Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: After You

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

After You
Me Before You #2
by Jojo Moyes
Expected Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads

I haven’t participated in this meme for awhile, and I probably won’t be a regular here, but I came across this interview with Jojo Moyes that I want to share.

The first thing to know about After You is that it is a sequel to Me Before You. If you haven’t read it yet, you MUST go do that now! I haven’t read After You yet, but I’m pretty sure it is not going to work as a stand-alone. Even if it does, you will not want to skip Me Before You. You can read my review here.

Here is the interview with Jojo Moyes. It does NOT contain spoilers, so feel free to watch.

And here is the synopsis from Goodreads. It does appear to have, if not spoilers, at least some things I’d rather not know until I come across them in the book. I’ve only skimmed it, but I’m including it for those who are on the fence about reading it.

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. . . .

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.

After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes—a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do—revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.
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  1. Nice choice, Kim. I'm waiting for this one too.

  2. OK, I'll share that I haven't read Me Before You yet. I know. I know. Bad me. However, I'm putting this second one on my list because I suspect I will like the first a lot. Thanks for sharing the interview. It was fun.

    1. I have to admit that I probably would not have read Me Before You had it not been a selection for my book club. I really didn't expect to like it much at all. But I was very surprised at just how much I liked it. I'm looking forward to the next one.

  3. Don't hate me, but I haven't read the first book. I'd love to though, seems really interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Ha! As I mentioned in my reply to Kay above, I probably would never have picked it up, if i hadn't had to read it for my book club. I'm glad I did though. There is a lot more to it than I expected!