Monday, December 28, 2015

Book Review: Maybe in Another Life

...or at the library.

Maybe in Another Life: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid is such a good book. A quick read, I read it over just a few days, having finished it the same day as my last post which also focused on this book. The author shows two parallel lives a young woman who decides to start her life over could lead following a single decision. Each scenario plays out in alternating chapters. Big things happen on each path. At times, the reader finds out about something in one of the lives and anticipates when that secret will surface in the other. It's fun to see how similar and different each turns out, especially regarding her love interest. I appreciate how introspective the main character is. It is a light read as I mentioned before, but it can also go deep, especially in terms of fate and happiness. I also adore the amazing friendship between main character and her best friend she is temporarily staying with and receives support from. The character development is wonderful. The main character relishes cinnamon rolls and now I want one! (This is not even something I usually eat or crave!) I highly recommend this book. Sure, it would be a fabulous summer read, but why wait? Since the protagonist is experiencing a fresh start, it would be ideal reading for New Year's Day. Read it while savoring a cinnamon roll topped with a lot of icing that morning!

This book was on my Winter 2015-2016 Reading List. Since I'm adding other books and eBooks, it's the only one that I've checked off this particular list so far. Many more book reviews to come!

I know that in my last post over two weeks ago, I stated that I planned on catching up before year end. Don't worry; this is still the plan! I'm usually a woman of my word, but I still put a lot of pressure on myself to do more and better. I am sorry that I haven't posted lately; I was busy with the holiday season. In particular, I did a lot of baking which took up time right before the holiday. Adding things to do during the days leading up to Christmas just wasn't the smartest idea. I've definitely learned my lesson. Please know that blogging is really on my mind and I hope to post a few times before the new year. I am committed to writing. Grazie for your patience. A few of my fellow bloggers out there are currently taking a blogging break, so enjoy some new content on italiagal.


  1. Sounds like a book I'd love to read! I'm currently reading The Hummingbird House (LadyBug Farm Book 7). Looking forward to reading more! :)

    1. I hope you do read it! I waited for it at the library, so it was free.

      Thank you for sticking with me through my unintentional break!

      Happy New Year!