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There is no better feeling than being so immersed in a book that you simply lose all track of time. These books are what I call my addictive reads. These are the books that you simply cannot put down and even when you have to your mind is still pre-occupied by the book. Here are my 10 books to read the day away.
1. Vicious by V. E. Schwab: Is anyone really surprised by this choice? Schwab’s books are the definition of addictive and Vicious is the most addictive one. The cat and mouse chase between Victor and Eli has you on the edge of your seat from start to finish and it makes an intense reading experience.
2. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: I love this book. Set in an alternative historic timeline where Hitler wins the War, Wolf by Wolf is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling reads I’ve read. With a cross continental motorcycle race taking centre stage, this book is non-stop action. However, it’s the characters that makes this book so compelling and the stakes at risk for them on this journey.
3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: An obvious pick. This is another book that has wonderfully complex characters but on top of that it also has an engaging plot line. Our characters are pushed to their limits on this journey as they look to break into a prison. The stakes are high and danger is never to far away.
4. The Deal by Elle Kennedy: Fancy a laugh out loud, New Adult romance? This is the book for you. It’s funny, sexy, romantic and has some wonderfully tender moments between our main couple. The guy, Garrett is the ideal book boyfriend, and Hannah is someone I could easily become friends with. The Deal is the perfect book to read the day away.
5. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: Historic fiction usually has a slow pace to it. This is not the case for Salt to the Sea. With each chapter being no longer than 3 pages, the pacing is consistent and engaging and sheds a light on the overlooked tragedy of the Wilhelm Gustloff.
6. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley: This book is exhaustingly addictive. Our main character, Sam is among the first females to be admitted to a previously all male military academy. This change is not welcomed with open arms and the girls are forced to prove themselves in a brutal environment that pushes everyone to the very limits of their capabilities.
7. Night Owls by Jenn Bennett: This book is a treat. Set in San Francisco we follow the lives of two aspiring artist who come together after a chance meeting on the Night bus. Romance takes centre stage in this book but that doesn’t mean there’s no depth to it. No, this book has a lot of interesting family dynamics, and tackles the topic of schizophrenia and the affect it has on the individual and the family.
8. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: Who doesn’t love a road trip? That’s the easiest way to get me hooked on a book. I love exploring the different locations and along the journey we get to lean so much about the characters. I felt like a fly on the wall in this book as the road trip provided and intimate setting as we see Amy & Roger open up to one another and develop their relationship.
9. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan: You cannot talk about addictive reads without including Percy Jackson. This series is the definition of a fun adventure with plenty of shenanigans that have you laughing out loud. You could easily read the day away with this series.
10. Burning Blue by Paul Griffin: This book is all about the mystery. When Nicole is splashed with acid on the left side of her face, the whole community takes notices. However, no one knows who’s responsible for this act and when Jay takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery of this event, he find himself in a world of danger and revealing surprises.
These are the books that I read the day away.
What books could you not put down?