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.
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.
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.