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Monday, 15 April 2019

Book Review: Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Book Review: Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Why I loved Still Me by Jojo Moyes



You can find my reviews of the previous books in this series here: 








Book Review: Still Me by Jojo Moyes
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 has been hired by the superrich Gopniks—Leonard and his unhappy, much younger second wife, Agnes—and finds herself amid a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. But Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and this very privileged New York life. 


As Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets—not all her own—that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?






Some of my favourite quotes:


“Books are what teach you about life. Books teach you empathy. But you can’t buy books if you barely got enough to make rent. So that library is a vital resource! You shut a library, Louisa, you don’t just shut down a building, you shut down hope.” 

“I had a choice. I was Louisa Clark from New York or Louisa Clark from Stortfold. Or there might be a whole other Louisa I hadn’t yet met. The key was making sure that anyone you allowed to walk beside you didn’t get to decide which you were, and pin you down like a butterfly in a case. The key was to know that you could always somehow find a way to reinvent yourself again.” 

“I thought about how you’re shaped so much by the people who surround you, and how careful you have to be in choosing them for this exact reason, and then I thought, despite all that, in the end maybe you have to lose them all in order to truly find yourself.” 

“There is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.” 

“It's almost impossible to feel crap after eating a really great spaghetti bolognese.” 

“I felt something rise inside me then, a feeling of joy and anticipation so great that it seemed as if this world had briefly stopped turning, like there was just me and the universe and a million good things that could happen if you only hung on in there.” 






Book Review: Still Me by Jojo Moyes


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  1. I haven’t read her work yet, but looks like I need to!

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    1. This series is amazing. I highly recommend it. I'm definitely a Jojo Moyes fan now. Can't wait to read more of her books.

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    2. I need to read more of her books. I loved this series.

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  2. Oh this looks like it would be a great book for the summer.

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  3. I've not read any of her books. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    Gemma @ Gemma's Book Nook

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    1. When Me Before You came out I saw some reviews and knew I'd like it. I didn't realise I'd become obsessed with the whole series. I loved all three books.

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  4. The movie was too much emotions for me, so I’m gonna skip the books😂

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    1. They books are so much better than the movie... and even more emotional. Definitely need tissues handy ;)

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  5. i have been meaning to read this series.. and now i really want to

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    1. Still Me was a different kind of read to the first two books in the series. All three books were great reads.

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  6. Your review of this series has really makes me want to read it all.

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  7. Wow you flew through this series! Glad you loved it!

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    1. Yeah I got hooked. I just had to find out what Louisa Clark got up to.

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