Welcome to SG Book Club! I know this was supposed to go up yesterday but it was already very late when I started, so I figured that I might as well just get this up today. I am very excited to do this book club!!! If you haven’t read my last post, I mentioned briefly that I am starting a book club on my blog where I will share and do a book review on the books I read during the month. Like my love for fashion and beauty, I love to read as well, that’s why I wanted to do this book club where gals (and guys ) could share any recommendations or new books for a bookworm like me to check out. Sounds good?
Alright, so my read of the month this month is called After You by Jojo Moyes. This is actually the sequel to the book Me Before You. Before I go on any further, let me tell you a little bit about the books without giving too much away.
Me Before You: Louisa Clark, an ordinary girl who lives with her working-class family got a job as a caretaker for Mr Will Traynor, a worldwide traveler who lived big, a go-getter, until an accident made him a quadriplegic. He is moody, bossy and is not interested in exploring a new life. Without any experience in the field and desperate to get a job, Louisa Clark took the position to care for Will. Because of Louisa bubbly and pleasant positive attitude, Will’s parents was hoping that she could make their son better, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. Later on, she found out about Will’s shocking plans and sets out to show him that life is still worth living. Despite Louisa’s efforts, Will already made up his mind that this isn’t a life worth living.
After You: This second book tells the tale about Louisa’s life after the death of Will. She left her hometown to get away from pointing fingers. She moved to London and lives in a flat which is paid for by Will. Even after Will’s death, she is still struggling to get through life even after Will’s last wishes for her to “just live well”. An unforeseen accident happened which forced her to go back to her family and she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started again. Until one day, a part of Will’s past came to hijack her plans and Louisa felt the need to put her plans aside and help resolve the issue.
Overall, the second book is a story about love and forgiveness, the will to move on from losing someone you loved. Finding the strength to let go of the past and start something new, even if it means to fall in love again. JoJo Moyes did a really good job of bringing all the characters back from the first book and the new characters in the second book are easy to follow too. This is definitely a must read if you already read the first book. I really enjoyed this book very much. This book will make you laugh, cry and would want to make you be open to life possibilities and treasure our loved ones. I give this book a rating of 4/5. Hopefully there’s room for book 3. =)
If you haven’t read any of these books, don’t you worry because next month they’ll be screening Me Before You in theaters.You can watch both trailers here:
If you’re interested to know, Louisa Clark is played by Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones (Mother of Dragon), and Will Traynor is played by Sam Claflin from the Hunger Games series (Finnick Odair). I cannot wait for the movie to be out, and be sure to pack some tissue with you!!
Hope you like my first book for SG Book Club. Leave in the comment section below if you read the books or read anything by Jojo Moyes, or if you have any book recommendations for me! As always, thanks for stopping by! XOXO ❤