I am excited to announce that I have a guest book blogger today! It's my fellow book buddy and my bestie, Dr. Gulia Muca. Yes, Gulia is a dentist, a real one! She is all kinds of smart! But she is also beautiful, super fun and my best friend! But if you really want to know about Gulia, head over to my family blog for my Bloggin about my Bestie post. Gulia and I love to read books and share titles, so I thought who better to guest book blog than someone who enjoys books as much as me! Without further ado, Gulia's recommendation!
I am so excited for my guest blog spot! I have never blogged before so bear with me :) My summer beach read suggestion is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.
What I liked about this book was that, although it was a quick and easy read, it really made you stop and think. The premise of this book is that Alice, a very busy PTA mom and social coordinator, suffers from a bout of amnesia. Implausibe? Perhaps, but lots of fun none the less.
While at a spin class at her local gym, Alice falls off her bike, hits her head, and essentially loses 10 years of her memory. She wakes up in the hospital thinking she is still a newlywed, married to the love of her life, and pregnant with her first child. I don't want to give too much away, but a lot happened to her in those 10 years she forgot. Readers journey with Alice in her attempts to reclaim memories as well as forge new relationships and understand old relationships with her family and friends.
The book got me into a very inquisitive frame of mind and really had me ruminating on the past ten years of my life. If I woke up thinking I was 18 again, (heaven forbid!) would I be surprised at where I am now? Would there be things I would want to change or things I never thought I would accomplishing and did? Were there aspects of my more carefree-innocent 18 year old personality I would wish to get back? And thinking forward to the future, it led me to examine where I might want to be in the next ten years. Its not everyday that a beachy-read gets you all introspective so, therefore; I recommend it to all. It is quite fun along the way and it may even inspire you to try a spin class or bake a lemon meringue pie. (I tried both after reading and neither is easy!) Thanks for letting me join in all the fun everyone. Happy reading!
Being the overachiever that she is, Gulia also has a recipe to share with my blog readers!! Come back tomorrow for a tasty vegetarian dish:)