you want to be considered a well-read science-fiction fan, then I’m afraid you’ll have to read this series.