Wednesday, 17 June 2015

My Top Five Favorite Books

A Favorite book can be read and enjoyed umpteen times. Do you agree?. Each time we read the book, it delights us and gives the butterflies in stomach feeling. We rant and rave about the book to all. Have your ever wondered what makes you read it over and over again?. Is it an excellent story line or the amazing characters?. My answer lies in the following quote...
“We don't need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They're always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.”
                                                                                                                ― Lloyd Alexander 
A Few of my favorite books...

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice tells the story of five unmarried young girls living in Meryton, Hertfordshire. Mrs. Bennet is concerned about her daughters and is trying to find suitable partners for them. When a rich gentleman, Mr. Bingley moves into their neighbourhood along with his friend Mr. Darcy, she tries her best to introduce eldest daughters to them. Mr. Bingley forms an attachment with Jane, the eldest daughter, where as the protagonist Elizabeth Bennet has a difficult time in getting to know Mr. Darcy. Though they go through many misunderstandings and clashes, finally they find love for each other.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gable is a renowned children's novel which tells the story of Anne Shirley, a eleven year old orphan who is talkative, intelligent, adventurous and imaginative. Anne is sent to live with a family of a middle aged brother and sister, Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert mistakenly. Anne's charm and innocence make them drop the plans to adopt a boy and welcome her as family member. The book is all about her relationship with Cuthberts, her bosom friend Diana Barry and her classmate Gilbert Blythe, with whom she develops a special attachment.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Chiyo is taken away from her poor family and is sold to an okia, a geisha house in Kyoto. There she meets Hatsumamo, pumpkin and mother,who runs the okia. She is given geisha training under Mother, but Chiyo's unsuccessful escape plan degrades her into a 'maid'. She meets a kind man on the street during an errand and decides to become a geisha in the hope of meeting that man again. Chiyo's dream come true when she is chosen by Mameha for the training and becomes a beautiful and talented geisha called Sayuri ; despite of the chaos in her life due to the world war II. 

The Help

Skeeter has returned home after graduation and aspires to become a writer. She becomes suspicious after her beloved maid Constantaine's disappearance and wants to know the reason why she left her. It leads her into realizing the truth of being a colored maid in the society with the help of a black maid Aibileen and her friend Minnie. They work together to publish a book to expose their difficulties and worries in daily life. Finally, they succeed regardless all the oppositions they had from friends and society.   

P. S. I Love You

Holly is struggling without her husband Gerry, who suddenly dies of a brain tumor. One day, her Mom comes to meet her with a package of ten letters. Gerry had written those ten letters, one for each month with an encouraging message to her. Each letter ends with " P. S. I Love You". It brings back a load of good memories they had together and also helps Holly to rediscover her life.                                                            

Tell me about your favorite books. I would love to read them too.

Happy Reading!!!

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