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After You by Jojo Moyes

This is the second in a three-part series that starts with Me Before You. After You was readable, not as good as Me Before You though.

The first book was more believable. The second had some less believable bits and the timeline seemed weird.

For instance Lily’s mother is so angry and unsupported of her 16 year-old daughter that it seems like Lily has been difficult for years when it has only been a few months.

I have Still Me, the last book in the series, on hold at the library and will most likely read it but this might be a case where the series went on too long.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Okay, I read another Liane Moriarty book. It was available for download at the library and I didn’t want to wait for it to be ready again.

This one I liked a lot — So much so that I stayed up until 3 am to nearly finish it the night before last.

One more Liane Moriarty book to go before I have read all of her books.

So what if I’m not reading high literature. So what if it is “escape”. I am reading again. I am me again.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I was looking for something to watch and I found the film Me Before You. I started watching it and then searched for it to figure out where it was filmed. When I saw that it was also a book I downloaded it from the library and began reading it instead of watching it.

I really enjoyed it — both the book and the movie — and now I want to read the rest in the series.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Yes, another Liane Moriarty book because I am an adult and can read what I want [1].

This one was borrowed from the library and read in about 6 days. This one is also plot-driven: Something happens at a barbeque but you don’t find out what until halfway through the book. One thing I forgot to mention in the last write up of a Moriarty book is that her characters are usually very complex. That is definitely true of this book. In fact it is hard to really like any of them, but hard to really dislike them too. The only character I consistently liked was Vid.

After I finished the book this morning, I stood up, adjusted my clothes, stretched and smiled a huge smile. Partly because of the book, but also because I am reading again!

I wonder how many people get the title of the book. I cannot find it anywhere online, but I think, no — I am sure, the title is a play on the film Truly Madly Deeply in which Alan Rickman is a [dead] cellist.

  1. that doesn’t sound defensive at all, does it? []

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

I’d never heard of Susan Hill until Andrea, Clare’s boss, told me about Hill’s book Howard’s End is on the Landing [1] when I told her I really should not buy any books from her wonderful bookshop and concentrate on the books I already owned. Of course I bought the book in her hand. How could I not?

I started reading Howards End is on the Landing right away and my first thought was, what an insufferable book snob (the author, not Andrea). I’d never read her work and here she is going on and on about fancy-pants books unlike the kind I like to read. It wasn’t until her chapter on ghost stories that I began to take more notice (although I did buy a book she mentioned in an earlier chapter) and when she mentioned that she’d written a ghost story I looked it up and realized I’d heard of it: The Woman in Black.

The book was available as an ebook at the library so I promptly downloaded it and hesitantly began reading it after reading some reviews stating it was the scariest book some reviewers had ever read.

It was pretty good — a well-written, gothic ghost story, not unlike The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (ohhhh! I see that’s being made into a movie!) which I adored. I didn’t find The Woman in Black very scary at all.

As soon as I finished the book I watched the movie starring Daniel Radcliffe. Very different from the book, completely different ending. I didn’t like the movie very much at all.


  1. which I am still reading []