NOTE: I know you all must be confused as to why I am posting old posts now? Well, these are posts from my erstwhile blog (sounds so royal) and I have had people read them last year. But to my new readers, these are fresh posts and I don’t want them to miss out on any book related posts 🙂 So I will be re-posting random blogs, which some of you might have already read.
Was going through Buzzfeed, where there is a list of books that have changed people’s lives. Now I wonder which of the books have changed me as a person or have inspired me.
I would say that in my case, books are 99% inspiration/motivation and 1% agents of change 😉 So, here is my list of books that have made me what I am today:
- Enid Blyton Malory Towers and St.Clare’s. Made me work hard at school and taught me lessons in friendship.
- Harry Potter. A no-brainer and a staple in all book lists. It was the connection to me and my two besties. We speak in Harry Potter you know!! (Check this post I couldn’t resist placing here)
- The Diary Of Anne Frank. Still makes me think. 😦
- The Boy In Striped Pajamas. Makes me numb in knees. Its a recent addition, but had a real big impact on my psyche.
- Pride and Prejudice. Made me read more of Austen and the Bronte sisters and thus, improved my English.
- Oliver Twist. I realised that I can’t stand injustice of any sort.
- Kusum. It was an NBT book and taught me about child labour. A must-read to know the nuances.
- A Thousand Splendid Suns. I read it first and then the Kite Runner. Followed by the Mountains Echoed. But it will be one of the books I can read from any page. And fall in love with it over and over and thought that if the protagonists could, I could too.
- The Penultimate Safari. Nadime Gordimer’s story took me to Africa and the civil war torn nation. Made me thankful for living in much better conditions.
- A Gathering Light. All those pseudo feminists out there…read this.
- Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants. Made me realise that characters are based on real life people such as my besties 😀
- A Golden Age and The Namesake/The interpreter of Maladies/Unaccustomed Earth. Made me feel more Bengali than anyone else could.
Special Mention: Shitty Indian Novels. Made me realise if they can exist, I can always be the second worst writer 😛 Hahahha
You tell me, which books have left their imprints on you?