Book Club: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Front cover of the book The Girl on the Train

Henpicked’s book of the month for October 2016

We had a fabulous month of reading and discussing How to Build a Girl last month. A huge thank you to our Champions and to all the Henpicked community for their comments and input. We were delighted to hear from everyone with their observations.

We’re really excited to announce that Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins will be our book for October. This fast paced psychological thriller has been in the top ten booklists since its initial publication and we can’t wait to get reading.

To add to the excitement, Girl on the Train has been made into a film which launches in the UK on 7 October!

The author, Paula Hawkins, together with Emily Blunt, who plays one of the main roles in the film, will be on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour on Friday 30 September. You may want to listen in so click here to link through to the Woman’s Hour webpage.

We’re looking for book Champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each of our Champions a FREE copy of the book of the month and once you’ve read it, we’d love to hear your views!

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, please do get reading!

Feel free to jump into the discussion about the book at any time during the month using Disqus which is ready and waiting for you and shows up at the bottom of this page – its free to sign up and once you are logged in, you can comment at will on the Henpicked website.

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions for our book of the month. We had a good selection of books and these included The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver, The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Us by David Nicholls. It wasn’t easy to make a choice! Do please keep the recommendations coming.

Please share news of our book club with your friends and encourage them to sign up and join our book club. You don’t need to be a member to comment but signing up will ensure that you receive our regular newsletters so that we can keep you updated with events.

We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts. Happy reading during October!