5 Novels That Will Make You Hooked Right Away

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There’s nothing better than finding a new book you can’t stop reading. And I have 5 of them for you in this post.

Some of these books are so good that they make you stop and say, “Wait, what?” Some are so interesting that you can’t stop reading them.

Please Look After Mom By Kyung-sook Shin

So-Nyo, who is 69 years old, hasn’t been seen in a week. Her husband last saw her in a Seoul subway station, where they got separated in the crowds of people moving quickly. Her daughter, son, and husband never really knew her at all, it turns out. Please Look After Mom is told from four completely different points of view. It will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens to So-nyo and how her family and she herself understand it.

Girl at War By Sara Nović

Ana Juri is 10 years old when the Yugoslavian war starts. This turns her childhood, which used to be peaceful, into a world of violence, child soldiers, air raids, and plans to get away. In her 20s, Ana’s life has changed a lot, and nobody knows about the terrible things that happened in her past. Ana has to go all over the world and deep inside herself to remember and deal with this trauma. Girl at War is a book you won’t be able to put down until you find out what she finds.

The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

This book’s opening lines read, “It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.” If you’ve ever attempted to read The Bell Jar, you are aware of how challenging it is. The writing, however, keeps you reading because it captures your attention line by line by line. The writing is so vivid that you might question if you’re going a bit nuts, too. It is an intimate portrayal of one lady, Esther Greenwood, and her descent into insanity.

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseini

Life’s twists and turns can ruin even the best plans, but you have to keep going. You won’t be able to put this book down, even when things get bad and you can’t think of a good ending.
The writing in A Thousand Splendid Suns flows well and makes you feel a range of positive, negative, and neutral emotions. Khalid Hosseini is well-known for the way he tells stories. So, A Thousand Splendid Suns will make you root for the characters and give you a glimpse into a different world, here on earth.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl is one of the best page-turners of all time and probably the most famous thriller book ever written. Written from both Amy and Nick Dunne’s points of view, the reader is quickly drawn into a dark game of deception.
Amy Dunne is the main inspiration for a very popular children’s book, and people all over the country love her. So, when she disappears on the fifth anniversary of her and Nick’s wedding, the media are all over it.
Nick is in the spotlight, but he doesn’t act the way people think he should. He’s not the sad husband they want him to be. Instead, he’s sneaky and angry.

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