It’s that time of the year! The time when we try—and fail—to choose only ten favorite books of the year. Because we hate/suck at following the rules, we are going to mention our 14 favorite books of 2017. Five of Claudia’s favorite books and ten of my (Diana’s) favorite books because I tried choosing five but unlike my sister, I have attachment issues and my love cannot be contained in a list of five books. And no, I’m not an idiot and I know five plus ten is fifteen but we share a favorite book so that’s fourteen books total.
Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.
Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.