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5 Insanely Entertaining Books To Get You Back Into Reading

Time to get out of your reading slump.


Whether you're an avid reader or you can't even remember the last time you finished a book, we all struggle to find the motivation to read sometimes. But don't worry, because here's your solution: these books will grab and hold your attention. You won't want to put them down! If you're a frequent reader who needs help getting out of a reading slump, here's your solution. And if you're someone who wants to start reading for fun but can't find a book that excites you, look no further than these suggestions!

1. Mosquitoland by David Arnold

A great adventure book is always a necessity, and there is no better adventure book than Mosquitoland. Main character Mim sets out on a cross-country trip to visit her sick mother and gets into plenty of sticky situations along the way. David Arnold's debut novel is clever, funny, and heartbreaking all at once, and Mim is one of the most compelling and real protagonists you'll ever read about.

2. Here We Lie by Paula Trieck DeBoard

Extremely relevant amidst the ongoing Me Too movement, Here We Lie is sure to both tug at your heartstrings and make you think. The story follows two college roommates from vastly different backgrounds. In the early 2000s, the two friends are spending a summer together on a private island when something unspeakable happens that ruins their friendship forever. In 2016, the truth finally comes out. If you're looking to read a book that tackles some heavier subject matter, go for this one.

3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

This might be the only book I've ever read that continuously had me laughing out loud. In this bestselling novel, 15-year-old Bee tells a hilarious story through compiled emails, letters, and other documents in efforts to find her eccentric mother, who ran away from home just before Christmas. This book will make you smile, laugh, cry, so prepare for an emotional roller coaster!

4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

If you prefer something a little darker, this is the way to go. We Were Liars is the gripping story of a teenage girl whose life is turned upside-down following a mysterious accident that caused her to lose her memory. Follow her as she spends a summer on her wealthy family's private island where the accident took place in hopes to recover her memory and piece the story together.

5. Paper Towns by John Green

If you haven't read this one yet, you should definitely get on that! In this John Green book, the main character Quentin is obsessed with his enigmatic childhood friend Margot. When she mysteriously disappears and leaves behind a trail of clues, he goes on a wild adventure to find her.

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