I was tagged by theawkwardterrier to do the book challenge.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
1- Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
2- Millenium series by Stieg Larsson (even though I like the first one better I’m really into the whole thing and how he managed to make the story very feminist and how it has several - unfortunately an exception in this genre - well rounded female characters, all strong in different ways)
3- The virgin suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (I hated Marriage Plot, it was terrible, and it made me not want to read Midlesex, but I do love this one)
4- The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Jostein Gaarder
5- The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
6- Atonement by Ian McEwan
7- The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell (it’s not really fast paced which is kind of weird for a crime book but it’s really good)
8- Tales from outer suburbia by Shaun Tan (for anyone who is into drawing and panting this book is incredible, the author does the illustrations as a part of the stories, in some the story itself is written into the drawings, and it’s very daydreaming like)
9- A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf
10- Duration and Simultaneity by Henri Bergson (I just think about his concepts of time and space all the time, like, all the time! especially when thinking about art. I even wrote a paper about how the movie Russian Ark is a depict of his theories.
And I’m gonna cheat a bit here and put a 10.5- Pittura e Scultura Futurista by Umberto Boccioni. Because I only read Bergson when I had to interpret Boccioni’s sculpture Unique Forms, and his book also comprises a lot of Bergson’s ideas but in a more aesthetic way instead of a metaphysical one.
I tag anyone who wishes to do it.