Book Review – What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot is about a woman who comes to on the gym floor and discovers she’s 10 years older, her marriage is in shambles, and she’s forgotten everything that’s happened in the past decade, including her children. Over the course of the story, she re-discovers who she now is and who she once was and combines these two people to decide who she really wants to be and what she really wants out of life.

I bought book 26 for $1 at a Used Book Sale because I recognized the author’s name and knew it must at least be decent. It also happened to be on my “To Read” list from 2015 on my library account. I’m glad three years later I could finally cross this one off…

Book 26:
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarity

Genre:
Fiction, Domestic Fiction

Published:
2009

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, What Alice Forgot is about a woman who comes to on the gym floor and discovers she’s 10 years older, her marriage is in shambles, and she’s forgotten everything that’s happened in the past decade, including her children. Over the course of the story, she re-discovers who she now is and who she once was and combines these two people to decide who she really wants to be and what she really wants out of life.

Favorite Quote(s):

“They would think she was savoring the taste (blueberries, cinnamon, cream – excellent), but she was actually savoring the whole morning, trying to catch it, pin it down, keep it safe before all those precious moments became yet another memory.” 

-Liane Moriarty, What Alice Forgot

Awards (based upon my brief research):
None noted.

Pages:
544

My Overall Rating:
4 – 2015 Mandi would have given this 5 stars because it exactly fits the genre I was stuck in at that time. Things have changed, but still, 2018 Mandi was pleasantly surprised with Moriarty’s work on this one. I’m not generally a fan of three coinciding plots, which this book had, but each plot tugged at my heart strings, kept me engaged, and, somehow, gave me a better understanding of the overall themes of the book – loss, love and redemption. A feel good read, this one did feel cheesy at times but, given the genre, I do think that’s to be expected. I truly enjoyed this book.

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