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

Top Ten Tuesday is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I count down my top ten choices on a particular theme. This weekly event is hosted by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do After Reading Them.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic has to be one of my favourite in recent memory, despite the fact that I initially struggled to compile a list of ten things books have inspired me to pursue and/or look into further after reading them purely because my memory is abysmal. That said, I always try my best to be present and mindful about what I read and I think there’s a great deal more than can be drawn from a book than the simple entertainment value of a compelling story (though that isn’t to say there’s not a special sort of magic in this alone). Novels have challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone and to look at the world around me in an entirely different way. I’m so grateful to the authors whose powerful stories have changed my life for the better and I’ve included a small sampling of such in the post below. Some are silly, some are serious, but each and every one holds a very special place in my heart.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

Now it’s your turn! What are some things that books have inspired you to want to do after reading them? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

15 responses to “Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do After Reading Them”

  1. Pragati says:

    This is so cool! When I opened this, I thought it was going to be a generic list, you know with stuff like ‘Curl up in a ball and cry’ and ‘stare wide eyed at the cliffhanger’ etc etc but this is such a good list! Like, totally awesome!

  2. Jess @ POB! says:

    I mentioned learning to cook on my list, too, but it was for a different book! I also had a roadtrip related one, but I want to study abroad in France & Spain (though Spain is more likely), which was inspired by Anna and the French Kiss. TATBILB actually made me want to start writing letters :).

    My Top 10 Tuesday!
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  3. Rissi says:

    I enjoy baking but my (lack of) real skills suggest I’d benefit from learning new skills too! I do enjoy reading foodie blogs though. 🙂
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  4. For some reason I don’t remember too much baking in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I do remember the main character giving her sister a lesson about doing laundry, though. I wish the book had inspired me to like folding clothes! 😀

    I’ve basically accepted that running with never be the exercise for me. I need to do a sport or something that seems to have a definitive goal.

  5. OMG books with food ALWAYS make me wish that I could make amazing things!! To All the Boys and Bittersweet were 2 that made me SO hungry. Also, I’m so with you on the Road Trip!!
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  6. Yes to baking! I love to bake and books often inspire me to cook certain recipes!

  7. Annemieke says:

    Take more chances is a good one. Great list.
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  8. This is my first visit to your blog and it is very cute! Yea to learning cooking and baking. Also good for anxiety. Especially when you can eat all those chocolaty cupcakes you baked yourself! Good luck with your goals. Here’s my TTT:
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  9. I’ve not read Sloppy FIrsts but I really want to run regularly too. I think once I start it will get easier, but got to start first! Haha
    I’ve still not read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I didn’t realise there was baking in it! I love baking! I really hope you get to do some because it’s super fun and yummy!
    I need to add some of these books to my TBR, Amy and Rogers Epic Detour especially looks good!

  10. giovanna says:

    Oh I forgot about how much Lara Jean baked in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Just thinking about it makes me want to back some cookies! Great Top Ten! 😀
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  11. Jo says:

    I’d love to go on a road trip too. I’ve been on road trips with my family but I really want to on one with my friends!
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  12. Great List!
    I want to learn to take more chances too!

  13. Love this list! After reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before I was determined to get into baking… unfortunately I’m just not the baking or cooking type, but I wish I was better at it. And yes! I didn’t think about it, but Fangirl was very motivating to write more.

  14. This is such a great list! To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before also made me want to learn how to bake but unfortunately I just don’t have the patience for it. Mug cakes for me, please!
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  15. Alexa S. says:

    I love, love, LOVE this list! It’s so fascinating to see what people are inspired to do or learn because they read a book. Hope you learn and do all these things!
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