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Wow, that's quite the inspiring list. I've been thinking about creating a list of 52 books to read for 2016 (one per week), and I think I'll be stealing a lot from your list here.

I'm a big fan of Ponniyin Selvan, how do Parthiban Kanavu and Sivagamiyin Sabatham compare to it?

Here's the 52 I finished this year: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2015

Happy my list will cons new lists. :)

PoSe is by far the magnum opus. PaKa was written first and SiSa was written a dozen or so years later but historically SiSa happens about a decade or two before PaKa. PaKa is short (one-fifth the size of the other two). I liked the story of PaKa a lot. [although the movie version was totally butchered]. And just like how PoSe (which happens about 300 years after PaKa/SiSa) is all about Chozhas, the other two are about Pallavas. Very fascinating reads - will totally recommend it.

If you like Science and Music (in this case, western classical music), and biographies/history related to the science/music characters, then you will like my list a lot. Please feel free to get in touch offline - can share more details. [I have the same id as the hn id in google/gmail as well].

PS: the goodreads link you posted takes me to my year_in_books page - can you please share your public url? Would love to see your reading list. thanks.

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