Discussion: Is It Important To Read Famous Books?19:00
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There are certain books that I think everyone will agree are very influential in the writing world. Books like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight, or Divergent, that have captured readers’ imaginations, and have inspired writers to follow in their footsteps. These are the types of books that other novels get compared to, and that typify the kind of success most writers dream of. Their authors found that certain something that compels people to read the books and share them with friends. These are the important books of our time.
But, while these books are undeniably influential, and there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had from reading them, there are some writers, like me, who haven’t read a lot of these famous books. I haven’t read either The Hunger Games or Harry Potter yet, and recently I’ve started to wonder something. When we don’t read these books, are we missing out on not only what could be a great read, but also missing out on the chance to learn from some of the most successful writers of our time?
I’d love to hear from you on this question, because I certainly don’t have the answers. Do you think that it’s important for us as writers to read these influential books? Are we missing out if we don’t read them? What books or series would you consider influential? Are there famous books or series that you, like me, haven’t read? I want to hear your opinion. Let’s discuss!