Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Read If Your Book Club Liked The Girl on the Train

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish.

This week, ten books to read if your book club (or you) liked The Girl on the Train.

1) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

-train setting
-unreliable characters' telling stories
-ambiguous morality
-secrets and lies
-interpersonal relationships

2) What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn

-the idea of being a witness (one who watches others and guesses at their life), and trying to solve a crime you swear you saw

3) Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

-a narrator others consider reliable, who does not even trust herself

4) The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah

-woman trying to move on from a difficult past
-a crime centered around a woman--but has a crime really occurred?
-male romantic partner plays an important role

5) What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! by Agatha Christie

-woman on a train witnesses a murder, and no one believes her

6) Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

-female protagonist whose version of criminal events isn't believed--sometimes even by herself

7) Chime by Franny Billingsley

-past events told through the lens of an unreliable narrator who doesn't even trust herself
-narrator imagines stories to explain what she thinks she has seen

8) Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

-a chance occurrence surrounding a train, and the tragic and traumatic events the occurrence sets in motion

9) Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

-female narrator who is questioning her version of traumatic and tragic events
-the narrator figuring out what she really saw is the key to solving the mystery

10) What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

-a female protagonist dealing with a traumatic event, where people doubt what she truly saw--and begin to suspect she had a role to play


  1. Great list! I need to read a lot of these. Like ANYTHING by Agatha Christie. I'm a failure, I know lol.

    1. Thanks so much! Agatha Christie is the BEST. Let me know if you ever want more recommendations!

  2. Such a great list, omg. And just what I was looking for. I just finished my first Agatha Christie book last week and wanted more books like it. More books to add to my TBR, yay!

    1. Thank you so much! If you ever want/need more recommendations, just let me know! :)