I’ve read several “motherhood” books over the past few months and while I’m sure I’ll continue reading nonfiction-parenting books, I don’t want to forget about my love of fiction and reading after the baby is born. I also don’t want to become a Netflix-junkie now that I know how to stream it from my iPad. Instead, I’d like a mix of reading and watching t.v. during feeding sessions. So I have a written list of books that I will continue to add to all year long and hopefully I’ll knock out a book or two each month.
The first book of 2018: “The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena.
It all started at a dinner party. . .
A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.
I could not put this book down! I’m not sure if it was the best book to read while pregnant but I’m certain that reading it with a newborn would not have been better. You see, I’m afraid of everything – even my own shadow – so a book about the kidnapping of an infant definitely made my worrying kick in to high gear. But like I said, once I start reading this book, I didn’t want to stop.
And I was honestly surprised by the last few chapters – like I had no idea how it was going to end. I read a lot of books that are so predictable (Nantucket love stories that play out like a Hallmark movie) but this book kept me on the edge of my
Up next: I’m not entirely sure. I want to re-read one of my baby books (I am determined to have a child that is on a sleep schedule) but then I’ll probably read an Elin Hilderbrand book (I’m trying to catch up and ready every.single.book she’s written – I think I have five left to read).
What books are on your list for 2018?