I came across an old Facebook status update which is sort-of a chain-letter tagging another person to do specific tasks. I rarely participate on those. But on one occassion, it was about books. I am a sucker for books, a 100% bookworm. I was asked to state 10 of my memorable books, explain why and tagging another book-lover friend.
Here are mine:
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott- women, sisterhood and family – I love themes like this.
2. Nothing Last Forever by Sidney Sheldon- it is a story about three women doctors. One of them is named Honey who doesnt want to be a doctor. Hmmm….
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – I discovered this book in a pile of junk in a box. I enjoyed reading about her life in boarding school and her unconventional love story with her employer.
4. The Nancy Drew Series “The Haunted Showboat” – This is the first Nancy Drew book in my collection which my mom bought for me because of my high grades. It is all about adventure, New Orleans and mystery, so exciting!
5. Sweet Dream “Exchange of Hearts” – This is another discovery in the junk of pile in a box. This got me started in my love for teenybopper love stories and turned me (unfortunately) into a hopeless romantic.
6. Veronica Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho – stimulated my love for psychology, psychiatry, crazy people and second chances in life.
7. Love in Times of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – one of the best lovestory ever told. It is about a love that stood the test of time.
8. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – This got me started in my Jodi Picoult addiction. Jodi Picoult is a gifted storyteller. Her words are lyrical, intelligent and unique.
9. Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne Dyer – one of the best self-help book out there. I discovered this in my mom’s old books collection.
10. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt – a friend of mine in Saudi Arabia gave this old book to me. I thought it was a historical lovestory fiction but I will not like it. I was so wrong. It is a romantic suspense story. It’s like a Tom Clancy novel in the older century spoken in a woman’s voice.
How about you? What are your 10 memorable books?