With the upcoming movie adaptation of Me Before You, many people are picking up the audiobook in anticipation. If you have already enjoyed Jojo Moyes’s work, or you have some time as you wait for your hold, check out the list below of audiobooks, movies, and T.V. shows that are similar to the romance story.
After You by Jojo Moyes– Moyes’s sequel was released this past fall, and it was much anticipated. I don’t want to spoil Me Before You for those who have yet to read it, but if you want more from Louisa and all of the characters from Me Before You, pick up where you left off. Jojo Moyes has many other stand alone novels. If you are particular to her style of writing, check out her other works like: The Girl You Left Behind, One Plus One, and Windfallen.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande– Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life, but also be the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion– If you liked the quirky dynamic between Lou and Will in Me Before You give The Rosie Project a try. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So, when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock.
The Fall– The Fall explores a similar relationship, as seen in Me Before You. Roy Walker, a stuntman, who became paralyzed after a near-fatal accident, begins to tell a young fellow patient a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the story goes on.
Theory of Everything– The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, by breaking new ground in medicine and science.
Pushing Daisies– Finding a T.V. show that is similar to Me Before You is seemingly difficult. Not many romance shows have the element that Moyes’s work possesses. Although Pushing Daisies is more of a comedy than Me Before You, the T.V. series does follow along with the “quirky romance” theme. Also, in similar fashion to Louisa’s way of dress, the cinematography blooms beautifully with vibrant colors and designs.