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Friday, September 23, 2016

Recent Reads

books i've read lately including me before you and after you by jojo moyes, a game of thrones by george r. r. martin, and harry potter and the cursed child

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I'm sure you've all heard of this book as they've just turned it into a film (which I loved as well). It's about a woman named Louisa who takes a job looking after a man named Will, who is disabled in a wheelchair and has lost the will to live. Without giving too much away if you don't know the story, Will makes a big decision that Louisa tries to change his mind about and a little love story develops. It's also quite the tearjerker so be prepared for that!

After You by Jojo Moyes. This is the follow up to Me Before You, which I absolutely loved as well. It's about Louisa's life after Will and her struggle to find herself in London. The major plot of the story is Will's daughter that no one knew about (including Will) showing up on Louisa's doorstep and how she deals with that. I loved reading more about Louisa because she's such a likable character and I'm not sure if there are any plans for a third book but I would love that.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Game of Thrones is probably my favorite show ever so it was about time I started reading the books. They're a bit different than the show, as is usually the case, and they give you more insight into the characters by splitting the book up into chapters that follow one character at a time, so you see things from each of their points of view. For me at least, it takes a bit more effort to read because of the language and the way it's written, but it's enjoyable nonetheless and I've already started reading the second one.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Again, a book that doesn't really need any explanation. I saw a lot of mixed reviews on this amongst friends and the Internet, and I have to say I was a bit on the fence about it. I loved getting back into the world of Harry Potter and bringing the characters back to life as Harry Potter is my favorite thing ever, but the story was all a bit weird to me. Of course since it wasn't written by J.K. Rowling herself it's bound to be different, but the way the characters spoke and the strange Cedric storyline just didn't feel right to me. I think I would enjoy it more if I saw the actual play.

Let me know if you've read any of these and what you thought! I'm always open to recommendations as well.

Danielle

74 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you about Cursed Child - though the plot is really bizarre, I did really love being back in the HP universe plus I really loved Scorpius as a character! I really want to read the GOT books xx
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    1. I liked the idea of him as well! You should definitely read GOT if you're a fan of the show!

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  2. If I'd have read the Cursed Child before seeing the play I would totally have thought WTF?! It's bizarre, but the play is beyond magical! x

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  3. i love jojo moyes books and i am still thinking about reading the new harry potter... thank u so much for sharing!

    xoxo,
    marie

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    1. You should give it a go if not just to see what everyone is talking about haha! Plus it's a super easy read :)

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  4. I started reading Me Before You years ago and couldn't finish it for some reason, I should probs give it ago before I with the film adaptation! it might mean something different this time round. usually the meaning of a story can change 4 you, depending on your life at the time you're reading the book- if that makes sense? lovely post & blog btw! x

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    1. I completely agree! I'm glad I read the movie before watching the book, I think they stayed pretty true to it! Thanks Cleo :)

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  5. Oh my Goodness, Me Before You and After You are my favourite books at the moment, I was in bits after reading Me Before You for ages (the film was also really good as well) and After You was also brilliant, so gripping and relatable and was written beautifully!

    I'm yet the read the Cursed Child - that's what I'm afraid of. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I'm excited to see the play next year, but something inside of me feels like it should have just finished and I'm worried that the next installment might not be the same and could ruin it! But my faith in JKRowling comforts me and I'm sure its worth a watch!

    Some really good picks here, thanks!

    Josie

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    1. Thanks Josie! Agreed, I think we definitely could've done without a new story or JK Rowling should've written a completely new book herself, although I know that's something she didn't want to do. I'm sure the play will be awesome though, wish I could see it!

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  6. I love Me Before You! I actually did a review of it on my blog back in January. Unfortunately I haven't seen the movie yet. After You is currently on my to buy list. Great post! xx

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    1. Definitely read After You and watch the movie, so good!!

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  7. I have read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and I cried so much! I'm sure After You is also great book! Game of Thrones is definitely my favorites show ever and I'm planning on reading it soon!
    Great reviews!
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    1. I cried so much too, more than the movie I think! Thank you!

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  8. I love GOT but also only recently started reading the books. I'm on the fence about if I want to read The Cursed Child, for the same reasons you highlighted really but I would love to see the play.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

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    1. I think it's worth a read just to see what everyone is talking about haha, I really wish I could see the play as well!

