Do you ever read a book that even halfway through you know is going to stay with you for a long, long time? For me, Bridge of Clay was that book.

Bridge of Clay is by author Markus Zusak, and if that sounds familiar at all it’s because he’s the genius behind The Book Thief which I have personally been recommending for years. Let me tell you, if you enjoyed The Book Thief then you’re in for a treat because his newest work of art is just as powerful, memorable, and incredible.

Written from the perspective of one of five brothers who are all dealing with the disappearance of their father. Over a period of time (and yes, the jumping around of the timeline gets a bit confusing at times but eventually it all comes together), the father comes around and it’s up to one brother to determine what’s important in life – staying around with his brothers to do as he was expected, or follow his father and do what his heart needs.

Should you buy it?: ABSOLUTELY. My copy is signed and was a gift but had it been a library pick, I would go out and buy a copy just so I could own it. I’ll be recommending it and raving about it and thinking about it for probably even longer than I did The Book Thief.

Which brings me to my final point: I’m going to go ahead and say it – I think Bridge of Clay might already be my favorite book of 2019.

Pick up a copy for yourself: BRIDGE OF CLAY