Monday, January 4, 2016

The Light Between Oceans: Recommendations

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

This is probably the closest match to me.  Set in WW2 France, it also focuses on the destruction war plays on families.  The writing style is beautiful, and this was one of my favorite reads of 2015.

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time

While this does not share a lot of plot line similarity with The Light Between Oceans, I still have this gut feeling that if you liked The Light Between Oceans, you’d like this one by Picoult.  Like most of Picoult’s novels, it deals with tragic family issues.  This one centers on a teenage girl trying to locate her missing mother.  As an animal lover, it has the added twist that the main character’s missing mom was an elephant caretaker.  Another moving, beautiful novel.

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

At the Water's Edge

This novel underwhelmed me last year, but it has the same readability as The Light Between Oceans.  Plus, most people loved this new release of Gruen’s.  It chronicles a trio as they investigate a lake monster in England in the ‘40s.

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

White Oleander

This novel also centers around female family members.  It is written beautifully and sheds light on how much girls need their mothers.  This one is worth the late read if you’re not looking for a warm and fuzzy read.

Happy reading.

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