I’ve been canoodling this blog for some time now and somehow I feel I haven’t talked much about myself. Or maybe also because I’ve been too busy shopping for makeup *sighs*
If you’ve been following thepinkpotato you can judge by my choice of words and limited vocabulary that I am not a wide reader. I’ve read only a few books but I think they’re the good ones, (finishing the bible in a year and a half as my greatest book reading achievement) basically because when I plan to start reading something I always go by the search term “best selling book…” at google. Not that best selling books are always good *ehem* fifty shades *ehem* but Im lucky I guess in picking out really good ones.
So without further adieu, here are my top 5 (in no particular order) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (not in photo because I didn’t get to find it in the spot where I thought I left it), The Art of War by Sun Tzu, South of the Border West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.
I was never the cool kid, never the bullied kid just the one amongst the crowd, that’s why reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower brought me so much feels. I am not a fan of books turned to movies but when they made this to a film, it caused me as much pain as reading as when watching. Damn those onions! And it’s not so happy ending makes the pain more real.
I have anger management issues so I guess that was the reason why I could relate to The Catcher in the Rye, lols. But the book isn’t all about teenage angst, it’s its rawness of the experiences of your youth that draws you to it so this is a good book reminiscing the good-not-so-old days.
It’s not just war per se but strategizing in general got me to liking The Art of War. Trying to balance out so many things, you ought to have good strategies so you can always get everything done.
Murakami the author is someone unbeknownst to me until a friend suggested I read one of his books and it is one of those random things I don’t regret doing. The story telling is beautiful and leaves you wanting for more (although there was only one Murakami book I read after finishing this hihi) and the pain just transcends the pages (or do I have some hang-ups from the past that’s why. Bwahaha even if there is I can’t remember anymore 😂)
I was looking for a good book to read to my daughter when I came across Oh the Places You’ll Go. When dreams, life journey, life decisions are the main topic I sure feel a certain pinch in the heart or slap in the face kind of connection with a book. That’s what this book is to me.
What’s your favorite book/s?