*Drumroll* This blog got its first award, The Booker Award from Alyssa at Life is Good. Thank you Alyssa! It's very much appreciated. :)
To continue this award cycle, I'll write about the top five books I've read and then nominate five bloggers suitable for this award! What a tough choice it will be! I love almost all the books I read, it's so hard to criticize any of the authors. To overcome this confusion, I'll simply point out those books that immediately come to mind, which would most probably be my recent reads.
Top favorite books:
1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Well, I could very well include the whole Harry Potter series, but I just loved the ending book! How beautifully all the mysteries unraveled, the perfect end of Voldemort and Snape! All my irritations with him simply vanished! And I loved the '30 years later' chapter. I was all 'awww', it was just perfect!
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I read this very recently, a couple of months ago and even though I liked all the three books, the first one remains my favorite. It was one that had me hooked from the first page till the end. I love Katniss, it's a great dystopian and since I love action, emotion and pacing, The Hunger Games was a perfect blend of all these and hence it's a book that's always somewhere in the back of my mind!
3. The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
I sometimes wonder how many times I've mentioned it on my blog, how many times I've said it's my favorite, I worry if it will lose its charm. But nah! It's always on my mind whenever the word 'favorite' is anywhere near. I read this one a long time ago, but I find myself going back to it quite often. The first time I read, I was swayed by the story, the emotions and story telling was awesome! It's a must read. :) (And oh, I love all books by Eva Ibbotson. If you want fantasy for kids, check out her children's books)
4. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
This is the first Dan Brown book I read and I was stunned with the level of the book! It's mysterious, there are secrets, it's fast-paced (the whole 300 pages plus book narrates the story of one night!) and gives out facts and assumptions that we don't really already know. I came to know so much about Paris, The Louvre Museum, Leonardo DaVinci and some secret organizations. It was wonderfully brilliant!
5. Angry River by Ruskin Bond
Okay, I read this one years ago and now I don't even have the book. But whenever I think 'Ruskin Bond', or an Indian story, Angry River is the first thing that comes to mind. I don't remember much about it except that it was a small book and deeply moving. I love emotional stuff and action, followed by a happy ending. Though there were unhappy scenes, a flood and rescue, it still simply moved me. Another must read. :)
I may have missed out on some really good books, but as I said before, I've mentioned just those that came to mind instantly. :)
Now coming to the bloggers to whom I'll be giving this award. This is even harder than listing the books! I like almost all the blogs that I follow, so it's not easy to have just 5 for this award. Also, going by the words 'The Booker Awards', I'll have to skip my non-book blogging friends (don't you worry, I'll have a separate blogging ceremony on my other blog for you!).
So The Booker Award goes to:
1. Kathe @ Good Lit and Green Tea: For an awesome blog and for being the best book blogger buddy! :D
2. Alexandra @ Alexandra's Scribblings: I love the way you write! There is knowledge and a perfect kind of wording those thoughts!
3. Smita @ Books, Life n More: For having the first book blog I saw and took inspiration from. Your talks about everything else in life keeps me hooked!
4. Hilda @ Catch the Lune: I don't know, I just find this blog so cute! And the reviews are brilliant!
5. Rachel @ My Reading Pile: Among the first book blogs I simply loved! Rachel's kind and writes reviews on the latest of books and her blog's beautiful! :)
Dear winners, spread the love. Forward this award to your favorite bloggers! :) Thanks Alyssa, once again!