I was the little girl who hid under her bed and read books with a flashlight instead of going to sleep, which put my parents in a tough spot...."We want her to read, but it's a school night and she needs to sleep." Of course, sleep always won and I was scolded, flashlight removed, and put back to bed. Yep, that was me and it was a nightly ritual! (Sorry, Mom)
I still love to read. Over the years, my reading choices have developed to include motivating & encouraging books that focus on self-improvement. I enjoy how these books give me a fresh outlook and a different perspective. I know motivational books aren't for everyone, but there are some real gems to be found once you dig past the boring, textbook sized books that turn people off of these shelves in the library.
Side note: Of course, I'm still a girly girl who gushes over a good romance, you'll find some of those in these lists too!