I always enjoy reading novels. I read some that are recommended to me and others that I come across as I browse bookstores or the newspaper or The Atlantic magazine. I enjoy many of them, whether they are excellent or average. I like a good story.

Every now and then I read a novel that is excellent, one not to pass up. All The Light You Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, fits in that category.  Set during World War II, the story follows a blind French girl and a young Nazi soldier until their paths cross. The writing is fabulous and the story compelling. Even though I read the book this past winter, I find myself thinking about it at odd times. That’s one sign of a good book. No need to tell you more, but if you’re looking for a summer book, give this one a go.