Go big or go home!
I can never just do something and do it lightly. I promised myself that I would read more this upcoming year and then like I shared here, I joined the Goodreads challenge with setting myself up to read 12 books (meaning one book a month for this year).
Well, I have read 4 books so far this past month and am already on my 5th. So, if I keep this pace up, I will either finish my 12 by March and/or totally surpass my 12 books by the end of the year with near 60 books being read if I indeed keep reading at this rate.
Either way, I am having a great time reading books again and falling in love with this medium all over again.
I am a bit behind in my reviews, because I am reading faster then I can actually share with all here, but still want to give my take on the second book I read this year so far with Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis for Me Before You:
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.
My Thoughts on Me Before You ~
From the moment I began reading, I knew this was going to be a book that would forever change my world, as well.
The two main characters, Lou and Will, are both very set in their own worlds and lives. They have never quite met someone like each the other. I could just tell that once they met though that things would never quite be the same for either Lou or Will.
And that first meeting honestly gave me goosebumps. And the romantic at heart that I am was so rooting for the two to somehow find their own happy ending.
They both challenged each other like no one else ever has. Will gave Louisa (Lou) the keys to unlocking a future for herself by showing her a world of reading and even letting her see how amazing classical music is, as well. Lou, in turn, saw past Will’s disability to see the man that was still very much alive inside of him.
Together they seemed to make each other just that much better. One of my favorite moments in the book was when they both attended the wedding of Will’s former lover before his accident to a mutual friend. The two dazzled each other and even the guests, as well.
I don’t want to give away the ending of this heart-wrenching story for those who may not have read and have it on their list to read, but will say Will and Louisa’s love story is one I will not be forgetting anytime soon. Trust me, I bawled at the ending and still can’t quite get over it, but will say that I am better for having read this book and very much recommend it for all who are contemplating reading it.
And after I finished Me Before You, what did I read next?
The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty and promise to share my thoughts on this book soon, too.
Have you read Me Before You or want to read it? Let me know in the comments.
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