Books can be very helpful. They can give you wonderful motivation. They can help kindle your inner creative spirit. And they can even inspire you to write something of your own!
But every once in a while, books can give you some really sh*tty advice.
Today, I’m taking the time to caution you against these tips, because YOU WILL REGRET TAKING THEM TO HEART. Just… please. I will save your life right here, right now.
HERE WE GO:
1. The Selection by Kiera Cass: It’s much better to constantly switch sides between two men, rather than just make a decision.
2. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: There’s nothing wrong with stalking people and drawing them naked. Nothing at all.
3. The Duff by Kody Keplinger: It’s perfectly acceptable to have sex with a hot guy and then criticize others for doing the same thing, but only if you’re having a hard time in your life. Because how else would you pass the time? Get a hobby? Psssshhh, that’s for stupid people.
4. Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Never have your phone battery charged. Ever. I mean, what’s a phone good for, if not sitting in your pocket doing nothing?
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Get together with your scary roommate’s ex-boyfriend. That won’t cause any problems.
6. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Don’t give cute British guys your number. Or your address. Or your name. They’ll just find you.
7. Paper Towns by John Green: Create a fake personality for yourself, and hate others for believing it and worshipping you. Because they need to see the REAL YOU!
8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: Don’t call the police if someone is staring at you while you sleep.
9. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: If someone tells you something, don’t ever doubt it, or question it’s validity. It’s much better to stay in a bubble for 18 years, am I right?
10. Popular by Maya Van Wagenen: Wear weird 80’s style clothes to school, and you’ll be popular in no time. SUCCESS!
11. The Young Elites by Marie Lu: If you kill your dad, leave your only sister alone in a house with the body. That won’t come back to haunt you.
12. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: If you write secret love letters to your crushes, be sure to put the address of your crush on the envelope. That way, if someone finds it, you totally won’t be in a pickle!
13. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Have sex when your doctor has warned you that you might die if you over-exert yourself. You know what they say: Live, Love, Laugh.
14. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: Don’t take your meds if you feel like you can handle it. Doctors can’t beat gut instinct!
15. Divergent by Veronica Roth: It’s completely unnatural to have more than one personality trait. So you should want to potentially murder anyone who falls under that category.
16. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: That guy who you’ve grown up with, and have learned how to hunt with, and who’s secretly fallen in love with you? Don’t trust him. Trust the whiny blondie that gave you bread a couple years ago.
17. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella: It’s perfectly fine to spend every waking minute playing in a virtual reality. If anyone says otherwise, yell at them and sulk around.
18. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor: Dye your hair blue. Permanently. You won’t regret that decision.
19. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Taunt and defy your leaders. That won’t bring any consequences with it.
20. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Fall in love with the first boy you ever see. Don’t worry, there’s no one else in the world anyways.
I was really inspired to do this post because I was stalking Cait over at Paper Fury, and delving deep into her archives *mwhahaha*, and I stumbled across this lovely post about useful life lessons you can learn from books. I just had to make my own version! So thank you Cait, for letting me stalk you. Oh wait… no, for letting me basically remake your fantastic post.
So have you taken any of this advice? Please don’t say yes! Although if you have… I would be very interested to hear that story *hehehe*. That Hunger Games one tho… Can you tell I’m TEAM GALE? *crying because that trilogy was unfair to him*