This Week In Books is a great meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found where you sum-up what you’ve been reading during the week.
My growing TBR has made it hard for me to choose which books to pick this week!
∧ Then ∧ Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
Is a blurb still needed? 🙂
I am still unsure of what happened between me and this book. I read it in two days and felt absolutely nothing. Nada. No tears. No sadness. Nothing at all. Everything was there though; nice characters, a good storyline (even if not original) a sad ending. This mix should have made me feel something. I liked it, but I could not connect to the story. I suspect my recent medical issues to have built up a gigantic wall against my emotions to help me deal with what’s going on. Either that or I’m a heartless monster. I can’t say I’m disappointed in the book, I am disappointed in myself for missing out on the story.
I’ve got 50 pages left on The Ex, and enjoying it tremendously. I love the struggle Olivia finds herself in.
Blurb for Theft:
Michael “Butcher” Boone is an ex-“really famous” painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they’ve forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she’s also the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz. Soon Marlene sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making–or the ruin–of them all.
This was a random pick from the library. It turns out the Canadian and Australian authors are on the same shelf and I came across this one while looking for Margaret Atwood. I chose it because of the neat white cover (I know, never judge a book by its cover, but I love living dangerously!). I only have read the opening so I can’t really give any judgement yet.
∨ Next ∨ After You, Jojo Moyes
Lou Clark has lots of questions.
Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places.
Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home.
Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago.
And will she ever get over the love of her life.
What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change.
Then, one night, it does.
But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions?
Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe.
Open it and she risks everything.
But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .
I did like the story and the characters created by Moyes, so I have decided to read the sequel fast enough to see if there is something to save or if I should just get a heart.
Have you read any of those books? What’s next on your reading list?