March 2015 Book Club

It is half way into April and, just when I should be posting about April, I must go back to talk about our March Book Club.  For some reason, we had lots of scheduling conflicts and over the last two months our get togethers moved dates several times.  So it isn’t just me!  Well, posting this late is all me. For March we read the current #1 New York Times Bestseller  The Girl on the Train (as seen on the below cover!)  This is a first for us, I don’t think we have ever read a #1 when it was actually #1.  Raise your hand if you have read it… hmm I thought so.

 

CLICK THE BELOW IMAGE TO READ A SAMPLE OF THE BOOK

The Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins

 

Well, I won’t bore you with lots of details but tell you what I thought.  First, I am so glad I checked this book out of the library and did not read it on my Kindle.  I spent the first several chapters flipping back and forth trying to figure out where I was, which is nearly impossible on a e-reader. I did not like the dates switching several years and not realizing it until I was a page into that new chapter.  Luckily, this was only for the beginning of the book and then the chapters stayed in order. Phew!  I was desperate for Rachel, the main character, to get out of her own way and to stop mourning her past life.  Then there were those other fabulous characters who weren’t what they seemed.  Mom always said to not judge a book by its cover (LOL! I have been trying to use that for ages in one of my reviews!) or in this case, being a voyeur can only lead to trouble.  While Rachel drove me crazy, I had to keep reading and make sure she didn’t do something crazy.  Oh boy!  It did keep me guessing and there was a big twist.  I can’t give it a five out of five stars, but for me it scored a solid four stars for keeping me invested and a really good ending.  Did you read The Girl on the Train?  If so, tell us what you thought in the comments below…

 

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  1. Loved it. A little confusing at first but then it becomes clearing and engaging.
    kk

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