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You would think with Nick gone, I would be reading 10 books a month. April was so busy with two sets of visitors, plus I am working on my deployment goals, that I barely had any time to read!!
So far, deployment is going as well as it can be. I’m keeping busy and having lots of fun with my friends whose husbands are also deployed. Every weekend there is something going on, and I think I have done something new almost every week. I’ve got visitors coming throughout the summer and I am planning a trip to New York as well. I miss Nick a lot, but I refuse to sit at home and cry about it. I’m going to enjoy these 6 months.
So anyway, here’s what I read this month!
““In New York, he would live for them, but in San Francisco, he could live for himself. And though he does not like to think about it, though he in fact avoids the subject pathologically, he allows himself to think it now: What if the woman on Hester Street is right, and the next few years are his last? The mere thought turns his life a different color; it makes everything feel urgent, glittering, precious.” – Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists
If you know when and how you were going to die, would it affect the way you live your life? This is the best book I have read in a long time. In 1969 in New York City, four siblings meet a fortune teller. She tells them the exact date that each of them will die. This chance meeting informs the way each sibliing lives their life. The book follows each sibling throughout their lives. Each of them is affected differently by the information, and each of them makes choices based on what was said that day in 1969.
Do we make our own fate or is it set for us? The concept behind this book fascinating to me, but more than that, the stories of each sibling were so well crafted. I loved each of their stories and this is a book I will be recommending to everyone.
Someone has created a fake Facebook profile for Sarah. She has no idea how the photos were taken or by whom. And it just gets weirder from there. Someone impersonating Sarah tried to make plans and playdates, setting up a fake email. As the imposter gets bolder, they begin writing letters in Sarah’s handwriting, sending packages to her house, and threatening her.
The problem is, it appears to be so much like Sarah’s handwriting, and the packages are being sent from her own accounts, so her husband and friends begin to wonder if it’s Sarah doing all of this.
If you like thrillers, you will like this book. It was a bit long, but I really enjoyed it. I randomly picked it up and the library and it was a fun read.
What are you reading lately?