You know when you’re looking for something to read, but your TBR list just isn’t exciting and you aren’t up for an intense thriller? Liane Moriarty is the author for you.
She has written six internationally best-selling novels, had a #1 New York Times bestsellers, and had Reese Witherspoon produce one of her books into a HBO miniseries. Now that’s quite the resume!
What I love about her book is that I know what I will get with them, but I’m also completely surprised too. I will get great character development, a perfect beach read, and an addictive plot. But I also get an emotional rollercoaster that touches on a number of tough life issues in a lighthearted way. How is that possible? Because she is a magician when it comes to writing!
Liane Moriarty is to beach reads what Karin Slaughter is to thrillers.
In order of recommendation, here are five books I’ve read by her that I suggest you pick up!
1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Would the “you” of ten/five/two years ago like the “you” of today? This book was the first time I truly thought about how skilled of a writer she is. It takes what seems like a lighthearted plot and adds in intense life events, yet has you finishing the book feeling changed for the better.
2. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The trouble with the truth is that it can change everything… “My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died.” What a crazy and compelling story line.
3. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
If you have a sister, then you understand the never ending love and competition between you. Now multiple that by 2, because these three sisters are actually triplets.
4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Pick the book up before you start watching the miniseries! They are surprisingly very different and, of course, the book is better :)
5. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
I will admit, this was quite an odd story, but for some reason it just works. She sets the stage so well that with every turn of the page you are pulled more and more into their lives. She is a unique writer, but an amazing writer.
The next book of hers that I’m picking up was actually passed on to me by my father, Truly Madly Guilty, with a raving review. I guess Liane Moriarty appeals to more than just females in their 20s and 30s :)
Have you read any Liane Moriarty books? Which one is your favorite?