Our last pretend book club meeting was so well pretend attended that I thought we'd give it another whirl. Consider this your pretend Evite to come over to my house for wine and book discussion. I'm already planning the cheese board. (Not pretend. I'm going to be here for real, after all.) I'm even going to be all authoritative and dictate the book choice without any crowdsourcing. Somebody located her big girl pants!
For our next trick: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Here's the description poached from Good Reads:
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
It managed somehow to be light reading while addressing some heavy subject matter. Plenty there to talk about and not a single sociopath among the characters, for a change.
I'll post discussion topics on Wednesday, August 28. Start your downloads! Or pick up your crinkly cellophane-covered library books, if you're a dinosaur like me.