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Friday, August 29, 2014

10 books that linger in my head for some reason

I did this as an activity on Facebook but then wanted to put it in my own space as well:

The 10 books that linger in my head for some reason:

1. Wuthering Heights, for it taught me how intense love could be and introduced me to my favourite (anti-) hero, Heathcliff 

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns, for it left me with the immense satisfaction that I had read it

3. City of Djinns, for it introduced me to the author who would soon become my favourite, William Dalrymple 

4. Absolute Power by David Baldacci, which I gave to my brother to read and it started his collection of Baldaccis 

5. Pride and Prejudice, for I am still trying to figure whether I identify more with Elizabeth Benneth or Mr Darcy 

6. Tintin, for it introduced me to the word, 'reporter', that would eventually become my career

7. The Witch of Portobello, for it introduced Paulo Coelho to my grandfather

8. Love in the Time of Cholera, for it was the first book I reviewed

9. The Pillars of the Earth, for it was recommended to me by Kati Au, while we were standing inside the Dom in Cologne, which was once the tallest building on earth and Kati believed Ken Follet's book was about building that cathedral

10. The Hungry Tide, for it introduced me to Amitav Ghosh and turned me into his fan

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