October 10, 2013
I think all the books we read change our lives, even if it is only incrementally. That said, I don't think I've described any book as life changing in a long time. If I had to pick a few that stand out in the past five years though... Three Weeks in December, by Audrey Schulman. Her protagonist is an adult woman with Asperger syndrome. I've never found myself empathizing so completely with a character so different from me. The Black Book, by Orhan Pamuk. I bought this just before going on vacation to Turkey a few years ago. I knew absolutely nothing about the author, and thought I was picking up a detective story that would be a good beach read. I hadn't read true literary fiction since college. This book reminded me why I fell in love with reading in the first place.
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I am an editor and former Tattered Cover employee whose favorite leisure activity is reading. While I've lived in Colorado for most of my life, I've only been skiing twice (too much reading to do).