5 Books You Will Not Be Able to Put Down
I’m a mixed lolly bag when it comes to books. I cut across genres, authors, topics, and there’s no telling where I’ll go next! (Jokes, there is. I’m about to read a History of the World). But I love a good book, any good book. And what makes a good book? The storytelling. We get hooked on great characters and astounding plot-lines. The reason I mention this, is that this 5-to-try is a mixed lolly bag. But like all mixed lolly bags, if something tickles your fancy I guarantee you’ll be buying a whole bag. (Not sure I pulled that analogy off, but roll with it as I need to go buy some strawberry clouds.)
P.S. Message me when you’re up at 2am because “there is only 50 more pages!” and you MUST know how it ends. I know it all too well.
1. I Am Pilgrim
by Terry Hayes
I Am Pilgrim sucks you in – for all 612 pages. You just have to know if our narrator, the Secret Agent so secret we’re not even sure of his real name, will stop The Saracen.
Set in the aftermath of 9/11, it's a race to stop another devastating display of terrorism. You’ll be on the edge of your seat / couch / bed for majority of the book. Even if you don’t like to read, you’ll love this book. (I know this as my boyfriend hates reading but still read this book.)
2. The Husband’s Secret
by Liane Moriarty
Ah, Liane Moriarty. I love her and you will too (if you don't already), after you read one of her books. In The Husband’s Secret, Celia Fitzpatrick reads a letter from her husband marked 'in the event of my death'. However he’s not dead, and she’s about to learn why she shouldn't have read the letter till he was… Ominous, I know.
3. Fall of Giants
by Ken Follett
It’s like a history lesson… but better. Ken Follett mixes historical moments with fictional characters, and it makes Fall of Giants all the more enticing (and surprisingly educational).
Five families (a Russian, Welsh, English, American and German family) are swept up in the First World War. For some it’s a war they chose, for others it’s a war they’re forced to endure, but for all, it changes their personal history.
The Fall of Giants is the first book in ‘The Century Trilogy’ – so the good news is if you get hooked, there is two more books! What every book nerd, such as myself, loves to hear.
by Colleen Hoover
When adopted Skye meets reputable bad boy Holder, she does her best to avoid him. But Holder is oddly desperate to know every detail of her life. And, let's be honest, no teenage girl can resist a charming teenage boy. Their innocent relationship takes a turn when secrets about Skye's family – and Holder's – seep through.
Hopeless appears to be a young love story, but it's actually about the pain the ones we love most can inflict on us. Hoover has an uncanny way of weaving real life tragedy, into can't-put-it-down books.
5. The Girl in the Ice
by Robert Bryndza
Detective Erika Foster is leading an investigation into the death of a young woman found in a South London park. But the investigation changes course when Detective Foster finds three prostitutes have been killed with the same MO. And like all good mysteries, the killer closes in, the closer Detective Foster gets.
An enticing and easy read about a detective called Erika. (Sorry, I was enjoying the E’s.)