At various points in my life, I’ve heard of these authors and I’ve read these books. Some books I’ve read early on and some much later. I still haven’t gathered the courage to re-read them lest it destroy the magic it created for me in the first reading. These five books have command a pride of place on my bookshelf and I love to lend them out to friends. But re-read them myself, I never will.
Read my favourite quotes or parts, yes. But not the entire book. You evolve from the person you are when you read the book. Its so difficult to appreciate the same thing once you are looking at it from a different point of view.
So here goes the list:
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- I sat by the River Piedra and wept by Paulo Coelho
- The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
- Then and Now by Somerset Maugham
Do you have any books like these? Please leave you recommendations in the comments box.