Is it really a Southern summer without lemonade? I didn’t think so. So, my partner in crime is just that: a glass of lemonade. I forewarned everyone about my intentions of writing about several books from the Buzzfeed list of 31 heartwarming books, and I’m here to do just that. Enjoy (Or don’t, it’s up to you)!
I’ve decided to start with Tuesdays with Morrie as the first book up for discussion; it’s the first book I’ve read off the list. I will confess to having previously read a book by author, Mitch Albom, and I had high expectations on this one. I’m pleased to inform that I was not disappointed. As far as heartwarming, I don’t know how this book would fare, but it definitely was heart-wrenching. For me, it was one of those books that you had to take breaks from. Partly due to the sadness of the topic and also due to the fact that it had lesson upon lesson to absorb. The emotions it inspired were intense, and I found myself smiling through tears more times than I could count (For those familiar with me, you know that it must be very emotional to drive even ME to tears).
Tuesdays with Morrie tells the story of a student and his ex-professor, Morrie. Having been graduated for sometime, the Tuesday sessions resemble miniature reunions between teacher and pupil. I had the privilege of being an eavesdropping party to their little sessions if only till I closed my book again. The book took a topic like death, something no one wants to think about, and forced the reader to not only examine it up close, but also to come to terms with the fact that we will all face it. It made me take a hard look at my life and the things I fill my time with and seriously contemplate whether or not I was really living for the right things.
The undertone of the entire book was tragic; the ending was inevitable from the first glance, but I learned so much along the way. Morrie endeared me to him more with each page, and I feel as if I’ve gained a wise friend myself, even if it’s only in the form of a book. If you can’t tell, I deeply enjoyed the book, and I would recommend this to everyone. It’s a much-needed eye-opener in today’s time.
p.s. The link to the list is attached.