I’ve had this book sitting on my Kindle for years. I had read so many wonderful words and lovely reviews about this book that I decided to keep it for just the right time. I’m not sure what or when I thought that “right time” was, but I think I just knew that this book was going to hit me hard, that it was going to be one that could potentially stay on my mind for a long time and, yes, I will admit that I may have been a little afraid and nervous about finally taking the leap into God-Shaped Hole. But you can’t live your life in fear, right? I’m so happy that I finally took the plunge.
This book hit all the marks. It was smart, witty, quirky, romantic, and thought-provoking. It was like inhaling a big breath of fresh air. Corny? Perhaps, but that’s exactly how it made me feel. Right from the beginning, this book exuded a special quality that I was immediately drawn to. From the way that Beatrice and Jacob met to their passionate relationship to the highs and lows that they endured, I was pulled into their story and never wanted to leave.
I always try to choose books that will make me feel, and this book made me feel everything. Every thought and emotion that went through the characters was palpable. Once I began my journey with Beatrice and Jacob, I didn’t want to put the book down. But with that being said, I always had this sense of foreboding, an urge to keep reading mixed with a fear of what I was going to find on the upcoming pages. I was a bundle of nerves that was just waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop and ruin me.
I would love to ramble on about all of the great quotes that I found in the book. I would love to dissect everything that stuck with me. I won’t do any of that. The only thing that I will say is that this book should be read, savored, enjoyed, and experienced by everyone. I get it. I get what all of the hype was about. I only wish that I could read it again for the first time. This is a truly unforgettable book.