Recent Reads: Liane Moriarty & Ruth Ware

Reading has always been one of my favorite things to do. When I got married, I found it hard to find time to read. I almost felt guilty for reading because there was always something else to do around the house, or something would distract me *social media,* and I wouldn’t make time for reading. I’ve started making time to read again, usually before bed, and I’m loving it! Loving Liane Moriarty in particular. Here’s what I’ve been reading:

“What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty

“What Alice Forgot” is about a lady named Alice who fell, hit her head in spin class and lost ten years of her memory. (Can you imagine??) She can’t remember why she’s getting a divorce, why her sister will hardly speak to her, and she can’t believe she’s a mother to three children. Alice has to figure out how to start over. She realizes how much ten years time has changed her.  

I picked this book up before our annual family beach trip because I thought it would be a good beach read, and about halfway into it, I realized I read this book about two years ago! I finished it, and I’m so glad I ended up reading it again. It’s so strange how you can read a book again and see it in a whole different light depending on where you’re at in your own life. 

I can’t imagine losing a whole decade of my memory.  This book definitely made me think more about how I treat people around me, especially my husband. As we change and life gets ahead of us, it’s easy to get caught up and not make time for those we love. Being married only for a year, this book really changed my outlook of my marriage. 

I loved this book and I think it is a must read! If you have read it I’d love to hear your thoughts, and if you haven’t go buy it and let me know whatcha think! I don’t think you will be disappointed. 


“The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware

This book is about an alcoholic journalist, Lo, who works for a travel magazine. She gets the opportunity to go on a very small luxury cruise. She cruise is truly luxurious, the dinners are fabulous, the rooms are immaculate; everything is going great for Lo… Until she swears she sees a woman being thrown overboard. No one believes her because all he guests are accounted for. So who is this mysterious person Lo saw? Why was she there? Lo knows something is wrong, she just can’t get to the bottom of it. 

If you know me, you know thrillers are my jam. I absolutely love them. I had really high hopes for this book because I have heard such amazing things about it, however, I’m giving Ruth Wares book a 3/5. I just didn’t LOVE it. Here’s why: 

It really was a good book, just not a great one in my opinion. The first 100 pages were tough for me to get through, I had to force myself to keep reading because my mind kept wondering. The end of the book was the best part, there was constant action, and I was left truly wondering what was going to happen next. I like really dark thrillers that are scary (weird, I know) and I thought this book was more of a typical mystery. 

I would recommend this book, just don’t go into it expecting it to be the next Gone Girl. I’ve noticed that most people love her book “In a Dark, Dark Wood,” and don’t love “The Woman in Cabin 10.” I can’t wait to read “In a Dark, Dark Wood.” I’m interested to see what I think about it. 


“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. (via Goodreads)

Two Liane Moriary books in one post? I can’t help it, she’s such a fabulous writer. I LOVED this book! It was soo good, I read it in three days! I could not put it down. Liane Moriarty does not disappoint. I also watched the show after I read it, and while it was good, I was sad some things were different in the book. 

I have Truly Madly Guilty on my shelf ready to read! It’s next on my list and I can’t wait to start it! Have you read it? If so what did you think?


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