Book Review: What Alice Forgot

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Author: Liane Moriarty

Summary from Goodreads:
This is the story of Alice, a 39 year old mother who falls and hits her head. When doing so, she experiences amnesia and is unable to remember the last ten years of her life. This includes the birth of her children, the decline of her marriage, a falling out with her sister, and a tragedy that changed her life.  
Personal Review:
I picked up this book based off reading a recommendation from a fellow Good Reads suggestion. I really enjoyed this one. It got me thinking about how much your life changes over the course of time and what things you would/wouldn’t know if something like this happened to you. That said though, I think that the author wrote well in explaining the emotions that Alice was feeling.


I liked that she was also able to include an additional story with the sister’s letters to her therapist. That was a very trying time for her and her family, I cannot even imagine. The sister’s perspective helped to add depth to the relationship they have and the related complexities.

I liked the book.
Happy Reading!

Book Review: Lawyer for the Dog

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Author: Lee Robinson

Summary from Goodreads: This book is about Sally, a respected lawyer asked to represent, Sherman-a mini schnauzer. Through the course of trying to determine where Sherman should end up, she is coping with her own situation with her aging mother and personal love life. An interesting read. 

Personal Review:
I like books about animals and this one was pretty good. It kept my attention and was a relatively quick read. You could tell that Sally was going through a lot of different things and it was nice that even though Sherman was part of her ‘job’, she was able to have him as a companion for a while too. Animals have an amazing way of being there for us.

I like the story and even though there were a lot of moving parts, I felt the author struck a good balance on this one. At the end it’s alluded to that there may be a lawyer for the cat book. I would be willing to read that if it comes to be.

Happy Reading!

Book Review: It's About Love

Author: Steven Camden

Summary from Goodreads:
This the story of Luke and Leia, two film students, and their interactions.  When they get paired to work together, not only do they have to complete their course work but they also have to learn to deal with the real life that is happening around them.

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book at Book Con 2015. While I did not pay for this book, the opinions are strictly my own.

Personal Review:
I liked the book, but it took me a little while before I figured out where it was going. The first part of the book set up a good foundation, but was confusing until I read the rest of the book. The second and third parts clarified for me about what was going on with the characters.


I liked the book was written in an easy way. It includes messages that they send to one another and I enjoy that the format is free and easy to take in. I like that the characters have to build their trust in one another and that they are able to get through some hard situations.
Happy Reading!