I told myself that in 2019 I am not going to force myself to finish books that do not hold my interest; my TBR list is huuuuuge and I simply do not have time for it. Thanks goodness for audiobooks! So I picked The woman in the window as I love thrillers and wanted to read this one for sooooooo long…
Genre: domestic thriller Year Of Publication: Jan 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 427 My rating: 2.5 stars, DNF.
The woman in the window follows Anna Fox, child psychologist suffering from agoraphobia and has not left her house in almost a year. I reallllly wanted to like this as I have a background in psychology myself and reading about a character is a similar background was very interesting, however I really struggled to care or to maintain interest and it was not the fault of the audiobook. I did enjoy the moments where she was talking about the illness, medications and diagnosis criteria.
The main problem with this novel is that it’s not very thrillery for a quarter of the book, instead drags on and on about how much Anna Fox is drinking, watching her neighbors and chats with other people online. I was supposed to feel an emotional connection to the main character, to feel her pain and root for her and whilst I did root for her, I found myself simply bored out of my mind. By the time the ungodly scream happens, I’ve been waiting for so long that I lost interest, put it down and now I have no willingness to pick it up. Maybe one day it will happen, maybe not.
The writing was good, it was articulate and expressive, but the plot suffered greatly at the expense of exposition and setting the scene. Nothing really happened that couldn’t have been written in a much shorter way and cut to the thrilling part of the novel which is what I was here for. Also, can we just stop with the unreliable narrator style of domestic thrillers!!
Hello, book lovers, 2019 is the year of a lot of exciting book to movie adaptations! Which ones are you most excited for? These are some of the ones I am most excited for:
All the bright places by Jennifer Niven- I have not read this yet, but it’s not my reading list since last year and since the movie is coming out the priority just went up. Small town… unhappy teens… drama… what’s not to like?! Another Netflix movie adaptation and this is starring Justin Smith and Dakota Fanning (which I adore!).
The knife of Never letting go by Patrick Ness has been on my list for close to two years. I own the trilogy, but somehow I felt intimidated by it and didn’t yet picked it up. It will happen in 2019 as the movie titled Chaos Walking is coming out and Tom Holland (WHAAAAAAT??!?!?!) is set to play in it. #excited
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott is a YA romance following a boy and a girl with cystic fibrosis who fall in love. Nothing can be sweeter than the clink of hearts breaking (talking about mine, of course) and I am very excited for it. The book is next in my priority as well.
Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott again on the big screen and this time starring Emma Watson… ‘Nuff said! Bring the popcorn, I’m in!
Pet Sematary by S. King should not require any kind of exposition and I am over the moon about the movie coming out. Word is that they are going to make this closer to the material source so we’re a whole world of scary here…
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn was a hit so now it will be a movie and I am very excited. On my January list of books to read because it’s right up my alley. The movie will showcase stars such as Amy Adams (I’ll watch anything she plays in), Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore. This is the story of a woman to believes that she sees a crime being committed through the window.
Are any of these books on your list? Which adaptations are you going to watch?