During a photoshoot the other day I was told I looked like a librarian, to which I immediately responded, “YES! I LOVE books!” Then I continued to word vomit all my hopes of someday doing a photoshoot inside a library or bookstore, which I’m excited to announce has been planned for this spring. See? Dreams really do come true.
I have loved reading for as long as I can remember, even before I knew how. I remember being maybe three or four years old and definitely not able to read, but I would carry my books everywhere with me, “reading” the words from the pages. Which in reality was just me either a) making up stories, or b) memorizing how the story went and trying to trick others into believing I was some kind of baby genius.
To be able to pass this love of reading onto Cooper has made me the happiest mama around. Chad and I were even fortunate enough a few weekends ago to accompany him to an awards ceremony at our local library where he earned his first Booker Bear award for reading ten books in one month. I cried.
So needless to say I’m still absolutely in love with my Christmas gift; the Book of the Month Subscription from the world’s best sister. Seriously. Ever. She knows the way to my heart and it’s through tacos and books. Fact. For my February Book of the Month (that I’m blogging about in March), I chose The Winter Sister by Megan Collins. Labeled as a suspense, I anticipated this one to be the typical run of the mil psychological thriller that I love and am used to.
I can honestly say that wasn’t the case. I didn’t feel this book was in the least bit suspenseful (in my opinion), but I did enjoy it.
The story is about a woman named Sylvie who returns home to care for her sick and estranged mother. The plot really focuses, however, around Sylvie’s sister Persephone, who was mysteriously murdered sixteen years earlier. Returning home opens up all the old wounds that Sylvie has tried so hard to forget. But along with that comes the guilt of a secret she’s been keeping all these years.
To make matters worse, one of the nurses at her mother’s facility turns out to be Persephone’s old boyfriend; whom she wasn’t allowed to be dating at the time, and was the last known person to see her alive all those years ago.
Although somewhat predictable, the story was one that kept me turning the pages enough to want to know what really happened to Persephone, and see if this broken family could heal old wounds. I would rate this a solid 3.5-4/5.
What book have you read lately that you would recommend? Drop a comment letting me know!
Disclaimer: If you purchase a Book of the Month Club subscription through my link, I’ll get a free book (but so will you!) And working for books sounds like a good deal to me. Plus, if I find a book credit in my BOTM account, I’ll squeal. Legit.
Natasha Funderburk is a wife, #boymom, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Consultant, and ACE-Behavior Change Specialist. When not watching her son play baseball, she can be found on various writing platforms, coaching her clients to live their best lives, drinking all the coffee, and conducting living-room dance parties.