From the list on taking you on an emotional journey.
Who am I?
And though each of us has our own individual stories to tell, a true adventure emerges when we bring them all together as one. That line from Epcot's fireworks show, Illuminations, is my guiding light. As someone who has struggled to identify and express emotion, reading stories that do that with vulnerability and authenticity has supplied me with a path forward. It's what I aim to do with my writing. To inspire, evoke a kaleidoscope of emotions, and connect. Some read to escape reality. I do so to navigate it. As the prelude to Illuminations eloquently states, there's magic when we share our stories and bring them together as one.
Dave's book list on taking you on an emotional journey
Why did Dave love this book?
Occasionally, a book affects you profoundly: as a reader, writer, and person.
As a reader, the characters were part of my life. The ebb and flow of conflict, resolution, and tension was captivating. While reading this book, I slowed down instead of speeding up, to savor every emotion with intensity.
As a writer, Ms. Hannah uses language to convey heart-wrenching emotion. This is the joy, despair, hope, love, anger, and rage I want to share in my stories.
As a person, stories let us inspect the complex intricacies of humanity. It’s inspiring, moving, and encouraging. This one evocatively demonstrates the power of love, family, courage, and hope. I would be surprised if this book disappointed you, and not surprised a bit if it changes you on some deeper level.