Lauren Emily Whalen On What Makes A Great Book

A great book surprises me and makes me think. It challenges my perceptions and opinions, while also making me feel at home. A great book keeps me up at night because I keep saying to myself “just one more chapter”, even though I know I’m lying. Related: a great book means I’m tired the next day, but it’s completely worth it. To quote ‘The History Boys’, a great book feels “like a hand has come out and taken yours.”