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10 Books All Bibliophiles Need To Pick Up This Summer

For all of you book lovers out there, this one is for you.


1.The Woman in the Window

Widely being compared to Gillian Flynn's novel, Gone Girl, and Paula Hawkins' novel, The Girl on the Train, I am here to say that The Woman in the Window does need to be compared to other books and can stand alone as its own unique thriller. This story follows a woman named Anna Fox, who lives by herself and is unable to go outside. She spends her day observing her neighbors, watching classic films, and drinking. What happens when Anna witnesses a devastating event from her window? How is an alcoholic going to prove she's telling the truth?

2. They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End takes place in a world where a telephone service, called Death-Cast, calls citizens on the day they are to die. This story is about two boys, named Rufus Emeterio and Mateo Torrez, who become friends and make their last day living one hell of an adventure.

3. A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove follows a cranky, elderly man named Ove who is known as "the bitter neighbor from hell." He is used to a strict routine and keeping to himself. All of this is thrown off course when a young couple with two daughters moves in next door. As you read through this heartwarming tale, you discover that Ove's hidden heart leads him and the neighbors to have a beautiful friendship.

4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

This novel goes down as one of my all time favorites and I am here to say that Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of a kind. Focusing on the themes of family and friendship, this story introduces us to two characters: Aristotle and Dante. These two boys, who at first think they have nothing in common, become close friends and grow up and tackle life together.

5. The Beginning of Everything

The Beginning of Everything follows the life of varsity tennis captain Ezra Faulkner and how his life takes an unexpected turn. Within pages of reading the novel, you discover that his girlfriend cheated on him and that he got into a car accident, which breaks his leg. But what happens when a new student, named Cassidy Thorpe, walks into his life?

6. One of Us Is Lying

Currently being developed as a TV series on E! Network, One of Us Is Lying is a young adult novel that tells the story of five students (Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, Cooper, and Simon) who get detention and how Simon never makes it out of detention alive. According to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. So...who killed Simon?

7. The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Having sold over six million copies, it would be a shame to not have The Five People You Meet in Heaven on your reading list. While working on his 83rd birthday at a seaside amusement park, war veteran Eddie dies trying to save a little girl. Once arriving in the afterlife, Eddie discovers that heaven is not like what he thought it would be. Instead, the afterlife is a place where your life is explained to you by five people and how each of these people changed your life.

8. I'll Give You the Sun

Characters, Jude and her twin brother Noah, were inseparable growing up. Now, years later, they barely speak a word to each other. The earlier years of their lives are told through Noah's point of view, and their later years are told through Jude's point of view. I'll Give You the Sun is a novel where each character has their own chance to tell their side of the story.

9. Extraordinary Means

Lane is diagnosed with tuberculosis and is placed in a tuberculosis clinic to live with other patients who share his struggle. While there, he meets people that change his life and even experiences a taste at first love. Check it out here!

10. Luckiest Girl Alive

In Luckiest Girl Alive, teenager Ani FaNelli experiences a traumatic event growing that forces her to create a "new self" and leave her old life behind. Ani works hard to have it all, but her past is still there haunting her, reaching the surface. Will telling her secrets destroy her or set her free?

Here's to a summer of great books.

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