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 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.
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!
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!