I absolutely loved Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It is one of the very, very few books that made me cry and not just a few years but proper ugly cry. That might not sound very good but the story was just so very beautiful and, well, let’s just say that I loved it. So when I heard that a sequel was coming out I was incredibly excited and keen to read After You.
I actually read and reviewed After You by Jojo Moyes for a magazine, which was very exciting in itself but if I am honest the book did not live up to Me Before You. So, when I then heard that there was another book coming out in the series called Still Me I had a moment of worry that it also wouldn’t quite live up to the first book, but I still felt very excited about it and again desperate to read it.
So when I had the opportunity to read the first chapter of Still Me by Jojo Moyes I jumped at the chance. It isn’t a very long chapter but it was enough to tell me that I have to read this book! The main character Lou is off to New York for a new job caring for a lady having been recommended by Nathan, who was a character that I loved in the first book, so it was great to see him back. We follow Lou as she arrives in New York, finds her new home and goes out for coffee. Quite simple really but Lou is such a great character that she makes it readable and not only that but interesting and something that I wanted to keep reading.
Perhaps reading the first chapter wasn’t the best idea because now I have to wait to read the rest!! If you loved Me Before You by Jojo Moyes then get very, very excited because a treat is coming on 25th January 2018. If you haven’t read Me Before You then go do it, you have time to read that and After You so that you too can look forward to the release of Still Me too.
Lou Clark is back in the ALL NEW Jojo Moyes novel Still Me, follow-up to the Number One international bestsellers Me Before You and After You. Read the first chapter here! Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to meet someone who’s going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it’ll hurt. Lou won’t know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.
About the Author:
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and grew up in London. After a varied career including stints as a minicab controller, typer of braille statements for blind people for NatWest, and brochure writer for Club 18-30, she did a degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992, she won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University.
Jojo worked as a journalist for ten years, including a year at South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and nine at The Independent where she worked variously as News Reporter, Assistant News Editor and Arts and Media Correspondent.
Jojo has been a full time novelist since 2002, when her first book, Sheltering Rain was published. Since then she has written a further eleven novels, all of which have been widely critically acclaimed.
Jojo has won the Romantic Novelist’s Award twice, and Me Before You has been nominated for Book of the Year at the UK Galaxy Book Awards. Me Before You has since gone on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide.
The film adaptation of Me Before You starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was released in June 2016 and was a huge box-office success. The screenplay was written by Jojo.
For more information about all of Jojo’s novels, please visit the books page here.
Jojo lives (and writes!) on a farm in Essex, England with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.