Book Reviews

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot by [Moriarty, Liane]

Four Stars

I read this one for research as I am considering a sequel for my novel, The Forget-Me-Nots. My novel also delves into selective-amnesia, and I wanted to see how Moriarty wrote about this phenomenon. I found the book to be readable and page-turning. I wish I had liked the characters more. But, it is a good pick for a book club. There is definitely much to discuss!

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Two Stars

This book is so far my least-favorite read this year. I get it…and yet I don’t. Given the shock value it most likely caused when it was published in 1945, I can understand (sort of) why discussing anti-establishment and personal angst in 1960s classrooms would seem relevant at the time. I would like my twenty-one-year-old to read it to get his opinion of what I suspect is a continuing mind-set. But, personally, I’m just checking it off my to-read list…with great relief.

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The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Novel by [Fenollera, Natalia Sanmartin]

Four Stars

If you want to escape to a village where a modern-age Jane Austen would set a story, you will enjoy Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera’s The Awakening of Miss Prim. Here you will find characters with Victorian-era ideals whose match-making interferes with the independent Prudencia Prim. This is a story that will not leave you.