Be A Good Human Tag (pt. 1)

I quite liked Jen Campbell’s Be A Good Human tag video. It struck a chord with me because, at the root of it, the main reason I read–far above escapism or enjoyment*–is that I want to be a better, more knowledgeable human.

*Although, the desire to grow and add new perspectives and ideas to my bank of thoughts is, for me, inherently enjoyable even if it comes at the cost of an unenjoyable book/reading experience…yknow?

This is not a list of books that I think would make other people better humans necessarily, but I list of books that I feel have helped (or are helping or will help) me to be a better person either through reminders or reassurances or revelations…

But I actually want to get to my list later. In this post, I’m more curious about books that YOU feel have made you a better person and hear why you feel they did/do that for you. Fiction, non-fiction, prose, poetry, comics; ALL are welcome. The more books the better!

So, what books do you think have made you better person?

 

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8 Responses to Be A Good Human Tag (pt. 1)

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  3. Claire (BWB) says:

    Wide Sargasso Sea for me, though it tortured me a bit too. Also The Other Side of Paradise by Stacey Ann Chin and The Thing Around Your Neck by… Ngozi… man I can’t spell her first name and I’m on a bad phone but my best guess is Chimamanda…?

    • Nicole says:

      Haha, that’s right: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; my phone’s stupid spellcheck would have field day with her name :’)
      Wide Sargasso Sea is on my list of 100 to read before my life terminates (hopefully by natural, painless causes). I was thinking my first Adichie would be Americanah just because I think it’s her most favourite? But, to be fair, I think all her books are pretty famous so it’s hard to choose which to start with..
      The Other Side of Paradise sounds really good – right up my alley. Going to add it to my TBR.

  4. writersideup says:

    Nicole, I’m going to say that ANY book written by Leo Buscaglia is bound to have some positive effect on anyone, whatever it is you take away from his books. I don’t know if you’ve heard of him. Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us. What a loss to mankind, but OH, what a mark he made while he was here. You can hear him speak if you search for him on YouTube, too. Just wonderful 🙂

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