10 Books

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  2. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
  3. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  4. Challenger Deep by Neal Shustermean
  5. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  6. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
  7. The Lonely City: The Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
  8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  9. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Here’s my 10 books that comes to mind upon reading this:“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard. They don’t have to be ‘right’ or ‘great’ works; just ones that have touched you.”

    There’s this term called Serial Position Effect in Psychology and I guess this explains a lot about my list. I enumerated a lot of books in my head that somehow touched and stayed with me and when I was about to pick 10 from them, the ones who stood out are either the ones I read recently or the books I read when I was younger.

    Thanks Jolens for tagging me!


3 Replies to “10 Books”

  1. Naintriga ako sa “The Lonely City: The Adventures in the Art of Being Alone.” Migod gusto kong basahin pero gipit ako sa oras! Aaah!

    Binasa mo ba ‘yung Green Gables n’ung bata ka pa? Ako rin! Binasa ko kasi napanood ko sa TV, hehe. Wala akong masyadong maalala sa kwento though. Basahin ko ulit ‘yung summary one of these days haha.

    At alam mo ba, required reading sa amin noon ang The Little Prince at Mythology. Binasa ko ‘yung The Little Prince pero tinamad ako sa Mythology. May knowledge gap tuloy ako pagdating sa mga mito; hindi ko man lang alam kung sino ang God of This and Goddess of That. Si Zeus lang yata kilala ko e, kasi siya ang God of — all gods? Ay ewan ko hahaha.

    Interesting din ang Serial Position Effect! Marami nga akong nakakalimutan dahil sandwiched sila sa mga bagay na mas naaalala ko. Hmm, ganda pag-isipan neto haha! 😀

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    1. Try mo minsan when you have time. Gusto ko yung pagkaka-incorporate ni Laing ng “city loneliness” into some of the modern arts from artists such as Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz and others.

      Yung Green Gables yung pinakauna kong naalalang libro na nabasa ko nung bata pa ako. Mga elementary siguro. And last week lang nakahanap ako ng Anne of Ingleside (Last book ata ng series) sa booksale. Wala pa naman akong planong basahin pero ang nostalgic lang kasi haha.

      Interested kasi ako sa Mythology eh. Greek specifically. Pero magaganda din yung Philippine Mythology, interesting na meron din pala tayong mga counterparts from Greeks and Romans.

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