I always get questions about what books I read or what I suggest is a good read. Since books are always something that pops on my ask box, I think it’s about time that I give you a glimpse of my lovely collection.
Please don’t judge me based on the books you see here. HAHA! My collection actually downsized since I donated the kiddie novels that I used to read. Anyone familiar with The Babysitters Club? What about Sweet Valley? Yeah, those were the books I began reading. Now my collection consists of all sort of stuff!
This is gonna be long so be ready! :)
I fix my books according to genre, author or how I feel about them.
I acquired these during high school. I particularly love “Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag”. It’s basically about what wealth can do to someone and how one’s actions may affect other people.
ABNKKBSNPLA Ko?! is one of the works of the the famed Bob Ong. When spelled out with vowels, “Aba Nakakabasa Na Pala Ko?!” which means something like, “Alas I can read?”. It’s hard to translate into English because some of the words like pala and aba or how it’s read doesn’t have any equivalent English translation.
Tough Love and No Boyfriend Since Birth are light chic reads. I’m sure women in their 20s can relate to the books.
Since we’ve begun discussing chic reads, here are a few of Romantic novels in my shelves.
These are what I call Random reads. I don’t really know which pile to put them.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold is somewhat confusing in the beginning but the plot is really good. It’s really a good piece of literature with the characters interconnected and the twists of events unfolding before your eyes.
Now for the Classics.
Now some of you may have read some of the questions I’ve been asked about books. One of my favorites would be The Count of Monte Cristo. Exquisitely done. Beautiful plot to the point I can taste the bitterness of revenge and sweetness of failure.
I’m also into the whole action packed books for young adults. Well I’m not sure if Stieg Larsson is for young adults but you get the idea.
I’m also a mystery-crime novel fanatic. I can feel the adrenaline in the action and the mind squeezing puzzles. You never know what’s gonna happen next.
I’ll have to pick A Place of Execution, Red Dragon and The House of Silk in this pile. I probably read Val McDermid’s twice and saw Red Dragon on film. McDermid’s is a crime novel that’s packed with details that’s gonna test you and your thinking; Red Dragon, I was extremely fascinated with the psychology of the Hannibal Lecter; and for The House of Silk, what you expect of a Sherlock Holmes novel.
Now let’s move to my special loves. The dark novels.
I’m not sure why I read the Twilight Saga, but I guess out of curiosity and fad, I did. By size it beats my other vampire novels, but substance, it can’t even compete. I will eternally love Anne Rice.
I can’t reiterate enough how I’m in love with Anne Rice. Her works are just too vivid and my gohd the logic and reason. At times, during the process of reading I find myself in a state of realization of the things that I myself have questioned and are still questioning. Often times, I can’t help but agree and laugh at myself at how late I’ve seen what was being pointed out. I can’t say what the things are inside these pages. I suggest you grab a copy of any of her books and drown yourselves in it.
I’ve got a few more in the other shelf but I’d have to do a separate post on it. Maybe tomorrow since I finish early. Hihi.
I apologize for some of the photos. My room’s lighting’s not that nice and most of my books are covered in plastic that’s why it reflects light too much.
Wait for Part 2 tomorrow! :D