Book Club Recap: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


I really loved this book; it touched me in a way I can’t even explain. My book club felt the same way. We knew this book was something special and we definitely want to get the sequel when it comes out in September. We’ll probably end up reading it for one of our fall meetings because JoJo Moyes is THAT good at writing.

Me Before You made us all think about what it would be like to be both Louisa and Will. We couldn’t imagine what being in Will’s position would be like, and we all agreed that there was a part of us that wanted Will and Louisa to find a way to be together even with the challenges they would face.

The wedding stood out to us as a turning point for Louisa and Will. We loved how it made us fall in love with them as a couple. We know there is a movie coming out and this scene has to be done RIGHT. We won’t be taking any second-rate movie here, people!

Me Before You makes us all question life from another angle. It all makes us fall in love and makes us dwell on what we would do in a situation like Will’s.

This book was a book club favorite.


Me Before YouMe Before You 
written by Jojo Moyes
published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2012

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See Gina’s 5-star review here.

About the book – from Goodreads: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

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  1. I live in an area where I have not been able to find a book club and being new to the area makes me hesitant to start one. I love the idea of reading and discussion books in person with other readers.