Synopsis according to Goodreads:
So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a 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.
I loved the first Liane Moriarty book I read, The Husbands Secret. So when I saw that she had two other novels I knew I wanted to read them. One of my teacher friends told me that this one, What Alice Forgot was blegh. She said it wasn’t fantastic and that it could be skipped. But I have to say I’m so glad I decided not to skip it. Now it wasn’t fantastic by any means but it was a good, easy and entertaining read. I couldn’t stop myself from thinking what it would be like if I fell and lost the last 10 years of my life. I would be 17. 17!! I would think that I either finishing up my Junior year or starting my Senior year of high school. In my mind I would still be living at home too. Weird.
Anyway I enjoyed all the characters and found myself trying to guess what had happened in Alice’s life when she was asking her family members about certain events. It was fascinating to see how her personality had changed in the 10 years she had forgotten. The events that changed her and the feelings she went through before, that had turned her into the person she was at 39 compared to 29. Very interesting. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like the ending, no clue why but that’s what I thought as I was reading. But I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the way it ended.
Overall I would recommend the book to anyone. Like I said it’s any easy, enjoyable read. I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
Oh and this was another book I read via audiobooks. Seriously if you still haven’t discovered the greatness that is audiobooks, get on it! Although I have discovered that I only listen to them in the car. It’s just weird listening to them at home, so that’s a drawback. Because I’m currently reading Big Little Lies by the same author and I can’t listen to it until later today when I have about an hour drive ahead of me.
Happy Reading! 🙂
2 thoughts on “You Next Favorite Book: What Alice Forgot”
What Alice Forgot is my favorite from Lianne Moriarty! Even though there were still some dark themes through the book, I didn't find it as dark as The Husband's Secret. Plus, I liked the ending better! If you liked her other books, you'll definitely like Big Little Lies, which is her newest.
I loved What Alice Forgot! It covered some intense topics, but in a way that made you want to keep turning the pages and love every second of reading it. By the end of the book I actually felt uplifted! I recommend this to all my friends!anchoredtosunshine.com