Another Top Ten Tuesday post. This feature was created by The Broke And The Bookish. I wasn’t able to post for last week’s topic because one – we don’t have spring in our country (LOL) and two – because I got busy and wasn’t able to think of what to write. But this week, I’m happy that I was able to post something. Especially since the topic for this week is books from my childhood that I would love to revisit. Before listing down my top ten, I would like to tell you that back then, I only read a few number of authors so you will see the same authors in my post. Here I go.
1. Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – Started reading this back in grade school up until college. This series really was part of my childhood that I cried after I finished reading Deathly Hollows. I will surely read this series in the near future.
2. Rice Without Rain by Minfong Ho – I’ve read this when I was in high school. Not because it was required but because I was a library junk back then. Out of all the Asian literature books I’ve read back then, this is one of the books that left the strongest impression to me. I can still remember the whole story as well as the name of the male protagonist (his name is Ned). I remembered how I cried when I was reading it. I remembered my disappointment when Ned didn’t choose to stay. But I like the ending when the female protagonist’s sister gave birth at the same time as the rain they have all been waiting for finally came.
3. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata – the first Japanese literature that I’ve ever read. Back in high school, our library had a lot of Asian novels and it was the reason why I collect them now.
4. Three-Cornered World by Natsume Soseki – the book that really made me in love with Japanese Literature. Melancholic, nostalgic and poignant. It has been so long since I last read this that I haven’t shelf this in my “read” shelf on goodreads yet. I want to read it again first.
5. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – the first Sparks book that I’ve read and probably one of the two out of all his works that I loved.
6. A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks – my favorite Sparks novel. Actually I stopped reading his books already. The last book I’ve read was The Rescue. This book can still make me cry no matter how many times I read it. It feels so different from his other books.
7. Love Story by Erich Segal – ah. Another tear jerker. There was a rumor that A Walk To Remember was inspired by Love Story since it was published first and the two books have almost the same plot line. But I believe that each book has a different appeal and unique in its own way. I read this book while riding the bus and it was the first time that I cried in public.
8. The Class by Erich Segal – I’ve read this in College and I think it was a perfect timing. The story is about a group of students from Harvard, their student life until they become an adult. This book is so underrated that I feel like crying.
9. Doctors by Erich Segal – I think it’s already quite obvious that Erich Segal is one of my favorite authors. Doctors is my favorite out of all his books. This book is epic.
10. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster – Such a feel good classic. Short and easy to read.
Aw, typing the titles made me want to really re-read them again. I also realized that I haven’t written reviews for these books. Hmm, alright. I decided that I will start tonight. 🙂