What Books Taught Us – (Guest Post: @StephsWorld_x)

Hi everyone. My name is Steph and I write a Lifestyle Blog called Steph’s World. I usually write about Theatre Reviews, Beauty Products, Baking Recipes, Days Out Ideas, University Tips and Monthly Favourites.

When I got this opportunity to Guest Blog for Womanish Affairs, I knew I had to write something about books. I don’t usually write about books on my blog, but thought this would be a great opportunity. I hope you enjoy my topic of What Books Taught Us growing-up.

J.K. Rowling

What did the Harry Potter books series not teach us? J.K. Rowling put three main lessons throughout the series which were: Stand by your friends, You’re never alone and that you can overcome fear and have courage.

These books aren’t just fantastic but they have taught many young adults about friendship and love.



Roald Dahl

Books written by Roald Dahl can be a bit strange and scary, but they so actually teach us a good lesson. Not everyone is the same or the ‘norm’ whatever that actually is, and this is shown throughout all of his books. He makes you think that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover like the story of the Big Friendly Giant (BFG).

Also, he teaches us the art of mindfulness. He shows how books help us escape just like Matilda does.




Enid Blyton

She is most known for writing the Famous Five series which has two main themes very similar to J.K. Rowling, they are to have courage and to work as a team.

I loved Enid Blyton books when I was young as her books took me to another world and the descriptions allowed you to imagine the story perfectly.




Jacqueline Wilson

I started reading Jacqueline Wilson books as an pre-teen and loved the books. I used to read them with my Mom and for me the books had a strong message about how much our parents/guardians mean to us and how they will always be around for you. Family is important, whether they are biological, adopted or the people you live with.




Roger Hargreaves

If you didn’t already know, Roger Hargreaves is the person who wrote all the Little Miss and Mr Men books. When I was young I loved reading these books. They were short and were so colourful. They showed me that everyone is different and that it doesn’t matter whether you fit into the ‘norm’ of society.

The books are somewhat out of times now though in some aspects. One way is that all the characters all live in Misterland, which can be seen as sexist.




These were the five main authors I used to reach for when growing-up and these are the messages I took from them.

Do you agree with any of these points? Also let me know what authors you used to read books by and what you learnt from them. I’d love to know.

Thanks for reading and thank you to Sabah for this amazing opportunity to guest blog for her wonderful blog.

Steph xx


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  • Mardene Carr

    I loe books….reading is my passion. Books can take us to places in our minds that we may never get to visit physically

    • I agree and that’s one of the reasons I love reading books 🙂

  • Shannon Schroecker

    The little people books bring back some amazing memories!

  • Food & Baker

    This was a lovely read and oh how true! As much as I say I love to read, haven’t picked up a book in a while but it really does teach you lessons that we agree to all points Steph has made! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James

    • I feel the same!
      Thank you for commenting! x

  • revert life

    Oooh I loved Jacqueline Wilson as a pre teen. My younger sister called me a few weeks ago because my mum declutterd and wanted to throw out our books. Needless to say I was on FaceTime with my sister telling her which books to rescue lol.

    • Haha! I hate getting rid of books.
      Thanks for commenting! x

  • Harry Potter books are definitely my favourite and I love the message they have in them. I’ve also read a few Enid Blyton books as a kid when my dad bought me The Ship of Adventure. I have no idea what I did with the book though! Also I remember reading Jacqueline Wilson books as a kid too! I feel like I’ve just had a flashback to my childhood with this post ^_^