Books that inspire instead of just entertain are hard to come by. I loved creating this list of books that made me evaluate things I always accepted as truth.
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Top Ten Books That Made Me Think
1A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickinson – More than anything else, this book opened my eyes to a lot of history I wasn’t super familiar with. Like the hardships people endured during the French Revolution. Ugh.
2The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy– Thought #1, don’t sell your wife in a bar while drunk. Also, contemplate redemption and bad decisions.
3The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut– Vonnegut is such a weirdo. A brillant weirdo. I thought a lot about religion, Mars and the future due to this novel.
4Tuck Everylasting by Natalie Babbit– Thinking about forever and what that would really look like. This has got to be one of my favorite books of all time.
5The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky– I read this during my freshman year of college, so it had some strange parallels for me in a way- although I’m not really introverted…at all.
6Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony – There was a huge mystery factor going on in this book, so I took out my Sherlock Holmes hat and tried to figure out what was up…I never did figure it out.
7Uglies by Scott Westerfield— I’m almost finished reading this book, and I’ve started to think so much about appearances and how much they let them matter. It’s a seriously fantastic book!
8Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte— This book made me think in the sense that the language it was written in was really tough for me to get through (I think I was 13 at the time). It was a great challenge.
9Delirium by Lauren Oliver— I had a super serious moment reading this book. I really thought about love and relationships and how important our ties to each other are.
10Modelland by Tyra Banks– Mainly what this book made me think was: “Did anyone even READ this book before going into print?”