7 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

7 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

The best page-turners from genres of mystery, thrillers, and even romance.
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I have always loved to read. What I don't like to read, however, is a book that I could carelessly pick up and put down at any time — a story that interests me enough to keep reading, but only when I find the time to do so, but doesn't keep me up at night.

Here are books I've read in a matter of days (or less) because they are simply too good to put down, whether it be because of the suspense, mystery, or simply the need to find out what happens.

1. "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" by Garth Stein.

Our narrator, Enzo, is an aging dog, who tells his life story through the events of his owner, a professional racecar driver's, life, including dating, marriage, kids, sickness, and everything in between. Enzo reveals the life lessons he learned through the tragedies his family suffered, as all he could do was look on silently. This book is heart-wrenching, equally beautiful as it is devastating, and will forever change the way you look at your dog.

2. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.

Read the book before you watch the movie, if you can. Our main character, Nick's wife goes missing on their wedding anniversary, and almost immediately he becomes the prime suspect. What sets this book apart is it isn't a "who-done-it" mystery of trying to find the killer and the motive. It is painfully obvious what happened to Amy, but Nick is trapped in that no one will ever believe him.

3. "The Girl On The Train" by Paula Hawkins.

Known for its movie adaptation starring Emily Blunt, "The Girl On The Train" is much more of a dramatic thriller than it is a mystery. Our main character, Rachel, is a divorced alcoholic living in London, still pining for her ex-husband, who left her for another woman.When their neighbor goes missing, and her spouse becomes a suspect, Rachel takes it upon herself to vouch for his innocence, even though she has no idea what really happened... Or does she?

4. "Beautiful Malice" by Rebecca James.

This book has the most memorable and chilling first sentence, which kept me hooked ever since the first time I came across it: "I didn't go to Alice's funeral."

The story follows Katherine, who is traumatized by her younger sister's gruesome murder. Alice becomes her closest friend since the tragedy, which Katherine refuses to discuss... Until the truth comes out. This book is horrifyingly suspenseful and absolutely unforgettable.

5. "Impossible" by Nancy Werlin.

While I am usually not a fan of fantasy novels, this work of fiction employs only a touch of (somewhat dark) magic. The story follows Lucy, who was adopted when her birth mother became too mentally ill to care for anyone, even herself. While her mother lives on the streets, Lucy becomes pregnant by rape, but she learns it is for a reason. She discovers she must complete three very specific tasks, or she will fall into the same insanity her mother did, and her mother did before that. She must solve the riddle to break the curse, or her unborn baby will be subjected to the same.

6. "Parallel" by Lauren Miller.

This novel will mind-screw you so bad you'll still be thinking about it years later, as I am now. Our main character, Abby, was split on deciding whether to major in journalism or pursue a career in acting. Good for her, she gets both! Abby simultaneously lives her two different career paths in two parallel universes. In one, Abby is a Hollywood actress while still in high school, and in the other, Abby is rowing crew at Yale University. It may sound great on the surface, but life quickly darkens, and Abby learns how each seemingly small decision she makes can change everything she thought she knew.

7. "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks.

I know most people wouldn't consider Nicholas Sparks novels thrillers. But "Dear John" is painfully page-turning, because it simply kills you to not know the fate of seeming soulmates. John is on furlough from his Army service when he meets Savannah, and it's the closest thing you'll get to love at first sight. But he must finish his tour of Afghanistan before they can be together. But then 9/11 happens, and John chooses to re-enlist. What will Savannah choose to save: her lover, or herself?

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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19 Struggles Every Retail Worker Faces

Because if things were easy then you wouldn't have any stories to share.

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At first, working in retail sounded so nice. Standing around folding clothes, talking to people, and getting paid. Sounds easy right...wrong. Here are just a few of the many struggles that retail workers face on the daily just to make their paycheck.

1. Screaming children

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So let me get this straight. Tommy is allowed to start screaming in the middle of the store because he wants to go home but I'm not. Unfair.

2. Shoplifters

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After working in retail for a bit, you get pretty good at reading body language. Nothing like getting to call security on a 13-year-old.

3. When the register freezes

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4. One word: Inventory

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Nothing like spending you're entire day counting out every single item in your store, right? The best is when you get distracted and loose your place.

5. When your coworker doesn't show up


Nothing like 10 people wanting your attention at once.

6. "Can I speak to your manager?"

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Yes. let me bring them over here so they can tell you the exact same thing i just told you. The best is when someone asks you this and you are the manager.

7. Using change

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Yes, please give me $20 worth of change that I can count out. Don't worry about the line, i'm sure they won't mind the wait.

8. Trying to bargain over prices

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This isn't a negotiation. Either pay the price listed, or leave.

9. People leaving a mess

Nothing is better then watching someone completely mess up an area that you just spent the last 30 minutes cleaning.

10. Customers who come in 5 minutes before close

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11. The boredom of a slow day

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12. And the rush of a sale day

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13. Overly-chatty customers

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14. Asking about rewards cards

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I get it. It's annoying and you probably don't have or want the card. We don't want to say it just as much as you don't want to hear it.

15. Checking the back

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People tend to think that the back of the store is some huge endless supply of everything we have in the store. Nope.

16. Customers who try to come inside when the store is closed

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Do you not see the sign?

17. Working long shifts with no breaks

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18. Working. Every. Single. Weekend.

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Because what's a social life anyway?

19. Waiting for someone to bring you change

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As bad as things get, though, the store discounts make it all worth it!

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