I finished a book very late last night that so deeply affected me that I can’t even process it yet. I will have to reread it in the future after getting through the rest of my pile. Here’s the book, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. It’s about Stalin’s hidden crimes against the people of the Baltic states (and lots of other states), chronicling what happens to one fictional Lituanian family after they are forcibly deported from their homes and sentenced to hard labor. I have read a lot of books in my life, but I can only name a handful that have affected me as much as this one. I feel different for having read it, and for that I’m grateful.

So GT, what books changed you somehow?