Summer Reading: The Girls and The Light Between Oceans

I love summer weather and what I really love is reading a good book on a beach, porch, or boat. Here are two good reads for any of those locations. I’m sure they would also be good in a hammock, on a park bench, or on an airplane ride to somewhere exotic.

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The Girls by Lori Lansens

Lori Lansens has done something very different by requiring us to imagine what life would be like as a conjoined twin. The protagonist is a young woman who by most accounts is quite normal. She wants to be a writer, she has crushes on guys, and she has a love-hate relationship with her sister, who also happens to be her conjoined twin. It’s a good read and, like I said, something quite different from anything I have read before.

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The circumstances of this book forces the reader to attempt the impossible task of siding with one of two women, each experiencing a heart-wrenching situation. In a nutshell, and without giving away the story, a boat with a dead man and a living baby inside it washes up on a desolate island where a young man and his wife live a lonely life tending a lighthouse there. The plot is unpredictable and even two months after finishing the book I do not know which of the two protagonists I should support.

Both of these books are available on Amazon in print or for Kindle.

(Images from amazon.com)

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