You know those books that haunt you for days, weeks, months, even years after you read them? I finished one of those a few weeks ago. A recommendation from my friend Kelley. The problem is that I would really love to talk with a group about it and get a discussion going, but nobody in my local circle has read it. Yet.
The book I read is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and I have so many mixed feelings about it. The summary on Amazon doesn’t do it justice, but I guess it has to go light since saying more would give away too much of the conflict.
Not wanting to give you any spoilers, I won’t say too much, either. But I will tell you that the writing, in my opinion, is strong and engaging. All the characters showed growth and were relatable. Reality smacked the reader and characters in the face, and responses were genuine. It was particularly poignant for me since one of my favorite friends ever was a quadriplegic.
This isn’t a great summary or post, I know. But the book has really been on my mind, and I just had to state that publicly. I do highly recommend it. In fact, I’m going to sign off now to read the sequel – After You: A Novel. Thanks for suggesting it, Kelley!
If you’ve ever read these books, please let me know what you think. And feel free to suggest other fabulous books that get you pondering. ‘Cuz there is just nothing like a good book.
5 responses to “Nothin’ Like a Good Book”
This one is on my to-read list – I may have to move it up on my list based on your post. 🙂
Oh, good! Let me know when you finish it so we can yak about it, okay?
Indeed Chrissie, one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s coming out soon as a film – I hope they don’t mess it up! Will read the sequel soon!
I didn’t realize it was going to be a film. That will be interesting.