The end of the month is here (crazy isn’t it?!) and that means so is my monthly book review!
As I was driving around this summer I listened to the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. This book recounts her journey navigating the Pacific Coast Trail. She talks about the hike and her life leading up to the hike and why she decided to do it. I honestly finished this book and was ready to move on out west and hike the trail myself.
I had seen the movie, but was curious to see how the book compared. In the book Cheryl goes into detail about how she was feeling and why she decided to walk the PCT. I enjoyed hearing her personal anecdotes as well as learning how she overcame obstacles in her way.
Me Before You
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. was another example of me seeing a movie and wanting to know how the book compared. This book is about a young girl Louisa and her journey to discover life while working as a caretaker for a quadriplegic, Will. I was completely engrossed in the book by the second chapter and didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Louisa and Will and I loved reading about their adventures. It was a tear-jerker, but such a great story.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger was a bit of a unique book, but I loved in none the less. Each chapter took place in a different point of time. This means you almost had to read the whole book just to understand the storyline. It explores the life of a child and adult (depending on what time it was) and her love story with a man who traveled throughout time to different points in her life. The way it was written almost made me want to read the book even more to find out what happened to each of the characters and to fill in all of the gaps between chapters.
The Book Thief
I know a lot of people really enjoyed reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, but I was not able to get into it. I usually like books set around World War 2, but in the case of this book I did not. It was good story, but it moved at too slow of a pace for me.