Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I got Water for Elephants as part of a book ring from the Book Club Forum & it was a book I was really looking forward to reading – I wasn’t disappointed! I flew through this book & it was instrumental in getting me back into the swing of reading again.

Water for Elephants is a retrospective look at the life of Jacob Jancowski. It follows Jacob’s life from early adulthood, where he ends up working for the Benzini Brothers’ travelling circus as the resident veterinarian, tied in with moments of his present lonely life. Water for Elephants was easily the best book I have read this year & is definitely one that I will read again! (A rare thing for me!) I was swept away – caught up in Jacob’s story & the beautiful imagery that this book presents. My only disappointment was that the book ended, though I guess that had to happen eventually, right?

It was a very easy read – I read it in 2 sittings – and I would highly recommend that you make this one of the books you read this year!

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