It has been lovely. I have missed reading blogs because it has become part of me and I want to know what you have been up to, but I also realised that I had been missing something that had been part of me for a long time before that, which was reading actual books.
Going forward I am definitely going to make and take more time to read the piles of books that I have waiting for my attention!
Of course I set myself a crazy goal of reading six books in four weeks, and that didn't happen, but if you don't aim high and all that!
So on to the review of this book!
I have read two books by Jojo Moyes in the past, I cannot remember the title of one, but the other was called Ship of Brides. This time round though it was The One Plus One. From what I remember of the books that I have read before by Moyes the were far more "historical" and didn't have nearly as many laughs and emotional bits as this book. Which isn't to say that the ones I read before, or this one are not good reads because I think they have all been good reads, it just wasn't quite what I was expecting. In a good way!
The One Plus One tells the stories of Jess and Ed, who are two very different people living very different lives. Both are having extreme difficulties though. Jess wants to make the lives of Tanzie and Nicky better. Ed just wants to make his own life better. He would rather hide from everything it seems than deal with it. Jess is getting on with it and doing her best, although her best doesn't always give the results she wants or needs.
Eventually they realise, their sum is greater than their parts.
I really enjoyed this book. There is much that I can relate to and that I imagine that many others could relate to. It was real in a very real way, yet still with some of that crazy this is just a story flair in the writing too.
Definitely some tearful moments, some very funny moments, and for me some good memories revived too! Would I recommend it? Yes! If you want a good read, The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes is for you!
My copy is heading off to the charity shop - I have no idea why I always tell you what is going to happen to books after I read them, but I started it so I am going to carry on! - simply because I don't think I will read it again and there is not enough space for me to keep all of the books. It will go on to someone else who will read and enjoy it and that is better than it sitting on a shelf in this house for years never being read again isn't it!
I am very glad that this book finally came to the top of the pile. It was a good summer read and a good anytime read!
You can find the rest of my book reviews here.
p.s. Please read this post if you haven't already done so.