It's true, once upon a time, I did not like to read. [Except for one time when I was 15] I did not begin reading for fun until I graduated from high school. Which has only been since 2007. However, once I started reading, I never stopped. The summer after my first year in college, I read approximately 50+ novels [the majority 450+ pages on average]. Something I am proud of accomplishing.
In truth, I think my love for reading developed when I was no longer forced to read for school. The books in school might have been wonderful, I think it was the fact that I was forced. Read or fail. I missed out on so much because I was stubborn and chose not to read outside of school. I don't wish that on anyone. Reading is a magical thing. It takes you to places you have never been before and never dreamed on going.
Here are some of the books that have affected my life:
- Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell (The first novel I ever read)
- The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
- The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.J.R. Tolkien
- Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare
- Winnie the Pooh franchise by Stephen Slesinger and Walt Disney
- Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
- To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
- Collected works of Edgar Allen Poe
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Catch 22 by Joesph Heller
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer