This is my first post of the year and I thought it would be right to review a compelling read. Deborah Levy’s The Cost of Living is the second installment of the author’s living memoir, but it’s also a moving journey of transformation. Levy’s life drastically changes and she must find a way to navigate those choices while writing. The Cost of Living is memorable as it reveals Levy’s adventurous spirit and I was drawn to her story. She buys an e-bike and uses her friend’s shed as a writing space. The Cost of Living explores themes of loss, identity, and mourning with wit and strength.