9 binge-worthy books you can read for the weekend
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl is my absolutely favourite psychological thriller. It's an old old book, and many of you may have already read this, but if you haven't yet, then please do pick it up - even if you have already watched the movie. An exception book, where the character personalities keep oscillating between good and bad, this book is going to keep you hooked right till the very last page. A perfect book that you can finish during a weekend!
2. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
To be honest, every Keigo Higashino book is going to keep you hooked during the weekend. This book is filled with raging suspense and a thrilling plot that will just not let you keep the book down! This is a brilliantly executed book that keeps you hooked right until the last page. The best thing about The Devotion of Suspect X is that you will find a new turn in the plot at every single page (I'm not exaggerating at all).
3. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
This is a cyber crime thriller that is sure going to keep you engaged for 3 blissful days at the most. Will keep you guessing and the climax is sure going to surprise you. The main story kick-starts only when after a 100 or so pages. But once it starts the book becomes addictive and the whodunnit part gives you goosebumps.
4. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Even though this book is a middle grade novel, this fantasy mystery is sure going to make your weekend! A delicately written piece on friendship and dreams with a really interesting and tight suspense plot, this book has touched my heart in ways I cannot possibly explain. And oh... this book has many A Wrinkle in Time references!
5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Readers discretion advised for this book, because it deals with suicide and depression. Many of you may have watched the TV series adaption, but please don't let it ruin your views about the book. The book kept me hooked, and it's heart-wrenching. The flow of emotions I felt while reading this book made my heart heavy. And no, the book does not glorify depression or suicide. What it does is make you more empathetic and cautious about your actions. It can be surely binged in a weekend. Keep tissues handy.
6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
If the only John Green book you have read is The Fault In Our Stars, the you should absolutely pick this up next. The narration format of this book is not going to allow you to keep the book down. This Young Adult mystery is the perfect book for you to read in your bed, tucked up warmly with a cuppa coffee/tea. You might find Alaska, a bit obnoxious, but the story is not going to disappoint you, And yeah, this book is hilarious!
7. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Another book that deals with teen suicide. Yet, I'm going to recommend it to y'all because this book gives you hope. The book explores teen friendships and difficulties. I personally found it a beautiful yet heart aching book. The narrator is still a mystery and I guess that makes the book more mysterious.
8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Another psychological crime thriller that has my heart. Though it becomes a bit predictable towards the end, you will get hooked into it right from the start. We have an alcoholic protagonist who is an unreliable narrator, and that's what makes this book a thrilling and engaging read. Another book that won't let you keep it down!
9. We Were Liars by E. L. Lockhart
We Were Liars is such an, such an, such an amazing book. I can talk again and again about it for hours. I kid you not, I finished this book in less than 24 hours. This A young adult thriller is an engaging suspense novel and this book is a complete package. It explores teen love, family drama, mystery and covert racism.