- Dracula (Bram Stoker) - I read this book as a child, and in the years to come, revisit it again and again because I was so fascinated with Count Dracula. I mean, come on! A cute, rich and magnetically charming count [albeit a blood-sucking one] (Bela Lugosi, the Hungarian actor who played Count Dracula in the 1931 movie was simply perfect for the role, as opposed to Max Schreck, who played Count Orlok in Nosferatu)
- Fringe Benefits: Essays and Reflections on Malaysian Art and Cinema by Benjamin McKay (compiled and edited by Yeoh Seng Guan and Julian CH Lee) - How did this find its way into my list, you ask? Well, I think it's an interesting read (it's not entirely academic; there are some amusing and thought-provoking pieces, thanks to the late Mr. McKay's brand of dry humour). Just FYI, the late Benjamin McKay was a lecturer of Film and Television Studies at Monash University Sunway Campus until his demise last year.
- A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks) - if you loved the movie (starring Mandy Moore and the hunky/broody Shane West), you should probably read the book! I should probably warn you, though, it makes you bawl.
- Temple (Matthew Reilly) - Carefully written and brilliantly-crafted plots and unexpected twists, this serves as an interesting read for all you book lovers out there who like a little bit of action in between the pages. There are explosions, carnivorous big black cats, chopper chases and the likes.
- It (Stephen King) - I was terrified of this homicidal clown from the very first time I read the book (post-reading I slept with the lights on for a very long time). And then I found out that they came out with the miniseries as well *shudders* But it's a good read...if you really enjoy being dark and macabre.