What military spouses are reading (contributor edition!)

Amy Bermudez (Army wife)

Current station: Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas



Top Three Books of All Time:

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

“It’s really hard to pick my top three books of all time because I love so many!” she says. “I’ll probably read something that is young adult fiction next — I love to mix it up.”

What’s on her nightstand right now: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

(and she says she’s had to sleep with the light on sometimes after reading!)


Leslie Hsu Oh (former Army Corps of Engineers wife)


Top Three Books of All Time:

Revolutionary Road by Richards Yates

(ooh! Cool Mad Men-style cover)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

What’s On Her Nightstand Right Now:

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Torch by Cheryl Strayed

what mil spouses are reading

Military Spouse: Tiffany Silverberg

Branch: US Navysilverberg3

Top Books of All Time: Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, “and all my dictionaries and thesauruses!”jane austenlittle womenjulia

What’s Next on her Nightstand: Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything

Tiffany Silverberg is a professional copywriter and editor, a UC Berkeley graduate, and a Navy wife. She’s managed to blend a career of her own within this military lifestyle, which is no small feat.silverberg1

On her web site Tiffany writes:

I love words… a lot. I collect dictionaries. I have a penchant for Oxford commas and I vehemently defend the passive voice. I formalized my love for words  at UC Berkeleystudying theoretical linguistics and digging into how and why we communicate – and how Deaf kids naturally develop vocabulary and grammar. In the meantime, a certain Naval officer swept me, with my armful of dictionaries, off my feet. After dabbling in journalism, I returned to my first love — words — and my lifelong passion for entrepreneurship.


Military Spouse: Rachel D.

Branch: Air Force (Wisconsin)

rachelCurrently reading: Rumsfeld’s Rules by Donald Rumsfeld


Next on her list: Something Blue by Emily Giffinsomething blue


Also of interest:

“Fearless” by Eric Blehm, reviewed in Military Spouse Magazine