Nearly everyone who has had access to the magic of the written word, in whatever way, will have been profoundly moved by a book. Maybe it was one that got you through a very difficult time or brought you closer to someone. Perhaps there’s a book that once changed your outlook on life. One that might have inspired you to do something or given you the courage you needed. Or maybe there was just a moment where you discovered the unadulterated pleasure of immersing yourself in someone else’s world. And of course there's the myriad other ways that I can’t possibly imagine, not being you.
While books and the impressions they leave are deeply personal, it would be amazing to see the impact certain ones have had on the HOL community (though I bet I can predict around 7 that may well crop up….). So, if you’d like, this is your place to share those books that have made a difference to you (big or small) and the reasons why. What the folk at World Book Day chose to call ‘Writes of Passage’.