Book Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Imagine hitting your head at the gym and losing a decade of your life? That is exactly what happens to Alice Mary Love. As she awakens from hitting her head, Alice is convinced it is 1998 and she is 29. When she has actually been planning her 40th birthday. 


Alice learns that she is no longer that fun-loving 29 year old, happily married to Nick and expecting their first baby. She is in fact is an unrecognisably serious 39 year old, separated, with three children.

Alice cannot understand what caused her to change and her marriage to breakdown. As the story unfolds, we along with Alice learn the reasons why everything has changed. The question which remains, is whether losing her memory is the best thing that ever happened to Alice? You better read it and find out đŸ™‚ 
Admittedly, I wasn’t as gripped as I have been with some of books I have been reading this summer. It is however, a good and thought-provoking story of how sometime you can lose ‘the real you’ without even realising that it is happening. 
Has anyone else read the book? What did you think? 
Has anyone got any good recommendations of good books they have read? 
Helen xoxo 
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9 Comments

  1. 4th August 2014 / 10:02 am

    I'm actually listening to this book on Audible! So far so good đŸ™‚

    • 5th August 2014 / 12:14 pm

      Let me know what you think Stephanie đŸ™‚ H xx

  2. 4th August 2014 / 9:59 am

    I read this and thought it was really good! Definitely an interesting and original concept.

    Seren x
    Terrible Thrills

    • 5th August 2014 / 12:13 pm

      Yes, I like the way it gets you to think how easy it is to change without realising đŸ™‚ H xx

  3. 4th August 2014 / 5:57 pm

    I'll keep this in mind when looking for a new book to download. I've read something similar (though probably more of a chick-lit story) if you're interested? Amy x

    • 5th August 2014 / 12:12 pm

      Oh yes Amy please I love recommendations – especially after you suggested Me Before You đŸ™‚ H xx

    • 5th August 2014 / 10:50 pm

      It's Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. You may have already read it though! x

    • 7th August 2014 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks Amy. It rings a bell, but I'm not sure if I have read it. I will get it ordered. Thanks for the recommendation lovely đŸ™‚ H x

    • 8th August 2014 / 4:00 pm

      I read it years ago so I should probably re-read it myself! x

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