The Next 5 Books I Will Always Recommend

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I have only even done one of these before. They are my go to books, the ones that I will always tell people to read and they are basically my default. But I read a lot of books and so it seems kind of ridiculous that I would only ever have 5 books to recommend to people, and that’s true. I don’t. There are many.

And so here are 5 more books that I think you all you need to get on.

1) They Both Die in the End – Adam Silvera

I read this book this year. And I mean the beginning of this year, in like the first week or something. And it has stuck with me ever since. Sometimes waves of emotion related to it hit me when I least expect. Mateo’s storyline and the way that it ended just breaks my heart each and every single time.

2) Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

So, I saw the film before I read the book and the film messed with my head real good. And well I knew once I finished the film that I had to read the book even though I knew the twist was coming. It still hit me real hard. This book, and all of Flynn’s books, was so well written. The Cool Girl speech has the staying power as well.

3) The Girl on the Train –  Paula Hawkins

This book messed me up so good. I don’t really know what I expected from it, I knew that it had some hype around it, but I tend to ignore that kind of stuff. This lived up to all that hype and then some. It stressed me out in the best kind of way. It’s so good. It has the same vibes as Gone Girl but it’s different.

4) Atonement – Ian McEwan

I love Ian McEwan and I went through a phase where I felt the need to read almost everything he had written. That urge died off and I still have a lot of books of his that I have yet to read. But this is not one of those. It’s heavy at times and annoying in other parts because characters are frustrating sometimes, but it is such a worthwhile read.

5) Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel

This book was actually recommended to me by someone else and so I read it last year (I think, it may have been the year before, I read a lot of books and didn’t think to check while I was writing this). It was not the kind of book that I usually read, but it was such a worthwhile read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and as such would recommend it. And I also want to read more books by St John Mandel.

And those are the next few books that I would recommend. I for sure have a few more of these in me, so we’ll see when the next one comes.

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Sophie

Sophie, twenty-something, avid reader, writer, really good at watching whole seasons of TV shows in one weekend and using 10 words where 5 will do, overzealous user of the ellipsis and parentheses, starts too many sentences with ‘and’ and ‘so’, living in a continual state of Wanderlust.

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