Title: Wife 22
Author: Melanie Gideon
Genre/Audience: Women’s fiction, adult
Publication: Random House, 2012
Source: For review
Summary: Alice Buckle is approaching twenty years of marriage and the same age that her mother was when she lost her. An anonymous online study called “Marriage in the 21st Century” shows up in her inbox and she decides to participate. So begins her correspondence as Wife 22 to Researcher 101. As she questions her marriage, is she falling in love with Researcher 101?
My Thoughts: This book was at turns, funny, sad and insightful. Alice is a very appealing character, as are her friends and family. I especially enjoyed her interactions with her 12-year-old son Peter. This book was fun to read as it was told in regular chapter style, but also through e-mails, Facebook and Alice’s questionnaire. I think anyone could identify with Alice, as we’ve all reached points in our lives where we question what we’ve done so far and where we want to go on from there. After I read this book, I found it listed in a “Recommended Reading for Summer List.” I would highly recommend it as well!
My Rating: 5/5
Giveaway: The publisher is offering TWO copies up to two winners. Please just leave a comment below with your e-mail address if you want to be entered. US addresses only, please! Winners will be drawn via random.org on 6/25.