Books that Shaped Me

Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan: As a little kid, I didn’t hate reading nor did I really enjoy it. It wasn’t until my school’s librarian started reading The Lightning Thief to my class did I ever get into reading. For once in my life, I was captivated by the story and wanted to know what happened next. I borrowed my first library book (that I was interested in) and binged the Percy Jackson series. I definitely fell in love with reading after this book. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: There was a time in my life when I stopped reading books because I couldn’t find any good books. But one day, I found an advertisement in one of my school’s bathroom stalls that shared a snippet of the first page. I was immediately hooked and borrowed it from the library. Through this book, I was introduced to contemporary romance books and it was a really fun read. I was reminded why I love reading so much and started reading again.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: This was the first book that welcomed me to the world of YA fantasy. I never knew such books existed. After reading this book, I began to read more fantasy books and was on the hunt to find similar works. I had a good time reading this book and I loved the romance between the main leads.

The Wedding Ringer by Kerry Rea: Everyone’s opinion on good writing is subjective. I wasn’t sure what my definition of good writing was until this book. Besides the storyline, I really like this book because of the great character voice. It is written in first person perspective of the female protagonist, Willa Callister. Throughout the entire novel, I felt like I heard Willa’s voice. I was thoroughly engaged and entertained by this book. 

These books have a special place in my heart because they made me interested in the world of words and further increased my passion of writing. Hope this blog was somewhat entertaining to read. As always, thank you for reading! <3