If you want 10 books you simply can’t put down, these recommendations are for you!
Do you ever find yourself lost in the pages of a new book, fully immersed in the characters and their world? There’s something powerful about stories that transport us to another place and time.
From compelling storylines taking you on an emotional roller coaster to relatable characters and Book Club favorites, these are not to be missed. They speak to universal experiences that we can all relate to on a personal level.
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Whether it’s a coming-of-age story, a tale of lost love, or a journey of self-discovery, these books offer a relatable experience for every reader.
These novels speak to our emotions, our hopes, our fears, and our dreams, leaving us feeling a sense of connection to the real world and the people around us.
Good reads can captivate readers and transport them into the world of the characters. The following are prime examples of this ability, with their fascinating storylines, complex characters, and plot twists. They are some of my favorite reads.
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As readers, we are always searching for that next great read that will leave us unable to put it down, and these are not to be missed.
So, whether you’re a book club member or an avid reader, I highly recommend you grab of few of these and get ready to stay up late reading these unputdownable books.
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Here are some of the Best Books of All Time!
1. Maame by Jessica George
I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming coming-of-age story! I listened to this on audio, and the narration was excellent. There was a lot of positive buzz surrounding this selection. I’m happy it lived up to the hype.
2. Sam by Allegra Goodman
I listened to this beautiful coming-of-age story on audio and loved it! It’s a story of friendship, love, and finding oneself. It begins when Sam is a little girl and follows her through her teenage years until she is a young woman. It was a Read with Jenna Book Club Pick and is the kind of story that will pull at your heartstrings.
3. Project Hail Mary
Let me start by saying Historical Fiction is probably my favorite genre, so I always hesitate when considering science fiction as my next read. I’m happy to say this best-selling book was much more than I anticipated. I loved it! Also, a movie starring Ryan Gosling is already in the works, and that piqued my interest.
4. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I loved this! It was a fun and interesting read, and I didn’t want it to end. Daisy Jones and the Six is a compelling and thought-provoking novel about a made-up iconic rock band in the 70s. It’s also an excellent series on Amazon prime and has topped the bestseller lists. I’m obsessed!
5. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Dear Edward is a beautiful story of grief and family. A 12-year-old boy named Edward unexpectedly finds himself the sole survivor of a plane crash that has killed his entire family. There is a lot to unpack, and it would make an excellent Book Club choice. It’s also a series on Apple TV. I loved both the book and the series.
6. The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this, as I usually don’t gravitate toward young adult books. But I found it gave me the same escape as a beach read. It was easy to read, drew me in, and had a positive message throughout. If you haven’t read a YA, definitely give this one a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. Readers of all ages will love this story. Read this during summer vacation.
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The word AMERICANAH describes a Nigerian who goes to the United States and returns to Nigeria Americanized. The story revolves around the protagonist Ifemelu, a young Nigerian girl who moves to the United States to seek an education and a better life for herself. This is one of my all-time favorites and would make an excellent Book Club selection!
8. The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
I became utterly invested in these loveable yet flawed characters. They’re well-developed, and there is something universal about their quest for happiness while they carry their heavy emotional baggage. This book offers several different topics for discussion and would make an excellent Book Club Choice.
9. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I loved this book and the main character Eleanor! if you enjoy books with quirky characters, this one is for you. Her journey, her warm quirky personality, and the people she meets along the way merge together for a heartwarming, enchanting read. Recommend this gem of a debut novel. It would make an excellent Book Club Pick and was on the New York Times Bestseller list for weeks!
10. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
This is a beautiful mystery about love and loss. Centered upon a novel called The History of Love, which follows the two narrators and their relationship with the book. This emotionally rich story reminds readers how fragile life can be. This is also a story you must follow closely while reading. This is a great read and it would make an excellent Book Club choice.
Here are a few more recommendations to browse:
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
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