April 28, 2018

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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!

  1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

““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.

2.Copycat by Alex Lake

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?

8 responses to “What I read in April”

  1. carly says:

    I’m so glad to hear deployment has been going well. I haven’t been keeping up with blogging or social media the best lately, but I’ve been thinking about you during this time. I totally agree with your thoughts on The Immortalists– such an interesting concept and so well done. Copy Cat sounds really interesting too- I haven’t read a thriller in a while.

  2. I’m glad you are keeping busy and enjoying yourself while he’s deployed!

  3. Jen says:

    I’ve heard great things about Copy Cat! It’s definitely on my list. I’m reading a running memoir right now and I’m loving it.

  4. Janelle Cook says:

    That Copy Cat book sounds like something I’d enjoy. I’m adding it to my Goodreads now! 🙂 Thanks! Also, I am so inspired by your will to have fun during deployment! I love it!

  5. Nadine says:

    I have both of these books on my to read list and I need to get to them. I love that you are making the best of the 6 months. I know it is hard, but hopefully they will fly right on by!

  6. The Immortalists sounded like such a good book! I ended up getting it from the library and then ran out of time to read it. Hopefully I’ll get it again soon so that I can read it! You know how much I love thrillers and Copy Cat sounds like a really good read! It’s going on my list!

  7. Audrey says:

    The Immortalists is definitely on my TBR list! Even more so after your praise for it!
    Copy Cat sounds interesting… Not my typical cup of tea, but the idea behind it is kind of unique!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Yay for deployment going well! Both of those books look intriguing–definitely going to have add them to my list.

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