When thinking about what I should write this week the first name that popped into my head was Liane Moriarty.
Amanda and I have both read all of Liane’s books and we loved every one; it’s fair to say we are huge fans. They have everything we both look for in a book; great characters, stories that keep you entertained, family dynamics and real life issues. Liane has a real talent for writing books that have substance but are enjoyable too.
This month I decided to re-read a few of my favourite Liane Moriarty books – The Husband’s Secret, What Alice Forgot and Three Wishes. I also hope to get to Big Little Lies again next month.
The Husband’s Secret was the first Moriarty book I read and it was so good I ran out and bought every book she had written. At first I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this book the second time around given the whole big secret reveal plot, but I really did. Knowing the outcome in no way diminished my enjoyment of the book because of all the great supporting characters and their stories. The Husband’s Secret tells the story of Cecilia and the secret she discovers her husband has been keeping and how knowing and sharing his secret affects her family and the lives of the people around them.
When I first read What Alice Forgot a couple of years ago I loved it! Alice was a great character; someone you could really identify with and the story line was such an interesting one. After falling and hitting her head, Alice wakes up a decade later. She’s ten years older and everything is very different (that has got to grab your interest). This was an enjoyable read but one that made you think at the same time. How would you feel? Are you happy with the direction your own life has taken? If you had the opportunity to make different choices would you? Complex, isn’t it! So many different aspects to one book. What Alice Forgot is one of my favourite Liane Moriarty books, well worth a read especially before they make the movie!
Now I don’t know if I’ve written too much and you are already sick of me rambling on about Liane Moriarty, but I have to keep going and tell you about Three Wishes.
Three Wishes is now officially my number one favourite Liane Moriarty book. It was second behind What Alice Forgot, until now. Reading it a second time has allowed me to absorb so much more of the story and the characters. A family saga revolving around the Kettle sisters (they’re triplets). Three Wishes is funny (laugh-out-loud-on-the-train funny), sad and altogether intriguing. I got to know the characters so much more the second time around; taking the time to reflect on what I was reading without powering on through to find out how it would end. It’s my favourite because the characters pull you in and don’t let go. They are likeable and real. A great book!!!! Too many exclamation marks?
Anyway I am sure you’ve had enough of me rambling on by now and I promise you won’t have to read any more about how enjoyable, engaging, entertaining and amazing Liane Moriarty’s books are – at least until her new one comes out in July (yeah).
Until then, why not do yourself a favour and pick up a Liane Moriarty book today.