The books I selected are important to me for different reasons, some purely for the reading pleasure they gave me, others for the emotional value they hold, and yet others for their timeless companionship.
My grandmother wrote this book. She was a powerful writer, way beyond her times and one with a magician’s ability to play with words. This book of hers has the backdrop of India’s freedom struggle and tells the story of how a bunch of young people of the time did their bit for the country’s independence. A book worth more than all money could buy, for me.
2. Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
6. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
8. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
10. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Now, that list is in no particular order, for, I feel it’s unfair to compare any two books of fiction. They all gave me tremendous satisfaction as a reader, and like I said, some of them have become lifelong friends.
Which ten books will you save?