Two summers ago, along with the rest of America’s voracious chick-lit readers, I became obsessed with Aussie author Liane Moriarty. “Big Little Lies” was all the rage– in fact, it continues to be the book I most consistently recommend to friends, along with “East of Eden”. (You know? Because they’re super similar stories…My friends always say that I don’t have a ‘type’ when it comes to guys. I’m all over the map. Well, I don’t have a ‘type’ with books either. I’ll read whatever you suggest– except, EXCEPT for “The Tea Rose.” Sorry, Emma.)
In a frenzy, my friend Samantha and I ate up the rest of Liane’s books. We were obsessed! And the more familiar you become with someone’s style of writing, the better everything reads. As a result, I am blindly recommending that everyone pick up “Truly Madly Guilty”, Liane’s newest novel, this weekend. Here’s what I know about the book: It’s written by Liane Moriarty. It’s about a woman named Clementine. And something happens at a barbecue. That’s all! I’m already hooked.
If you haven’t already checked out her previously published books, definitely read “Big Little Lies”, “The Husband’s Secret” and “What Alice Forgot”. However, for those who’d rather just wait a couple of months for the upcoming HBO Mini Series, I don’t blame ya! The killer female cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley. Directed by Jean Marc Vallée, the talent who brought you “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild”, “Big Little Lies” is a surefire hit.
One bummer: “The New York Times” did not write a glowing review of “Truly Madly Guilty”. I usually really trust reviews, just because I do a lot of my reading based off of word of mouth suggestions…Hm.