You know that scene in Beauty and the Beast, where your heart skips a beat, your breath shortens, and you know for the first time in your little six year old life that there is someone in the infinite abyss that understands you, and for the very first time you feel okay with who you are?
I do, and I did.
While many of my classmates were stammering through "Hooked on Phonics," I was captivated by the world of Narnia. And while they were desperately trying to "See Spot run," I was halfway through The Babysitters Club series. Don't get me wrong, im not an intellect by any means, but I have always LOVED to read.
The only problem with having a love for reading and a library card is that by the time you're 23, you run out of good reading material. Not that good books are limited, but I sit down with books like most people sit down with movies, and I read them straight through without stopping to decide whether or not the book is worth my time. Sometimes, I waste 5 hours of my life on a book that totally sucks, and 5 hours is a long time considering the fact that we have no idea how much time we actually have. There are, however, many books that have impressed me, changed me, shaped me, and brought me back to life.
I think you can tell alot about a person by whats on their bookshelf. Try it, you'll see.
Top ten best books i've ever read:
Catcher in the Rye, which is a stream of consciousness and character study, which I thoroughly enjoyed...so honest, so raw, so inspiring that murderers and presidents alike have cited it as a source of inspiration.
Blew my mind, and jacked up my heart a little bit. I don't completely agree with the entire book, but anyone who has seen a Nooma video knows that Rob Bell knows his, er, stuff.
Any person who ever intends on being in a relationship in their entire life should be required to read this book. It is a true love story and you will cry and laugh and never be the same.
Any book that makes you refer back to your bible 849238429084 times, is worth reading in my book. This book changed my perspective on what it means to be a Christian entirely. Donald Miller is legit, and he knows whats up.
You are Special melted my heart and sewed me back together in a million different ways. I've bought this book for almost every child and high school kid I know.
Stargirl is a modern-day, 14 year old girl, representation of what a Christian should look like. In fact, I'm thinking about writing a book on how good this book is, and how every person that wants to be a follower of Christ should examine the tangible ideas in this book.
Ruined my life.
Saved my marriage.
Reshapes everything youve ever known about politics. If you havent read this book, ill buy it for you and pay you to read it. Seriously, you'll never be the same.
My absolute favorite book of all time. I recommend it to any human being in the entire planet.
Any suggestions on books that tug at your heart and your mind, are beautifully worded, are not science fiction, and you have just love love loved?
Its not right for a woman to read...first she starts getting ideas, and thinking! -Gaston