The hardest question I’ve had so far.
I don’t have a favorite book. I love too many books for me to pick just one. I could name a few books that inspired me, books that made me laugh, books that intrigued me, but I’ve yet to find that one book to rule them all (Lord of the Rings anyone? Heh!). So I’m sorry, but I cannot answer this question. Instead, I am going to recommend some books I’ve read that holds particular meaning for me – made me laugh, made me cry, made me think, etc.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I love this book because of its profound message about following our own dreams and listening to our hearts. I’ve read this one in college, and I’ve never forgotten its message. I would love to give an in-depth explanation of the story, but that won’t be fun. I really recommend that you all read it. One of my favorite books by Paulo Coelho.
Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling
Come on! Who could ever forget the Boy Who Lived? These are the most magical books I’ve ever read. Everything about it – the plot, the characters, the covers – is perfection. Though the central theme of the story is death (according to J.K.Rowling), it still talks of loyalty, friendship and of course, LOVE which is said to be the most powerful magic there is. I just love these books to pieces! Or maybe I’m just biased because I’m such a Potter Fan! ❤
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Honestly, I’ve only read a few classical books, and one of them was Pride and Prejudice. It was also the first classical book I’ve ever read. I think I was 15 when I found this gem in our school library and just thought I’d give it a try. It was a spur of the moment decision, and I was glad I did because I really fell in love with the story. It indeed introduced me to
my first ever book character crush one of the most arrogantly dreamy characters there is – Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
At one point in my life, I’ve become OBSESSED with this book! You have no idea how much. After reading this book, I’ve done research for every god and goddess there is. This book talks about Greek mythology, but I’ve extended my obsession to the Roman, Egyptian, and Norse mythology. I’ve become a total nerd for ancient mythology. They have such amazing stories and explanations about everything, like why the Sunflower follows the sun, and why there are winter and spring. So many fascinating stories. Might be why I also like reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Anyway, the sun god, Apollo, is my all-time favorite god. He’s both Greek and Roman. ❤
Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon
I don’t read thick novels in high school because of the simple fact that I feel I won’t be able to finish them. Plus, as I’ve mentioned before, I only read Sweet Valley High which are light reads. So imagine how out of nowhere I’m suddenly reading a Sydney Sheldon novel at 14 years of age. And I am so grateful I did because this is the first book that made me start reading thick novels. It’s basically the story spanning four generations of lives in the MacGregor/Blackwell family.
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Dan Brown became such a controversial author after releasing his novel The Da Vinci Code. However, I think he’s a great author because I happen to have read all his published books and enjoyed most of them – The Lost Symbol was not as good as the others. Anyway, my favorite was his first novel, Angels and Demons, where the story tells of a secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati. It’s a suspenseful novel that kept me wide awake all night. One of those books that you just can’t put down until you get to the end.
Oooookkkaaaayyy!!!! I’m stopping right here and right now before this post becomes a novel. And those are just a few of the many, many books that I love.