Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Five Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them.

This is kind of a hard post for me. I had to think about it for a while. Most of the time I read romances. Since I’m already married, I think I have the falling in love thing down. Or at least I hope I do! 😉

102838721. Visit the South (North & South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana)

I love books set in the Southern U.S. The way authors such as Karen White describe the historic settings make me curious to what they look like in real life. I mean, I’ve seen pictures, but certain historic places make you feel sometimes. Does that make sense at all? (I’m also a sucker for a southern accent!)


2. Talk to my daughter about consent.

This may seem like a weird want to do, but after having read so many books about date rape or date rape drugs I feel like I want her to have an understanding of what consent means. I hope talking to her (in the future because she’s 8) about it will enable her to come to me in the future if she needs to.


3. Cut sugar out of my diet.

I read this book because I was interested in author Jasinda Wilder’s approach to well being and weightloss. Having a degree in Food and Nutrition Management, I’m always interested in “diets” and I loved that this wasn’t supposed to be one. She has a lot of great insights, although I’m still not sure how I feel about the use of Stevia as a replacement. I do love her positive message, though!

4. Change my daily routines.

So, I haven’t read this book yet. I have read the parts about forming and changing habits, though. I would really love to apply this to my life. I know I have some unhealthy habits to break and this book could be the push I need.


226698325. “Do epic” every day.

Life flies by. Seriously. One day you’re 18, the next you’re 38. Don’t wait for special occasions. I want to make each day memorable. If not for myself, then for someone around me. It’s the little moments and memories that count.


I know, nothing super exciting on this list, but I’m not very adventurous. 😉

36 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them”

  1. I love #5 and I totally forgot about Bright Side! I really want to get that phrase tattooed on my arm like Gus so I can reminded of this.

    1. That would be awesome! You’ll have to share a picture if you do. If I were to get a tattoo of a book quote, it would definitely be that one. 🙂

  2. It’s a very nice list, very positive 🙂 Do epic everyday is something we should all strive for. I struggle with that a lot, so it was a nice reminder!

  3. Wow, it is so important for kids, both girls and boys to understand what consent is. I need to hurry up and read The Way I Use To Be. Great Top Ten! 😀

  4. Do epic everyday is going to be my life motto from now on. I want to try new things and explore and just challenge myself. Changing my daily routine has definitely been something I’ve been trying to apply to my life and so far I’m doing alright. 😀

    1. You should read it! I tell everyone that. One of my favorites of all times. Thank you!

  5. I agree consent is one of those things people don’t always seem to understand really well, and that leads to problems. Definitely a good thing to talk about!

  6. You should definitely put #1 on your bucket list. I’ve lived in N.C. and been around the south and it’s definitely a must see. Great list. 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’ve been to Memphis, TN and Ole Miss, but that’s it for my Southern journey. I am hoping to get to see more of it. Definitely a bucket list item that’s doable!

  7. I love this list! I’ve definitely read quite a few nonfic books that made me want to improve my life in various ways, but I haven’t read any of the ones you’ve mentioned. It definitely is the little moments and memories that count in the long run. 🙂

  8. I love that you included “talk to my daughter about consent” on this list! It’s so awesome that a book inspired you to do that, because I feel like not a lot of parents talk about consent enough with their children when it’s SO important. It’s scary because a lot of girls (and guys too, I’m sure) have a really hazy idea of what consent is, and though I think it’s receiving more public light recently, it’s still oftentimes portrayed that if you didn’t say “NO” you’ve given consent, which is SO NOT TRUE.

    My TTT! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s not something I really thought about until I read that book. You’re right — especially these days. It really does need to be addressed with both guys and girls. 🙂

  9. My husband is from South Carolina, we go there to visit his family. I will give you this advice – don’t go in the summer. Oh my gosh, it is unbearably hot. This summer it’s been over 100 for weeks on end with humidity. I don’t know how they live in it. Charleston is an amazing place, I love to visit there. Beautiful architecture and wonderful food. Savannah Georgia was nice too. Great job on your list this week!

  10. Yes! I like your last one about making every day epic. It’s a good one. It’s like carpe diem! But with less carefree sense, in my opinion. ^.^

    And I wish you the best of luck with speaking to your daughter! This is so so so important nowadays and while it may be awkward for her, it’s an important discussion to have!

  11. I love your picks for this week, especially number two. I think it’s such an important thing for all parents to discuss with their children; boys and girls, but yeah maybe when they’re older than eight! 🙂
    Also I love the idea of “doing epic” every day, make the most of your life while you’re young! 😀

    1. Thank you! Sorry to reply so late. For some reason your comment went to my spam folder. 🙁

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