I read, constantly. I write up my reviews in the way that I read my books, in short stacks of four…
3. I Liked My Life – It’s official, I bought the book for the cover. It’s the story of a man & his daughter trying to put back the pieces of their life after the wife/mother commits suicide. TWIST: told from the point of her ghost watching over them afterwards. Definitely a thinking book, exploring how we never really know the motivations or thoughts of those around us. Surprisingly not depressing. I’m not going to reveal the secrets – but will share if you read it, there WILL be resolutions at the end, and appropriate closure. I liked it.
4. The Handmaid’s Tale (Audible Special Edition) – I read this a couple of months ago, but when the new recording was released on Audible I couldn’t resist. It was as good as I remembered – but – HOLD THE PHONE – the BEST part – was an interview with Margaret Atwood at the end discussing reactions to her book since its release, the Hulu series, and the increased perception of relevance in this day and age. Worth the price for the interview alone. Kudos, Audible.
Stay tuned for my next review. My next Short Stack will include: On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins: A Window Opens by Elizabeth Egan; Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner; and Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira.