One thing I love about traveling is the time I have for reading. I absolutely love starting a good book, but during the school year my weeks and weekends are so full that I don’t make enough time to escape in another person’s story.
Over Spring Break I finally got to read The Girl on the Train. My brother Chris bought me a copy for Christmas and I have been dying to read it ever since. I am a lover of Gone Girl, The Good Girl, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and all other (girl) thrillers, so I knew this book would be right up my alley. I started it on a few different occasions between December and Spring Break, but never made it past the first 20 pages. It made me a little nervous that maybe this book wasn’t for me. On my first leg of the trip to Nashville, I decided to start it over from the beginning. At about page 30, I was hooked. On my second leg, I read some more, and when the plane landed in Nashville I was immediately texting my brother “Just landed in Nashville but I’ve been reading Girl on the Train and HOLY MOLY!!! It’s cray!!!” I continued the text with “Rachel is bat-shit but I feel bad for her. Megan, well I don’t know what happened to her but…” and I’ll just leave it at that.
The trip continued and I was finished with the book by the end of it. I would read it when we got home at night and it was one of those books that I couldn’t get out of my head (in a good way).
I would definitely recommend reading this book to anyone who loves a good thriller. It’s a book that not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but made my feel for each character in it. It made me realize how quickly lives can change, and how people can change, too. It also made me realize that things aren’t how they always look from the outside and that’s something that we should remember.
Next on my list is Me before You. I’ve heard I’ll need the Kleenex. What are you reading?
Until Next Time,