So last week I set out to accomplish just one thing again. This time I wanted to finish an entire book in one week. I chose The Girl On The Train because it was one of those books that has been on my “to read” list for a while but always gets picked over for a much lighter book. I’m really glad I chose it, I actually finished it a day early because it was so good. I figured I’d incorporate it into the ROTR Book Club. I’m also going to highlight a few other books that I’ve loved.
Aiming to finish just one goal a week seems to be working for me. This week I’m going to make 5 new recipes. I’m not a good cook at all. I never know what to make for dinner. And I never plan in advance; I usually end up at the grocery store every night. So this week I’ve planned ahead and picked out 5 new things to try. I’ve bought all of the ingredients. Now I just have to cook them. We’ll see how that goes. For now here are a few books that I recommend reading.
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. A thriller set just outside of London. A woman must piece together a drunken night in order to figure out who the real killer is.
Shelter Me by Juliette Fey. It takes place in New England so that’s already a couple points for me. A woman and her young son begin to rebuild their lives after the death of her husband. I know it probably sounds like a bit of a Debbie downer but I really enjoyed it. I like that the lead character, Janie, has a bit of bite to her and isn’t afraid to say what she feels.
The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank. I read this about 8 years ago and all I really remember is that I laughed so hard I was crying through most of this book. Super quick, light, read.
Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani. If you like to pretend you’re an Italian girl growing up in Greenwhich Village in the 50’s then you’re going to love this book.
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Anyone who grew up with a best friend their whole life will get this book in a way that feels like it was written about the two of you.
The Art Of Fielding by Chad Harbach. If you love reading about baseball, underdogs and college life you’ll love this.