A Summer of Reading – Pt. 2

We spent a lot of time at the beach last week, so I blew through a few more books. I had a goal to read 25 books before the end of 2014, and I am well on my way to surpassing that number. All of the books below were solid, though for completely different reasons.Get your read on.

indexMe Before You  by Jojo Moyes — This is a great book club book, because it’s a bit controversial, and I wish I was a part of a book club, so I could bounce my thoughts off other people. Whether you like the book or not you will have an opinion about it. Moyes deftly brings readers into the world of disabled people and the people who love and care for them with this semi-romantic story. The main narrator, Louisa, is fired from her steady job, and ends up taking a job as a caretaker for a quadriplegic. Her charge, Will Traynor, is a man from a wealthy upbringing who used to live on the edge — From skydiving to deep sea diving to buying and selling companies, nothing was out of his reach, until a car accident changes his life. Through various narrators, we watch Louisa and Will become closer and even fall in love, but there’s a catch, and it’s a Doozy. I can’t tell you much more without ruining the book, but trust me when I say the end of this book is a kick to the teeth. Continue reading