Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wife 22

My goal is to read 100 books by the end of 2013.  I just finished book 7.

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
Summary:  Alice and William Buckle have been married for 20 years and are parents to two teenage children.  When Alice receives an e-mail inviting her to participate in an anonymous survey about marriage, she agrees and becomes "Wife 22", corresponding with "Researcher 101" about the details of her courtship and marriage.  As the correspondence becomes more personal, Alice finds herself questioning her life and if she would be happier somewhere else.

I like the author's writing style and this book was easy to read, but I just didn't like it.  I was right there with her for the first 75% of the book, but I was disappointed when the last few chapters revealed such implausible resolutions.

I would read something else by this author, but I wouldn't recommend this book.

Quote of the Blog:
“The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. The grass is greenest where it is watered.” ~ Robert Fulghum


  1. I think I will remove this one from my to-read list! Do you have another by this author that you recommend?

  2. I think I'll try her book The Slippery Year - similar theme of questioning marriage in middle age, but nonfiction (covering a year of the author's life).