Day: March 17, 2014

What I’m Reading Now: Me Before You

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They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

My Thoughts On The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

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I enjoyed this book. In a literature world full of sequels and trilogies, this is a stand-alone book that carries a story through 50 years. The author worked on this book for 20 years, and you can tell!

Ciro is a young boy when his father dies and his mother is makes the decision to leave him and his brother at a convent in Italy. When Ciro is forced to leave the convent, he is able to gain an apprenticeship in New York. While there, he is reunited with a girl he met quickly when he was living in the convent. But the stars do not align for them, and they are separated by other relationships and a World War until they find one another again.

If anyone is willing to take on a 500 page epic tale that will make you smile and cry, sometimes in the same chapter, I highly recommend this book.