Top Ten Tuesday
hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About Something After Reading Them
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually own a recurve bow and have done some target shooting, but I never got very good and I’m rusty now. It made me break out the targets and let a couple arrows loose when it first came out.
- The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I don’t believe in spiritual stuff, but I loved the way the Sargent’s read their tarot cards and I would love to learn more about the cards, even if I don’t necessarily believe they tell me anything. I read somewhere that it is still interesting to get a tarot reading because it forces your brain to connect things it might not have connected previously and that’s always fun.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth. I already shoot rifles at a range, but I’ve never thrown knives. I’ve always wanted to see how difficult it would be. I certainly couldn’t stand there like Tris did!
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury made me want to learn more about politics and misinformation.
- World War Z by Max Brooks made me want to devour all things zombie. I bought a few zombie combat guides after reading it and totally enjoyed them.
- Matched by Allie Condie made me go on a poetry kick for a little while. I loved how much Ky and Cassia connected over poetry.
- The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi made me wish I kept a journal and wasn’t afraid to cross things out and write in the margins.
- The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead made me vaguely interested in self defense. Rose was so fierce!
- The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier made me actually do some research on false confessions and the way that police questioning has changed over the years.
- The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe was something I read in school that totally opened me up to horror as a genre.