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11 Books You wont be able to put down




From sci-fi stories of parallel universes, to fantasy tales of assassins and superhuman abilities, to retellings of your favorite fairytales, the following books will be sure to keep you interested until the very last page.


1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Vintage

My friends and I devoured The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It’s a kind of literary fiction/murder mystery/heart-melting family drama mash-up centering around a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome. I loved it because I felt like I wasn’t reading a book so much as I was actually Christopher himself in the midst of his bizarre murder investigation.
—Andre R.
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2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Penguin Classics


The anticipation as Marlow travels up the Congo River in search of the mysterious ivory trader Kurtz, the mounting dread, the suspense… You’ll read Heart of Darknessin just a few hours, but it will haunt you for long after that.
—William R.
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3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Vintage

First off, if you’ve only seen the abominable movie, put it out of your mind. This book is the ultimate in literary romance. Henry has an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes him to pop out of the present and into random points of his own life, future and past. In one such journey, he meets Claire — then a child — and learns that they’ll much later fall in love. Gut- and heart-wrenching obstacles ensue as they work to maintain their relationship across time. A word of caution: It can take a little while to work out the logistics when first reading, but the emotional payout is so worth it.
—Christina C.
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4. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Simon & Schuster

Long story short: Everyman Jake Epping is coerced into a time-travel stunt to stop the assassination of J.F.K. and, in so doing, wreaks havoc on the entire world.
“This is the best book I’ve ever read — a thrill ride from beginning to end.”
—Melinda W.
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5. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan

NAL

Who Asked You? has everything you could ask for in a multigenerational family epic: the sage and soulful matriarch, a wayward son trying to find his way home, an addict daughter fighting for custody of her own child, and a full cast of other characters harboring their own secrets and personal struggles. McMillan is the master of wry humor and too-true characterizations, making this yet another totally captivating read.
—Janelle A.
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6. Legend by Marie Lu

Speak


The western U.S. is now the Republic, a nation at war. There, 15-year-old June is being trained to become part of the military elite. Day is her polar opposite, a teenage criminal born into the slums. They would otherwise have no reason to ever cross paths, until the day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. I couldn’t put this book down; it’s chock-full of adventure, betrayal, secrets, and suspense, leading up to a larger reveal of the Republic’s sinister inner workings and setting up the next two books in this thrilling trilogy.
—Sherry Chuong
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7. Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley

Sourcebooks Landmark


This is one of those books that you start reading in the middle of the afternoon and find yourself finishing at 5 a.m., wondering what year it is. It’s about a young English actress who travels to a mysterious mansion in Italy, having been cast as the lead in a decades-old play that is (shockingly) also shrouded in mystery. Kearsley does anamazing job with this beautiful story, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fresh read!
—Stephanie Leahy
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8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Broadway Books


The year is 2044, and all human interaction has been relegated to virtual reality in OASIS, a complex future internet-scape entered via goggles and gloves. It’s no wonder that Wade Watts goes there to escape his grim life as an overweight outcast and orphan living in a trailer park. But now he’s stumbled onto the first of a series of clues and challenges that lead to an Easter egg hidden in OASIS’s core which, if he finds it, will earn him an immense prize. What follows is a fantastical, hilarious, and enthralling adventure, replete with villains, chases, battles, ’80s pop-culture lore, and a ton of heart.
—Ricardo H.
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9. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Atria Books






















This book is just so, so addictively good! Sydney thinks she’s finally gotten her life together — until she discovers that her boyfriend has been cheating on her with who she’d thought was her best friend. After moving out, Sydney is taken in by her neighbor Ridge. He’s a musician, charismatic and sweet, and their chemistry is immediate. But Ridge has secrets of his own that will set Sydney on an even more dramatic emotional roller coaster. Maybe Someday makes you question everything — about friendship, trust, betrayal, and romance.
—Sobiya U.
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10. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Grand Central Publishing

In 1986, Gilman and her friend Claire decided to travel the world, starting with China, which had just been opened to tourists. But once there, Claire starts displaying increasingly bizarre and dangerous behavior, and a frightened Gilman can’t figure out why her friend is acting so strange, or even how to help her in this foreign land. I took the book to work and would pretend to go through my purse just so I could read another page!
—Jillian Kelly
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11. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

Penguin Classics





















have never been so adamant about finding out what’s going to happen in a book, whilst at the same time feeling so baffled by the path taken to get there. Auster’s interlocking, genre-bending detective stories are something you really just have to dig into to understand. And, as amazing as this book is, it should really come with a warning: “Will ruin all other books for you by making them seem highly ordinary.”
—Holly
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