What I’m Reading is a meme originally hosted and featured here on Crazy Antics where I showcase the book I’m currently reading and what I think of it so far.
I recently splurged a little and picked up a new book for myself while picking up a book as part of a birthday gift for my mom. I really adore Nicholas Sparks’ books and they are all definitely a pre-approved, no question about it read. This was one that I haven’t read yet, and I’ve been holding off watching the movie even though I have no doubts it will be good, but still just in case. Like usual, I’m not disappointed in what I found between the cover.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Genre/s: Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit
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Progress: 133/416 pages
Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
What I Think So Far
I LOVE IT!! As with my previous experience with Nicholas Sparks’ novels I’m never disappointed. The novel so far is sweet, and funny, it makes my heart melt but it’s also got sad elements that at points it makes you want to cry. There have been numerous times when I’ve shed some tears. This novel invokes so many emotions and I know there’s more to come. The pacing in the novel for Ira and Ruth’s plot is a bit slower that what I would have liked but it’s understandable for how it’s being told, that I don’t really mind it, but I’m really liking the pacing for Luke and Sophia, it’s not too slow but the telling isn’t also rip racing through their relationship.
Stay tuned for my review, it will be posted soon.