What She's Reading Now

It's time for an update! 

One thing you should know about me:
If anything remotely exciting is happening, I DO NOT SLEEP the night before.

Alas, today and tomorrow are big days at work for me. We are hosting a huge Women's Health "expo" for work, and along with free health screenings, we've gathered about 40 craft vendors and businesses to host booths all day long. (Yours truly's wreaths and cards will be making their debut!)

So, you know what the means? Means I was up at the butt crack of dawn. At 3:30 a.m. sharp my eyes  shot open. I grabbed my book and fuzzy blanket and got comfy on my couch and opened this book: 

The Light Between Oceans

By 5:30 a.m. I had read over 100 pages.
I dove in, literally. 

It's about Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife, Isabel. They live totally secluded on an island off the Australian coast. Here's a snid bit from Goodreads.com: 

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

And I' ll stop there so I don't spoil anything but so far, I've dog eared  5 pages already. 
The writing is so honest, but not overly descriptive or slow, so that the story flows and unfolds effortlessly. There are so many questions that the characters have to find answers to, answers no one should ever have to face. I have asked myself, "what you really do?" in the situation Tom and Isabel find themselves in. And I'm left without an answer  for myself and a sad feeling in my chest imagining myself in their shoes.

Another great element to the book is this new setting. I don't remember ever reading a book set in a lighthouse or in Australia, so it's very interesting! 

Guys, I tell you, I found a keeper. I really really like this one so far! 


I'm linking up with Heather and Katie, go check out their Book Club Friday Book Club!