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.


‘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.


‘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.


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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