Thursday, February 18

bibliophile [catch up 2]

Continuing on with our bibliophile round up of what I read in the past year.

We started a family book club, and this was the first read: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. Hailed as the new "Gone Girl", it most certainly fell short. But, as a thriller with a deeply untrustworthy narrator, it was good and quick- just disappointing in comparison. A fun beach read. (FYI, our second book club pick was The Martian, which I loved).

We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. Heard this touted as a YA novel. I thought it was paced very well, a quality book with interesting characters and family drama. Definitely some twisty suspense and turns I did not see coming. One benefit of doing these reviews so much later is that my opinions are really distilled- this one definitely stayed with me. I'd recommend it for sure.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. Hated. I think they're making it into a Broadway play, if they haven't already. If you want a good book written from the perspective of an autistic narrator, The Rosie Project (by Graeme Simsion) was excellent. Read that earlier this year as well.


  1. Can't wait to read some of these on the airplane! Thanks for the recommendations!

  2. I agree! I had to read Dog at Midnight back when I was at NDA and didn't enjoy it at all. I feel like I remember Yenniber saying she liked it though.


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