Sunday, May 15, 2011

What books have taught me about life

I've read a lot of books in my life and I've come to discover that the ones that really stand out to me, the ones I'll always remember, are the ones that have taught me things. About life. About love. About friendship. And about who I want to be as a person. I may not have loved a book, but if it taught me something then I'll always remember it. So here are some of the things I've learned from books.

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti

Don't settle for second best when it comes to love. You deserve someone who loves you just the way you are. Who isn't going to want to change you. It may take awhile but once you find that someone its going to be worth the wait. Because its going to be real.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Don't be afraid of who you are. Embrace it. There might be people who don't like you but those people don't matter because there will always be people who love you. The REAL you.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Words can sometimes be the most powerful thing of all.

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Sometimes it can be scary, but you should always stand up for whats right. There will always be someone who listens.
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Sometimes all it takes is a new set of eyes to help you realize that you are beautiful and special. You were all along. Never let people tell you otherwise.

Those are just some of the books that have taught me something important. That's one of the things I love most about books. They can open your eyes to a world of truth that you might not have seen otherwise.

What are some of the things that books have taught you?

Julia :)


  1. I love your comment about "The Book Thief." So very true! "The Mockingbirds" is on my to-read list. Happy to see that it made your list of books that influenced you!

    Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

  2. I agree that the best books are the ones that teach us something. I think that's the most important part of literature of any kind. Love your choices and the lessons they taught you :)

  3. Yes, LOVED The Book Thief, totally agree!

    HUNGER GAMES taught me to believe in the power inside each individual.

    THE HERO AND THE CROWN taught me that we make our own destinies.

    ANNE OF GREEN GABLES taught me that life can be simple and sweet and wonderful.

  4. I looove this post. Seriously, it perfect for how books have influenced my life... Thinking of examples..

    Harry Potter has taught me love conquers evil (cliched, I know)
    To Kill a Mockingbird- where do I start? taught me to try and understand others.
    Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian has taught me that my way is never the only way :P

  5. I knew I'v seen the first cover before! Check it:

  6. Looooove this post! It is so true that there are some books that just stay with you. Let's see...some of my own lessons from books are:

    Don't want more than you already have, and don't take love for granted (especially if it's a strong, handsome guy who is obviously in love with you). - Gone With The Wind

    Just because you know somebody doesn't mean you know what they will do next; people aren't always as predictable as you think. - Stay (LOVE Deb Caletti's books!)


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