By Angela Maria Hart
1. A classic that I identified with the main character.
Elizabeth Bennet would be the most obvious answer, a bibliophile who doesn’t want to settle. But, I also relate to Anne Elliot ("Persuasion"), Anna Oliphant ("Anna and the French Kiss"), and
2. A book that surprised me in regards to how much it affected me.
“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom (actually, most of his books bring me to tears), truly touched my heart. I think that this book is extraordinarily moving on so many levels. If you haven’t read “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” yet, please add it to your to-be-read list.
3. A book you read at just the right time.
This is a great question. I remember feeling extremely stressed one week, in particular, with school. Yet, one Friday night, I curled up with a hot cup of tea and “My Life Next Door.” The loveable characters gave me something else to focus on and turned my stress to suspense, wanting to see what happened with Sam’s family in the end.
4. A book that inspired you.
So many books have captivated my attention over the years, Jane Austen’s novels more so than others.
5. A book that calms you.
I really enjoy reading Grimm’s Fairytales from time to time, they are classics for a reason.