Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Book Corner: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes



It's been an embarrassingly long time since I sat down and read anything which wasn't academic or because I needed to for some reason or another.

So I've been finding the time to start reading for myself again and tackling the pile of books which I've not yet read!
I thought it might be nice to share them with you too.

The first on my list to read was Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes.
I've never read anything by JoJo Moyes before so I'm not entirely sure what inclined me to pick it up all those weeks back but this is definitely one that will stay with me forever.

Something about the way that Moyes writes just had me hooked from the first few pages.
It focuses on two characters, Lou and Will and ultimately, how each of their lives changes the others.

Obviously I won't give away any spoilers for fear of ruining it for those of you who haven't read it and may want to, but somehow, this this has subtly and inexplicably changed my life.

It's a romantic story but not like one I've ever come across before.
Not your classic 'girl falls in love with guy who doesn't want her but somewhere along the line they both realise that they actually wanted each other all along' kind of affair at all.

It's funny, it's emotional and it's sad but it's more eye-opening in my opinion. Sure, the love-story is nice but it's more so about realisation and acceptance than just falling in love.

I would definitely recommend reading this, but I'd say to do so when you have a nice quiet weekend because this isn't a book which you will be able to put down and pick up again a few days later.
I found myself reading before bed, before work and while I was at work I wanted to be at home so I could keep reading because I was so immersed and actually involved with the story that I didn't want to stop.

In fact, it's so intense that by the time I'd finished it and went to pick up another book to start reading, I actually hesitated because I wasn't entirely sure if I was ready to move onto another.
I realise just how insane that sounds. I do.


Basically, this is just something that you NEED to read.
I urge you to just go and even read the first few pages and get hooked for yourself.

Thanks for reading,
Kirsten.

P.s. I got over not being able to read another book and I'm working my way through something else so look out for a new Book Corner post soon!