Book 5: The Woman in Cabin 10

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations.

I’ll warn you in advance.. we’ve got a DNF.

No, that isn’t some new texting slang the ‘kids’ are using these days. In the book-blog community, DNF stands for “Did Not Finish.” Oof.

I really wanted to like The Woman in Cabin 10. I had heard such great things about it and when it originally came out, I kept seeing it everywhere. However, it wasn’t for me.

Maybe it’s the timing and I’ll pick this story up again in six months and read it in a day. However, this past week, I found myself struggling to flip the pages. Now, I’ve pinpointed this down to two reasons.

First, I didn’t connect with the main character. I found her kind of just.. blah? I am very empathetic (see: cries at anything, ever) but in this case, things just didn’t click.

Second, I found the storyline a bit all over the place. Maybe it was too many unknowns? I felt like the author was trying to hint at too many things, to throw the reader off the trail by giving sixteen different possible routes. There really just wasn’t a plot point that hooked me.

Like I said, I might pick up this book down the road and love it. You might pick up this book and love it. I will say that Ruth Ware is an excellent writer and maybe I just needed a different mindset when reading. Either way, we’ve got our first DNF on the list and I’m diving into next weeks read without discouragement.

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