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6 novels that are extremely hard to put down

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Books open doors in our minds, allowing us to live an entire lifetime and travel the world without even leaving the comfort of our chairs. When we read a book, we step into someone else’s shoes, see the world through someone else’s eyes, and visit places we might never otherwise go, whether a tiny village in India or the green fields of Narnia. Books teach us about love, heartbreak, friendship, war, social injustice, and the resilience of the human spirit. Here are 6 must read books especially for novel lovers, and you should read them at least once in your life:

• Revival – Stephen King

I have always been a fan of Stephen King’s books and have read nearly everything he’s written. King is simply a great storyteller, and if you like mysteries and thrillers, this book will not disappoint. The book is vintage King at its best.

• Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield

This spellbinding book is a true treasure — one that will keep you settled in your reading chair for days. It’s a compelling mystery, love story, and inquiry into human nature all rolled into one beautiful story with fascinating characters you won’t easily forget.

• Before I go to sleep – S. J. Watson

This novel is so difficult to put down. The story is unusual and riveting. It’s a psychological thriller about an amnesiac who has a mysterious accident and cannot remember her past or form new memories.

• The Nightingale – Kristian Hannah

Author Kristin Hannah has captured a particular slice of French life during World War II with this story of two French sisters, each emotionally crippled by the death of their mother and abandonment by their father. Both sisters play a part in the French underground, and though they are separated by principles and temperament, they both overcome incredible challenges, moral dilemmas, and life-or-death choices.

• The Orphan Master’s son – Adam Johnson

This amazing, heart-wrenching book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as numerous other awards. It’s set in modern-day North Korea and tells the story of Jun Do, a North Korean citizen who is trying to survive in a miserable, violent country that’s one of the most secretive on earth.

• A land more kind than home – Wiley Cash

Another stunning debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home is “a literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town,” as described on Amazon.

These books are easily available online or at book stores. I really hope you pick one (or more). Trust me, they’re all worth a shot!