My name is Liz Dombeck, and I’ve been living in Evanston for almost 4 years after returning to Chicagoland from living on the east coast for 10 years. I’m a former Spanish teacher that currently tutors and does varied volunteer work through my children’s school’s PTA. I love reading, cooking, fitness, and travel.
1) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013)
I loved how this book was long, but easy to get caught up the story. You meet the main character, Theo, when he is just a teenager and you really feel like you are growing up with him over the course of the novel. His great loss has shifted the path of his life and reminds us how one moment can change the course of our future forever.