Books

I adore reading, and I refuse to let medical school or residency take that hobby away from me! 

Here is a shortlist of books that have, in no particular order... 

Changed How I Look at the World:
And the Band Played On by Randi Schiltz
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Consumption by Kevin Patterson
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Blink by Malcom Gladwell
Pilgrim by Timothy Findlay
Non Zero by Robert Wright
Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
A Sunday By the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Breath Eyes Memory by Edwidge Dandicat
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Changed How I Care For Patients:
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Complications by Atul Gawande
Better by Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
Walk on Water by Michael Ruhlman
The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doige
The Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
An Imperfect Offering by James Orbinski
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Been a Damn Good Read:
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Bloodletting and Other Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
Shantaram by Gregory Roberts
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Healther O'Neill