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The 25 Books which have Impacted Me the Most… Like in Life

There was a tag going around Facebook to make a status listing the 10 books that you thought had the biggest impact on you. It was later termed the #bookbucket challenge, which is…just… what?!

I made a list and I immediately regretted every single thing on that list and I thought of a large number of other books that impacted me more. I zeroed in on the reason, and it is that 10 is just too small a number. I So, I’ve given it a great deal of thought and decided to list the top 25 instead.

Here’s that list:

  1. Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton
  2. The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters by Enid Blyton
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
  4. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  5.  Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery
  6. Matilda, by Roald Dahl
  7. Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson
  8. Ready or Not by Meg Cabot
  9. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
  10. 1984 by George Orwell
  11.  Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  12. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  13.  Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  14. A Little Princess by Frances Hogdsen Burnett
  15. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  16. One L by Scott Turow
  17. Bossypants by TIna Fey
  18. This is Not the End of the Book by Umberto Eco
  19. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  20. A Palace of Illusions by Chitra Divakaruni
  21. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  22. The Shining by Stephen King
  23. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
  24. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  25. Bitter Chocolate by Pinki VIrani

Uhh… If this list seems random, it’s because some of these are books that just showed me what writing can do if the author is good enough, and nothing inspires me more to do what I really want to do, which is to be a writer.

So there we have it. No changes. No takesies-backsies. Promise.



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