I’ve been keeping a personal blog where I wrote down random musings (mostly angsty stuff :P) ever since I discovered Friendster, which was some 12 years ago, but book-blogging I only discovered only for the last couple of years, and it was also around that time when I discovered Goodreads. But that isn’t to say that I only discovered books only around that time, too. I have loved books ever since I learned how to read, which is around 6-7 years old, but let’s just say that when it comes to blogging about books (and some other things), I am a late bloomer. 😀
My top 10 for this topic are actually my all-time favorite books way before I discovered writing (pseudo) book reviews. Here they are in no particular order, and how I would love to re-read them and then write reviews about them if only I have the time!
1. Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnhard. This is an allegory of a Christian’s life journey. I can easily I take in Much-Afraid’s character. I’ve re-read this a lot of times already.
2. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I found this book lying around the house when I was in high school and read it one boring summer. It’s a very touching memoir, and the vivid recollections of the author during the Nazi invasion of Holland were the kind that sticks to my memory long after I’ve finished reading it.
3. Lightning by Dean Koontz. It is no secret that I am a Dean Koontz fan, and this book about time-travel may not be as awesome as other sci-fi novels out there, but this has actually started my love affair with Koontz.
4. Watchers by Dean Koontz. This is my second-favorite Koontz novel, and it was just so easy to fall in love with Einstein, the wonder dog.
5. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham. My most favorite Grisham, although not exactly the first novel I’ve read of the author. I was a law student when I read this and this has somehow strengthened my regard of the legal profession.
6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Oh, how many times have I cried over this book! Noah and Allie will always be my favorite bookish love-team.
7. A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion #1) by Francine Rivers. One of the best Christian historical fiction I’ve ever read. Haddassah is as resilient as she is gentle, and I remember being so deeply involved with Marcus’ journey into self-discovery and self-appreciation.
8. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. A beautiful classic story about Anne Shirley and her adventures at Green Gables. I believe every girl should at least read this book.
9. The Running Man by Stephen King. I have loved this book before The Hunger Games gained popularity. It is also dystopian, and the setting is also a reality show where the main objective of the participant is merely to stay alive.
10. The Beach by Alex Garland. I still want to re-read this if only to write a decent review of a masterpiece. And, I really wanted to go to Thailand right after I read this book.