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Book Review- The Best of Me

Hey guys! It’s been a while!

I have sped through a bunch of books lately, and this is just one of them! This is my second Nicholas Sparks book, other than The Rescue. I have to say, it seems like The Rescue isn’t one of his more well known books, and that there are better ones. I still haven’t read The Notebook or Dear John or Message in a Bottle, but I think those are next on the list! After The Lucky One of course, I’m reading that now. Can’t wait to see the movie!

OK, so The Best of Me is about a man named Dawson Cole and a woman named Amanda Collier. I know that sounds like a typical romance. You know, boy-meets-girl, boy-likes-girl, boy-and-girl-fall-in-love-the-end. This book is a lot more deep than The Rescue was for me. The ending is a huge shocker! And the kind of thing that made me have a headache because I was trying to decide if I should be feeling happy, sad, or both!!! I think both is the answer! I always enjoy those books that make me feel a billion emotions at the same time.

There are a lot of cool perspective changes, but it isn’t hard to keep track of! I love the imagery, and also how I can always finish a Sparks book in a few hours. Instant gratification! I almost cried with this one, but not quite.

This is definitely a do-not-miss book for any Sparks fan! I think it would be good if you have never read any of his other books too!

Happy Weekend everyone! I will probably talk to you again tomorrow!!!

Olivia 😀

P.S. I know not everyone is a Sparks fan( and I guess I understand the mixed reactions). So if you don’t like his books, I understand! No pressure.


Filed under Fiction, Modern Fiction, Romance

Library Awesomeness- Haul No. 2!

Yes, another Library Awesomeness Haul! 🙂 Spring Break is here where I live, and I am stocking up on some books! I’m also going to the used bookstore tomorrow, and Barnes and Noble on Sunday. Nothing says Spring like a BILLION new books to read!

I used to love the Chicks with Sticks series! I thought I’d re-read them, but considering as I already have a boatload of books, I just got the first! If you didn’t know, these books are about 4 teenage girls who happen to meet and form a knitting club!

I was browsing and found these. I LOVE Madeline L’Engle so I thought I’d take a leap of faith and get them. I’ve never heard of her writing any other books, although I should have figured! Can’t wait!

I have been wanting to read this ever since I first read a sample of it on my Kindle. As usual, though, I didn’t want to buy it in hardback and it is too new to be in a used bookstore. Oh, and it is too popular to get at the library. NOT! On the off- chance that I could get it within a few months, I requested it at my library. The next day, BAM! There it was!

This was recommended to me by Goodreads! 🙂

I saw this sitting on the shelf and recognized it from my to-read list! It seems like one of those modern classics that I really need to read to understand popular book culture. I realize this was published a few years ago, but who cares! Maybe I’ll even see the movie!

I have already started reading this and I really love it! The idea of the story is great, although the excessive strike-throughs are annoying sometimes. But you get used to it.

It’s been too long since I read this last!


Well, there you have it! Have you read these? Please comment! 🙂



Filed under Classic, Fiction, Modern Fiction, Romance

Book Review- The Rescue

Once I started reading “The Rescue” by Nicholas Sparks, I couldn’t stop. I can’t compare this to any of his other books, because I haven’t read any other books of his, but from what I see on Goodreads it isn’t his best one.  However, I quite enjoyed this. Once I started this, I laid in my bed for 4 straight hours and read. When I finally put it down, with puffy eyes due to my excessive crying, it was 1 AM. Greeaattt. On a school night. When I have to wake up at 6 AM the next day. Perfect. But it was worth it!

This book is about a woman named Denise who has a child named Kyle. Kyle has a speech problem- he is 5, but he talks like he is 2- or younger, depending on who he is talking to. She gets into a car accident, and several things happen. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but the man who rescues her is Taylor McAden, a volunteer fireman. Many things happen (and once again, I can’t tell you what!) but they fall in love! The question is- will Taylor break his bad habits of the past so that he can be with the perfect girl for him?

This is a very easy beach romance- type of book.  Like I said before, it took me about 5 hours of straight reading to finish this.  That is like nothing-  this book is 352 pages.  If you are looking for a book that is a quick read and a little bit of a tearjerker, yet still a romance that leaves you feeling satisfied, this is for you!

I am now reading both The White Queen and Shiver- from my Library Awesomeness Haul, and I am really enjoying them both. I hope everyone had a great weekend and a better than the usual terrible Monday!

I would love to read more Nicholas Sparks books! Give me your suggestions of his best!

Thanks for reading!

Olivia 🙂


Filed under Modern Fiction, Romance