About me

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies […]. The man who never reads lives only one.” 

George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

There are things that shape us throughout our lives. It may be a situation, an event, a person, a song, a play, and reading, for many of us. There are books that make you make you not feel alone, take you to other worlds, live another life, make new friends, and become another version of yourself. However, I believe the most powerful part of reading is that you can learn to understand someone else’s thoughts and ideas, as well as your own.

Hello, welcome to Books That Shape Us. My name is Ana Paula and I’m from Mexico City. I created this website with the intention of sharing my thoughts about all those books that give meaning to our lives. I’ll be posting reviews, stories of my own, as well as other content I hope you enjoy.

Thank you!