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1 comments | Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I love to read almost every good printing material there is. Back home in the Philippines, my room was sort of a junkyard of books - I couldn't get through a night without reading few pages. In times that I wasn't in the office, friends knew I was frequenting the bookstores, browsing new releases; however most of the time I was hanging around second-hand book shops scouring for best buys.

I have collected so many books already. I thought of sharing some titles for you that I consider worth your while. Never mind if most of them do not have the specialty "Harry Potter" books can proffer your profound imaginations,I like them anyway.

JOHN KNOWLES
- A Separate Peace (..jealousy, irresponsibility, denial and insecurity; two boys in an interesting plot..)

YANN MARTEL
- Life of Pi (A modern classic. A boy and a tiger in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?)

ALICE WALKER
- The Color Purple (No wonder this classic won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Superb!)

PAOLO COELHO
- The Alchemist (a lovely masterpiece!)
- Eleven Minutes (excellent concept)
- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
- The Valkyries (finding angels)
- The Pilgrimage (seeking for the sword)
- The Fifth Mountain (a trial of faith)

DAVID BALDACCI (He writes with so much passion)
- The Simple Truth
- Wish You Well
- The Christmas Train
- Last Man Standing
- Split Second

DAN BROWN
- Angels and Demons (A breathless adventure)
- The Da Vinci Code (It is true. This one is the master of thrills!)

MITCH ALBOM
- Five People You Meet in Heaven (Great writing approach. The last person the lead character meets is a Filipina girl...)
- Tuesdays with Morrie (A little book full of insights)

JOHN STEINBECK
(I like these classics)
- To a God Unknown
- Of Mice and Men

DAVE PELZER
(A true-to-life story; very moving.)
- A Child Called It (1st book)
- The Lost Boy (2nd book)
- A Man Named Dave (last book)

ROBERT JAMES WALLER
- Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
- Border Music
- Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend

ERNEST HEMINGWAY
(There's power in his writings)
- The Old Man and the Sea
- Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises

ARUNDHATI ROY
- The God of Small Things (Winner of the Booker Prize)

MARK KRIEGEL
- Bless Me, FATHER

JOHN GRISHAM (I know why people love his books)
- A Time to Kill
- The Summons (wonderful plot)
- Bleachers

DAVID GUTERSON
(I like the details; impressive)
- East of the Mountains
- Snow Falling on Cedars

EMILY GRAYSON
- The Gazebo (If you are into love stories, try this book)

DUONG THU HUONG
- Memories of Pure Spring

DAVID SEDARIS
- Me Talk Pretty One Day (quite cool)
- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (great collection of essays)

PETER CAREY
- True History of the Kelly Gang (Winner of the Booker Prize)

HAMPTON SIDES
- Ghost Soldiers

VENERO ARMANNO
- Strange Rain

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
- One Hundred Years of Solitude

JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE
- A Confederacy of Dunces

ROBERT NEWTON PECK
- A Day No Pigs Would Die

ARLENE CHAI (A Filipina Writer from Sydney Inspired by Life in the Philippines)
- The Last Time I Saw Mother

PETRU POPESCU
- Almost Adam (Finding the missing link and the ascent of humankind)

GEORGE ORWELL
- 1984 (I never imagined I would love this classic..)

VICTORIA HOLT
- The House of a Thousand Lanterns (A thousand? It is a quality story-telling)

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Blogger aart hilal said...

Hello!
I'm also a big Paulo Coelho fan and I don't know if you’ve heard about his blog
http://www.paulocoelhoblog.com
I've started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check the blog, if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
http://www.warriorofthelight.com/engl/index.html

You'll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"God is love, generosity and forgiveness.
If we believe in this,
we will never allow our weakness to paralyze us."

See you there and have a great day!
Aart

September 26, 2007 7:51 PM

 

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