Whether a book is fiction or non-fiction, whether it's about werewolves & vampires, or about real life issues - all books can teach us a little life lesson. Here are some lessons I've learned from the last 10 books I've read ... from the mouths of the main fictional character involved.
When Beauty Tamed the Beast, Eloisa James. From Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne ... Even in fairy-tales, things weren't picture perfect all the time.
Ninth Ward, Jewell Parker Rhodes. From Lanesha ... Hurricanes are not to be trifled with.
Divergent, Veronica Roth. From Tris ... Being brave is really tough, but some things are worth standing up for.
Mistress of Rome, Kate Quinn. From Thea ... Don't envy others for what they have. You don't know what they went through to get it, and chances are you wouldn't be willing to pay the high price to get what they got.
Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman. From Richard Mayhew ... Sometimes, you have to accept the facts that are right in front of you, even when they don't line up with what you think they should be.
When She Woke, Hilary Jordan. From Hannah Payne ... Messing with a married man is more trouble than it's worth.
Desperate Duchesses, Eloisa James. From Roberta ... Fuc%ed up things happen even in fairy-tales. Best not to dwell on "why me" and instead try and take action to change things.
Radiant Days, Michael A. Fitzgerald. From Anthony ... There is such a thing as being too nice and thus setting yourself up to be taken advantage of. Just learn to say NO sometimes.
The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka. From a Japanese "Picture-bride" ... Don't trust relationship profiles on the internet. Period. Chances are - whether man or woman - they've lied about something ... let's hope it's not something HUGE.
The Lock Artist, Steve Hamilton. From Mike ... You never know where help is going to come from ... so be nice to everyone.
- Other entries in this series can be found at Book Learning
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