books you gotta read
I enjoyed this one. I didn't love it as much as I loved my favorite Nicholas Sparks book ("Safe Haven"), but it was good. It's about a powerful first love, a reunion, nostalgia/memories, and who people go on to be. I didn't like that I was able to figure out the ending with about 60 pages to go but I'd recommend "The Best of Me" nonetheless.
just finished it.
This is a book about big waves (and the men who surf them), even bigger waves (and the men who surf them), and really, REALLY horrifyingly gigantic waves (and the people who study them to determine the conditions that create them because, yes, they eat ships for breakfast with some regularity). Couldn't put this one down.