Remember how I read What Alice Forgot last year and I pretty much have never stopped talking about it? (In fact, I just wrote a guest post over at Good Life Eats yesterday with five recommendations for books to read during the summer and this was one of them).
When the BlogHer BookClub announced they were doing this book, I jumped at the chance to read it again. And then I read it in a single day – even knowing how it was all going to play out, I couldn’t put it down.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love memory-loss books and even though a lot of the fun is watching them regain memories or deal with their lives when they can’t remember much of their normal lives, this one was just as fun the second time.
Of course, whenever you reread a book, different things stand out to you. I was more annoyed this time around with the Frannie storyline because. . .it’s just so unnecessary. And this time I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t a vital part of the story.
But her interactions with her daughter, Madison, just about killed me this time. I think I sobbed through every part that involved her (oh, could that be pregnancy hormones?). Having a child that’s a little older now, and watching how MUCH she wants my attention and admiration, just made the whole thing ring that much more true for me.
And, really, if I’m being honest, I ALWAYS like a good romance. So, how could I go wrong here? And would reading it again tomorrow be such a bad thing?
I am paid for my participation in the BlogHer Book Club, but I
choose which books to read and my reviews are strictly my own
opinions. If I think a book is terrible, I’ll say so. If I rave about
a book, it’s because it’s one I’d give to Kayla or my mom.