- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
- The Fold by An Na
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Searching taught me that it is best to be honest about how you feel rather than keeping it to yourself or writing it down. It is bound to come out sooner or later even if it is for the best or worst. It is best to address something as soon as possible rather than “waiting for the right moment” because things could become worse than it should. Girl with a Pearl Earring was a book assigned to me when I was taking Art and Literature in high school. It was a bit out of my comfort zone with the unexpected events, but it taught me about the reality of life compared to the typical love stories told by movies and books. The Fold that you should love yourself rather than undergoing the knife to become the “perfect face.” Sometimes it is not worth changing how you look to impress others.