Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a really interesting one: the Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do. Books have inspired me to want to do so many fun, fascinating, and far away things. It’s a sort of Bookish Bucket List, if you will. I haven’t done any of these things yet, but here’s hoping I’ll be able to cross at least a few of them off this list someday!
I’ve heard of people following the route that these two adventurers took in the classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and it sounds like such a fun trip to go on! Imagine being able to read any scene in the book and say: “Yup, I’ve been there!”
Even though Cheryl Strayed focuses on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir Wild, it still makes me want to hike the Appalachian Trail even more. The conditions and weather on the west coast of the United States are too extreme for me, but I could definitely see myself hiking at least part of the Appalachian Trail in the future.
Meditation has always been something I’ve had at least a vague interest in; however, it wasn’t until reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert that I considered just how powerful a tool it could be. I would love to incorporate this into my daily routine, but I never know if I’m doing it right.
Okay, so this one probably won’t ever happen, but how cool would it be to discover DINOSAURS? Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park has definitely fueled my recent love for these exciting yet extinct creatures.
Oh, Gansey: your fascination with ley lines has rubbed off on me! While I highly doubt this will ever happen either, I can’t help but hope that I could have a magical adventure like the one Blue and the boys have in The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
No circus could ever live up to the one inThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, but I still think it would be really fun to go to one. Besides, who knows– maybe people just don’t stick around long enough after the sun sets to see the real Night Circus?
I’ve visited beach towns before on day trips, but I think I would have a different perspective of them entirely if I stayed there for the majority of the summer like Vivi in When We Collided by Emery Lord. Meet the locals, get to know the best secret restaurants, snag the hidden gem of a beach spot… the possibilities are endless!
My family and I have been on many road trips before (as I discussed last summer) but I think it would be super fun to go on one just with my friends now that we’re all officially adults with driver’s licenses and stuff. (I wouldn’t say no to a romance like in Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, either.)
Ever since reading about Margaret having Jake paint a gorgeous rose on the ceiling of her bedroom in The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg I’ve secretly wanted to do a project like this in my own bedroom. I would probably paint a flower, a night sky, or something else nature-y.
10. Visit the hobbit holes in New Zealand.
A girl can dream, right? Living the Shire life of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien in real life would be AMAZING. I need to make my way over there, ASAP!
What are some things that books have made you want to do? What do you think of the things on my list? Have you done any of these things before? Let me know in the comments section below!