Welcome to another Required Reading! Like the last one of these posts, I’ll be sharing some of the literature that has made an impact on my life. This post’s theme is resilience – resilience in the sense that life’s greatest trial is making it through it all without losing your mind or losing yourself. Each one of these pieces really holds a prominent place in my heart, so I hope you take an interest in one and have a read of it yourself!
Ask me what my favourite book is and – as if I were talking about a lover – I’ll say I just haven’t found it yet. Nonetheless, I’ve read a lot of stuff in my lifetime that have made a lasting impact on my thoughts and just generally who I am as a person. So with that, I thought I’d introduce a new list series called Required Reading – compilations of some of the best poems, essays, short stories and novels that I deeply appreciate and/or identify with. I thought I’d compile them by “vibe” lol, so this post’s theme is affection.