Day: July 2, 2013

What classic book has changed your view on life, social mores, political views, or religion? The Classics Club

This is a difficult question to answer. I am definitely moved and affected by books. I am not sure if it necessary changes my view on things as in they give me epiphanies. They certainly make me appreciate life much more.

There is one classic that does come to mind:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: I am not sure if it was just the time, but when I read this at 14, something changed in the way I saw literature. It felt that I had reached a turning point in my reading life and this novel marked it. I fell in love with Russian Literature with this book, and for a few years, I had a dream of learning Russian just to read it. I had been moved before this book, but it felt like I was growing up when I read this book.

There are more books out there, and more authors who have affected me just as much, but this post would be a bit too long if that were the case.

Have a good week!