Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!
Hello Chapterlings! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a bit different than the others. While the others are a bit bright and full of anticipation, this one is going to be a bit different. It’s going to be a bit sappy, a bit emotional, and there’s going to be a giant piece of me that gets poured into this post. Reading has always been an important part of my life, but there have been a few books that have made an impact with me. They changed my life, they altered my paths, and to all of that, I’m very thankful for these books to have come into my life when they did. Without these books, I definitely believe my life would have turned out far more different. So prepare some sappy, emotional bits, but I hope you enjoy this post nonetheless!
Please note, these books aren’t in any particular order.
🌻 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
For coming into my life at the darkest time and pulling me out of that darkness.
🌻 The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall by Shannon Kirk
For teaching me to grieve, but to also to remember all the good and let go.
🌻 To Make Monster Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace
For coming into my life when I needed to be reminded to hold my head high and be proud of my scars, they are the results of my strength and all that I have overcome.
🌻 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
For being the voice and perspective of poverty and hunger through the eyes of a child. For being the book I needed as a child, but the book I longed for as an adult.
🌻 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
For being the most relatable book I have come across in my entire life. For being the book that shattered me into a million pieces, but for being the book that put me back together in a million ways. For being everything when I needed anything. For being the book I never knew I needed until I had it.
🌻 The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Jean
For being the first book I read with a bisexual character. For being the book that made me proud in my sexuality. For being the book with my most favorite character who instilled the strongest confidence and pride in me.
For teaching me that it’s okay to vulnerable, but still fight for what you believe in, to fight for what’s right.
🌻 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
For reminding me that through hard work, you can achieve all your goals and dreams. For being the book to remind me that through all the pain and hardship, you can still find happiness.
🌻 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
For being my friend, my companion, my source of adventure when I was too sick to be around anyone. For being the words of bravery to keep fighting and the anchor to keep me grounded. For being the first book that made me fall in love with reading.
🌻 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
For giving me the strength to keep chasing my goals and dreams despite all the obstacles. For reminding me the greatest love is found in the most unlikeliest places and in the most unlikeliest people. For giving me so much when I least expected it.
Okay, friends! I think that’s all the books that have impacted me, changed my life, and made ripples in my heart. Of course, there are probably plenty more and more to come, but these are the ones that I hold dear to my heart the most. Words can’t even begin to express what these books have done for me. But please let me know some of the books that have impacted you or have changed your life! I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did writing it. And until next time; may your books be five stars, I love you! ❤️
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books that Changed My Life”
This is such a great theme! I love your list. I think the catcher in the rye and the fault in our stars are two of the books that have most impacted my life 🙂
Awe thank you so much! That means the world to me to hear! ❤️ Awe, both of those are good books!
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So many wonderful books! I’m glad you found so much goodness in books.
I’m very thankful for the books! ❤️ I wish more readers opened up about the things books have done for them! ❤️
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