Prompt: Name any life changing books you've read
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Dad used to read this to me when I was a kid. I was always curious what
would happen next and looked forward to story time. In fact, it's
probably this book, and my Dad's reading it that inspired me to become a
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis:
This was the first book series that I couldn't put down, and it inspired me to come up with stories on my own. Stepping into that world motivated me to create many worlds of my own.
The Time Quartet by Madeline L'engle:
This book series was more of a step toward courage. At the time I was very young, and afraid to move to a new place. These books gave me the courage to make that decision and do the best I could to make the best of any situation.
Salior Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
This book taught me that some stories have a bittersweet ending. The second time I read it, I learned that it was a coming of age story. It also fueled my dream to own a pet unicorn one day :) My imagination was wild even in elementary school.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Mariller
This book appeared in my life by chance, and inspired a new ritual of going to the book store and just picking a book at random. It was during a tough time between Middle and High School that I read this book for imagination, sanctuary and comfort. Jena's courage, acceptance of her faults and her strengths helped me deal with the toughest times in my life.
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Beastly by Alex Flinn
How to be like Walt by Pat Williams and Jim Denney
Books have taught me more lessons than I can remember. These are my most well known moments and stories. I'm sure there are many more. I learn something about writing, living, growing and changing every time I read these books, and I have many memories that revolve around them.
What books have changed your life?