My reading has slowed this week, due to busy kids’ school schedules, a parent in town, and an upcoming small trip. But I have lots of books taxiing on my reading runway, and a few other military spouses will be joining in with reviews, too.

In book news, in case you like to follow such things, two books reviewed here have been making headlines: “Ready for Air” by Kate Hopper was nominated for the Minnesota Book Award, and “Astonish Me” by Maggie Shipstead has received some glowing reviews, including this one from the Washington Post.

As for here at the Mil Spouse Book Review, stay tuned for upcoming reviews of…………
the glass castle“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls (a tale of negligent parents!)



“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian woman moves to United States)

snow child“The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey (I don’t know what this one is about! — but the cover is lovely….  another reader, a former Army Corps of Engineers wife, will be reviewing this one)

brothers_forever“Brothers Forever” by Tom Sileo and Tom Manion (I received an advance reader’s copy from the publisher, and this looks like a fascinating, terribly sad story)

… and an interview with Shannon Cain, editor of the collection “Powder: Writing By Women in the Ranks.”


Happy Reading!