Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Want To Do All the Things

I'm always inspired by books so I love this topic. Make sure to leave me a link in the comments so I can check out your list. Happy Tuesday! 
Book Titles link to reviews 


1. I'll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson made me want to make art!


2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman made me want to travel!


3. Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn made me want to help women around the world in every possible way!

4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath made me want to write poetry!


5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley made me want to get a PhD in literature!


6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater made me want to finally learn how to read the tarot cards that have been in my closet for years. 

7. On the Road by Jack Kerouac made me want to learn about the Beatnik Movement!


8. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain made me want to learn more about Africa and Beryl Markham! 

9. In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters made me want to read all the WWI poetry I could get my hands on and introduced me to some new poets!

26 comments:

  1. Yes to the Tarot card reading! That series definitely made me fascinated with Tarot though I haven't pursued learning more...

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    1. I loved the magic/ psychic element in that series!
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  2. Tarot card reading could be interesting - I'd probably just be happy enough looking at the cards though... :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Yes, they are beautiful. I love the designs that Maggie drew herself too.
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  3. I have some very weird tarot cards. My sister bought me a set of vampire tarot cards with some of the silliest pictures on them :P
    I love books which make me want to travel and I think I'll have to track down a copy of that Gayle Forman book!

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    1. AH! That sounds so cute! Just One Day is a great travel story.
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  4. This is a wonderfully eclectic list! I hope you get to enjoy all these things!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/07/ten-french-ish-things-reading-french.html

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  5. Poetry will definitely leave you wanting to write poetry (that's what happened to me with Rilke ;)). Great list!

    My TTT

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    1. Yes! I'm always inspired by good poetry.
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  6. You've got some fun things on your list of wanting to learn or do. I hope you get around to a few of them. Have a great week!

    TTT
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  7. Great list! Frankenstein was a fun, but dark read! Way ahead of its time, Shelley = genius.

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    1. Yes!! She was only 19 when she started to write Frankenstein, amazing.
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  8. I swear all books have made me want to travel!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/top-ten-tuesday-67/

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  9. Oh my goodness, Just One Day definitely inspired my wanderlust. *sigh* I try to remember that I'm still young and I have the rest of my life to travel, but I want to go backpacking through Europe SO BADLY.

    Tarot cards are so cool! Have you actually learned how to read them yet? Because that's awesome.

    My TTT! :)

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    1. That would be an amazing experience!
      I have learned a few of the cards, but not well enough to preform full reading yet, still working on it!
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  10. I never learned any kind of art, but would have LOVED to take art lessons (drawing, painting). As it happens I can't even draw a stick figure worth anything. ;) Yay for travel too - who wouldn't want to experience that!?

    Great list, Mallory - and thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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    1. Yes, my art skills are nonexistent, but I still find it satisfying to express myself through creative arts.
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  11. So many books have made me want to hop on a plane and see the world. Traveling is definitely high on my priority list at the moment and books have a large role to play in that decision haha.
    - Lois @ My Midnight Musing.

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    1. Books are a great way to travel on a budget! That's part of their magic.
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  12. Oh damn, I can't believe I didn't include The Raven Boys and how they made me want to be able to read tarot cards too! In the Shadow of Blackbirds is one of my favorite novels, so I'm really happy to see it on your list! :D

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  13. Such a fun list! Frankenstein is on my TBR--and I can totally see it inspiring me to get a PhD too. I have a masters degree and it would be cool to go back one day! Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier :)

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    1. I would love to get my PhD and become a professor one day!
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