10 Day You Challenge : Four Books
The Four Books… Hmmm …. This is the toughest one, because, I love books and love soooo many of them. Have been trying to list some of the books I have thoroughly enjoyed and a lot of them come to my mind. Culling through the archives, here are my 4 Fav Books…
- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling : This is certainly the no.1 on my list not only because of the number of times I have read these books or seen the HP movies, but because of so many things. The creativity, the mystery, the storylines, the magic, the characters… it is so vivid that the entire magical world comes alive in your mind, as you read this fantastic work of fiction.
- Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon : This book graduated me from the world of children to the real big bad world, out there. I remember reading this book the first time during a train journey, when I was in class 10. This saga which spans 4 generations gave me so many unfamiliar and new insights then, that I was sufficiently shocked and very very intrigued.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne : A good friend gifted me this book and I can never thank her enough for sharing this Secret with me. This book is such an inspiration, that reading a few pages every now and then or even the summaries at the end of each chapter, fills you with so much of positivity, enthusiasm and motivation. The 3 steps to use the secret…. Ask. Believe. Receive, hold true for getting anything in life… being grateful for what you already have will attract more good things… the process of visualization generates powerful thoughts and feelings of having it now and the law of attraction turns it into a reality… This is one book, which is my no. 1 choice in giving as a gift to my friends.
- Suspense and Mysteries by Mary Higgins Clark : At a book fair in Lucknow, I saw a big pile of books by Mary Higgins Clark. I skimmed through the synopsis at the back, and the storyline fascinated me. I picked up 8 books of the author at one go (also because, they were available at Rs 100 each!). Have read a lot of her books and I am in love with “The Queen of Suspense” and the “Master Plotter”. All her stories are so very fascinating and simply UNPUTDOWNABLE.
It began here…
October 9, 2011 4:26 pm|
Harry Potter is a fantastic one… the world created by J.K.Rowling is amazing.. me too love it 🙂
Other I didn’t read yet… But making a note.. 🙂
October 9, 2011 4:56 pm|
I have finally ordered some books waiting to be delivered.
Sydmey sheldons I have read ita a nice book.
Have not read the others.
October 9, 2011 6:00 pm|
It is so tough to select favourite books, isn’t it? My tastes change so much, that what I liked some years ago, I would not even enjoy now.
HP series is certainly magical! I loved every single book.
The Secret – I am yet to read. It is on my wish list.
I love Mary Higgins Clark – she is amazing!
October 9, 2011 7:34 pm|
HP stands on top of my list too! It totally brings us into a magical world!
Sheldon’s novels were the the ones that made me venture out into crimes, thriller type of books from Nancy Drew and Hardy boys stuff!
Looks like the secrets is a lovely book…i should try and read it once
October 10, 2011 4:03 am|
Yes , Sidney Sheldon, the rest are strange to me.
In fact the easy reads that would make time fly faster than light are the James Hadley Chase ones. Well my opinion .
October 10, 2011 4:18 am|
It is so tough to select the most favorite books. I loved the initial books of Sidney Sheldon, later they got predictable but I’ve read them all. My favorites are Bloodline, Stranger in the Mirror, Rage of Angels etc. I also love the Harry Potter series, the Dan Brown series, the Frederick Forsyth series — Dogs of War, Odessa File and actually each, then the John Grisham series of law-related books, Khaled Hosseini books, Jean Sassoon books…. I could go on and on :). I love books.
October 10, 2011 6:04 am|
@ Kanagu : JKR has created a legendary work which is a big hit with people from all age groups… Every time, I read/see the HP series, it has the same spellbinding effect! Yeah, do try the other books too, especially The Secret! 🙂
@ Bikramjit : Which books have you ordered? Have a great time soaking them in! 🙂
@ Smitha : Agree, our tastes change with time… for instance, I can’t touch a M&B today, and at one point of time, was so crazy abt them! I have read some 15 books of Mary Higgins Clark… looking forward to complete all the 42 that she has penned! 🙂
@ Vaish : Do read The Secrets… it will change a lot of perspectives on life! 🙂
@ Anil : Yes, James H Chase make for good fast paced reads and interesting too! 🙂
@ Rachna : I know… it’s really tough to select the best book. Me too have read all of Sheldon. I haven’t read Jean Sassoon from the authors you have mentioned, will check it out. I love Grisham, Ken Follett, Robin Cook, F Forsyth, Dean Koontz, Danielle Steel (at one point of time)… 🙂
October 10, 2011 6:51 am|
Harry potter series – you know my love for it. I love Ayn Rand books and a few more. I read so many books, but a very few make it to the second read. 🙂
Harry potter – must have read more than 50 60 times each.
October 11, 2011 5:55 am|
I absolutely looove Harry Potter…. Sidney Sheldon too is a favorite though my favorite among them is Tell Me Your Dreams.
Haven’t read Secrets or Marry Higgins will get hold of them once I get a chance.