When the novel grabs me by the hand on the first page and 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. I scold, cry and hug them wrapping my arms around their pain. My heart races to the rhythm of each word. So hard to put down even for a moment.
I look up and it’s 2 a.m., and I must go to work in a few hours. We will meet again tomorrow, same time, same place.
Some of these books are:
- Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- Cooked by Jeff Henderson
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.