Book Club: Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Since I got my Kindle a month or so ago, I have read a lot of books (probably more than the past few years!), especially as I am commuting to and from London every day.

I'm not great at writing book reviews, but I thought I might start doing reviews of some of the books I read. I won't include any spoilers and the reviews will be fairly brief to be honest, but I thought it would be nice to let you know what I think of some of the books I read, in case any of you are thinking of reading them. I also have a goodreads account, but only really use it to rate books I have read and get recommendations. If you use goodreads too, then let me know your username!

Today's review is of 'Me Before You' by Jojo Moyes. I started this book earlier this week and finished it yesterday.

It took me a few chapters to really get into the book, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The book was easy to read and the characters were generally likeable and easy to relate to. I would classify this as a chick lit book, but it is definitely not your typical chick lit. It has the romance aspect (boy meets girl, etc etc), but it doesn't happen in a typical way. It also addresses a difficult situation, which has actually been in the news recently, which makes you think about some rather controversial and ethical issues.

This book really played on my emotions. There were some bits that made me laugh out loud (cue some weird looks on the train) and times where I would feel tears rolling down my face. The ending was expected, but unexpected - if that even makes sense. I really liked the pace of how the story progressed and the way the story developed.

The majority of the chapters were written from the perspective of Louisa, one of the main characters. A few random chapters throughout the book were from the perspective of other characters, such as Louisa's sister and Will's parents. I thought it was nice to get an alternative viewpoint from the less significant characters as it gives another perspective and in my opinion ties all the characters together. I was disappointed, however, that there wasn't a chapter from Will's perspective as I think it would have been interesting to know how he felt directly.


I'm sorry if this review was terribly boring and I hope it wasn't too spoiler-ish. Have you ever read this book?

What have you read recently?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. Oh this book has been on my to-read list for a few months now! I really must get around to buying it. I have just added you on GoodReads :)

    1. I hope you enjoy it! If you have a kindle, I can send you the mobi version? Just accepted you! x

  2. This is on my TBR pile I have 2 books in front of it and then I am defo starting it I have been wanting to read it for ages.I have some book reviews on my blog if you are interested and more in the pipeline x

    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get round to reading it! I will check out your book reviews, I'm always looking for new books to read! x