Goodreads Monday – August 12th 2019

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

This week’s book:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

BLURB FROM GOODREADS: From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance.

Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. 

Why I have not read it yet?

I’m blaming my friend Sam @A Book Haven for this LOL!!! She didn’t like it and I think it sort of put me off reading this. But I should know better than to be influenced by her because our tastes in books are miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiles apart LMAO!!! (Sorry Sam, still love you though!) So I don’t think I want to kick this off my TBR because the blurb sounds really interesting…plus I already own a copy and it really would be a waste not to read it, wouldn’t it?!?!?!?

Have you read this book? Or any other books by Anthony Doerr? Is this a book that should stay on my TBR or one that I should set free? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

xo Emer

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22 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – August 12th 2019

  1. Ahh LOVE this book!! I read it a few years ago and was absolutely enthralled by it. The writing is so beautiful, and the story is so sad. I read another book by Anthony Doerr called About Grace which was okay, but not as good as All the Light We Cannot See.

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    1. Oh Amanda I’m sorry 😂😂😂 I have the most insane TBR list that floats around my brain. It’s so overflowing there’s no way I’ll ever get to everything sadly. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just freeze time for a little bit every day and catch up with all of these great reads :))))

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  2. This was the book that made me realize just how much I love/enjoy historical fictions. The writing was beautiful and the story was also heartbreaking but hopeful. I hope you keep it on your list and enjoy it if you read it 😍

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