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Bestselling author Jojo Moyes's latest, One Plus One: A Novel, follows a cast of quirky, compelling characters as they set out on a road trip. The group includes single mom Jess and her two kids, Tanzie and Nicky, who meet a tech millionaire named Ed in a chance encounter before heading off on an adventure. Out July 1
Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes -- one of the most heart-breaking, compelling, and thought-provoking books I've read in a long time. Very well-written and hard to put down. Caveat: This book is not written from a Christian perspective, has quite a bit of language, and the plot line deals with suicide in a very raw form. I didn't agree with the outcome of the book, but it made me dig deep and think hard... and books that do that are ones I feel are very worth my time.
I actually liked The Girl You Left Behind better than Me Before You, which I think puts me solidly in the minority. I listened to the audiobook, which was excellent.
Best Book of April—Told in the voice of a woman facing early-onset Alzheimer's, this moving, humorous novel describes how Claire fights to hold on to all she knows and loves about her life—including the husband she's starting to forget and her two daughters, ages 3 and 20.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. An engaging, thought-provoking novel about belonging and families.