23 January 2018

Today's Read and Giveaway: Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Still Me by Jojo MoyesHave you ever been at a crossroads in your life? When Louisa Clark is given a choice of sticking with the familiar or taking a chance on new experiences, she decides to listen to the voice of a dear, departed friend and accepts a job that will take her far from home.

It was the mustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid gray millipede firmly obstructing the man's upper lip; a Village People mustache, a cowboy mustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business. You just didn't get that kind of mustache at home. I couldn't tear my eyes from it.
Still Me by Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books, 2018, opening lines)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: contemporary times; New York City
  • Circumstances: This third Lou Clark book is set in New York, where Lou has been hired as a personal assistant to a woman whose marriage transformed her from Polish massage therapist to Upper East Side uber-rich. As Louisa settles into the rhythm of the 7000-square-foot, two-story "apartment," and learns to mingle with high society, she begins to question her choices.
  • Genre: contemporary women's fiction
  • Themes: family, love, figuring out what's really important
  • Why I want to read this: I really liked the first two Louisa books: Me before You and After You, so of course I need to see what happens next.
  • Extras! For an interview with JoJo Moyes on her new book, including themes and influences, see Chick with Books. For a word from Moyes herself, watch the following short video.

The Giveaway

Thanks to the nice people at Viking, I'm able to offer one of my readers a copy of JoJo Moyes new book, Still Me. All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is to have a USA mailing address and to fill out the following form. I'll pick a winner via random number generator on January 30. Once the winner has been confirmed and his or her address has been passed along to the publisher, I'll erase all personal information from my computer. Good Luck!


LadyJ's Bookish Nook 1/23/18, 8:02 AM  

Thanks so much for the giveaway. "a Village People mustache" lol LOVE IT!

Here's my Teaser Tuesday from The Pact by S.E. Lynes

Unknown 1/23/18, 8:17 AM  

I love that fun excerpt. And so visual!

My TT from Murder And Marinara

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 1/23/18, 8:52 AM  

Hope to read this one soon; i like the sound of it.


Daryl 1/23/18, 9:10 AM  

i loved the first two books ..

bermudaonion 1/23/18, 9:33 AM  

I hope to read this soon!

Nise' 1/23/18, 10:48 AM  

I've still got After You sitting on the stacks! Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurel-Rain Snow 1/23/18, 11:29 AM  

Great excerpts! I loved Me Before You...and have After You on Pippa, which I must read first. But I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Vicki 1/23/18, 12:39 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win, it sounds really good!

Vicki 1/23/18, 1:04 PM  

The intro made me laugh!

Cleopatra Loves Books 1/23/18, 4:05 PM  

I'm kicking myself now because I didn't read After You as I was worried it would spoil the magic of Me Before You but I really like that excerpt - thanks for sharing Beth

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian 1/23/18, 4:48 PM  

Enjoy! I've read the first two in the series, and a friend just gave me a copy of Still Me, which I hope to get to before too much longer.

Alice Audrey 1/23/18, 6:03 PM  

Now I'm trying to visualize and English mustache.

Great teaser!

sjhigbee 1/23/18, 7:13 PM  

I loved both of the other books in the series - what a lovely opening! I hope you also enjoy this one.

Yvonne 1/23/18, 7:46 PM  

Sounds good. I've been wanting to try this author.

Margot 1/23/18, 10:18 PM  

I heard there was a new book coming out. It sounds just as good as the previous two. I hope to read it soon.

Les in Oregon 1/25/18, 8:20 PM  

This one sounds great! I loved Me Before You, but haven't read the other one. I almost don't want to spoil that great experience with MBY by reading anything else, but your post has me curious!

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