Warning: Once you start reading this book, you might not be able to put it back down. In just 177 pages, you will see the evolution of a family and a marriage. However, you will never learn the main characters’ names. The novel is written in short paragraphs, which drive you forward, as you think, “I could read a few more paragraphs… My chores can wait.”
At first, as the reader, you will think the paragraphs are just short snippets of the life of the main character. However, you start reading these little philosophical blips that really get you thinking about your own life, in general. This book came highly recommended by several people. I originally saw the book on Your Summer Reading List: 70+ Book Picks From TED Speakers And Attendees. After reading this book, it has become one of my top recommendations for summer reading. It’s physically a small book, so it is also ideal for your summer travels, wherever they may take you.
This is the author, Jenny Offill’s, second adult fiction novel. She also writes children’s books.