Doing this post because I was tagged in the Facebook thing XD
1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Ano pa nga ba. This, baby, is where the magic REALLY happened. Literal, literary magic.
2. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Influenced me to believe in myself and to rise to any occasion matter how small I am. And the lingering, poignant line: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Taught me at a young age where one’s priorities should be at.
3. The Odyssey by Homer
Classic example of a hero’s journey, which fascinated me ever since. I now go by the code: WWOD? (What Would Odysseus Do?)
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
This mainly influenced me on my writing style, and to think outside the box like the Baudelaires are so often forced to do. Idk I think I owe more to Lemony (cough Daniel Handler cough) than I realize.
5. Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Srsly after reading this book I don’t even know what’s right or wrong anymore
6. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Again with the writing style, but also on my perception of contrasting dualities (a good plot device) and overcoming one’s hubris.
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The second after finishing this novel I said to myself, ‘Sab, you must try to write a better trilogy ending than this.’
8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
One of the first books that introduced me to the art of building up to a grand twist and a super happy ending– and influenced me to regard the world with poise, generosity and confidence. (Awtsu.)
9. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
SRSLY AFTER READING THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG ANYMORE
10. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
Influenced me to exercise imagination more often and helped me build imaginary worlds of my own.