The Books Made Me Do It

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday asks about the things books have made me want to learn or do. Excluding travel-related things (“I really want to see X now”), I have eight that I can think of off the top of my head. Here goes:

natureofjade1. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti – This book made me want to learn all about elephants. Elephants are still my favorite animal.

2. the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater – I’d never been interested in learning Latin until reading this series.

3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan – I didn’t expect this book to completely turn me off processed food and convince me to try a lot more produce than I ever had in my life.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I’d decided to quit writing nearly a year before I read this one, and it convinced me to start writing again.

life-changing5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – Well, this one’s obvious.

6. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – I started doing yoga after reading this one.

7. Relish by Lucy Knisley – She almost convinced me to cook. She didn’t, but there was a while that I thought I was interesting in learning. That counts, right?

8. Humans of New York (and further editions) by Brandon Stanton – I love how well Stanton captures the spread of humanity and diversity, and his project has made me want to both take up photography and start my own diversity project!

What books have inspired you?


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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4 Responses to The Books Made Me Do It

  1. _giovannard says:

    Elephants are one of my favorite animals too! I was so excited when I read The Nature of Jade. I made me want to visit an Elephant Conservation! Great Top Ten! 😀
    My Top Ten Tuesday!


  2. imyril says:

    Heh, we chose the same title 🙂 Books – they’re dangerous things. They get inside your head and leave thoughts and longings and ambitions and then who knows what might happen!


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