Occasionally we come across books that are so engrossing that the very idea of putting them down is blasphemous. Sometimes it is the writing that compels you to turn the pages, sometimes it is the plot that has you riveted. And sometimes it's the characters that capture your mind and ensnare your heart.
Whatever the reason is, there is no doubt that these books make it physically impossible for you to stop reading them. So today I'll be sharing seven such unputdownable books:
“I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand.”
This YA GLBT about two Mexican teens is guaranteed to blow you away. Sáenz combines gorgeous prose with a realistic portrayal of adolescents coming to terms with their identity and delivers a simple yet powerful story.
If I had to purchase one book with my last $20 it would be Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Yes, it is that good.
“It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're getting over, it's the love.”
Melina Marchetta is a sorceress. That's the only rational explanation I was left with after I finished On the Jellicoe Road. Because what kind of author leaves your speechless after you close the book other than one who practices the art of magic?
“Bravery comes one day at a time.”Love. Faith. Hope. Friendship. Forgiveness. Courage.
Faking Normal delivers this message in a powerful package of mystery, riveting prose and romance.
Not convinced yet? Read my full review HERE.
“I can’t be the only one faking it. I’m not the only lonely small-town girl drowning in this big city. I’m not the only refugee feeling invisible and alone. I’m not the only one who wants to scream, ‘NOTICE ME! I MATTER!’ Maybe everyone is faking it. Maybe they’re just better at it than I am.”Texas. Family Drama. Football. Love. Sisterhood. Dreams. Food.
Trust me, you will not regret picking this up.
"Would you like a rest?"She considers the question, then nods, reaching up to tuck her hair back where it belongs. "Where will I sit?"Sit? Why, on this comfortable chaise lounge I've carried for you in my pocket, Your Highness. So glad you asked.
Titanic in Space - Enough said. Read my full review HERE for my detailed thoughts on this epic survival story slash timeless romance.
“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”Narrated by Death, this intense novel sneaks into your heart and tears it apart. Once you turn the final page you'll be left wondering how the rest of the world can go on after you just had your heart broken by a paperback.
And yes, the ending made me cry. SO MANY FEELS, GUYS.
“Nothing’s worse than a story without an end.”
Clairvoyance. A dystopian society. Slow burning romance. A beautifully complex protagonist. A mind-blowing plot.
It has a cliff hanger-ish ending(THANK YOU, SAMANTHA) so I'm absolutely dying to read the sequel. IS IT JANUARY 2015 yet??
So tell me, which of your recent reads would you deem “unputdownable?”
What elements in a book make it impossible for you to stop reading?
Have you read any of the above books? Do you think you'd enjoy them?