I am loving how much time I have to read lately. The only issue being I can’t keep up with the reviews,  but I’ll get there eventually and its a nice problem to have.

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‘The Girl On The Train’ Paula Hawkins

This had been on my reading list for a VERY long time…

‘Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it- is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. Its only a minute until the train moves on, but its enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see: she’s much more than just the girl on the train…’

I was definitely late to reading this book, the hype over it had well and truly diminished. However, I’m glad I read it now as I’m only just getting into this genre so I think I appreciated it more. I loved the storyline, it had quite a bit of depth to it along with the characters. I liked the different aspects to it as this is usually what keeps me interested in a book. It definitely had me gripped at parts, particularly the ending. Overall, I would recommend and think its a good light read thriller compared to other books in that genre I’ve read. Definitely would like to watch the movie version now.

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‘The Girl Before’ JP Delaney

This book has been described as ‘more than a match for The Girl on the Train’ and I can do nothing but agree…

‘Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in an ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a list of exacting rules. But when she discovers the previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there, Jane starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before.’

As soon as I read the back of this book I was intrigued. It had a unique storyline, I hadn’t read anywhere else. From start to finish the book held my attention. My only issue with it would be, that at parts it was a bit too graphic. Whilst I understand it would have been done to show the intense relationships the characters build together, I kind of felt it could have been done in a more modest way. Other than that, I couldn’t fault the book and I was not expecting the outcome it had. To conclude, it was a good read and I’ve added ‘Believe Me’ by JP Delaney to the reading list.

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I finally have the next couple of months blog post ideas sorted, so there should be no more hiatuses from me.

*Side Note: Text in italics is not my wording but the description on the back of each book*

Sophie’s Book Club #8

What was the last book you read?

Lots of Love, Sophie

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  1. I saw the movie Girl On The Train and honestly I was a bit disappointed as I didn’t feel it met the hype that had surrounded it. Let me know what you think if you do go see the movie. xx

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