15 Books I'll Always Remember

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl. I want to lift chalks with my mind power too!
  4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. Nuff said.
  5. 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.
  6. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. There’s a piece of me in there somewhere… I won’t tell where
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Like it or not, I will always remember the sparkling vampires!
  8. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It changed my perspective on money.
  9. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. When you want something, the whole Universe conspires to help you realize your desire.
  10. Pippi Långstrump series by Astrid Lindgren. I read this one in three languages ;).
  11. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Never stop being a child at heart.
  12. On Writing by Stephen King. Best writer’s memoir.
  13. Being Happy! by Andrew Matthews. This one changed my view on life. Be happy, now. Don’t wait until tomorrow.
  14. Gede Prama’s book. [note for non Indonesian reader: he’s an Indonesian philosophical, spiritual writer]
  15. 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!

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  1. Amle January 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I remember reading The Secret Garden as a child and when I saw it here all those memories came flooding back to me. Loved it!
    Many good books, a few I’ve never heard of but looking forward to trying to finding out what they’re like.
    Thank you!

    1. astrid January 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      Now I’m thinking to reread Secret Garden too. Let me know if you decide to put up yours too, I’m curious :).

  2. Stephen Isabirye January 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I share your sentiment that those St. Clare, Malory Towers, Famous Five, Secret Seven, etc were very fun Enid Blyton books to read, which explains why I decided to write a book on the writer, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.bbotw.com).
    Stephen Isabirye


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