LET’S talk books that can change your life.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell may not seem like the obvious choice. How could a novel that’s not classic literature, with less than 350 pages and missing a Nobel Prize change someone’s life?
The answer is simple really. It brought me back to my love of my books.
I devoured the whole novel in about two days after months of not reading anything but Fanfiction or blog posts. (not that there is anything wrong with either of those things, it’s just that there not quite the same as a book, are they?)
And not only is Attachments hilariously funny, romantic and heart wrenchingly sad, but I couldn’t help but relate to main character Lincoln. At the start of the novel Lincoln is lost. And he’s not quite sure how to find himself.
But as he attempts to get himself back into the world, stuck between a relationship that fell apart and a girl he shouldn’t be falling for (and slightly stalking) as well as a mind-numbingly boring job, he finds who he is. He has to give up everything he has been holding onto for so long to get there, but he does get there.
Lincoln is endearing, he is naïve, sometimes he is plain stupid, but I can’t help but feel a little lost like Lincoln.
Attachments changed my life, because it showed me that it’s ok to be a little lost sometimes. It’s also one of the few books I can read again and again and again without ever getting bored of.
Did I forget to mention I am reading it again?
EVER read a book that changed you life? Comment below with your choice! I don’t bite. Yet.