Books That Have Left Their Mark Upon Your Heart
A good book tends to do two things in unequal measure:
It makes you think.
It makes you feel.
It’s the latter I want to ask about today.
Tell us about a book that made you feel something. That affected you deeply.
Tell us what it is, by whom, and how-slash-why it affected you.
To pause for a moment and to define “affected” — I don’t mean something glib like, “It bored me.” Yes, that’s technically an effect, but not what I mean. I mean a book that cut deep. That made you feel griefstruck or giddy, that somehow birthed in you an emotion or effect not normally expected. A book that punches hard. A book that leaves scars or tattoos, big or small. That broke your heart, or maybe mended it.
I’ll hang up and wait for your call.