Me Before You

-Review-

Hello lovelies.

Well this is finally getting posted!

Here is my first book review on the blog. I promise with these reviews to either avoid any spoilers or at least give fair warning of them, go in depth about the story line (more than the blurbs) and give you my honest and critical thoughts.

I’m so excited to do this review. I’ve read so many myself and now its my turn to have my say.

So let’s start with  ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes.


This novel introduces us to the main character and narrator-Louisa Clark. A 26 year old going no where in life who suddenly lands a job she never imagined after becoming unemployed.

The job is essentially acting as a companion to a man named Will Traynor who is a quadriplegic. As you can predict this is a romantic story but that’s all I’ll say for now.

Here’s my first problem with the book. It’s quite predictable. Sure from the blurb you can tell she will have her life ‘turned upside down, have a major epiphany and of course fall in love- but a sort of forbidden love’. Typical easy read rom-com read.

My next issue is the the context of the characters circumstances. I mean seriously Jojo Moyes. You decided to write about a 26 year old no where near ready to walk down the aisle with no degree and basically living her life through her boyfriend before letting her be controlled by another whom she falls in love with but can’t have a future with. This man being the one who pushed her to step out of her comfort zone, use her brain and actually look at her life and all the possibilities it contains.

I don’t necessarily love the idea of allowing someone to make you happy or to tell you what to do with your life etc… but I can get past it if I feel that this person makes you a better you, and Will Traynor did just that for Louisa.

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The other problem though is that he couldn’t stick around,he couldn’t reciprocate the feelings, not truly. It’s like she’s a dog, he put the lead on her but didn’t take her for a walk. (weirdest reference i know but stick with me here!)

This book was good. But just that…good, not great, not inspiring not a spectacular profound change your life read. It wasn’t a complex read. It was written well though. I appreciated getting inside Lou’s mind and getting to know the characters from her point of view.

I can’t completely shut it down though. I did skim through it quickly and I did laugh at parts. This is a heartwarming story-line, and for that I would still recommend others to give it a read. There were moments where Lou was sassy and I loved it! This is where the character really shined, in my opinion and Moyes’ skillful writing showed.

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I’ll even admit I teared up at the end, well not quite the ending but rather the epilogue. I won’t say much more hear just that if you’ve read the book you’ll understand what I mean here.

Despite my critic I was looking forward to see what comes next for Lou in ‘After You’. I’ll be doing a review on this novel too, it’s only fitting right?! And actually I loved this book, so much more than the first so keep your eyes out for that!

With all that said I give this book a solid 3 stars ***

Until next time!

xo

-G

P.s comment below what you’re currently reading or what’s next on your book-list

*photo credits to google images and myself, edits done by me*
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A lady of literature.

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes”

So this weekend I have had a revelation of sorts. I stumbled upon booktube. For those that aren’t aware there are a multitude of youtube accounts created by booklovers dedicated to sharing their opinions and recommendations on the literary works they have read. And it’s quite magical.

I can’t believe I never knew about all of these videos. I honestly feel like an idiot for never looking up a review to a book I had read or intended to read before now.

This is definitely a place I want to be a part of.

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If you don’t know I am an English student. I am a lover of books and thoroughly enjoy the experience of delving into a new world on the comfort of my couch with a cup of tea.

Since finding booktube and also joining Goodreads (How and I mean HOW did I not sign up to this app sooner?!) I have a looooong list of books that I’m more than eager to read.

So I’ve decided that today I’m going to share with you the list of books I intend to read in the next few months. This is just the start though,  the list will surely continue to grow!

1.After You by Jojo Moyes  (I’ve already read Me before you earlier this summer)

 

2.Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

4.  We don’t know what we’re doing by Thomas Morris

5. A little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

7. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

8.Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma

9. It’s kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini

10.The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

I plan on doing reviews on all of these books as soon as I finish them. I really want to introduce these type of opinion posts to the blog as well as film reviews.

If you want to follow me along with my reading then you can check out my Goodreads account at gurlthinking.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/58601492

Happy Reading!

-G

p.s… Please let me know in the comments what books you love and recommend, what you’re currently reading and what your Goodreads username is, I’d love to follow more accounts.