Soman Chainani

19 Soman Chainani Recommended Books

Soman Chainani is a New York Times bestselling author, internationally acclaimed filmmaker, and a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities. His debut novel, The School for Good and Evil, has sold over 3 million copies and spawned a five-book series. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times, and his film projects have won numerous awards.

19 Books recommended by Soman Chainani

A Little Life

A Little Life

Author :Hanya Yanagihara

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"The greatest work of fiction I’ve ever read, with the simplest theme: All of us come with baggage and wounds and pain; all of us." - Soman Chainani [Source]

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage

Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World

Author :Alan Downs

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"Ostensibly about if you grow up a gay man, [how] to deal with it in the world. But I think it’s more about modern masculinity and about what it means to be a man in America." - Soman Chainani [Source]

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

Author :Lao Tzu

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"I remember reading it and being like okay, this makes no sense. But you just keep reading it again and again and slowly, I started to get the point of it." - Soman Chainani [Source]

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

The Spark - Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives within Us All

Author :John U. Bacon

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"One of my favorite books." - Soman Chainani [Source]

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author :Hans Christian Andersen

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"You look at The Little Mermaid [movie]. Arielle should die brutally in that movie because she’s an idiot, a complete idiot. [...] To read the original [book], where she dies at the end, suddenly made sense." - Soman Chainani [Source]

Garden Cities of To-Morrow

Garden Cities of To-Morrow

Author :Ebenezer Howard

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Soman Chainani referenced this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Author :Maria Tatar

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"Exposed me to the original Grimm’s stories, which are horrific and dark and insane. And half the time, the evil character wins and half the time the good character wins." - Soman Chainani [Source]

The War of Art

The War of Art

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Author :Steven Pressfield

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"Half drill sergeant, half Zen voodoo master, [the author] shot me out of my stupor and taught me the meaning of creative discipline." - Soman Chainani [Source]

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

Author :Neil Gaiman

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Soman Chainani referenced this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author :J. M. Barrie

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"Featured a title character who was at once charming and also a complete narcissistic, pathological demon. It was that ambiguous space between good and evil that I sparked to as a kid." - Soman Chainani [Source]

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

Author :Michael Ende

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"An amazing book." - Soman Chainani [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What type of books does Soman Chainani recommend?

Soman Chainani recommends books that focus on joy, adventure, and strong female characters. He recommends novels that challenge conventional narratives and stereotypes. He also likes fantasy stories that explore magical and mythical worlds.

Soman Chainani is an Indian-American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his fantasy series The School for Good and Evil and his writing on Hollywood film franchises.

Soman Chainani’s recommendations are available on his blog, website, and social media accounts. He shares detailed recommendations for which books he reads and which he recommends.

Soman Chainani primarily recommends books that are in the fantasy, adventure, and young adult fiction genres. He also recommends books from a variety of other genres, such as historical fiction and nonfiction.

Soman Chainani recommends books fairly often. He typically shares books he has read as well as recommendations on particular topics. He often shares his thoughts on books that he has read in his blog posts and social media posts.