You know when you haven’t done something in a long time and then once you pick it back up, you remember all the reasons you loved it and you become slightly obsessive…no? Well, that’s where I’m at right now. I discovered I could become a member of a library in the city next door = endless access to books. Our town library just doesn’t have a good selection (no offense). I stumbled upon blogs with book recommendations, I scoured amazon and added to the wish list, I checked the online card catalog and SCORE!–they were all available. I stocked up and so far I’ve read 2 and a half books. I can’t stop. They’re so good and I want to read MORE!!!
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I started with Still Alice by Lisa Genova and it broke my heart. It pulled me in and I felt like I was Alice. Alice is 50 and has early on-set alzheimer’s. She is a psychology professor and eventually has to resign due to her memory. It’s devastating and beatuiful all the same time. I loved it through and through.
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Next, we went to the beach and I read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moritary. Gosh, I’m loving her writing! What if your husband wrote a letter you were only supposed to read if he died and you find it before he passes away? This book had me on pins and needles because I was wanting to know more. Loved how she intertwines everyone’s stories!
|photo via hungryhealthygirl.com|
Now, I’m reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moritary. At first, I kept saying, “This just isn’t as good as The Husband’s Secret, but I’m realizing it really is in a different way. You find yourself rooting for the main character Alice as she wakes up in a gym after a nasty fall and has forgotten the last 10 years of her life. The whole book is like a puzzle, putting the pieces back to her life. When I finished it, I realized I liked it better and it reminded me that marriage takes work, just like most good things do. If we don’t invest in our marriages, they tend to fall apart.
What are you reading this summer?
Side note: I’m really loving this photo from our vacation 2 weeks ago. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!