This week’s theme was “books I wish I had read as a child”
Dune is such a unique experience to me. When I first read it, it was after my second nephew’s baby shower, and I was dumbstruck. It was so compelling and intriguing to read a book, giving thought provoking ideology, revolutionized characters that for era to come would popularize the science fiction genre, the author creating the first environmental science-fiction story and let’s not forget to mention the sheer power of both femininity and masculinity working in equilibrium in this setting. I wished I read it when I was a child because it would had helped me with my mom and my environment intoxicating me with foolish notions about the world, how society works and religion.
You know when you mature you notice things you couldn’t tell when you were a child. You realize that you are not capable of following your friends’ fascination with the opposite sex, how you can’t be what everyone expects you to be and being a bit different is okay. Carry On was the answer to a lot of my repressed feelings I had to concealed throughout my life and I think if I was a bit more younger it could had help me with facing a lot of obstacles I still can’t deal nowadays.
Six of Crows
I am a total Grishaverse fan. I am completely obsessed over this series, ask anyone. I literally own prints that my friend makes, I share fanart of other people, and half of my tumblr or youtube time is about this series. And then comes Six of Crows, which is my favorite of the series and everyone for that matter. It is such a unique refreshing story in a fictional magical setting where we don’t go to save the world, we are here on a freaking heist story Ocean 11 style and get rich all the while being dysfunctional af. I feel my experience would had been better if I read this back when I was a teenager to fully feel riveted about it.
Strong female characters are my favorite things cause they are everything I could never be. I love so many characters and most of them are either sassy, headstrong but her dedication is to her friends and Rose Hathaway was why I fallen in love with this series and believe it or not, it was my first vampire book. My obsession with vampires started when I was a child with old vampire movies but books? Yeah though luck on that front, mom would never let me try them but then comes a surprise and my English teacher gifts me my first English book and it’s a vampire book on top of that. My teenager self was so happy but then I didn’t read the other books in the series until I was enlisted in the army which saddened me a lot to wait to fine the time.
My introduction to dystopian fiction was none other than Divergent. I became an instant fan of the genre all thanks to Veronica Roth and this interesting premise in the ruined Chicago city with people divided into factions based on qualities and how each one operates and provides for one another. It helped me a lot to see the injustice, the cruelties and was my first inspiration to be brave because Tris was and I am quite angry for the fact I couldn’t channeled that energy when I was living with my mom back in the day and standing up to her.
Which books do you wish you had read in childhood?