Did everyone have an amazing weekend? It was absolutely SPECTACULAR here in SW Ontario – sun, sun and more sun.
The weather found me on the patio with friends, with the kids, by myself, with the dog – any excuse to sit outside and enjoy our long awaited Summer/long weekend.
Which got me to thinking – it’s about time to send out a tip for summer reading isn’t it?
I actually finished “Me Before You” a couple of weeks ago – in one sitting – and I can totally recommend it as a light, fun and somewhat teary summer read.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes was released in 2013, but has only recently come to my attention because it is set to be released as a summer blockbuster on June 3rd.
I apologize for the photo quality – I bought the book without the movie cover, so I had to “borrow” this image from another site.
If you’ve seen or read “The Fault in Our Stars”, you’ll get the concept behind the story – you will cry in the end….
but up until that point you will find the characters frustrating, endearing, laughable and the perfect mix of quirky and complex.
I chose to read the online reviews after I finished the book, and while the book is touted as a “best seller”, there seem to be more negative reviews than positive ones online – many from people that do have disabilities. I appreciate that all good books emote strong feelings from readers, and I also admit that I don’t have the experience or perspective to truly empathize with anyone disabled… but if you take this book as I did – as a “summer read” and a light love story, then I think you will find the same appeal I did.
Me Before You isn’t about sex, drugs or fifty shades of anything – it’s about two people coming together in a difficult situation, and finding comfort and strength in each other.
It’s light, it’s what I’d call “fluffy”, and it’s perfect for a patio afternoon by the pool.
I’m attaching the movie trailer – but I should warn you; the book is always better (although the soundtrack seems like a winner).
Have a great one!