Thursday Thirteen # 2: Books, books and more books

It’s Thursday again! It’s time for Thursday Thirteen! And what’s funny is because the protagonist of the book I’m reading right now (Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde) is also named Thursday. :) And because I’m on a book reading mode for the past week, today’s Thursday Thirteen is…

Thursday Thirteen # 2 - August 17, 2006

Thirteen Fiction Books I Wouldn’t Mind Reading Over and Over Again and You Should Get Your Hands on Them Too (whew, what a title!) With Amazon links so you know what books I’m talking about. ;p Oh yeah, in no particular order. :)

  1. This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti. Probably my most favorite book ever. I don’t exactly read it once a month, but every time I read it, even if I know the story already, I still get the thrill that I feel when I’m reading new books. And I absolutely love the characters, and everytime I end this book, I feel like I’m saying goodbye to friends.
  2. Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti. This is the sequel of the This Present Darkness and this is just as captivating as the first book is. The old characters made reappearances and because I love them so, this novel tops my list too. :)
  3. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I can’t decide if this book is sad or not, but the ending quite saddened me. I love it (the ending) though because it left me hanging, and I like endings like that. There’s some sort of magical air in the story that made me feel captivated with Stargirl as well.
  4. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. I bought this the same day I bought Stargirl and I have no idea what the story is but I liked what was written at the back. This is a really funny he-says/she-says book about love, likes, family and knowing who you really are. :) I loved every bit of this book, and even if I think I am outgrowing this, I’ll always have this is in my “favorite books shelf”. :)
  5. Invisible Lissa by Natalie Honeycutt. I got this at one at some Booksale somewhere and it’s actually a kids book, about Lissa being alienated by everyone in her class because she just said something that annoyed the most popular girl in school. I like how Lissa tried to endure the entire situation
  6. Thr3e by Ted Dekker. I actually haven’t read this book more than once, but this is certainly up my favorite books list. If I wasn’t saving up ((saving up – means I read it slowly because I don’t want to finish it too fast. :p)) this book, I would’ve read it within the night even if it would’ve cost me some sleep. :P One of the BEST thriller ever. :)
  7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. This is one of the first classics I’ve loved. :) Anne feels such like a colorful soul that I can’t help but indulge in any of her books once in a while to add some color to mine. :)
  8. Eating Fire and Drinking Water by Arlene J. Chai. I love this book because it’s set in the Philippines and Ms. Chai has such an amazing way of connecting all the events with everyone involved in the story. And Luis Bayani is a character to watch out for. :)
  9. Dreaming in Black and White by Laura Jensen Walker. This book is a new favorite because I can relate to the main character even if she is already in her 30’s. This is the first Christian chicklit book I read and it was a breath of fresh air because it’s a “clean” chicklit. :) You’d have to read it to get what I mean.
  10. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. I love how Ms. Blume made Margaret’s struggle with peer pressure and growing up and knowing God connected with Margaret’s faith. Sometimes I want to bonk Margaret on the head while reading this, but I also can’t help but like her character as she eventually finds her way to God. :) Oh yeah, this is not a religious or a Christian book, despite the title.
  11. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The first classic I really loved. :) I loved this because of the cartoon series they used to show here (a Japanese animation adaptation of the novel that was surely a lot longer than the original novel) and this is probably the first “thick” book I finished. :D
  12. Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty. I like this book better than its prequel because of the entire idea of Marcus Flutie and all. The first book left me hanging and this book wraps the entire story quite nicely.
  13. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde. I’m not yet done with this but I just finished this earlier and I love it to pieces already. Love love love it! :) It’s like Nancy Drew meets Hercule Poirot (from Agatha Christie novels) in an alternate universe. :D I aim to get all of Mr. Fforde’s books this year. :P Haha!

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