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Books that have made me want to learn something once I finished them.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here!

One of the main reasons I enjoy reading is because I am able to learn about things that I otherwise may have never thought to learn about. I always try and find the lesson within every book – even if it’s completely useless or irrelevant to my life, but I think it’s so important to learn at least something from every book I pick up. So these are the books that have inspired me to learn something somewhat (maybe) interesting to you all – enjoy!


172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

I’ve definitely mentioned this before but 172 Hours on the Moon was one of the first sci-fi books I ever read – and it completely made me fall in love with the genre. This book was also probably the start of my love for space. I freaking love space. I think it’s such an interesting topic, and I can guarantee that I’ve only continued to learn more and more since reading this book. Thank you. 


Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

If you can’t already tell, I started googling the heck out of dinosaurs after reading this book. Shocked? I’m not! This book was the first adult sci-fi novel I ever read and it made me fall completely in love with them. It was very scientific (which means a lot of people end up disliking the book) however for me the extra science elements of this book only inspired me to look into it more and more. I’ve learnt a heck of a lot about dinosaurs since reading this, and let me tell you, I love it.


The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

This one might be a bit of a cheat, since I haven’t technically actually learnt anything since reading it, but from what I can tell this book was based off a real-life walled city somewhere in Asia. You can probably tell I know basically nothing about that side of things, but I’m including this in my list because I really do want to look into it more. So I am definitely going to research that, at some point.


Room by Emma Donoghue

Whilst I didn’t necessarily enjoy this book (read my review here) I did find the premise very interesting, which is probably why after reading this I started reading article upon article of kidnapping cases. Do you know that strange mood when you get obsessed by something? That was me with kidnappings. Or just abductions. I was reading so many news reports and watching so many documentaries about the most famous stories. Luckily, I have since slowed down my fanatic reading, but I am definitely interested in reading more fiction that surrounds the topic as well.

What are some books that made you want to learn something? Do you agree with any of the books I mentioned? Let me know! ▲



  1. 172 Hours on the Moon sounds so interesting, I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before! I’m assuming it’s kind of exactly what the title says? And The Walled City is something I really should pick up – I LOVED Wolf by Wolf.

    • I highly suggest picking it up! I know a few people who really disliked it but I think it’s one of those books thats interesting enough and gives you something to think about even if you don’t necessarily give it 5/5 stars 🙂

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