About books


When I think about books, I smile. I read A LOT when I was little and I haven’t stopped yet. I’ve always read a book. Now I am reading The Lord of the Rings and I’ve almost finished the second book. It is amazing. I realize now, while I am reading it, how close the film is to the book, but I think (and this is not only my opinion) that books are always better than the films that are made after them. I would always suggest the book first, rather than the film.

I’ve gathered, for  a long time now, a list of books that were either suggested to me by my friends and acquaintances or I found them in my own or others bookcases or public libraries. Most of them I read but still remain a lot that are to be read in the future. Because there are so many, I put them on a list, my own, so that I would know what to read next. And thought of sharing this list with you. There are books for different ages and all give me pleasure. I recommend them dearly and you are free to choose from here or not. I just think that they are worth reading and might help you in some way or another. If you have a favourite book, feel free to tell me. I will always be editing this post. 🙂

Romanian Literature for children:

  • Ciresarii – Constantin Chirita
  • All Canvases Up – Radu Tudoran

Romanian Literature for adults:

  • Happiness Diary – Nicolae Steinhardt
  • 320 Black Cats- Rodica Ojog-Brasoveanu (in fact all her book from the cicle Melania Lupu) (Violeta)

Foreign Literature for children:

  • Big Questions from Little People…: And Simple Answers from Great Minds – Gemma Elwin Harris
  • Harry Potter  – J. K. Rowling
  • 1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl

Foreign Literature for adults:

  • 40 Rules of Love – Elif Shafak
  • A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
  • Beloved – Toni  Morrison
  • Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  • Cien Sonetos de Amor (100 Love Sonnets) – Pablo Neruda
  • Crime and Punishment – Feodor Dostoevski
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • Have Confidence in Yourself – Marie Haddou
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  • One Thousand and One Nights
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind
  • Profesor Wilczur – Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz
  • Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy – Irving Stone
  • The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson
  • The Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • The Kabuki Dancer – Sawako Ariyoshi
  • The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Magus – John Fowles (Mihai)
  • The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  • The Return – H. Beam Piper & John J. McGuire (Simona)
  • The Robe – Lloyd C. Douglas
  • The Sleeping Beauty Proposal – Sara Strohmeyer
  • The Teaching of Don Juan – Carlos Castaneda
  • Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome (Magda)
  • Twilight – Stephenie MeyerTwilight
    New Moon
    Eclipse
    Breaking Dawn

Personal development:

  • all Luule Viilma’s books (Paula)
  • ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences and Strenghten Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • all Paulo Coelho’s books
  • Being Genuine: Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real – Thomas D’Ansembourg (Paula)
  • Conversations with God – Neale Donald Walsch (Simona)
  • Delays and Unfulfilled Promises – Olga Krasnikova
  • Divorce: How to prevent and How to Get by – Dmitry Semenik
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia – Elizabeth Gilbert (Simona)
  • El destino del Eros. Perspectivas de moral sexual – José Noriega
  • Emotional Intelligence. Why It Can Matter More Than IQ – Daniel Goleman
  • First, Break All the Rules (Manager contra curentului) – Marcus Buckingham (Irina)
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples – Harville Hendrix Ph. D
  • Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness – Judith Orloff
  • Heal Your Wounds and Find Your True Self – Lisa Bourbeau (Simona)
  • His Needs, Her Needs – Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • I Am Right, You Are Wrong –Edward de Bono
  • I’m OK – You’re OK – Thomas Anthony Harris
  • L’art de culpabiliser – Robert Neuburger
  • Loneliness – Olga Krasnikova
  • Love Without Conditions – Paul Ferrini
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  • Narratives from the Crib
  • Starved for Affection – Randy Carlson
  • Tantra – Val Sampson
  • Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts – Gary Chapman
  • The 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate – Gary Chapman
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Classic of the Plain Girl – translated by Jolan Chang
  • The Long Tail – Chris Anderson
  • The Seeds of Happiness – Michael Aivanhov (Simona)
  • The Woman and Her Issues: The Perspective of the Orthodox Psychiatrist – Ioana Besedina, Dr. Dmitri Avdeev
  • True Love. The Mistery of Love Before and After Marriage – Dmitry Semenik
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Dr. Spencer Johnson (My Flower)

What book do you read?

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