TGIF at GReads! (7) & Weekly Recap

This Friday blog hop is run by Ginger at GReads! (who also created this beautiful button). Each week she posts a new question for us to ponder.

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This week’s question is:

Taking it Personal: Which books have affected you on a personal level and lingered in your mind long after you closed the pages?
I have to admit that I’m more often affected on this level by nonfiction books than I am fiction books. Some of the first books that came to mind for this question were books like Lies My Teacher Told Me, Dead Man Walking, Outliers, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star. These were books that challenged me, outraged me, taught me. They put me in awe, put me in my place, put me in another’s shoes. Compelling nonfiction grabs me because it’s true. It is about real people, real lives, real truths that shed light on the human condition. That kind of knowledge impacts me far greater than fiction.

I highly recommend all four of those books, by the way. They are all 5+ stars for me.

What books have most affected you?

My weekly recap is inspired by the phenomenally talented, kind and generous Small Review. If you are not already following her, you are really missing out. Also, have I mentioned how much I love Cool Text? They’re the folks that allow me to make these cool (and simple) text buttons – for FREE!

If you’re a first time visitor, or just didn’t get the chance to stop by this week, here’s what you missed:

I’m giving away $25 for any book(s) of your choice from The Book Depository as part of the Summer Giveaway Hop. Open internationally. Ends Sunday! Hop on over and enter.

Waiting on Wednesday – TEMPEST by Julie Cross

HAUNTING VIOLET by Alyxandra Harvey
5/5 stars
YA Historical Fiction Challenge
Gothic Reading Challenge
Mystery & Suspense Challenge
I Read Banned Books Tour

THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa
4/5 stars
YA Series Challenge
Fantasy Reading Challenge

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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