Skip to main content

Book To Read: The Longest Ride

Hey guys! 
After a few week break after studying for my last few grades and finals, I'm now getting back into the swing of blogging and vlogging!
A few weeks ago I had finished reading The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. It's not my favorite book from him, but I did enjoy the book!
I wanted to read the book after my mom's recommendation and after seeing a trailer for the movie adaptation. My mom was insistent that I read the book as soon as possible so we could see the movie together, but her nagging actually made me want to read the book less (I don't like being told what to read, especially if there is a due date). But once I was half way through the book, I really started to get hooked. 
Like any book that I read, I find it hard to get lost in the book right away, and as much as I love Nicholas Sparks books, I don't truly get hooked until half way through. I found that the movie trailers made me lost in the book faster, since I was waiting for certain scenes to happen. Without giving too much away, and from what I've heard about the movie and seen from trailers, the book is very different from the movie in some aspects of the two couples. 
This is definitely a book for fans of Nicholas Sparks, but I feel as if the ending isn't as traditional as most of his books that I've read. I think anyone who enjoys a romance novel will enjoy it. 
The Longest Ride is about two different couples, Ira and Ruth, and Luke and Sophia. Throughout the book, each chapter is either in Ira, Luke, or Sophia's perspective. It starts out with Ira getting into a car crash and his deceased wife appears and talks about their life together to help keep him alive until someone finds him. Then you learn about how Luke, a bull rider, and Sophia, a college student with a love for art, meet and their ups and downs. The book switches between the two couples and you learn how their situations aren't all that different and eventually Sophia and Luke meet up with Ira and their lives change. 
Overall, I enjoyed this book, 4/5 stars from me!
Have you read this book? Or any Nicholas Sparks book? I'd love to hear what you think!

Popular posts from this blog

#ProjectPan September 2017

This past month, I've said goodbye to my red hair and reintroduced to the blonde life. I've also been surprised by using up various face products...
Joico Color Infuse Red Conditioner: THIS IS THE SOLE REASON MY HAIR HAD SUCH A NICE COPPERY RED HUE. Sorry for the caps locks but this stuff is the best ever if you have dyed your hair any shade of red. Even though towards the end of the month, the orangey bits shone through in the light, my hair had an overall redness to it that had everyone is awe. I swear it makes the red last longer or at least tone it beautifully. If I ever go red again, this will be the first thing I buy.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Conditioner ( .33 oz): I'm obsessed with this conditioner as well. Total splurge if I ever bought the full size but oh my I feel like my hair was thanking me for treating it with this conditioner. I truly had a perfect hair day after using this. My hair felt oh so soft and I couldn't have been happier!
Neutrogena Makeup Re…

#ProjectPan October 2017

Of course as soon as I barely run out of anything last month, this month I'm running out of everything!
Products I've Used Up:

Zoella Beauty Ginger Cream: I got this during my winter vacation in London, where I went on a Superdrug hunt for any Zoella Beauty product I could get my hands on. This lotion is part of the winter collection, and was part of a set. I am not the pickiest with lotions, but I compare all to my holy grail, Bath & Body Works lotions. With this, a little went a long way. It wasn't a thick formula, and yet it was a crazy amount of moisturizing goodness in such a small amount. Super impressed. The scent itself was a bit too sweet at times, but the smell is definitely just like a gingerbread cookie. 

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo: LOVE the original! Probably my holy grail dry shampoo, even better than the Not Your Mother's one. Sucks up all the oil. No white residue. All good things, all good things...
Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray (0.5 oz): I p…

#ProjectPan July 2017

As my stash somehow is larger than ever, despite my makeup ban efforts, I still only buy when I get those Ulta "free gift with any purchase" emails that sucker me in each time. I'm going to promise myself that unless I need a spare necessary product that I'm nearly out of, when I get those emails, I'll stick to racking up my lip balm collection.
What I've used up over the past month: Joico Color Extend Shampoo: At first, I didn't mind this shampoo. But after the glaze on my hair washed out, I started to hate this shampoo. It just doesn't feel like my hair is clean at the roots. Apparently this is a common problem with color friendly shampoo, so I'm not mad about it, but now that it's done, I'm excited to try other shampoos that will make my hair feel like I got it done at the salon after each wash. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (Sample): OH EM GEE. My hair finally felt like my hair again. I see people buy any and all Living Proof prod…