Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer Reading: The Girl On the Train

Summer reading is such a blissful memory for me. I grew up with a library right down the street from my house and before I can even remember, my mom was hauling us down there, on our way home from the pool or before our afternoon naps to pick out our assortment of stories. Per library rules, we were only allowed 7 books each, so we had to choose (based on the covers of course) wisely. Reading may not have always been my first-choice activity, but I am thankful to my mom for instilling that skill and hobby into me early. When I think of summer now, I think of a list of good books to catch up on while sitting on the beach or in the car on the way to a favorite destination! 

The most recent book I finished is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The book moves between the perspectives of three different characters: Rachel is the divorced alcoholic whose ex-husband is living with his mistress in the home they purchased together, 2 doors down from Megan who Rachel watches from the train everyday as she commutes to her fake job in London. Then someone goes missing and the worlds collide as the story plays out. Did you keep up with that? If you could, you might be able to keep up with the speed of this fast-paced thriller that most have compared to the likings of Gone Girl. You find yourself quickly becoming exasperated at the poor choices made by the main character but your jaw drops at the end when you reach the thrilling twist. 

This book is well worth the read. I felt the intensity level did not quite meet Gone Girl, but I can certainly see why the comparison exists. Some parts can be slow, but overall it is intriguing to peer into the minds of each character as they tell their side of the story. 

Add it to your list now! I don't think you will regret it! 

Next up....The Husband's Secret... by Liane Moriarty 

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