I Could Live Here Forever

This book was a reader recommendation (thank you Katie Herklotz!) who told me that it had Tell Me Lies vibes and not to read anything about it, just to order it as the description of the book has spoilers. So do that! I will warn you, it broke my heart several times. I’m going to try to describe it without giving anything away. Leah Kempler is living in Madison, Wisconsin, doing a two year long writing workshop. When she meets Charlie Nelson in line at the grocery store, there is an immediate spark. The attraction is immediate, and he is the most beautiful man she’s ever seen. She describes him as a cross between Jake Gyllenhaal and Johnny Depp. They fall for each other hard and fast. But Charlie is peculiar. He makes grand proclamations of love and wanting a life together. But he’s 31 and still living with his parents. He often sleeps all day. He meets friends at odd hours of the night. As Charlie’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Leah often feels unsafe and her friends worry. The book is incredibly vulnerable and sad, I couldn’t put it down. I read it in under 24 hours and while it did make me sad, I really loved it.

Author: Hanna Halperin