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50+ Books That Can Make You Forget About Food and Sleep

Have you ever read a book that was so good at making you interested in the lives of its characters that you forgot about all of your troubles and the only thing you wanted was to find out what would happen next?

Bright Side made a compilation of books like this, that can hook any reader’s attention and even separated them into several categories. Fair warning: They won’t let go until you finish them.

Explore the human soul

1. Nic Pizzolatto. Galveston

2. Fredrik Backman. The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella

3. George Orwell. Keep the Aspidistra Flying

4. Kazuo Ishiguro. An Artist of the Floating World

5. J. M. Coetzee. Life & Times of Michael K

6. Theodore Dreiser. Sister Carrie

7. François Mauriac. Thérèse Desqueyroux

8. Victor Hugo. The Last Day of a Condemned Man

9. André Gide. The Counterfeiters

10. Michael Frayn. Headlong

Travel to a different time

11. Fiona Mozley. Elmet

12. Honoré de Balzac. Cousin Bette

13. Gustave Flaubert. Sentimental Education

14. Doris Lessing. The Memoirs of a Survivor

15. Evelyn Waugh. A Handful of Dust

16. Stefan Zweig. The Post Office Girl

17. Sylvia Plath. The Bell Jar

18. Octave Mirbeau. The Diary of a Chambermaid

19. Somerset Maugham. The Painted Veil

20. Guy de Maupassant. A Woman’s Life (Une Vie)

See different aspects of love

21. Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry. Five Feet Apart

22. Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince

23. J. M. Ledgard. Submergence

24. John Irving. A Widow for One Year

25. Bianca Marais. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

26. Sara Gruen. Riding Lessons

27. Romain Gary. Promise at Dawn

28. Julian Barnes. Love, etc​.

29. Sarah Waters. Fingersmith

30. Karen White. Dreams of Falling

Experience a rush of adrenaline

31. Delphine de Vigan. Based on a True Story

32. Theresa Driscoll. I Am Watching You

33. Rachel Caine. Killman Creek​​​​​​​

34. Arthur Hailey. Detective​​​​​​​

35. Mary Torjussen. Gone Without a Trace​​​​​​​

36. Ryū Murakami. Piercing

37. Elfriede Jelinek. The Piano Teacher​​​​​​​

38. Alex Michaelides. The Silent Patient​​​​​​​

39. Cara Hunter. In the Dark​​​​​​​

40. Samuel Bjørk. The Boy in the Headlights​​​​​​​

41. Niccolò Ammaniti. Me and You​​​​​​​

Dive into mysticism

42. Stephen King. Carrie

43. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The Angel’s Game

44. Peter Ackroyd. Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

45. Diane Setterfield. Once Upon a River

46. Patrick Modiano. Missing Person​​​​​​​

47. John Ajvide Lindqvist. Little Star​​​​​​​

48. Christine Lynn Herman. The Devouring Gray

Investigate a mysterious crime

49. Agatha Christie. Murder on the Orient Express

50. Robert Rick McCammon. Swan Song

51. William Wilkie Collins. The Law and the Lady

52. Jean-Christophe Grangé. The Crimson Rivers

53. Kate Atkinson. Case Histories

54. Alan Bradley. A Red Herring Without Mustard​​​​​​​

55. Caroline Kepnes. You

Which of these books have you already read?

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