[Book Review]: What Alice forgot – Liane Moriarty

What Alice ForgotGOODREADS SYNOPSIS: 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 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.


What Alice forgot is a great, easy, quick read with character’s a lot of people can probably relate to in some way or another.

Liane Moriarty is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. This is the 4th book of her’s that I’ve read now and I really enjoyed it. She is a great Australian writer.

While reading this book it makes you put yourself in Alice’s position and think about what you could potentially forget if you fell and lost the last 10 years of your life. I know I wouldn’t forget all that much because not much has happened for me in the last 10 years but it would still be a shock to wake up thinking your in a completely different decade to what you’re meant to be in.

I did start reading this book on an aeroplane and couldn’t seem to get into it very much. It seemed to start off a bit weird and slow and it just didn’t give me the connection with the story straight away to want to continue reading it, so I left it for a week or so and then decided to continue, which I’m glad I did, because I did quickly become engrossed with the story and wanted to keep reading to unravel all of Alice’s past once they started to slowly come back to her.

It’s amazing how much we can all change in a decade, not just by our appearance, but our personalities aswell. Alice didn’t recognise who she had become and also didn’t like who she had become, and that’s a sad thought. I wonder if we all took the time now to think back to 2007 – have you changed? How much have you changed? Most importantly, are you happy with who you’ve become?

It’s a book that makes you reflect on yourself and put things into perspective and I believe it will be turned into a movie which is due to hit cinema’s sometime this year. I’m not sure how well it will do as a movie, but the book was is a great read.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

❤ MeLzY

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