Happy April, my April 2021 Read of the Month is I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall. This novel follows main character Jess. She has moved to Alaska to live with her father after surviving a car crash (which killed her mother). The chapters alternate between "before" and "after" as the book is working to reveal what has happened to Jess in Alaska. April 2021 Read of the Month I have started the book and I already enjoy the alternating chapter method. From the reviews I have read it should be really good. Look for my review later this month.
Check off one of my 2021 Spring Break goals , I completed my March Read of the Month, Nick by Michael Farris Smith. Nick tells the story of Nick Carraway, the narrator in F. Scott Fitgerald's 1925 classic The Great Gatsby. Full disclosure, The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books of all time, so keep that in mind as I review this book. First thing, Sam Waterston is the only Nick Carraway, sorry Spiderman..... First, a quick summary of this book without giving too much away. Nick opens in France during World War I, and we meet Nick as he is fighting the war and spending time on leave falling in love in Paris. During this time, and throughout the book, the reader is provided some flashbacks to Nick's childhood in Minnesota as well, we even get a sample of his father's famous speech that Carraway opens The Great Gatsby with; "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you f