This list contains everything, from whodunnits to rom-coms to classics. Basically, this list contains heaven for book lovers
1. The Hate You Give (Angie Thomas)
This book is literally all you need to read to understand the topic “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. It follows the story of a black girl, Starr Carter, who sees her best friend being killed in front of her by a white police officer, just for being black. This has a huge impact on a life, not only as a black girl but also as a human. This book is all about her realisation of the difference it makes to be black in society, and also follows her journey of how she protests against not only her best friend’s murder but also the murder of many other innocent black people.
2. The ‘To All The Boys’ trilogy (Jenny Han)
This series follows the life of a simple and shy girl Lara Jean, who’s life turns upside down the when the secret letters to all her crushes get sent out. Wait. It gets even more crazy when one of the guys she sent the letter to, Peter Kavinsky (a.k.a the ‘It’ guy of the school), insists on having a fake relationship with her to make his Ex jealous and to cover up Lara Jean’s existing crush. However, what starts out as an agreement turns into more. That’s all I am telling you right now. The rest you’ll have to read yourself in this YA trilogy. BTW, you might have also watched it’s movie on Netflix, but as true bookworms know, it’s always more fun in the book 😉.
3. Magpie Murders (Anthony Horowitz)
This novel show the life of Susan Ryeland, and editor for Cloverleaf books, who has a very simple and boring life. However, things take a mysterious turn when one of her authors, Alan Conway, suddenly suicides. Well, everybody thinks its a suicide, I mean there is a letter too. But something rubs Susan the wrong way, and she starts investigating the death. What makes this novel even more interesting to read that it has a whole other books inside it. Yes! you heard that right. To solve the mystery of the death, Susan reads Alan’s last novel, ‘Magpie Murders’, the last installment in the fictional Atticus Pund series. This book really gives you a run for your money, ‘cuase it’s got a twisty and capturing plot.
4. Moonflower Murders (Anthony Horowitz)
This novel is a sequel to Magpie Murders. Life is now well for Susan. She runs a hotel in Crete with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. However, things take an interesting turn when an elderly couple comes to her, asking her to find their missing daughter. The request is unusual, but what’s even weirder is when they think that her disappearance is related to one of Alan Conway’s old books, “Atticus Pund Takes The Case”.ONce again, Susan is driven back to her old life to find the missing woman, and once again, we read another novel inside this novel. Every discovery in the storyline is very sudden and unexpected and will surely glue the reader to the book.
5. Rebecca (Daphne de Maurier)
This book is a well known classic by the legendary writer Daphne de Maurier. It follows the journey of a shy and introverted lady’s maid – whose name is not revealed in the whole book so we will be referring to her as the 2nd Mrs de Winter – who falls in love with a wealthy new widower Max de Winter on a trip to Monte Carlo. They marry each other in a few days and when the new bride goes to Manderly (Max’s home), she faces many challenges like the mysterious housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the fear of not being loved by her husband anymore. All I can say is that the root of all the problems in the 2nd Mrs de Winter is Max’s first dead wife, Rebecca. The novel is a bit boring at first, but if is worth it, ’cause towards the end of it, it becomes damn interesting.
6. The Robert Langdon series (Dan Brown)
The books in this series are (in chronological order) Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno and Origin. Apart from the mystery, these books are actually very educational as they tell you a lot about science, art and religion. All the books of this series are quite captivating and knowledgeable. The main character is Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbology professor (I wish that was a real profession 🙁) always gets roped into some or the other mystery that is related to art or symbols. Although The Da Vinci Code is the most popular from the series, all the other books are also quite good.
AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST
7. The Hunger Games Trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
This series is like my ABSOLUTE favorite. It follows the life of a teenage girl, Katniss Everdeen, who lives in District 12 in Panem, a country that rose from the ruins of North America. Every year, the Hunger Games are held in the Capitol (capital city of Panem), where a male and female tribute (between ages 12-18) from each of the 12 districts are put into an arena to fight and kill each other. The last tribute alive is crowned the winner. I know. Cruel right ? Well, in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss is also a part of this bloodbath. All through these books, we follow Katniss on her journey as she tries not to be just a piece in the Capitol’s games, while battling her personal life of poverty and trying to take care of her family and being a part of a VERY complex love triangle. I am telling you, you will never regret reading these books.