It’s a new year and I have started my reading list for 2017! With that, I have also revived my blog which has been “sleeping” for the last few months as being a mom of two is quite the challenge. I wish I had been sleeping too, buuuuuut I know sleep and I will meet again some day, lol! To start off the reading year I just finished up Abby Fabiaschi’s I Liked My Life. Set in a town just right next door to where I live, Wellesley, MA, it’s a beautiful story about a mother, Maddy, who commits suicide and leaves her daughter and husband to pick up the pieces and start their life over with out her. Each chapter is narrated by each character experiencing life without her including Maddy herself. What I can say is not only do you get a heartbreaking story about a family who is suffering without a mother and wife but a shocking twist as well which is one of the best ingredients you can add to a story. I loved it. I thought the writing was thoughtful and the story was unique. If this is the type of stories stored in Fabiashi’s mind we are all in for a treat as she will have lots to share in the literary world! This is a phenomenal debut and Abby should be on your favorite authors list after this gem. It is definitely one to add to your 2017 list!
*Thanks to St.Martin’s Press for sending a copy for review to Bliss, Beauty and Books.