Thought I’d try my hand at Goodreads Monday this week. This meme was originally started by Lauren’s Page Turners, and involves picking a book from your Goodreads TBR list and explaining why you want to read it. This week’s book is: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.
Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren’s ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?
I’ve read so many positive reviews on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing, so I’ve had her on my list of authors-to-read for a while now but this book made it on to my TBR due to it’s unconventional nature. I don’t often read books that revolve around finding yourself after marriage, especially when the marriage is on the rocks. After reading Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey, this theme became something I was really interested in and I hope this book delivers an exploration of self and journey I haven’t read about before. High expectations, I know!