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Book Club 5: The Girl on the Train

This episode is dedicated to our discussion of The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. We sipped on a book-inspired cocktail while we chatted about this page turner.

Ginandtonic

Classic Gin and Tonic (adapted from the Kitchn)

makes 1 drink

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz tonic (go for high quality! we used Fever Tree, or try Q tonic)
  • squeeze of lime
 
Combine gin, tonic and club soda over ice and stir. Top with a squeeze of lime and garnish with a lime wedge
 
Kelsey gave the book a B-. She felt drawn into the book, had to know what was going to happen and enjoyed the suspense. However the ending felt cliched and wanted Rachel’s character to have a more hopeful end.
 
Erica also gave it a B-. It was a page turner with an interesting narrator’s perspective and just the right amount of creepiness, but the end was a bit too tidy and predictable for her.
 
We share some listener input on the book, along with some of our favorite and most cringe-worthy parts.
 
Thanks so much for listening and joining us for book club!

8 responses to “Book Club 5: The Girl on the Train”

  1. I love your show and am listening to it the second it posts! If you like The Girl on the Train genre, I highly recommend The Good Girl. I think you might like it more.

  2. One more thing – I also didn’t like Anna but I didn’t think she was apathetic to Tom’s past and who he is. I think she was already figuring out who he was and was worried to do anything not because she wanted the appearance of perfection, but because her and her daughter would never be safe. Just my opinion.

  3. Loved both of your opinions on the book! I agreed with it all- all the characters were so flawed and I liked the idea of an unreliable narrator. It almost made it seem more realist and life-like, even though the entire premise was so insane in theory. I ride the bus every day and I always wonder about the lives of my fellow passengers, and now I feel so much more creepy for thinking that! I haven’t gone as far as making up names or getting involved, but I still feel like a total creep!
    P.S. I have a lot of thoughts of mom guilt so I’m going to send you girls an email!

  4. I like your take, that would definitely make her more likable to me.

  5. I like your take, that would definitely make her more likable to me.

  6. Haha, I TOTALLY wonder about people when I ride the bus/light rail. I’m going to call it human nature and not creepy 😉

  7. Haha, I TOTALLY wonder about people when I ride the bus/light rail. I’m going to call it human nature and not creepy 😉

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