Thursday, October 20, 2011
Writing Prompt 21 : Five books that changed my life
Prompt: Five Books that changed your life are . . .
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
This book has to make the list because it is one of the most memorable of books read to me when I was a kid. It was probably THE book that got me into reading and writing. I remember Gollum's riddles most of all :)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is a favorite classic of mine that really explores the good and bad traits that people can have.
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
This book welcomed me into the realities of life that can be changed through your perspective. It's my favorite of Dessen's and I can really relate to Remy.
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
This manga series taught me so much about going through tough times in life. It will always be my favorite manga.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
This book got me through High School, and helped me deal with my own thoughts of revenge and anger with my situations.
Books are important teachers, so I really thought about this prompt. The interesting thing is that many books we go over in college don't have the in-depth personal lessons that Fruits Basket has, or that Sarah Dessen's books teach. I have some classics in this list because the memorable thing about reading them, mattered through my personal experience with the book. The Hobbit was my childhood, Count of Monte Cristo and Pride and Prejudice were my teenage years. So now, I open up this prompt to the readers. What books changed your life?