the light we lost

51AkEbuSCUL.jpgIf you, like me, loved Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes (reviewed here – one of my first), you should immediately grab the light we lost by Jill Santopolo. (And, by the way, if you haven’t read Me Before You, grab it immediately and first!) the light we lost grabbed me the moment I started reading, and I couldn’t put it down. In fact, it was one of those rare books that I thought about during the work day when I wasn’t able to keep reading it. Lucy meets Gabe senior year of college. They part ways and meet again a year later and start dating. When Gabe is assigned to the Middle East and decides his career takes precedence over everything else, they each form separate lives that intertwine over the next thirteen years. I don’t want to describe the plot any further and spoil the story. This was one of my favorite books of the year and one of the best I have read in a while. Is it deep? Is it life-changing? No. Just a good story that’s well-told. I highly recommend it and would be surprised if it doesn’t end up a movie as well.

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