Giacomo Bagnara Bagnara itibaren Châteaulin, France
Hesse waxes philosophic on the meaning of enlightenment. I'm not a big fan of spirituality books, but something about this book works well. It's a brisk, thoughtful story that spans the entirety of the protagonist's life in just 150 pages.
I learned that Johnny Appleseed was a folktown hero because he planted appleseeds. I thought it was sad when his mom and his little brother died, and his dad went to war.