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Gloomy Weather Book Recommendations

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There’s something about gloomy weather that my brain links with scary stories. So as soon as the skies start darkening early and my nose starts to feel frostbitten after a twenty second venture outdoors, my bookshelf antics turn to the fearful. If you, too, enjoy the pull of the creep, here are some recommendations on what to read…

… And how best to read them.

Recently Reading // 7 Mini Book Reviews

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There are currently three books in my bag. One in my work desk. I have no idea how many on my shelves at home. And seven that I am about to review. It’s possible I read too much.

If you are looking for something new to get you through the colder months (hallelujah Autumn) one of the following may – or may not, there have been a couple of those too – be for you…

After You Book Review

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I loved a man who had opened up a world to me but hadn’t loved me enough to stay in it

― Jojo Moyes, After You

Long before Emilia Clarke’s eyebrows tried to break free of her face, there was a tearjerker of a novel named Me Before You. Funny, touching and ultimately heartbreaking, Me Before You was a huge hit, and a story I got very very into. (Full disclosure: Thanks to the movie trailer I can no longer listen to this song without feeling weepy. Almost related: Ed Sheerchin.)

Me Before You Book Review

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All I can say is that you make me… you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than with anyone else in the world.
― Jojo MoyesMe Before You

I literally sobbed when I read this book, I feel it’s important that I start with that – tissues are a massive requirement, and you might leave feeling as though your heart has been through a blender… but it’s worth it, in my opinion. The way One Day was worth it back in 2009, a story from which I still haven’t fully recovered.

Me Before You, an international phenomenon that I picked up this weekend having just become obsessed with the movie trailer, follows the story of 26 year old Lou, a small towner with a quirky dress sense and a can do attitude, as she loses her job at local cafe, The Buttered Bun, and is forced to reconsider her career options. A few trips to the job centre via a chicken factory and the suggestion of pole dancing leads her to Will, a former fast living quadriplegic with one steadfast mission – to take his own life.



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