Book Title: Still Me
Book Author: Jojo Moyes
Genre: Contemporary/ Women’s Fiction
Publishing Date: October 23rd, 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date Read: November 26th, 2018
Synopsis: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.
As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you find the courage to follow your heart–wherever that may lead?
Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she discovers who she is and who she was always meant to be–and to live boldly in her brave new world.
The first thing I have to say is Bumble Bee Tights! Still Me was the best book of the trilogy. It was full of laughter, emotion, and self-discovery. It was daring and beautiful and represented those tights well!
This book was everything! I literally could not put it down! It held all the emotion and intrigue from books 1 and 2, but also offered more boldness and depth. It reminded me a little of The Devil Wears Prada (movie, as I have not read the book yet), but it shined with its own originality and sparkle.
Still Me made the first two books worth reading. Though, they were already amazing and well worth reading before, but this one was the perfect ending to the story. Even if you had found something you didn’t quite enjoy in books 1 and 2, this one made it all worth while. Moyes did an amazing job with tying in Me Before You and After You while spinning a whole new story.
I just loved Lou’s journey of self discovery and self love in this book, too. In Me Before You she was learning to love, both Will, and life. In After You, she was learning to love again, but in Still Me, she was learning to love herself. She was discovering who she was, who she was turning in to, and was learning to love both women. She was also learning to love friendship and life without seeking relationship love, and it was glorious.
And, those friendships she made were everything. She learned so much about herself in befriending a lonely woman, an unhappy immigrant, and a quirky, but loving couple. I honestly think this book could have been turned in to a feel good Hallmark movie because it shined with beauty in the human connections Lou made that aided her journey of self-discovery.
This was definitely my favorite of the three. It left me satisfied and happy. If you haven’t started the trilogy yet, or were weary about continuing on, this one would definitely be worth reading through it all. I loved the trilogy as a whole, and certainly loved this one the most, so I’d highly recommend it!
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