Top 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do after Reading Them

top ten tuesday

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them.   What a great topic, although I felt a little lame because although inspired to do all of these things, there are very few of them that I have actually done. There’s still time though! 🙂

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

 

1. Learn How to Ride a Horse

01

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

2. Take a ride down the Mississippi River

02

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

3. Learn Archery

03

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

4. Move to New York City

04

Here is New York by E.B. White

04a

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

5. Travel to Italy

05

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

beautiful ruins

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

6. Climb up the Bell Tower at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

06

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7. Start a Blog

07

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

8. Become a Teacher and Inspire Young People

08

Dead Poets Society by N. H. Kleinbaum

9. Become an Attorney

09

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

10. Find a group of best friends and never let them go

10

The Group by Mary McCarthy

You may be wondering which of these I’ve actually done? Well, I’ve ridden a horse, traveled to Italy, started a blog, climbed up the bell tower at Notre Dame, taught young people, and I’ve thankfully found myself a group of best friends that are like family to me. I have shot a bow and arrow once, but I won’t go so far as to say I’ve learned archery, haha.

So what have books inspired you to want to do or learn?

8 replies
  1. Resh Susan
    Resh Susan says:

    Great list, I agree about Black Beauty. I loved the read as a child. Also, yes to Julia and Julia. I havent read the book but the movie made me so enthusiastic about blogging. I should read the Forsester book. Maybe I would get eager about Italy too

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I loved Black Beauty so much when I was a child. It took me until a couple of years ago to work up the nerve to get on a horse, but as soon as I did, I immediately thought of that book all over again.

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  2. Jo
    Jo says:

    My horse obsession comes partly from books and partly from my dad I think! Black Beauty is still my favourite horse book though. Reading made me want to travel to Italy too, I went to Naples about six years ago now, it was so good!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh, I haven’t been to Naples yet, but it’s definitely on my list. So far I’ve only been to Rome, Florence, and Venice, but all three cities were just incredible!

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  3. Naz @ Read Diverse Books
    Naz @ Read Diverse Books says:

    Omg, yes! Katniss Everdeen is the reason why I’m obsessed with archery. When ever I play a video game, usually an RPG, I always choose to be an archer if it’s and option and often make the character resemble Katniss as much as possible. haha

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha, that is awesome! I also love that they now even have Nerf bow and arrow sets. There are always tons of girls running around my neighborhood pretending to be Katniss. Very cool to watch 🙂

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