With Or Without You, Shari Low’s latest offering, is what I am reading at the moment. Released in February 2019, this book by Aria, promises to be perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes, both authors I have read in the past and enjoyed. With Or Without You has a rather interesting premise, so I readily agreed when Aria approached me asking if I was up for a book tour. And.. here I am, with a bookish post after what seems like ages!
There was a time when I was an out-and-out bookworm. Reading books used to be of prime importance, and that was what I did most of my free time. I used to adore writing about the books I read, exchanging book recos and ideas with like-minded people. Then, the bub happened, life as a school mom happened, food and travel blogging happened, and I was left with no inclination to read. I mean, I still read, but these days, I hardly manage to complete 10 books a year as opposed to the 30 or 40 I would read earlier!
To cut a long story short, what I am trying to say is – I miss that connect with books. I miss delving deep into a story, burning the midnight oil to finish the last few pages of a book. I miss the bookish conversations. I miss stepping out to buy books, then speed-reading to finish up the pile lying in front of me. I’m not sure if I can get back to the book-monster that I was once, but well, I can try. I want to get there, and I will try my best. This post is an attempt to make that journey towards the bookish me happen – it is a social commitment I am setting up for myself. Are you guys with me on this?
So, coming to the book in question, that is the cover. Isn’t it pretty?
And here is the synopsis.
Have you ever made a life-changing decision and then wondered if you made the right one…? A clever, captivating and bittersweet story of what might have been.
When Liv and Nate walked up the aisle, Liv knew she was marrying the one, her soul mate and her best friend.
Six years later, it feels like routine and friendship is all they have left in common. What happened to the fun, the excitement, the lust, the love?
In the closing moments of 1999, Liv and Nate decide to go their separate ways, but at the last minute, Liv wavers. Should she stay or should she go?
Over the next twenty years we follow the parallel stories to discover if Liv’s life, heart and future have been better with Nate… Or without him?
I’m all excited to find out. Are you?
Haven’t we all, at one point or the other in our lives, wondered what would have happened had we chosen that path instead of this one, that person instead of this one, that alternative instead of this one?
I’ll be sharing my thoughts about the book, once I complete it.
Does Shari Low’s With Or Without You sound like something you would like to read too? The book is available on Amazon, if you would!