Looking for some captivating summer reads?
I haven’t covered any books on the blog in ages, but it’s not for lack of reading them. I spent most of 2016 devouring the Outlander series (8 books with about 1,700 pages per book) – and let me tell you it was totally worth it.
Not everyone is up to investing their summer in a saga like Outlander – so I’ll give you a quick read that you should pick up:
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost starts with the events of 9/11 and weaves the characters in and out of each other’s lives over the following years.
The narrative is done by Lucy, the book’s heroine, reflecting to Gabe on the moments of her life that lead her to this day…
But what is “this day”? Is Gabe married, hurt, dead, alive, missing or quietly listening to her monologue? It was this facet that kept me intrigued and turning the pages to the very end.
The reviews on this go yea or nay – there are very few meh’s.
Personally I found it entertaining – not in a humourous sort of way – but as in “I’d see the movie” kind of way; an escape from everyday through the lives of the characters.
Better still, I escaped on a Saturday afternoon and finished the book by noon on Sunday – just the perfect amount of love, infatuation and angst for a patio or beach read. (no sex – or very little – if that’s what you’re looking for)
Despite the title – which frankly bugged me because of the plethora of books available with “The Light” in the title (The Light Between Oceans, All The Light We Cannot See, The Light We Lost etc – all of which are excellent BTW)
If you are looking for an easy read to take to the beach or enjoy poolside, this is one you’ll devour in a sitting or two.