Recently I've seen a similar tag floating around in the booktube community, so I started to ponder which books have influenced my life. Here are just a few:
|Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson|
This book is full of adventure and inspired within me a desire to see the world.
|Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte|
The first book I remember buying with my own money. I first read this at aged nine and have reread it time and time again. Jane Eyre has shown me why classics are so beloved, as well as introducing me to Gothic fiction.
|Oleanna by David Mamet|
An assigned read in my English Literature course. Oleanna allowed me to consider the importance of education in society as well as in my personal life.
|Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom|
Through Mitch's memories of Morrie, I realised truly how much one person can inspire a generation.
|Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys|
This was another assigned read and I studied it alongside Jane Eyre. Wide Sargasso Sea has deeply influenced my views on the treatment of women and mental health, both past and present.