Falling in Love With Reading

The Goodreads Twitter account asked an interesting prompt:

What book made you fall in love with reading?

— Goodreads (@goodreads) January 19, 2023

As a kid, though I’d read infrequently, I’d enjoy reading atlases, encyclopedias, and novels. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I took reading seriously. And one of the first books I read was Malcolm Gladwells, Outliers.

As someone who was new to reading, this book was a revelation. It felt humbling knowing that there was a whole world of knowledge out there that I just discovered. My initial foray into a serious reading habit started with the classic self help books: Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Mindset. Each one of these books was quite formative to my young mind.

While I’ve moved on from the self help genre, many of these books were foundational for my love of reading and self education.

January 19, 2023

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