4 books that changed my life
hi :) how are you?
i’m super excited about today’s post and before i jump in, just want to say that i would LOVE to know what books have changed or influenced your life - please drop a comment below or reach out to me here - we can have a little mini book club :)
i was sitting in a park a week or so ago and my mind started wandering (shocker, i know).. i ended up thinking about the books that have had a strong impact on me - how i think, how i feel, and how i go about things - books that i still go back to and re-read from time to time.
i shared a little bit about this on IG story and it started a cool discussion with some of you, so i decided to expand it into a blog.
(PS - would you believe me if i said i have over 10x as many people reading my blog than i do on instagram? wild. but since that’s a big difference, i’ve included screenshots of the story at the end in case you want to see the original stuff, and you can follow me here x)
4 books that changed my life
and i thought i would add in a few honorable mentions just because :)
SERVICE by Marcus Luttrell
not your typical military book. it’s like a patchwork quilt of small anecdotes of servicemen and servicewomen who have served their country, and shows how widespread and varied service is. i pick it up and read a chapter anytime i want to be reminded of all i have to be grateful for.
timing, man. i swear. i first read this book not too long after a wierd road trip and was instantly captivated by it. like up all night, can’t put it down kind of captivated. the main character’s life story is so different from mine, yet there’s just enough similarities for it to be one of those lightning-in-a-bottle moments where i feel like i was meant to read this book at that specific time. so it’s always going o be special to me.
confession: i read this as required reading for a history class, and i’ve never gone into required reading feeling all that excited about the book in front of me. but this book is just so special and really captures what life was like for so many during the Great Depression and WW2. it brings history to life in a unique way, and i wish they would do it for some of generations that follow it.. but i’m not sure it would be quite the same 💛
you. will. cry. but also, so so so important. may we never forget about the injustices in this world.
this might seem like an obscure pick to you, but i think this book completely encapsulates the idea that you should never judge a book by its’ cover. Manson is a really fascinating person with a lot of interesting, profound things to say, and even if you aren’t a fan of his music, you can learn a lot from him. i’m still waiting for him to write a second book. and then a third. still. waitingggggg. 🙏🏼
which books have changed your life?
here’s the IG story that inspired this post: