Goodreads Monday: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Hello, everyone! As I said in my previous post, I decided to incorporate some new features into my blog starting today and this Goodreads Monday post is one of them. I hope you enjoy the upcoming new features 🙂

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren@Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to her so that others can see what you picked!

My very first pick for Goodreads Monday is:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

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I got this book through my dear Twitter friend last November or early December.
I wanted to read this book so badly, but for some reason this book has been sitting on my bookshelf since then.
It’s probably the controversy and the backlash the book and the film have gotten from Disabled communities that make me a bit hesitant, but I think I’ll pick this one up next month. I’m saying this because I want you all to hold me accountable and remind me not to put it off any longer! (because I can be such a procrastinator… )

 

I’m pretty certain that most of you have already read this book, what are your thoughts?
Let me know in the comments below and Happy Monday to you all! 😀

Noriko

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20 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

  1. Hi. I haven’t seen the movie, but I read the book. I really enjoyed it. And I look at books like this as a perspective on a tragedy, not as the book that speaks out about how everyone in this situation should handle what happens. It’s a writer’s story to tell, and they shouldn’t tell a story that makes all different groups and people happy. But I respect other people’s opinions, so they can be upset or angry at the book. I chose to see the beauty in the love and friendships across the novel, not a statement on someone with a disability. I think you’ll like it. I will remind you in a week to start it! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jay for the input! Indeed, it is next impossible to please EVERYONE because I believe there are as many perspectives as there are people in the world. This is OUR choice how we feel about a book. But WHAT?!? Start this in a week???!! NOOOOO, you know how many books I’m planning to read this month… I’ll be swamped LOL

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    1. My Japanese friends are all about the movie, but I haven’t watched it yet. Ooooh, the movie gutted you! It must be soo good! I need to both watch the movie AND read the book!

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          1. Hahahaha! Same here! I watch these movies and shows just because I know I’m GOING to cry. For example, I just watched Okja on Netflix…. that’s another one if you want to cry some haha

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  2. I’m part of the disabled community and I absolutely love both the book and the movie. I didn’t even realize that there was controversy about this book from the disabled community. I definitely recommend it and I think you would love it.

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  3. I loved both the book and the movie; I would have to say it is one of my favorite reads in a long time. It’s a beautiful story of love and friendship among family, friends, and lovers while touching on a hard topic, which Moyes handles beautifully. I think you will love it, but it is a book you will need lots of tissues for! And the movie will definitely make you cry!

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