Reading is among the most mind-calming activities one can do to feed their soul. Losing yourself in a good novel and experiencing a world only you can perceive is among the benefits of being a book-worm.
Apart from having a wonderful time, you can reduce your stress level and ease the tension in your muscle while reading.
If you also love letting your brain wander to new ideas while perceiving life in another person's shoes, you should definitely check out our picks of popular books that you can enjoy!
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1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - Buy Now
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Would you like to be an immortal? Addie LaRue is living this eternal life most of us are fantasizing about.
However, this immortality comes with a twist. She will be forgotten by everyone. You can join Addie and go through times and continents with her on this epic adventure.
Also, she encounters someone that remembers her, and that changes everything!
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Getting amazing reviews from The Washington Post and The New York Times like "Not to be missed" and "May be her best one yet... its own kind of masterpiece", The Searcher is a great piece to read.
Sometimes, all of us just feel like giving up on everything, move to a small quiet town, and enjoy a simple life. Our protagonist has a similar idea in mind while moving to an Irish mountain town.
However, things will not go as planned and soon he will be searching for a missing boy.
3. The Boy from the Woods - Buy Now
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If you are a fan of thrillers, you must have probably read or heard the talented writer Harlan Coben and his new book with Coben's sure-footed plotting will not let you leave your couch while you are reading!
Dive into a story of a man with a secretive past trying to find a missing teenage girl! You may feel like you finished the book in the blink of an eye as if you are in living in the story; it is inevitable not to get caught up!
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This page-turner tells the story of two very different women. These grifter and heiress's path crosses due to an unprecedented scam and you will find yourself in a position where there is not a clear distinction between black and white.
The book is exceptionally good at telling the story from each perspective and you might have a hard time deciding which character to root for.
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This modern master's latest work is ready to increase your blood pressure while reading it!
With a first-person narration, you will know what it is like to be in the shoes of a lawyer-turned-defendant facing a serious time in prison.
What is more intriguing is that a number of convicts and our protagonist share a past and, there are scores to settle!
6. Oona Out of Order - Buy Now
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On New Year's Eve, our protagonist Oona is counting the minutes until midnight to turn 19 while she is questioning her career and her love life in a dilemma.
However, as the countdown for the new year begins, she faints, and all her problems lose their significance as Oona awakens in her 51-year-old body.
Leaping to another age at random with each year, Oone realizes that her life that is out of order is just starting and, this brings a whole new set of problems along with advantageous insights.
With a compelling subject an uplifting plot, you can devour this book in just one sitting.
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This is a great book by Emily Henry who writes stories about love and family for both adults and teens.
In this book, you will meet two opposite writers. They are so different in style that acclaimed literary fiction author Augustest kills off his entire cast when best selling romance writer January finishes a story happily ever after.
Their common ground is that both of them are bogged down with writer's block in neighboring beach houses, and switching up roles might not be a bad opportunity to overcome this problem along with getting to know each other.
8. If I Never Met You - Buy Now
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Romantic comedy fans gather around because this original story with Mhairi McFarlane's smooth storytelling will make you lose the track of time.
Laura finds her perfect life in shambles when her partner of over a decade, who is also a coworker, ends everything in a heartbeat. People are talking and she wants a new man to change the course of rumors.
On the other side, there is our office playboy Jamie Carter who does not believe in love but needs a respectable girlfriend to impress the bosses.
This duo could not find a better time to be together.
9. The Vanishing Half - Buy Now
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Examining sisterhood, black identity, and parenthood with compassion and conviction, The Vanishing Half tells the story of twin sisters who ran away from home at the age of sixteen.
Even though they have completely different lives now, they still remain identical in a lot of aspects.
Being a Good Morning America Book Club pick, the book is also the recipient of great reviews.
10. Deacon King Kong - Buy Now
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A bumbling drunk who is known as Sportscoat shoots a young drug lord in broad daylight.
As a consequence, the Brooklyn neighborhood is upended. From backdoor dealings with mobsters to church brawls, Sportscaot's actions ignite a web of drug wars.
In this "darkly funny tale", as The New York Times puts it, you will realize a successful demonstration of how vital yet fragile communities can be.
11. The Jane Austen Society - Buy Now
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A group of 8 people, coming from different backgrounds, unites to save the house Jane Austen last lived in from the developers.
With this union, they unexpectedly save themselves from grief, loneliness, and loss.
You will feel as if you are a part of the Jane Austin club and a friend of its members' thanks to Jenner's in-depth pitch-perfect character analysis.
12. Fifty Words for Rain - Buy Now
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Set in post-WWII Japan, Nori is the love child of an aristocratic mother and an afro-American soldier.
She faces a traumatic childhood in an attic, being kept there by her scandalized grandparents. Until the arrival of her half-brother Akira, Nori becomes the subject of beatings and excruciating chemical baths to lighten her skin.
Akira helps Nori and gives her hope while her grandparents are trying to do the just opposite. You will drift into this nail-biting story that teaches the importance of asserting one's own identity and living life on one's own terms.
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If you are looking for some laughs, Squeeze Me by Hiassen might end your search.
A high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank gala and later she is found dead in a concrete grave, causing chaos and panic to erupt.
Tackling with social and political intrigues, this book is a great piece to read.