2021 · Adult · Contemporary · In-Person Book Club · Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads – February 26-28, 2021

I’ve decided to start a new segment on my blog. Not sure if something similar has been floating around, so if I apologize for taking any credit.

This segment I’m calling Weekend Reads, which I plan on posting every Friday. Weekend Reads is where I will concentrate on just one of the books I’m reading during the weekend rather than trying to balance multiple ones at once. So many times I say, “I’ll read only one chapter of this book and then I go to the next one” or “I want to read halfway through this book before I can read my other one.” My goal is just enjoy what I’m reading and not stress about how much time I’m devoting to every book or how many chapters I’m reading for each book.

Weekend Reads – February 26-28, 2021

For this weekend I’m planning to focus on…

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity is a novel that I’m buddy reading via video chatting with my best friend. It’s one that we both have been wanting to read for a while and just haven’t picked up until recently.

Why this read?

Why am I focusing on this specifically? I really like the way the story is told. We get to read about Alice’s life and learn about the things she has forgotten as she learns them as well. Because I don’t know everything, I’m itching to find out, which I think was very clever on the author!

I also enjoy the very real themes that are presented within the text. The author explores memory loss, relationships, separation, fertility/infertility, friendships, honesty, and several others. Both my friend and I can very much relate to some of these themes and we feel that the author does a wonderful job in exploring each one.

The writing is straight-forward and flows fairly well. I find myself reading several chapters at a time without realizing it. The only caveat is that there are these “letters” within the text by two other characters. One I absolutely enjoy reading about and the other I’m not quite sure what the point of including them. Hopefully, Liane Moriarity has a purpose for this second set of letters and I get to find out soon!

In general, What Alice Forgot is a book that I always look forward to reading and can spend a lengthy amount of time reading. Therefore, I would like to focus this weekend on this fiction novel in hopes to learn more about Alice’s life and see becomes of her.

Happy Weekend Reading!

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