I know I’ve got a good read when the novel grabs me by the hand on the first page. It pulls me line by line refusing to let me go that’s when I know I’m off on an amazing adventure.
I run through the sentences like playing the game Hide and Go Seek anxiously awaiting to feel what’s about to happen next.
As the characters unfold I talk to them as if they were my mother, my sister, or my best friend. Scolding, crying, comforting, and wrapping my arms around
their pain. My heart races to the rhythm of each word. It’s so hard to put you down even for a moment. I look up and it’s 2 a.m. and I must go to work in the morning.
We will meet again tomorrow, same time, same place.
Some of those books are:
- Cooked by Jeff Henderson
- The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.