This book’s unique trim size is perfect for the story inside it—the life of a lighthouse “on the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world” and its diligent keeper. He tends to the light from sunset to sunrise, never letting it go out. Every small and big event that transpires, he faithfully records in his logbook. Sophie Blackall’s depictions of the ocean are dramatic, moving and captivating. It’s far and away one of the loveliest books published this year, both in art and sentiment.