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  9. Me Before You made me SO sad! I havent read After You yet my mum currently has it so I'm waiting for her to finish it. I love the Cursed Child <3

    Abigail Alice x

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    1. It was so heartbreaking but so good! I'm sure you'll love After You as well :)

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  10. I want to read all of this books haha. Harry Potter and the cursed child recived so many good views that yours caught my attention, I guess I'm gonna have to read it haha. Thanks for sharing this, Love the post :)

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    1. You should definitely read it! Thanks Paula :)

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  11. I love reading books ;3 this is my life :D
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  12. I really need to read that Harry Potter book. I can't wait. Great post dear.

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  13. I have not read any of these yet but I would love to read the two Jojo Moyes books :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. I highly recommend them! Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

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  14. I just finished Me Before You, loved it, and now I'm working my way though After You, I think they are absolutely fantastic, and definitely worth the tears!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. Agreed! I'm already sad to be finished with the characters!

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  15. Been wanting to read Me Before You book and I still am planning to do that. I haven't watched the movie just for the sake of it, as well, haha. Also, heard mixed reviews about HP book but I am going to read it soon to see what my opinion will be about it :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Definitely form your own opinion, I've seen people that loved it as well! Me Before You is definitely worth a read/watch :)

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  16. Great post! I've started reading the Game of Thrones books as well and absolutely love them :)

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  17. I feel the same about Harry Potter - it's just not as great as I was hoping it would be. I love the originals so much, they're always going to be top for me!
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    1. Agreed, I really need to reread them it's been so long!

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  18. Me Before You has been in my list to read since I saw they made it into a movie. I saw the trailer and that itself made me cry...just wish I could convince my husband to watch with me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. The book will definitely make you cry as well, you should read it for sure!

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  19. I've just finished Me Before You and I cried so much at the end, such a good book! I'm a fair way through After You now and enjoying that as well. I must admit, I had the same kinda feelings about the Cursed Child as you - it didn't quite sound right to me. I guess it probably sounds better on the stage but even so, I found the storyline really odd xx

    Toasty

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    1. It was really weird and random! A lot of people called it fanfiction and I think I would have to agree. Anyway hope you enjoy the rest of After You, loved that so much!

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  20. I did not know there was a second part to Me Before You! Honestly, I was super pissed at the first book... and now that he had a daughter Im even more pissed... but might have to read it anyways!
    xoxo

    Ileana

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    1. Haha!! At least you'll be able to find out what happens!

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  21. I have about 50 pages left in A Game of Thrones!! It's taken me so long to read (I started in April, lol!)

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    1. It took me a while too, I'm not going to be making it through the series anytime soon haha

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  22. Great post! :)
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  23. After you seems interesting, I will need to check that out. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I actually didn't know about Before You and After You. they both sound like great read. I have long long list of books to read already to which I'm going to add these two.
    Thank you for sharing :)
    xo
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    1. They're so good, definitely read them when you get a chance! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  25. Thanks for the recommendation. Definitely have to read After You!

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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  26. Me Before You was definitely on my movie list, I haven't watched nor read it yet. I bet you'll have a great time reading these :) Anyway, I hope you could check out my recent challenge and outfit posts. Hope to hear from you soon!

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    1. Even if you don't read the book you should watch the movie! Thanks for stopping by, I'll check yours out :)

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  27. I love the cacti in this photo! AND YES!!! The new Harry Potter is so good!

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    1. Love succulents! Maybe I should give HP another read :)

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  28. I loved Me Before You, it was such a lovely read and I really enjoyed it

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  29. I love the Harry Potter books too and my next read it definitely the Cursed Child. I read mixed reviews too but I would love to read it anyway.

    Yiota
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    1. It's definitely something you should read regardless! Hopefully you'll enjoy it more!

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  30. I watched the movie Me before you and I was crying a lot at the end, but I heaven't read the book yet...
    However I'm planing to purchase it...
    Which one was your favorite?
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    1. It was so sad! You should definitely read the books as well. I would say Me Before You was my favorite :)

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  31. Thanks for the recommendations! Leaving for a cruise this weekend and I need some reading for my 5-hour flight, lol

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. How fun! Hope you enjoy if you pick any of them up :)

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  32. Thanks Darling :) Amazing post, love the books:)
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  33. I need to read some of these, you have pushed me to do it now! haha. x

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    1. Haha I'm glad, I'm sure you'll like them!

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  34. Me Before You is an amazing read and I really enjoyed the film! I should probably read Me After You before it's made into a film too!

    Hannah | Oh January

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    1. You definitely should, it's equally as good in my opinion!

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  35. I've read Harry Potter and the cursed child with it's release and I was sooooo disappointed. I love Harry Potter and the Potter Universe and J.K. Rowling gave us some kind of weird fanfiction...
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    1. Agreed, so disappointing! Thanks for stopping by :)

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