Currently reading: “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes

Howdy, friends.

This is what I’m reading now:

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I’m almost done with it. It isn’t something I think I normally would have picked up, but a friend recommended it. It’s a quick read, which is nice. I wouldn’t say it’s wonderfully written — some of it is really predictable. It feels a little like I’m reading “Dying Young” (which I confess I loved).

Here is a summary from Amazon/Booklist:

In The Last Letter from Your Lover (2011), Moyes presented a heavily plotted novel that spanned decades and featured parallel romances. Her newest work dials down the intricacy, and the result is a far more intimate novel. Moyes introduces us first to Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill-seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Twentysomething Louisa “Lou” Clark has been hired as his caretaker, despite a total lack of experience. As the prickly Will and plainspoken Lou gradually warm to each other, she learns that the six-month length of her contract coincides with the amount of time Will has agreed, for his parents’ sake, to postpone his planned assisted suicide, a subject Moyes treats evenhandedly. Armed with this information, Lou sets about creating adventures for Will, hoping to give him a reason to live. Simultaneously, Will encourages Lou to expand the expectations of what her life could be. All signs point to romance and a happy ending for the pair, but Moyes has something more heartbreakingly truthful in mind: Sometimes love isn’t enough.

And here are reviews from the New York Times, The New York Daily News and USA Today.

In other book news: If you haven’t read “The Dog Stars” yet by Peter Heller, go get it. Now. It’s so beautifully written. I never wanted it to end. It’s like a long set of prose poems … and just … delicious.

Happy reading.

 

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