I always have a book in my bag; most of the times a couple. I don’t seem to have a lot of time to read though, which is strange as I feel like I am not doing enough and still not having time.
My break in Greece gave me the space I needed to stop and take a breath. I spent my mornings at the beach, snoozing, reading, daydreaming and catching up on thoughts and emotions I was too busy to process.
The first book I read was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. People compared it to Gone Girl and I can see why, however I don’t think it reaches that level. Still, I really liked it – the characters were unlikable enough to make it interesting but humane enough to care for them and the plot was well thought out. I have to admit that I figured out the ending from the middle of the book but this did not stop me from liking the book and enjoying the ride.
The second book I finished was No Safe House by Linwood Barclay. I was a big Barclay fun and I was really looking forward to reading this one as it is the sequel to his super popular No Time For Goodbye. However I have to say that it was not on the same par with its predecessor and was just an ok thriller. Barclay is a gifted writer so reading his books is always a good way to pass time – I would love to see him write something equally gripping to No Time for Goodbye though.
I started reading The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett and I am keeping an open mind – I am not a huge fan of the structure so far but who knows, I might get hooked in the next few pages.
I really hope I can reintroduce reading in my daily life, as I really missed it. Getting lost in someone else’s world for a few pages, a few hours, a few moments where your everyday melts with the character’s. Time to turn the page.