Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: I Liked My Life

Title I Liked My Life
By Abby Fabiaschi
Genre Adult Fiction
Format Audiobook
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alternating narratives from a husband, his daughter, and the wife and mother that committed suicide tell the story of a women who watches her family from the other side deal with their grief and  determines to find the perfect replacement for herself.

First Sentence
I found the perfect wife for my husband.

I just couldn't resist this one. A story about a woman who committed suicide and is trying to find the perfect replacement from the other side?  Add the seemingly untrue title and that bizarre cover and I'm in.

There's nothing quite as wonderful as fully met expectations. Am I right? Life is full of disappointments and unmet expectations so I always try to keep mine low. But I often find myself getting way too excited for a book. I get the whole thing so worked up in my mind that by the time I read it I'm usually left deflated and unsatisfied. For the first time in a long time I went into a book with freakishly high expectations and was absolutely delighted to find them met.

I really loved this book. It was exactly what I wanted. It met my criteria trifecta of great writing, great characters and great story AND won the coveted fifth star that determines a new favorite that I'll definitely be rereading.


  1. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds really good. And that cover is ... kinda brilliant. Unsettling. Definitely makes the book look more interesting.

    1. You should read it. Of all my book blogging friends, you’re the one I’d recommend it to.

    2. Yeah? Then I totally will. Let me see if my library has it ...

  2. That first line and that cover? Not to mention your enthusiastic review? I'm not sure I can resist this one either. :)

  3. I remember you talking about this at book club. I think you did anyway. You did, right? I'm not sure I should read this one just because of the subject matter, but it sounds intriguing. The cover is cool.

  4. An eye catching cover and an intriguing premise, too. Adding this to my wishlist.

  5. Was this on the Best of 2017 library list? I will have to read this one.