2015 Reading Challenge: Part 2

 I’ve decided to take on this Popsugar Reading Challenge i found on Pinterest (follow me!). This is the second round of books i’ve read. I’m blogging about this pretty late because i think i already read 3 more books since these, i am really on a reading frenzy! Missed the other posts? Part 1 – Part 3 – Part 4

  • A book you can finish in a day – The Duff by: Kody Keplinger
  • A book with more than 500 pages – The Interestings by: Meg Wolitzer
  • A book with a one word title – Wild by: Cheryl Strayed

The Duff is a super easy/fun read, i literally read it cover to cover in less than 24 hours! I can’t believe the author published this book when she was 18 years old! The book has been made into a Major Motion Picture and i thought i should read the book before seeing the movie, although after watching the trailer i already know i’ll be disappointed with the movie because they changed too much. It’s pretty much a classic high school tale of an awkward girl and a popular boy, against all odds falling for each other.

The Interestings is a 500 page book, who’s cover just caught my eye in the bookstore. I skimmed the description but didn’t really read much into it and i decided to just buy it. I’m so glad i did because i really enjoyed this book. My favorite part? The author brings the story back and forth through time (i absolutely love books/movies like that) and it also jumps from character to character; which was really interesting. You see the group of friends grow from 15-year-olds in summer camp to actual adults, through marriage/kids/travel/death the whole shebang.

Wild has also recently been made into a Major Motion Picture, and after seeing the trailer i knew i had to read the book. It’s also the first book i’m reading on my new Kindle Paperwhite! The book tells the true story of Cheryl Strayed, who after having her life become a complete mess decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Oregon, alone. I wasn’t sure if i was going to enjoy this book but i did, her hiking story is pretty inspiring! Have you seen the movie?

I recommend all of these books!!! Have you read any of these? What did you think? Book recommendations are always welcome! 😉

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Hannah Curtis

    I really want to see Wild, I actually tried to rent it tonight but it doesn't come out until next week…I guess I should read the book first though, right? I hope it has a better ending that Still Alice lol

  • I tried doing the same yesterday but it doesn't come out to rent on the Apple TV until next week!!! The book is really good!

  • Kassie ODriscoll

    I loved Wild (book version)! I want to see the movie, too! Maybe we should have a movie night soon. Popcorn, root beer, and a empowerment movie?! I'm in! 🙂

  • Let's do it!! It comes out tomorrow on the Apple TV!! 🙂

  • I'm doing the challenge too! Making my way slowly through the list (though I am really going to struggle with the one set in my home town, I'm from a very small town I may have to cheat and use Sydney)

  • Haha i was thinking that i wasn't going to be able to do that one either.. unless i pick a bigger city 😛 but still i don't think there is any book set in Puerto Rico, at least not one i would enjoy, lol! I'm currently reading a classic romance = Pride & Prejudice!