What Alice Forgot

This was a favourite of our book club, generating a lot of discussion between those who could really relate to Alice, and those who couldn’t. In real life, 39-year-old Alice Love is a fit, perfectly groomed, stay-at-home mother of three children, living in the house of her dreams – yet life is not all perfect, with Alice having recently separated from her husband, Nick.  At the beginning of the novel, Alice suffers concussion and subsequent memory loss, wiping out the last 10 years. Rewind the clock and Alice is about to give birth to her first baby, very much in love with Nick, and together they’d just bought their first house, a ‘renovator’s dream’.

This story is definitely a journey of self reflection, as it forces you to look at yourself from a different perspective - to ponder who you’ve become and what you’ve chosen to do with your life. It caused us to ask ourselves the tough questions: Would my younger self like who I’ve become today? Do I still take the time to enjoy life and the people that I love? Have I become so caught up in the fast pace of every day that I no longer stop to realize what’s important to me? Highly recommended. 

Ladyboy, Richmond

Lady Boy is a bright, fun, modern Thai restaurant - you'll feel like you've stepped into the streets of Bangkok. We started the night in the back bar sipping cocktails, then moved to the dining area with its vibrant graffiti wall-art and neons.  Lady boy boasts an almost entirely gluten-free menu. The meals were light, fragrant and really tasty, with a modern spin on the traditional Thai favourites. A welcome newish addition to the Bridge Road strip shops.

What Alice Forgot
By Liane Moriarty