Books For My Younger Self
I had a bit of a hard time with this one, I read so many good books when I was younger that it is hard to say what I would recommend now to myself back then. I could only come up with four, so here we go.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I was a bit of a geek in high school and part of the drama geeks at that. This book spoke to that part of me. If cosplay and comic cons had been around when I was in high school, I so would have been there all dressed up in my Star Trek or Star Wars costume. I made most of my clothes in high school so cosplay would have been right up my alley. I also liked the romance in this book, and I read way to many serious books back then, so I would have told myself to lighten up with this one.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I remember learning about the Greek myths in high school and finding it a bit boring. If I had had Percy teaching me those myths, well then I would have sat up and taken notice. It would have been so much better getting both together, it would have made English class that much better.
Tess of the Road by Rachael Hartman
I would give this book to my younger self because of the strong female characters. I read a lot of classics like The Man in the Iron Mask, really old school stuff as a high schooler and many of them had men as leads and not many women. While there are many great books out there with badass warrior women, I picked this one, because Tess is not a warrior. She is simply a strong girl wanting to get more out of life than she was allowed to by her family and society. She is tough, but she is also trying to find how she fits in the world. Plus, you know dragons.
The Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudson
As I mentioned above, I was a bit of a serious drama geek as well as a book nerd. This book speaks to both those parts of me. I volunteered in the library throughout most of my academic career and I was usually part of the stage crew in the drama department. This would have also spoken to the fantasy lover that I was, and it hopefully would make me laugh.
So that is my list for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday. As always check in on the group at Goodreads to see what others would recommend to their younger selves. It should be a good week for some interesting answers.