Memphis Reads – Spotlight on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Books in a Bag

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes has been adapted into a feature film now showing in local movie theaters.

Book clubs can request this title from the library through our Books in a Bag service. The book club kit comes with ten copies of the novel plus discussion questions, a better way to compare and share thoughts about the novel and the film.

Search the library catalog for Me Before You or reserve the book club kit.

Summary of Me Before You:

A New York Times bestseller-with more than one million copies sold-by the author of The Girl You Left Behind


They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .


Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life-steady boyfriend, close family-who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life-big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel-and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.


Will is acerbic, moody, bossy-but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.


A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common-a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?