Happy first day of October, sweet readers!
With colder evenings upon us, now is the time to find a good read to curl up with along with some warm apple cider. Sounds perfect, right? Well, if you are looking for a book recommendation, I have one for you. I just finished All the Light We Cannot See for book club and let me tell you, it was amazing. I don’t think I have read a more moving novel since Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth.
This novel tells the story of Marie-Laure LeBlanc,the blind daughter of widowed master locksmith at the Museum of Natural History in Paris and Werner Pfennig, an orphan who comes to age in the town of Zollverein. His passion for science and gift of radio mechanics earns him a place at a training school for the Nazi military elite. The timing is 1940-1944 and each chapter weaves the story of these two characters and their eventual meeting in Saint-Malo, France near the end of the war.
And the writing is superb. Author Anthony Doerr just has a way with words “Time is a slippery thing; lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.” This will be a book you won’t be able to put down as each chapter brings a new level of suspense. I promise!
Next on my night stand… Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me.