Nine strangers come together for a ten-day self-improvement retreat at a health spa in Australia called Tranquillum House, each desiring their own unique results – Frances, an out-of-touch romance novelist; Jessica and Ben, lottery winners with a troubled marriage; Lars, a good-looking divorce lawyer; Tony, a retired Australian Rules Footballer; Carmel, a depressed mother obsessed with her weight; and the Marconis, a grieving family of three. They are welcomed by three intense employees – owner Masha and her two minions. At first, the retreat seems […]
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I think this may be the second Cannonball I’ve kicked off with a Liane Moriarty book. I’d prefer not to make a habit of it. Ah well. For me, her books have become kind of a “if you’ve read one, you’ve read them all.” This particular flavor was better than What Alice Forgot but not as good as Big Little Lies. Impossible to put down, of course, but that doesn’t necessarily mean worth reading. This one gives us a slight variation on her unreliable narrator in […]
Triplets Lyn, Cat(riona) and Gemma are turning 33 and its been quite the year- task-oriented Lyn is stressed trying to ‘do it all’; fierce Cat is trying and failing to get pregnant when her husband confesses he’s having an affair; and flakey Gemma can’t seem to find anything in her life to define her or hold on to. Set in Sydney over the course of the year, Moriarty charts the ups and downs of the triplets, and their closest loved ones. Although I loved reading […]
CBR11 Listicles: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Goodreads Top 20 Books of 2016 I am doing a terrible job planning my Bingo scorecard. I had a much clearer plan of attack last year but am mostly playing it by ear this year. Luckily I was able to stumble into a square with a reread of Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty since it appeared on Goodreads Top. After reading Nine Perfect Strangers and being… underwhelmed… I decided to read something else by Liane Moriarty and decided on Truly Madly Guilty because […]
Tonight’s reviews will focus on books that were a little … disappointing because I have to write those reviews at some point and now is as good a time as any. At least my first lackluster books checks off a few Bingo boxes! CBR Bingo: Reading TBR Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty I put Nine Perfect Strangers on my TBR two months before its release and bought a copy within a week of its debut yet somehow it took me seven months to pick it […]