Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do


Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and The Bookish

This week’s topic was top 10 things books have made me want to do, and when I read that, I knew I HAD to participate. Books have changed my life in so many ways, and one of them is they’ve made me want to do ALL THE THINGS.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins made me want to return to Paris even more than I already did and study abroad. Think of how cool that would be!

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins and You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour made me want to explore San Francisco. I live about two hours away, but barely know the city!

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli made me want to eat buckets and buckets of Oreos. Seriously. You CANNOT read this book without Oreos on hand.

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson made me want to paint. I used to paint a LOT when I was really young, but I just…stopped. And that book made me want to paint and paint and paint and really, just to be as creative as Jude and Noah are.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller made me want to visit Greece.The descriptions of the country in that book are so vivid and gorgeous, and YES, I know that it has obviously  changed since that time, it still sounds amazing.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson made me want to walk dogs for a summer job. That would be so fun! Plus, if a boy like Clarke was one of the dog owners…

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han made me want to bake. I love baking! But I never, ever do it. I don’t get WHY I don’t do it more often! I mean, come on. You get to eat it at the end!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater made me want to discover Welsh kings and search for ley lines and make friends with Aglionby boys. Okay, I KNOW that this one is a *little* far-fetched, but I can’t control my longing.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner made me want to go after what I believe in and pursue my dreams. Lydia, one of the main characters, is a blogger, and she becomes famous and makes connections and goes to college to prepare for a career that blogging helped her get to. Sound familiar? Lydia is fashion blogger, while I am a book blogger, but still. I loved her.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson made me want to go on a road trip across the US- and listen to some pretty great music while at it. Amy and Roger’s trip looked so so fun, and I want to experience that for myself one day.

Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler made me want to find a romance as beautiful as that one.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab made me want to visit London. If I can’t visit multiple versions of London like in the book, I guess I’ll settle for the one we have.

Queen of Shadows and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas made me want to find a group of friends as bad*** and amazing and unique as Aelin and Feyre’s. They make each other stronger. THAT is what I want. (And having Rowan or Rhysand wouldn’t be too bad. Just saying.)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor made me want to visit Prague. And if there weren’t any angels there, I guess I could explore the beautiful city.

What books have made YOU want to do new things? Have you done some of those new things since reading those books? Let me know in the comments! I want to hear about your adventures (or future adventures), your new hobbies… Seriously, anything! Are any of mine also in your list?

Thanks for reading!





14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do

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  2. I am in love with this post, Ava! I totally agree with some of your choices (esp. with Simon VS = OREOS IN BUCKETS???) But anyway, I’ve read The Sun Is Also A Star last July and it made me want to trust in serendipity. It gave me faith that whatever is meant to happen will totally come to pass. No additional tasks needed. 😉 Lovely post, btw!


  3. YESSS BOOKS ALWAYS MAKE ME WANT TO TRAVEL SOO MUCH! Especially Anna and the French Kiss. I really want to go to Paris! And finding Etienne St Clair wouldn’t be too bad either… 😉 I just want to LIVE The Raven Boys. If only that was my life. If only I was that cool, haha! The Unexpected Everything is a book I really really want to read – I’ve heard so many good things about it! ❤


    1. YES! Me too. Anna and the French Kiss was one of the books that made me fall in love with Paris. And Etienne, well. I love him too. And every time I reread Raven Boys, it makes me fall in love with it a little bit more, and I get sad that I’ll never get to experience that, haha! And read TUE!! It’s so so so good.


  4. I love how many of your selections have to do with travel! I’m 100% with you when it comes to books making me want to go places – I can never read a book with a well-written setting and not want to visit for myself. Also: you just made me even MORE excited to read The Serpent King! Somehow I didn’t know one of the main characters was a blogger, but her story sounds *awesome.*


    1. I ADORE traveling, and part of the reason is because of all these amazing books that feature it*heart eyes* It does make me jealous of these character’s amazing adventures, though! And EMILY. READ THE SERPENT KING. It’s one of my favorite books of all time, and I want everyone to read it!


  5. I love this blog post! YOU make me want to make my own of this. LOL I totally agree on V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic.


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