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!
-Lexi

Popular posts from this blog

#ProjectPan May 2017

Me oh my am I determined to get my lip products under control. It's basically me decluttering at this point rather than actually using, but these lip products I've had for a while, so I don't feel as bad. Also, to sum up the lip products, unless they stand out to me as not wearing well (fading unevenly, clumping oddly, etc), or the color doesn't suit me, I generally love/make the color work. 
I've also used up quite a few skin care products that I wasn't expecting to finish.
Things I've Used Up:
Joico Color Infuse Red Shampoo: I bloody love this stuff. I claim this is the thing that makes my hair stay red as long as it does. Not only does it have color-lasting powers, but it cleans your hair and actually makes it feel clean. Huge plus in my book. I'm still undecided how long I want to keep my red hair, but if I ever decide to keep it, or go back to red, this is the first thing I'm gonna pick up.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream: This was a sample that I foun…

#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…

#ProjectPan June 2017

This month has been fairly tame with finishing things. I'm finding that I'm finally reaching the end of some of my powders and foundations. I'm also doing great with decluttering the lip collection. There's also a bit of face things in there, so hopefully a little something for everyone. 
Products I've Used Up: Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse (30 mL): This is truly life changing. Well, not really, but it took off my makeup exceptionally well and I would happily repurchase this again.  Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream (1.5 mL): I liked how it made my skin feel, but if you over do it, it can still feel tacky in the morning, which wasn't fun. I'm gonna stick with my samples of serums and creams for now.  Maybelline Dream Pure BB: I'm not too fussed with foundations, so I got on with this fairly well. It's a light coverage, but with the right brush, it could be a medium coverage. It lasts a good while. My only complaint is that towards the end, it separated a bi…