Train I wish I was on!
Train I wish I was on!

You may remember this time last year, roughly, I was gushing over a wonderful book by Andrew Cartmel. It was his debut novel in The Vinyl Detective series. I recently reviewed the equally brilliant second book of the series.

In thinking about those two books, I started musing about train reading! One of my favourite times to read is on the train. I don’t mean a quick read on the commute although I’ve heard that is pretty great… I mean the long journeys, sometimes familiar, sometimes brand new.

I love to set myself up with some snacks, a nice drink, get myself comfy and whisk myself away to a different world safe in the knowledge that I’m unlikely to be interrupted. Sometimes I begin something new as I did with Written in Dead Wax, sometimes I turn to my old favourites…

So what are my go to train books?!


the-millenium-trilogy-coverThe Millennium Trilogy– love this series and surprisingly, I love reading it on a train.

It’s dark and intense and I love the characters.

It’s totally absorbing and I can while away the whole train journey immersed in Lisbeth’s life.



PridePrejudice423x630Pride and Prejudice

One of my all-time favourite books, there is something really comforting about reading this on a train.

Most often I read this after I’ve finished another book and want to ease myself gradually back to the real world. It’s particularly soothing on a late train home!


60471Coming Home

This is a very very favourite book to be reading on the train! I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact the main protagonist takes the exact same journey I am usually on at all!

I particularly love starting to read it just before Plymouth. If I time it right I can reading the section where she travels over the Tamar at the same time I’m travelling over the Tamar! #readinggoals

It’s a lovely book to be reading when you are indeed coming home!



Another of my favourites, this is a nice light read that I’ve read so often I can dip in and out… the advantages of taking an e-reader on the train!

I particularly like reading this when the train is busy and I can pretend I’m not really there, I’m in this wonderful land with this wonderful heroine saving the day!


Rachel Brazil
Although well-known amongst my family for my habit of falling asleep with a book on my face, I’ve not let the constant face bruises deter me from indulging in my favourite pastime. There is no famine, only feast, in my house with every flavour of book available for consumption. I’m happy to sample almost anything from the smorgasbord of literature available but can always be tempted with a juicy murder mystery or sweet little romance.

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