When it comes to reading, I’m a bit of a masochist. What I mean is that I love books that break my heart just a little. I’m talking about the stories that simultaneously crush your soul and renew your faith in the world.  What I’m referring to are books that turn something on inside you and make you feel like the world certainly can’t move forward until everyone reads them.

Here’s a handful of books that stand out because they ripped my heart out. And I liked it.

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