A little while ago I was challenged to do the book challenge on Facebook. After multiple comments on that particular status, a great idea was born. Me and my dear friend Bauhinia are starting ABT5 Blog Meme. The ABT5 comes from our names: Anastasia & Bauhinia and TOP5.
Every third Sunday we will be creating new TOP5 topic for you to blog about. More information can be found in MORE… section on Read & Survive blog.
First challenge is to list TOP5 books of this moment. Choose the books that have stayed with you in some way and short descriptions on why chose those five. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard :)
1. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Everyone goes through hardships in their lives and in my opinion A Million Little Pieces tells you that you can change and that you can endure anything if you want to. Writing style in Million Little Pieces is also so raw that I think it reaches anyone.
2. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
I read Les Mis when I was on my second year of high-school. I had just finished reading ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’ and I was stunned. Shocked of what had happened to all my favorite characters. And all because of ‘fate’. Anyways, I immediately wanted to read every single book Hugo had ever written. Les Mis was a beautiful experience, Hugo describes talentedly human mind, that we are not evil but we do bad things to each other despite that. And he makes you understand why. And he does not say that poor and pitiful people aren’t worth in stead he writes a book about miserable lives. Also unlike so many classics, I think this book has an happy ending.
3. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I was about 10 or younger when I first discovered His Dark Materials. I started reading the trilogy from second part and Will instantly became my first crush (fictional) crush ever. HDM was full of heroic characters (and one seriously annoying girl). I have not stopped wanting my own daemon either yet.
4. Paulo Coelho’s books (this is not cheating in listing author in stead of the book…)
There are few books of Coelho that I didn’t especially like but rest of them I love. Coelho makes us believe we can achieve anything we want and that ‘happily ever afters’ are possible. His books often have twists and turns that I don’t expect which is rare nowadays in my case.
5. Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Well I wouldn’t have been the same without this…
“I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?”
“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”
“To establish ties?”
“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
You can read Bauhinia’s TOP5 here
What are your TOP5 books of the moment?