Summer Readings

“She Reads books as one would berate air, to fill up and live.” -Annie Dillard

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I’m currently still in high school, but in a year I will graduate! Our summer began about a week ago and my goal this summer is to read as many books as my brain can take. There are soooo many different types of books out there: romance, comedy, true stories, breath takers, etc. It’s hard for me to even know where to start when looking when I walk into my local library on my own. (Not to mention… It’s hard for me to find the book I’m looking for because I always get lost or distracted!!)

I just recently finished three totally different books,

  1. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks
  2. “The End of Everything” by Meagan Abbott
  3. “The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

“The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

“You made me happy and you made me laugh, and if I could do it all over again, I would not hesitate. Look at our life, at the trips we took, the adventures we had. As your father used to say, we shared the longest ride together, this thing called life, and mine has been filled with joy because of you.”

Wow. Wow. Wow. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book to pieces! I finished it in two days tops and I honestly am going to have to go purchase it for my own because I want to read it again.

The book is a lovely story told gracefully and emotionally by the romantic writer, Nicholas Sparks.

The book is about a guy named Luke and a girl name Sophia. Luke is a bull-rider, full-time farmer, with a warm heart. Sophia is a girl with an artistic passion, broken heart, and doesn’t let anyone see inside her. Luke and Sophia meet at one of Luke’s Rodeos that Sophia’s sorority friend talks her into going to after a bad breakup with a guy who has cheated on her multiple times.

As the story goes on, it’s hard not to fall in love with Luke and Sophia. They are carefree and loving each other with all they have through most of the book. The way Sparks writes about their times together drew me in and I couldn’t stop reading and wishing I was dating Luke! I caught myself feeling feelings that Sophia felt when she fell in love, when she met his mom, and most of all when Luke told her the truth about his condition and why his mom doesn’t want him riding anymore.

Another main character in this story is Ira. At the beginning of the book Ira, and old old man, had ran off the side of the road and is trapped there for several days in the freezing cold with no water or food. The whole time Ira he is having flashbacks and hallucinations of his previous wife. The story-telling about his longtime romance is heart-warming and tear jerking.

I’m a sucker for love letters and words… So of course I fell in love with these characters.

I don’t want to continue telling you about this book because I don’t want to spoil anything. So go find it at your local book store or library and READ IT.

“The End of Everything” by Meagan Abbott

This book was not one of my favorites. The way Abbott wrote it made me feel like I was reading more of a poem style book rather than an actual novel. The book is told from a very young girls perspective and it’s almost so serious that I couldn’t take it serious. The plot line about two best friends and the abduction of one and why everything happened was pretty good I would have to say.

The book was pretty short so I finished it in a day, but It wouldn’t be my first recommendation to anyone currently.

“The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

This was also a great book! The book took you through the history about kids/orphans and how they went through life. I learned a lot of history yet it was through storytelling and I loved that. I found it very intriguing how the story was told from two perspectives years apart. One part of the story was told from a young girl, Molly, in 2011 and the other from an younger/older women in the 1900’s.

This was an easy to follow read and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something and read a good story at the same time.

Young and Blonde

I love to read and this is my first blog so I honestly don’t know much of what I’m doing! If you have any suggestions or even just book/blog reccomendations please comment below! I hope to hear from you!

Be young and blonde


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