Sushant Singh Rajput!
You must have heard his name but you might not know that he is a bibliophile like us.
If his social media accounts are anything to go by, one can gauge that Sushant Singh Rajput is an avid reader and regularly posts profound thoughts, quotes, and poems over his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The star has created a book club over Twitter that runs with the handle, @intoxillectual.
I just love him and before I go ahead, let me clear one thing that I’m not talking about his acting skills or his cricket skills. I’m talking about his intellectuality. See his posts on Instagram here and you’ll realize how perspicacious he is.
He scored 7th AIR in AIEEE and went to Delhi College of Engineering (now, Delhi Technical University) but dropped out in the 3rd year to pursue his dream i.e., Acting.
To pass his time, he loves solving maths.
He runs a social media book club.
He is a book geek as people working with him say he read books all the time, even on the sets.
“He once said that his first girlfriend dumped her because he is too boring”
Seems like he is of our league!
So, here are the 5 books that Sushant Singh Rajput thinks everyone should read:
1. This Will Make You Smarter
by John Brockman
“Sometimes science fiction does become scientific discovery.”
This is ironic but ‘This Will Make You Smarter‘ will not make you smarter. But I can assure you that it leaves you with a lot to think about.
2. You Are Not So Smart
by David McRaney
“If you are thinking about buying a particular make of new car, you suddenly see people driving that car all over the roads. If you just ended a longtime relationship, every song you hear seems to be written about love. If you are having a baby, you start to see babies everywhere. Confirmation bias is seeing the world through a filter.”
This book teaches us that we have no clue of why we act the way we do or choose the things we choose or think the thoughts we think and how to deal with the errors in our thinking.
3. Deviate: Seeing Reality Differently
by Beau Lotto
“If you attack a problem with the wrong assumption, there is nowhere to go but deeper into that assumption”
A book that is easy to read yet intellectually stimulating. This book is literally going to change the way you think. It will make you think about the way you think.
Get it from Amazon India for ₹792
4. What We Cannot Know
by Marcus du Sautoy
“The knowledge of what we are ignorant of seems to expand faster than our catalogue of breakthroughs.”
A book about the theoretical limits of our knowledge, our ability to make predictions, and to understand the universe.
5. Modern Classics Ways of Seeing
by John Berger
A book that consists of seven essays and has helped contribute to the feminist readings in pop culture. Some of its essays focus on the portrayal of women in oil paintings and advertisements.
So, above were the 5 books that Sushant Singh Rajput thinks every one of us should read. How many of these have you already read and are you planning to follow this list? Do let me know in the comments below.
Also, there’s a video of Sushant’s Home Tour by Asian Paints on YouTube where his bookshelf is clearly visible to you. I have curated a list of every book which you can read, here.
Happy Reading 🙂
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