We don't experience books the same way we experience movies, music, or video games.
Some of us look to books for inspiration and many of us look to the authority of the author to give us some guidance as to how we might better live our lives.
And this goes beyond self-help books, but rather the philosophies and often imagined scenarios crafted by the author. That's why Moby Dick's white whale is frequently used as a metaphor for people spending their lives working towards a seemingly unobtainable goal.
That's exactly what this week's book club is all about: Which books have you sought out, not just to experience a story, but to learn something about human nature or philosophy?
Let us know in the comments.