My top 5 most influential novels
These are the novels that changed my life:
This ornithology text book was given to me and signed by Patrick J. Lynch when I was only 4 and became a constant companion for me. It taught me that "Hope is the thing with feathers." - Emily Bronte
Learning about birds and watching them fly made me want to fly with them.
This novel showed me that there were endless possibilities left to explore. I may have been/be asthmatic and unable to run or be as physical as I wanted/want to get to be but through reading this series I was able to find a new strength I had not had and run as a female knight.
This novel taught me that you can be an outcast and rise to greatness. While I haven't risen to greatness yet, Queen Elizabeth has been an inspiration to me since, I went on to study her for years and continue to find her fascinating.
This novel taught me that sometimes unconventional love can be the most beautiful thing. I kept reading about happily ever after and just couldn't imagine life that way, this kind of love is the love I want. Something with depth and knowledge, something to be envied.
This novel taught me that sometimes things are meant to be unexpected. That you can pick up a novel on a whim and expect to be disappointed only to find the most unique and adventurous story you have ever read. Sometimes through reading a novel you can find a kindred soul, even if it is the soul of a character that is simply created by another and written into the pages of a book.