Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What Alice Forgot-Book Review


I had some last minute posts for gift ideas planned for this week, but they are not going to happen. I'll have to adapt them for useful posts after the holiday season. I am not sure if I'll be back before Christmas or not, but I'll be back. In the meantime, I thought I'd share my thoughts on What Alice Forgot with those of you that might be interested in finding something to read with a cup of hot chocolate over the holidays. 

What Alice Forgot


I decided that once I got my own bit of a break this Christmas, that I would read a book. Just one (but maybe two or three). And once I decided that, I wanted to find one that I knew I would enjoy. When Brooke reviewed three light-hearted clean romance picks, I decided What Alice Forgot was right up my alley.

Alice is a 39 year-old mom of three in the middle of a divorce. She hits her head at the gym and forgets the past decade. She wakes up thinking that she's 29, pregnant with her first child, and very happily married. 

I loved this book. It was a super quick read. And while it was light-hearted it really made me think about what I would think if I woke up thinking I was 21 or if I woke up 10 years from now thinking I was my age now, but really my daughter was 12. What would I wish was the same? What would upset me about what's changed?  (In fact, I have a few posts planned to answer those questions in the new year.) 

It was fun to put the missing decade together through bits and pieces told to Alice from friends and family. It also really drove home the idea of perspective. It was really interesting to see Alice's perspective of herself based on the opions of others--especially compared to the truth. For such a light-hearted book, it still really left me thinking. The book has discussion questions at the end and I think it would be a great book club book. 

This book will become a movie rumored to air in 2017 and also rumored to star Jennifer Aniston. I can't wait. 

Does this sound like a book you would like? Why or why not? 

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