Top 5 (Books That Changed My Life) Tuesday

Books have always been in my life. So of course there were a couple that really made an impact on me.

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads is where you should be looking at to see your next Top 5 Tuesday prompts! Go check out which books really changed her life!

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Enid Blyton. This isn’t really like a specific book or series by her so much as nearly all of her books because they were definitely a huge part of my reading life. I think especially Malory Towers and Famous Five were my favourites. Darrell was my favourite in Malory Towers and George my favourite in Famous Five. I was definitely not a doll girl or a girl who liked to plan her wedding. Like why would you want to sit and plan a wedding when you could be reading?

I’m going through most of her books, hopefully to read a bunch of them this year and I’m enjoying it.

Percy Jackson – Hello, I’m here again to talk about how this books changed so much of my life. There is some ADHD rep in books and little in movies. Personally I would love to see some unmedicated rep but I’m glad that ADHD kids are getting meds and hopefully tips and tricks to manage their ADHD. I don’t know if Percy takes Adderall?

But yes! I was able to see myself in these books and in a lot of the characters, and continue to do so.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini – So, while I’ve watched the Lord of the Rings movies like basically every day of my life growing up (my dad would watch it on the couch late at night, fall asleep, wake up and rewind the movie all the way to the beginning – only to fall asleep at the exact same spot). So I pretty much memorized the script and soundtrack (because I can’t fall asleep early). I never actually read the books.

But the Inheritance Cycle I devoured. I read them in a matter of days (when I was like 12/13. I understood why people love high and epic fantasy. I was right there with the characters. Riding on a dragon. Using Elvish myself (and I do mean this literally as I pored over the glossery to ensure I was saying it correctly).

And now I’m forever locked in the fantasy genre! I think I only have 2 physical YA contemporary books. The other contemporary books are adult and even those are probably less than 10?

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz (My Review) – I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2018. I read this book the next year and it definitely helped me a lot. Being able to see a character with my diagnosis, who felt what I felt, was very important to me.

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum – So, I’ve only read the ebook version but I know the physical copy is absolutely gorgeous and I love this book so much. The writing is so magnificent and the characters are just written so well.
This book definitely made me see how superb writing can be and how it can make you feel.

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There you have it! 5 books that definitely made an impact on my life, both personal and reading life! What are yours? Come tell me down below and let’s love books together!

9 thoughts on “Top 5 (Books That Changed My Life) Tuesday”

  1. What a lovely list! I was also obsessed with some of these books when I was younger, especially The Famous Five and the Inheritance Cycle. I’m really glad that you could enjoy seeing yourself represented in Percy Jackson and Sick Kids in Love as well. Thank you for sharing a little bit of nostalgia! 📚❤️ X x x

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  3. Ok, I still need to read The Wicker King… but I am currently reading Percy Jackson and I don’t think anyone takes meds?! Not that I’ve noticed anyway. They just talk about it being a trait of half-bloods because they have so much energy from being a half-blood and wanting to go on quests. But they definitely don’t take anything on quests!!

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    1. The wicker king is great! with pjo it’s also about their adhd helping them rather than hindering them – which is something I’ve always worked towards (I know it doesn’t work for everyone but it works for me). I’m sure I read Percy taking meds?

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