I read Riding Lessons because I loved Water for Elephants so much. It’s always intersting to me to see if I will love most novels by an author, or just the one. For example, there are very few Stephen King novels I don’t like, and despite his towering ego, I really enjoy most John Irving novels. In any case, I thought this book was OK. Water for Elephants was just so good, it’s hard to compare. I found myself not liking the main character in Riding Lessons that much, which made it a little more difficult to enjoy. It’s still worth reading, but you can’t go in with too high of expectations.