The end of 2019 was something I was glad to see. Twenty nineteen didn’t do us any favors. There was a lot of loss for us last year. I felt like I was able to breathe better after it was gone.
We also moved toward the end of last year or technically, we’re still moving. We’d lived in the same place for ten years. It was bittersweet.. I’d loved our old house with it’s big back yard, tall pecan trees, and inviting porch. Where we live now is very nice. You won’t hear me complain. It’s a better house, has a beautiful view of a lake beyond our backyard, and has a nice smaller yard for easier upkeep. I’ll blog more on that later.
My reading life and blog have taken a backseat to the move, holidays, illness, and just about anything else that decided to become an obstacle. I’ve been feeling really stressed and out of sorts. I opened my email the other day to find that I had credit on Audible. My heart gave a little leap. Reading. That’s what I need. I need words and their soothing simplicity.
Sometimes a book about someone with a really messed up life can remind you that yours isn’t so bad. That’s why I used my Audible credit for The Wives by Tarryn Fisher. I saw that it was being compared to works by Gillian Flynn and Liane Moriarty. Tarryn is also good friends with Colleen Hoover. That’s a bonus.
I previously read Tarryn’s book Mud Vein, and while I liked it. I didn’t like it as much as I liked The Wives.
At first, I wasn’t sure I would like it. Then things got real sideways real fast. The pace of the book is nice. It throws you right into the fray. While there is a build, it’s not a slow build. The main character is not like one I’ve experienced before. The book is written from her perspective and is an intense walk through her mind. I give it four stars.
I also noticed that Tarryn Fisher’s book, Marrow, was only $3.99 on Kindle. I’m not one to shy away from a deal, and I’ve read two of her books and liked them both.
I’m not yet half way through this one. So far, the book is very gritty and real. It’s set in an underbelly of a place where a girl named Margo lives. The story is from her perspective and describes her neighbors and friends. So far, I’m enjoying, but if I’ve learned anything from reading Tarryn Fisher’s books, there’s likely to be a gut wrenching twist in future pages.
Lastly, I began listening to When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal this morning. I’ve heard good things. Once I’m deeper into the story, I’ll update.
Now that life is getting back into it’s regular rhythm, I’m hoping to get back to my reading, writing, and sanity.