It’s originally a facebook note. Was tagged there by Ambu Dian. I decided to post it here too.
Make a list of the 15 books that you’ll always remember. Don’t think too hard. Choose the first 15 books that you’ll be able to remember in 15 minutes.
- St. Clare series by Enid Blyton. It made me want to live in a girls’ boarding school when I was a kid. But yeah, I changed my mind when I was older.
- The Secret Garden by by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The idea of having a secluded spot in my garden where nobody can find me fascinates me for years!
- Matilda by Roald Dahl. I want to lift chalks with my mind power too!
- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. Nuff said.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Perhaps it’s because I’m writing a book with a similar setting, but I think this one is brilliant.
- The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. There’s a piece of me in there somewhere… I won’t tell where
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Like it or not, I will always remember the sparkling vampires!
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It changed my perspective on money.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. When you want something, the whole Universe conspires to help you realize your desire.
- Pippi Långstrump series by Astrid Lindgren. I read this one in three languages ;).
- Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Never stop being a child at heart.
- On Writing by Stephen King. Best writer’s memoir.
- Being Happy! by Andrew Matthews. This one changed my view on life. Be happy, now. Don’t wait until tomorrow.
- Gede Prama’s book. [note for non Indonesian reader: he’s an Indonesian philosophical, spiritual writer]
- A Chance of Sunshine by Jimmy Liao. A lovely illustrated book about love at first sight.
Feel free to do your own, in the comments or a link back on your blog. I’d love to know which books you remembered most!