Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Top five fiction books I read

I have read lot of books but each book doesnt leave the same impression. 
This is the list of books which have a big impact on me which make me think of them again and get inspiration

As A Crow Files - Jeffrey Archer: A classic rags to riches story with world war episode in between. Absolute page turner, more than that it made me dream of the rags to riches story. With nothing but his will and resourcefulness, the hero becomes a big retailer. Must read. 

If Tomorrow Comes - Sidney Sheldon. If the first book has inspired me, this book helped me to see life in a different way where by we have to constantly deal with whatever fate throws at us. A thoroughly gripping novel written by Sidney sheldon where the heroine after being ruined by fate, gets up and makes her space in the world. Must read too

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand - This book talks about Rands objectivistic philosophy. As I read it after reading the fountainhead, it was really interesting. Though I wouldnt agree with all whatever is said, it is a must read to get the perspective of contributing enough to the world and not be a leecher who just feeds on the innovative people. It is not really a page turner and sometimes patience is required to go through it but worth reading. 

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho - The magical fable about living your dreams. Absolute page turner. It tackles many subjects like universal love in a mystical sense and leaves us wishing for more. Interesting and must read. 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach - It is a story about a seagull learning to fly and improvise its flight from that of other seagulls. It urges us to live our divinity and achieve perfection. It reminds us of our divinity and strikes a chord with us. Must Read too..