Ten Books To Read

I think reading is a great thing to do. It can take you to a fantasy world if you need to get away from your life for a little bit; it can teach you things that you never thought you would learn, or it can make you look at the world from a different perspective. There are so many genres of books so there is bound to be something out there for everyone.

This is going to be ten books that I think are worth a read. They are not listed in any particular order and they are from different genres. If any of them sound interesting to you, you should check it out. If there are any books that you think I should check out please let me know in the comments!

If you are interested in looking at a book, click on the green title and it will take you straight to Amazon. I hope you find this list to be helpful!

Without further ado, here is my list of ten books that have changed my life.

  1. The Boys in the Boat

This book is written by Daniel James Brown. I had to read this book for a class and it is one of the few books from school that I enjoyed. This book takes you along the journey of nine boys who are on a rowing team and on a quest to win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This was the first book I ever read that made me feel inspired to follow my dreams. If you are interested in a true story that talks about hard work and dedication, this is a book for you.

2. The Central Park Five

This book is by Sarah Burns and is another true story. It is a book that talks about a murder that happened in Central Park and tells the story of five boys who were wrongly accused of murdering a woman. This book shows a side of the criminal system that isn’t normally talked about. If you are interested in crime and the importance of not judging someone based on the way they look, this is a book for you.

3. The Blue Zones

Dan Buettner wrote this book that takes you to the five places with people who live the longest. He dives into the way the people in these places live their life to see if there is a connection between lifestyle and life expectancy. If you are interested in trying to maximize your time on Earth and feeling your best, this is a great book to read.

4. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Julie Andrews Edwards takes you to a fantasy land like no other. This book is one that was first introduced to me when I was in first grade. It is a book that children and adults can enjoy. It sparks the imagination in a way that ensures to keep the child in you alive. If you like whimsical books and being transported to another land while reading, this is a must read.

5. Turtles All the Way Down

John Green wrote this book. It was hard for me to choose which book of his to put on the list, so I chose the most recent. Green has a writing style that I love and every single book he has written or co-written is a great book in my mind. This book takes you inside the mind of someone who struggles with mental health. It has a lesson that I think is so important. If you like an easy read that also covers an important subject, check out this book.

6. The Tattooist of Auschwitz

This book is written by Heather Morris and is based on interviews from a survivor of the holocaust. It takes you inside of the concentration camps and what life was like during that terrible time if you were Jewish. If you are interested in the Holocaust and can handle very descriptive language about the concentration camps, this is a book to read.

7. The Fountains of Silence

Ruta Sepetys is the author of this book which is historical fiction and takes you to Spain when it was being run by Franco. The story is told from multiple points of views. This book is a longer book, but it never felt that way when I was reading it. I found that I struggled to put this book down because it was so interesting. The book also has Spanish in it (the English translation can be found at the back of the book) which I really enjoyed. If you like historical fiction and following multiple characters’ stories, this is a book that I would recommend reading.

8. The Lost Girls of Paris

Pam Jenoff is the author of this book which is an historical fiction book. It takes you on a captivating journey of women who are are working together to help during the war. This was the first historical fiction book I ever read and made me fall in love with the genre. I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for an interesting read that follows brave women.

9. In Cold Blood

Truman Capote is the author of this true crime novel which tells the story of the murders of the Clutter family that happened without an apparent motive. The story is chilling and it is unlike any other book I have read. If you are interested in crime and can handle graphic details of murder, I would suggest that you check out this book.

10. Capital Gaines

Chip Gaines wrote this book about his life and the things he has learned. This book is one that makes you believe in yourself. Chip brings humor and life lessons together and talks about his journey of success and how one must not give up on their dreams. If you are interested in a light read that reignites the flame inside you to chase after your wildest dreams, this is a must read.

These ten books have had an impact on my life and maybe they would touch you in the same way they touched me. I hope you check out at least one of these books and find it just as interesting as I do. If you have any recommendations for me, please let me know!

Until next time,

-H

Published by Hannah Opp

My name is Hannah and I am a certified integrative nutrition health coach. I love nature, animals, and going on adventures.

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