My Week in Books – Week 6

My Week in Books – Week 6

This week saw me read LOTS of children’s books – we have had so many lovely books through to review that I wrote a separate post about them – take a look here.

I ploughed on and finished The Girl on The Train last week. I had really high hopes for this one. I’d read great reviews of it, telling me that it was a really good thriller, readers were gripped etc. I’ve had it in the reservation queue at my library since the end of January so was thrilled when the email popped in to say it was ready for me to collect.

The Girl on the Train

I started it and wasn’t really drawn into it. However, as I’d heard such great things I continued on. I really didn’t get it. The characters weren’t in the least bit likeable. They seemed lacking in any depth. None of it seemed believable and I found the description of the various characters brief and superficial.

There is a murder in the story yet I worked out pretty early on who the killer was – it wasn’t hard to figure out at all. I actually ended up skim reading huge sections of the book as I found it so so tedious.

So. All in all my week in books wasn’t so good this week.

I’ve just started a new book called Live and Let Bee which is (I think) published independently. I’m finding the writing style different to what I am used to, but enjoying it none the less. You can read more about this book here for now. A fuller review will be written soon.

live and let bee book

After I’ve read this one I have another Lisa Genova book from the library and then I plan to tackle the to read pile of books I have on the book shelf – I want to clear it by Christmas time (ready for the new influx of books!) so I am having to be disciplined and not buy any more …. for now.


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10 Comments

  1. 15th February 2016 / 09:25

    Sorry to hear that you didn’t like The Girl on The Train. It’s still on my wishlist!

    #readwithme

  2. sarahmo3w
    15th February 2016 / 10:55

    I’m surprised that you didn’t enjoy The Girl on the Train, but we all have different tastes! I thought it was brilliant, but agree that none of the characters are likeable! Live and Let Bee looks interesting – I’ve never heard of that one before.

  3. 15th February 2016 / 16:21

    I’m trying to read The Girl on the Train at the moment too and I’m struggling with it – partly because I am struggling to like or care about any of the characters. Feeling a bit let down as I have just given up on Gone Girl which I thought was dreadful despite the hype and similar in terms of the characters too.

  4. 15th February 2016 / 17:34

    See I was onw of those lovers of Girl On The Train, just goes to show how peoples opinions differ. Thanks for linking with #ReadWithMe

  5. 15th February 2016 / 22:36

    ‘Girl On The Train’ is a good book but it isn’t for everyone. I don’t think there’s a book written that’s for everyone. To each his own. 🙂

    • 16th February 2016 / 07:21

      yes indeed – I think judging from the comments on my facebook and instagram it’s a real marmite book xx

  6. 28th February 2016 / 12:01

    That is a shame you didn’t enjoy The Girl on the Train, sometimes hyped books are like that. I haven’t read it. I may get round to it some day, but not too soon I don’t think.
    Hope you enjoy your next read.
    Amanda. #weekendbookclub

  7. 29th February 2016 / 10:57

    I loved Girl on the Train although I recall being a bit disappointed in places! #weekendbookclub

  8. 29th February 2016 / 11:03

    Ahh interesting! I have to say that I really enjoyed Girl on a Train but it wouldn’t do for us to all like the same things. Have you read I Let You Go? That’s another good thriller. Or I’ve just finished The Woman Who Ran which was brilliant.

  9. 5th March 2016 / 14:53

    I still haven’t read Girl on the Train! It obviously splits opinion based on your comments! #readwithme #weekendbookclub

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