I have read from a book that if I would like to write a 'novel', I should have at least read a hundred books. That was something that really sparked my curiosity. 

I was never a fan of books...until the birth of Harry Potter. 

Yeah, of course I read school books which is more like a torture than a learning experience. But, I actually like the stories from my 'Reading' subject way back in grade school.

Back then, I had separate classes for 'Language' and 'Reading' which apparently, in high school it was what they call the English subject. And well, to be fair, I love reading fairy tales. I read them like a thousand times but still pretend I don't know anything about them when I go back to the first page. The magic lives on, until now. But that's it! My reading ability is limited to fairy tales, fables and parables. I'm VERY selective when it comes to reading books. I like reading something that I can finish in one sitting. So, I really gave myself some credits when I read the Harry Potter series. I've always been intimidated by thick books, like they're SO not meant for me. But sometime around college, I started to browse through different kinds of stuff. 

I started reading biographies - I realized it's nice to know about other people's stories too! Man, am I too selfish to just focus on myself all those times? I read human manuals and practically anything that would help me become a better version of myself. I also started reading self-help books - the books that really help in times when I just need someone to inflate my ego. I tried reading other novels as well. But my favorites are books about life lessons. These are real things about the authors that are put to paper in a very creative way.

So, basically, I took the challenge of really counting the books that somehow made an impact to me. So far, I came up with this list and I'm hoping to add more! (Told you I'm lousy in reading!) Also, you might find several books here under one author. I'm kinda loyal to my favorite authors.

Here we go!

1) Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)
2) Just Like Heaven (Marc Levy)
3) A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks)
4) Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
5) If Tomorrow Comes (Sidney Sheldon)
6) Abnkkbsnplako! (Bob Ong)
7) Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino?
8) Alamat ng Gubat
9) Stainless Longganisa
10) Kapitan Sino
11) MacArthur
12) Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan
13) J.K. Rowling : The Wizard Behind Harry Potter (Marc Shapiro)
14) Mythology (Edith Hamilton)
15) Being Happy (Andrew Matthews)
16) Making Friends (Andrew Matthews)
17) Follow Your Heart (Andrew Matthews)
18) The Everything: Psychic Book
19) The Elves and the Shoemaker (Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm)
20) 100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know (Scott Edelstein)
21) Daniel Radcliffe; No Ordinary Wizard (Grace Norwich)
22) Trash proof Resumes (Timothy D. Haft)
23) The Complete Q & A Job Interview book (Jeffrey G. Allen)
24) Tai Chi (Martin & Emily Lee ; JoAn Johnstone)
25) The Purpose Driven Life (Rick Warren)
26) Dynamic Yoga (Kia Meaux)
27) Simplify Your Life (Elaine St. James)
28) 250 Job Interview Questions (Peter Veruki)
29) Floundering at 25 (Michelle Meneses)
30) Life's Little Instruction Book (H. Jackson Brown)
31) Christmas Box (Richard Paul Evans)
32) Timepiece (Richard Paul Evans)
33) Words You Thought You Knew (Jenna Glatzer)
34) Forever Young (Cory Quirino)
35) The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
36) Warrior of Light (Paulo Coelho)
37) Like the Flowing River (Paulo Coelho)
38) The One That Got Away
39) Finding Your One True Love (Bo Sanchez)
40) Put It in Your Act (Larry Osman)
41) Miracles Happen (Dr. Brian Weiss)
42) The Science of Getting Rich (Wallace D. Wattles)
43) Manuscript Found in Accra (Paulo Coelho)
Veronika Decides to Die (Paulo Coelho)
45) Si (Bob Ong)
46) How to Be a Blessing Magnet (Bo Sanchez)
47) How to Deal with Difficult People (Bo Sanchez)
48) Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bo Sanchez)

49) The Rules to Break (Richard Templar)
50) #Girlboss (Sophia Amoruso)
51) Behind the Blog (Kryz Uy)
52) Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (John Gray)
53) When God Writes Your Love Story (Eric and Leslie Ludy) 
54) The Secret (Rhonda Byrne)
55) The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
56) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson)
57) Brida (Paulo Coelho)
58) Girl Time (Lauren Jensen Walker)
59) Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
60) As a Man Thinketh (James Allen)
61) You are a Bad*ass (Jen Sincero)
62) You are a Bas*ass at Making Money (Jen Sincero)
63) Ipon Diary (Chinkee Tan)
64) Diary of a Pulubi (Chinkee Tan)

I'd like to list other books here but unfortunately it's either I'm not done reading them yet, or I gave up reading them because they're not speaking my language.


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