Book Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty


I read this for the December book club hosted by Peanut Butter Fingers.

Summary from Goodreads: Remember the woman you used to be… Alice is twenty-nine. She is whimsical, optimistic and adores sleep, chocolate, her ramshackle new house and her wonderful husband Nick. What’s more, she’s looking forward to the birth of the ‘Sultana’ – her first baby. But now Alice has slipped and hit her head in her step-aerobics class and everyone’s telling her she’s misplaced the last ten years of her life. In fact, it would seem that Alice is actually thirty-nine and now she loves schedules, expensive lingerie, caffeine and manicures. She has three children and the honeymoon is well and truly over for her and Nick. In fact, he looks at her like she’s his worst enemy. What’s more, her beloved sister Elisabeth isn’t speaking to her either. And who is this ‘Gina’ everyone is so carefully trying not to mention? Alice isn’t sure that she likes life ten years on. Every photo is another memory she doesn’t have and nothing makes sense. Just how much can happen in a decade? Has she really lost her lovely husband forever?

Verdict: 5 out of 5 stars. Honestly, I wasn’t psyched to read this book. I had never heard of it and I’m much more into YA fiction nowadays. If it wasn’t for this book club I would have never picked it up. But I’m so glad I did!! I speed through it in less than 24 hours. Couldn’t put it down. Loved it!! Really made you think about the different directions your life can go in, how things can change, etc. Wonderfully written. And the ending was satisfying as well but I won’t post any spoilers!

5 stars



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