It’s the first day of the year, New Year’s Day, and I’ve been wandering around all day trying to spend it doing something I would remember. I woke up when the sun came up to watch it find its way into the sky, hiked this beautiful trail to try and mask in the beauty of my town, and even spent some time with my family, the people I know will be there for me for the rest of my life. I felt a little disappointed because they’ve spent all their time watching T.V. From Family Feud to some drama that might as well be a soap opera, all the way to Football, my family is entertaining themselves all day with images on screen. Personally, I’ve never been too into television as I always thought it would rot your brain; a common misconception, I know, but the fear rests inside of me so I can’t help but listen. While it might be nice to pass some time or even fall asleep too, it’s definitely not an activity that I will want to remember for the rest of the year.

After my hike, I caught up with a couple of friends at a local café and ate some lunch, drank some tea and talked about different books we’ve been reading. One of my friends, who I have known for my entire life, made the statement that today was the first page in 365 page book, and it struck a chord inside of me. After the unrewarding time with my family, I decided I would take a hint from my friend and go pick up one of her new favorite books, “The Girl on the Train
” by Paula Hawkins. All I knew about this book was that it was a psychological thriller, featuring a girl that rode a train, which was enough for me to be intrigued. I consider myself a bookworm, always finding a new book to curl up next to the fire and enjoy for an entire afternoon. It doesn’t hurt that I am a very fast reader, because I can make it through a whole story quick which helps because I usually want to know the ending more than I want to waste time with the middle.

With this mindset aside, I curled up next to a window and started the book. It was raining out, which it rarely does here, so I felt like it was a perfect way to start the year. With this book in hand and the rain pouring down, I felt like my first page of the year was started the best way it possibly could- with one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’ll never forget this day that started the year that’s going to be one of the best of my life, if it’s the last thing I do.


Entertainment Weekly writes, “Disney and DreamWorks have announced that the big-screen adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling psychological thriller is set to open Oct. 7, 2016.”

The Girl on the Train appears on the Best Seller List