P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney has been ingrained in my brain thanks to the hilarious Dory. Thirteen years ago, Disney-Pixar introduced a film that touched the hearts of all ages and we’ve been (im)patiently waiting since then to see our favorite characters of Finding Nemo back on the big screen. Well, the wait is over because on June 17, we will be onto the next adventure with Marlin, Dory and Co. in Finding Dory (We’re wishing her the best of luck considering that pesky annoyance of having no short-term memory!), with the familiar bickering voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks leading the way.

We know that you’ve already bought your ticket to go see Finding Dory on Friday and that you’ve seen Finding Nemo too many times to count, so here are some book recommendations to keep you swimming after the much-anticipated release:

The Widower’s Wife by Cate Holahan (Crooked Lane Books, August 2016)

51MU3OU--rL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Cate Holahan has a way with twisted, thrilling novels. After reading Dark Turns I couldn’t wait for her next release.  The Widower’s Wife focuses on the investigation of Ana Bacon in the dark ocean waters after tumbling off a cruise ship. How did she get there? Was she alone? Who was the last to see her? Is she missed? The ocean waters are a total mystery and this book has the all the clues.




Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper Paperbacks, 2012)

51KN9ZRpHDL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Just like Dory, Christine in Before I Go to Sleep is putting together pieces of her life to bring back her memory. After waking up in a stranger’s bed, next to said stranger, Christine begins to learn that the “stranger” is actually her husband and the bed she is in is her own. Leaving daily clues behind in her journal, Christine starts to understand the severity of her life and how she got to where she is now. Who can Christine trust and who Christine even is, is something you’ll just have to read to find out!



What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Berkley Books, 2012)

51OiLCU-zyL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_After a fall during spin class, (in Sydney, Australia!) Alice finds herself at the age of 39 with no recollection of how she has lost the last 10 years of her life, with no memory of her pregnancy, soon to be divorced and a horrible loss of friendship. The multifaceted characters involved in Alice’s life will help you in connecting piece after piece along with Alice. New York Times bestseller Liane Moriarty is a passionate and thought-provoking author who will captivate you from the first page.



Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults by Johanna Basford (Penguin Books, 2015)

71XpUwogOHL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_It’s an underwater-themed coloring book for you to pass the time until Friday and for plenty of time after. Enough said.