We can all need advice from time to time (whether we like it or not) and what bookworm hasn’t learned a thing or two from books? Still you might be surprised just how much they impact our lives for the better without us even realising, don’t forget there’s a reason why we love them like we do guys. So I’ve picked four books from my bookcase, plus one I borrowed from the library, that I felt gave me some really useful life advice and thought I would share them with you. You know, because I like keeping you all in the know about what’s good about books!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
As we grow up we’re told that actions speak louder than anything else but you should never underestimate the power of words. Liesel from The Book Thief loves books so much that she steals them as she feels she’ll become more powerful once she learns to read. Now that’s dedication right there!
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Any potterhead will know that the previous Defence against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin is a werewolf but that didn’t stop him from achieving all that he did at Hogwarts and even start a family of his own. He proved that your disabilities do not have to define who you are. To be honest I knew this already but it’s always good when a book speaks up about important topics too!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Having true friends is really important because they will be the ones who share their love in times of trouble. Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower struggled with a mental illness and it wasn’t till he became friends with Sam and Patrick that he realised that he could be happy and feel ‘infinite’.
#4 I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
The inspirational activist Malala Yousafzai talks about standing up against the Taliban about her right to an education in her best-selling book ‘I Am Malala’. If that doesn’t say that you should always fight for what you believe in then nothing else will!
#5 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Last but not least, being a fangirl/fanboy can be freaking awesome! We all know that feeling of getting lost in a fictional world like Cath in Fangirl does and there’s nothing else quite like it so don’t let anyone tell you any different!
Do you have any life advice that you’ve learned from the wonders of books? I know there’s more than five books out there that have done this so comment below telling us what you’ve learned them – good or bad! Well I’m off read another book from my February TBR pile and I’ll see you all soon 🙂