"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
Title: Norwegian Wood
Author: Haruki Murakami, (b. 1949-, Japan)
I'm not sure I one hundred percent agree with today's quote by Haruki Murakami, one of the best writers in the world today. After all, I'm an English teacher and when I have the whole class read the same book, trust me, there are a lot of different opinions!
Yet I do agree with his point: stretch and challenge yourself as a reader. Don't just read what your friends read and agree with what your friends think about what they read. Dare to read what others won't. Why? Well, perhaps as a result, you'll have something new and unique to bring to the conversation.
If you could read whatever you wanted (even if it hasn't been invented yet), what would it be?
Renegade Challenge: Try to read a book that's different than what a lot of your friends are reading and also different from what you would normally read.