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About eight months ago, Sarah and I started a St. Louis book club for 20-something women. We wanted to make more friends since a) I’m not from around here and b) we had no lives outside our homes. Honestly, our book club has been the ONLY thing keeping me reading during this very hectic last year. I even had to skip some of our monthly books during a recent freelance project I was working on.
Now that the holidays are over, I’m finally finding some time to read, and our book for this month is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It’s a historical fiction based in France during World War II. I’m only 20 pages in, but I’m already enjoying it. Also, I don’t do reviews or summaries AT ALL, so read the plot line here.
It seems like it could be hard to keep up with the plot, as it follows a young soldier in WWII and a blind girl. So far, it’s had several flashbacks and switches between the characters’ POVs.
The cover, as shown above, is lovely, and if I’d seen this on the library shelf, I would have judged it by its cover and taken it home with me.
That’s really all I have to say about the book, but I do recommend it wholeheartedly just based on the first few pages. If you’re a WWII junkie or historical fiction fan, you’ll probably enjoy it.