Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things I Wanted To Learn About Because Of Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers share their own bookish top ten lists based on the topic of the week.  You can check out Ten Tuesdays here.

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Top Ten Things That Books Made Me Want To Learn About

One of my favorite things about reading is that it opens up my world, and makes me want to learn more about the things I see in books!  Reading makes me realize how little I know, so here are 10 things I want to learn more about and do.

History/Current Events:

  1. Where The Streets Had A Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah makes me want to learn about…the Israeli-Palestine conflict, because I know nothing about it except that it’s a thing.
  2. Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann makes me want to learn about…the Pinochet regime.  Because knowing more about it would have really helped if I knew more about it before picking up this book.
  3. Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn makes me want to learn about…the revolution that happened in Egypt a while back.  I vaguely remember hearing about it on the news when it happened, but I don’t remember anything about what happened.
  4. Crow by Barbara Wright makes me want to learn about…the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898.  I didn’t even know this happened, and Crow made me want to learn more about it.
  5. Between Shades Of Gray by Ruta Sepetys makes me want to learn about…the work camps in Siberia during WWII.  This was something that new to me, and I want to learn more about it.
  6. A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury makes me want to learn about…the Partition of India.  Like some of the other books I’ve talked about, this was something I didn’t know happened, and I want to learn more about it.

Fairy Tales/Mythology:

  1. All of the fairy-tale re-tellings make me want to…read all of the different versions from all over the world. Because it’s interesting to see the different versions, and also to see how the original story is used in the re-telling.  Especially because the story I know tends to be the Disney movie.  There isn’t a specific book in mind, because I could probably do an entire list based on fairy tale re-tellings.
  2. Basically all of the books that are inspired by mythology and stories that aren’t Greek.  Specifically the Middle East and Maori, because those are the first two that come to mind, but in general, any mythology that isn’t Greek is something I want to read more about because it is becoming more common, and that’s cool.

The Cliche And Random:

  1. Reading, in general, makes me want to travel and learn, and even though it’s a great way to do so when actually doing the traveling isn’t an option, reading about it isn’t the same as actually going somewhere and experiencing what it’s like to be somewhere else.
  2. A Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor makes me want to be more creative.  Though any book featuring characters who sing, dance, draw or be creative in some way would work, that one’s the first one that come to mind. I crochet, but when I see creative characters, it jut makes me want to find other creative outlets besides writing and crochet.
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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things I Wanted To Learn About Because Of Books

  1. Ohhh, I love how you did this list! And totally agree about Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Firstly I want (neeeeed) to go to Prague, and then I also need blue hair and the ability to draw like nothing else. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. Where is a genie. I need one. And I also love that books just inspire me to research and look things up. I’m constantly reading old/obscure fairy tales thanks to retellings. And any book that mentions an obscure illness or just a hobby that people don’t talk about very much… me = looking it up. 😄 It’s so exciting! Here’s my TTT!

    • Thanks! There were enough random similar thing that grouping them together seemed like a good idea. A genie would be super awesome right now, and it’s great when books make me want to research the most obscure stuff.

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