It is funny, if you told me that 2020 would include mandated time at home with no where to go, I would have thought you were crazy. But here we are. While the addition of teaching the kids is taking a lot of my extra time at home, I do feel like I have found a lot more time for me to sit down and read.
For my fourth book read in 2020 I picked up a book by the well known author, Liane Moriarty. “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty caught my eye the last time I was in the bookstore…I miss the bookstore. Once I read the summary I knew it would be a book that hooked me in from the beginning. Last year I read another one of Liane Moriarty’s books, The Husband’s Secret. Make sure you read my book review here.
Book Four Read In 2020
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…
My Review of What Alice Forgot
From the minute I started this book I was completely relating to Alice. Not that I have hit my head at the gym so hard and woken up with missing memories but I felt connected to Alice. She was in a new part of her life…a life she never dreamed up and one bump on the head had her questioning those choices and new behaviors.
I enjoyed that as the story moved on, I was able to learn more about each person she had a relationship with in her “circle”. I think it is also eye opening to think about going back in time and replaying your life through others reactions. The character development in this book was great. I honestly felt like I could sit down with Alice and be buddies. I also found myself really wanting to comfort Elizabeth as she battled the relationship with her sister but also with her husband as they struggled with infertility.
The only thing I felt weird about in this book was the random letters through out the story. I feel like those letters were a bit distracting and confusing. I would have enjoyed more dialogue with Alice and those characters to dig into the story rather than the letters. I am not really sure why Frannie was apart of these letters through out the book – maybe I missed something here?
Over all, this book was very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone that wants a nice book to make you think about where you will be in the next 10 years. In my opinion a good book club book for this reason! ENJOY!!
Well there you go! Book four of 2020 DONE!! While I am not thrilled with the Stay At Home Order, I am loving the extra time to sit and read. For book five I am jumping out of the chic lit genre and into a thriller. I can’t wait to share that review with you soon! HAPPY READING!! I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list so please share some books you have really enjoyed recently. Make sure you check out my 2020 Reading List and Goal too. Maybe you can add some of my books to your list this year!
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Kristin S says
Have you read “Before we were yours?” One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.