I love books, especially ones that make me empathize with the characters more than I thought possible. Here are a list of some of those:
  1. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
    THIS. BOOK. I first read it when I was in fourth grad and it changed the way I see the world. I've read it every single year since and cry/laugh/love it even more with every read. Leigh Botts will steal your heart. Please, read this book and let's discuss after!
  2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
    If I am sure of anything, it's that Jonathan Safran Foer is a writing god. I never tire of reading this book! From the complex storyline to the absolute charm of the characters, it is all perfect. READ IT!
  3. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    This book is perfect and gorgeous in every way. You literally have to read it. I'm actually forcing you. Go do it!