Good Books to Read- The Girl on the Train

Posted on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

When I started our Book Club I had no earthly idea that it would be so popular.  Quite honestly I just thought it was a fun way to talk about what I am reading to anyone who is willing to listen.  Apparently, you are definitely willing to listen because it has grown to be one of the highest viewed areas of our blog.  What can I say, coffee drinkers love a good book.  Sooooo....I have a new installment for you.  Since I am CONSTANTLY on the prowl for a new read, I thought I would share my finds with you and make your hunt for your next book to read a little easier.  

The first is a best seller that I am seeing everywhere and absolutely dying to read: 

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkin

The cover catches my eye every time I walk by it, which led me to notice how often I am seeing this book.  It is everywhere. I have heard that it is reminiscent of Gone Girl with a unique and suspensful writing style. The reviews on Amazon give it a solid 4 stars (over 9000 reviews, that alone tells you something). The Girl on the Train is definitely next on my reading list.

Now for something a bit more obscure.  A family member recommended this book exclaiming that they loved it so much they stayed up ALL night and read it in one sitting.  I immediately went to Amazon to order a copy and am anxiously awaiting its arrival (the used paperback option is currently listed at .01!).

The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

This book was written in the 1950's and follows the harrowing times of 1957 grocer in post war Brooklyn.  The reviews are nearly flawless for this book coming in with a collective 4 1/4 stars.  That is pretty impressive for a 60 year old book. That on top of my family members all nighter has left me looking more forward to reading this book than any in a long time.  I have a feeling this is going to be an overlooked diamond in the rough.  

What about you, what is on your reading agenda?  We would love to hear your suggestions and reviews of my choices if you have read them!

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