Review of I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

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Release date: June 7, 2016

Publisher: Crown

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Goodreads blurb:

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life–great friends, family, and successful career–aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, I Almost Forgot About You will show legions of readers what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. 

Review: 

I’m kind of ashamed to admit this, but I’ve never read any of McMillan’s books before. There’s not any particular reason and it’s not like I was avoiding them, I just never got around to it. I am so glad that I finally did though, now I need to add her other work to my TBR.

Georgia is a fifty something strong, independent and extremely intelligent woman. From the outside, she has it all. She’s a successful optometrist with two grown daughters and grandchildren and close friends that love her. All that is missing is love. She’s been divorced twice and she’s sick of the games that come with being in a relationship.

Even though her life is full in many aspects, there is something missing that makes Georgia feel unsettled and lost. On a whim, as she’s reflecting on her past relationships she decides to embark on a journey. She’s going to contact her old lovers and make peace.

All of the female characters in this book are strong, smart and witty. I especially enjoyed the relationship between Georgia and her BFF Wanda. They were so funny and reading their conversations was like listening to my girlfriends banter and chat. It was warm and seriously funny!

I adored Georgia, I want a no nonsense yet still fun loving friend just like her. I’m not quite middle aged, but I could still relate to her. As she’s on this emotional journey, she begins to question her life and the decisions she’s made that lead up to where she is now. She goes through so many emotions that women of any age can relate to; self doubt, body image issues, regret and old heartbreaks that sometimes still feel fresh.

My only very minor complaint is that because there are so many very minor male characters throughout the book I was a bit confused a few times. It was a little hard keeping the names straight, but it didn’t take away from the story.

I felt like this could be a modern day love story for the middle aged woman but as a thirty something woman, I still very much enjoyed it. Georgia isn’t a big fan of social media and I laughed many times when she talked about her dislike and confusion as it reminded me of the women her age in my own life.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to Blogging For Books for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

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