I loved this piece from The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates about how certain books just have that personal appeal:
In the article above, Coates talks about how certain books just "call to him," and how he doesn't want "the journey to end." I know you know that feeling. For Coates it was Battle Cry of Freedom, The Intuitionist, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby.
Another wonderful piece from Coats had me wanting to read Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence all over again.
The Age of Awesome
Ta-Nehisi Coates has that passion for books--all kinds of books. I love it when that passion comes off the page.
I was sitting here trying to recall that feeling, and remember which books really triggered it for me. Definitely Richard Wright's Black Boy is on my list. So is Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath. Middlemarch. Howard's End. The Sound and the Fury. Light in August.
Wally Lamb's I Know This Much is True, and The Hour I First Believed.
Rock Island Line and Driftless by David Rhodes.
What books have called to you? Which books have you savored, not wanting the journey to end?