What are your five favorite books?

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Do you know why I am answering this question? Yes, definitely I read books and I have my list of five favorite books. But there is something more interesting than the books. Someone who has recently inspired me has also answered this question. Justin Trudeau, The 23rd Prime Minister of Canada has written an answer below to this question. So I am writing here, yes to share my favorite books but the main motive is a fantasy 🙂 After scrolling the answer I will see my answer in the same panel where a Prime Minister of a country has answered.

I love to read books, from academic, technical papers to autobiographies, novel, science fictions, everything. But sometimes, I take months to complete a single book. Here are those five books which are my favorites till date:

  1. Deception Point by Dan Brown
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    his book taught me not to believe anybody easily, not your friends, society, country, not even your family. I’m being little sarcastic but yes this science fiction book about a national level scam created by the US Government to win the election simply blow my mind away. The story started from Antartica where scientists make some discovery of some extraterrestrial object. And millions of people are made to believe about this discovery as a breakthrough in the history of human history. But the story takes a drastic turn and the last pages of the book will blow your mind. So this is so far the best science fiction I’ve read!
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    “One Small fact, you are going to die. Despite every effort, no one lives forever.” This is the first line how the movie “The Book Thief” starts. The movie, it’s characters Lisa and Rudy two teen school children and the entire story of the wartime in Germany during the World War touched me so much. I was so compassionate about the story that I bought the book and read it. After completing the book, I was satisfied with the movie for the novel being justified by the movie director. Reading the lines of the book and remembering those characters and their screenplay just added beauty. One more thing do you know who narrates the book? It is DEATH!
  3. Steve Jobs
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    his is my current reading. This will take a lot of time to complete because reading this book is like observing the whole technological revolution through my eyes. Jobs is a legend and role model of millions of youth who seek to achieve success. I cannot explain/summarize this book because I am reading this as a syllabus for me. I’m learning lessons of entrepreneurs, technology, revolutions, failure, rejection, struggle, achievement, and so many things,
  4. The Long Pilgrimage by John G. Bennett and Thakur Lal Manandhar
    For the Westerners, since their childhood, they have this developed first world, sophisticated lifestyle, and thousands of alternatives to be engaged and entertained. But being a citizen from a third world country, we had only a few things. Things like playing in mud and dust, helping the family and participating in religious practices. This participation of religious practice has blessed me an offering i.e. the curiosity to learn about the mysticism, silence, meditation, existence of the magnificent energy that drives the entire universe and its mysterious phenomenon. This book The Long Pilgrimage is also one book I found in this journey of learning mysticism which is written about the commute made by The Shivapuri Baba and his life lessons. Thank You Sanjeele for such a precious gift of knowledge.
  5. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse is a novel that deals the journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of Gautam Buddha. My first impression on book title was that this book must be about Gautam Buddha because Gautam Buddha’s name before he started his spiritual seeking was Siddhartha. But the story is different. The best part of this book is that Ione can fit him’herself as Siddhartha character of this book. Then going through the book we can examine ourself about how we are marking our life journey’s and if we are seeking anything at all in this life or not. I was asking myself a whole lotta question after completing the book. I thought it would give me some sort of satisfaction or would please my mind hungry for knowledge. But instead, it did just the opposite.

I will be sharing my experiences from different books in my blog SigdelSanjog. Check it out sometimes if you find my answers and blogs interesting. Also, it complets my forty-first blog as a part of my Daily Writing Commitment. 41 Days so far😍!

1 thought on “What are your five favorite books?

  1. Off the top of my head I can only think of 3:
    1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Read this whilst living-working in Japan. Insight into history and traditions on Japan. Book was so much better than the movie
    2. Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross. No need to explain this.
    3. The Fairy Foal by Suzanah. My daughters favorite book. Met the author. The artwork is exquisite.

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