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Monday, December 16, 2013

Before I go to sleep

I wanted to read this book so much, from the moment I read the synopsis. Here’s the deal: 

While a woman sleeps, her mind erases everything she did that day. She will wake up thinking that she have a whole lifetime of choices ahead of her. Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. This is Christine’s life.

That sounds amazing, right?

Christine Lucas lives a very complicated life. Every day is a new adventure for her, since she has no memory to remind her what she was doing the previous day. So as she wakes up she finds herself in an unknown place, with an unknown man sleeping next to her. But this isn’t the only surprise. Everything around her is strange and nothing seems to ring a bell. Until she finds a diary.

I read this book very fast, not able to put it down. I wanted to find out the truth, to know what happened and brought Christine to this situation. I made assumptions, but always something made me change my mind. I just couldn’t figure out what was going on. I liked that. I like it when a book surprises me.

As the story continues we read Christine’s diary where the revelations comes one after the other. How is she going to process the new info? The pacing and the writing is really good and leaves the reader wondering, wanting more. I felt her emotions, her fears as she tries to make sense when noting really makes sense. It’s scary to lose your memories, your identity, and Watson managed to describe this so beautifully.

This book will leave you breathless until the last sentence. I totally recommend it.

By the way, Before I go to sleep, is now a movie, starring Nicole Kidman, but I’m not sure when it will be on theaters. I know I’ll watch it though.

So, have you read it? Would you read it? Tell me your thoughts.


  1. I remember you talking about this book before. It sounds so scary and creepy to wake up with everything being unfamiliar including the person sleeping next to you. Yikes! I'd be a basket case. I remember studying certain types of brain damage when I was in college and the patients with the inability to form new memories broke my heart. I'm glad you loved the book. I hope you have a week full of flying, Athina!

    1. Yes, it's frightening but fascinating at the same time. I enjoyed that book. :)
      Thank you, Robyn. I'm trying.
      Have a wonderful week too.

  2. Oh my, this has a 50 first dates type feel to it from the plot line, but definitely doesn't sound like a romantic comedy. I know for a fact it wouldn't be something that I would enjoy, and being that dependent on someone else for answers. EWWWEE. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Yes, it has. It was a very interesting book. I look forward to watch the movie too. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wow, this book sounds amazing, not to mention intense! I love, love, love anything that deals with memories and identity like this. (It's even one of my favorite themes to explore in my own projects.) Great review--will have to remember to check this out sometime!

    1. It was intense! I couldn't figure out the end even if I'm pretty good at figuring out these things. Even if I had some thoughts, Watson kept misleading me. :)
      Check it out when you have time.