Book Talk: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

September 07, 2017


Hi all! I know this post is 2 days late (maybe you didn't even notice, wishful thinking) but I have been so swamped with college!! It's not even really that I have a complete overload of work, it's definitely manageable but I was out all day and night on Saturday and for some reason decided that meant I could relax and do nothing productive all day Sunday and Monday until 3... that was not the case and put be a bit behind for Tuesday & Wednesday. It's ok though, I'm back!! 

Today I want to do a little book talk on a book that I'm currently reading, Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain. This book was super popular a few years back and I added it to my "to read" list on Goodreads and I'm just now getting around to reading it! I actually had a super interesting conversation with my mom about this book because as I was explaining it I realized that it is so far from something I would normally read. I mean, "it's a book from a dog's perspective and he's retelling the story of his life as he's about to die"...what?? It was through explaining why this book appealed to me that I realized what actually made it different. Though it's obviously complete fiction, this dog has a profound insight into human nature. It makes sense right, dogs see their owners through some of their best and worst times and they have no input on the choices we make.

I haven't yet finished this book, in fact, I'm nowhere near done (I'm on Chapter 2), but I know it's one that will change my perception on life. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I'll be sure to do an updated post once I've finished the book! xx, Lauren.

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