Is this challenge almost coming to a close? Not quite yet, we still have a few days left…but boy has this one been, well…challenging. And today is day 8, in which we talk about our mental problems.
Welcome to Day 8 – Books you’ve read that have changed you mentally
Please ignore the type in the graphic. Wow that is embarrassing.
But here are my choices. You know what I’m talking about, right? Books that after you end them, after you turn the pages, you can’t go back to how you were before. You’ve either read something that profoundly changed your thought process, or you’ve been scarred mentally just from the horribleness of the writing…
I wish I could say something profound, like the Bible or the Secret…and while stories from the Bible (not the Secret) have changed my world-view, most of those teachings have been “shown” to me, or taught through Catholic school, so it wasn’t a reading, realizing and changing…which these books did.
- 1984 by George Orwell
I read this book and the premise still resonates with me. The book’s plot and basis also helped form some of my early political beliefs as a teen.
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
A science fiction novel that made me rethink some of my world views.
- Contact by Carl Sagan &
- Communion by Whitley Strieber
Cemented my fear and belief in aliens invaders…
- The Republic by Plato
The allegory of the cave shaped how I viewed the world.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The concepts behind this novel blew my mind and I still haven’t been able to shake it. Not that I want to.
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The ending of this book rocked my world.
- The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
Concepts in this novel made me think about my priorities.
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
I still blame this book for joining the military. Well one of the reasons.
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
Made me stay far far far away from drugs.
- The Diary of a Young Girl (Paperback) by Anne Frank
Opened my eyes.
- Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver
I am still unable to read the second book.
What books changed you mentally???