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    Updated on 23 Jun 2020. Posted on 23 Jun 2020

    21 Novels That Are Extremely Hard To Put Down

    These might just end up breaking your binging habit.

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    1. 11.22.63 by Stephen King - ₹379

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    What if you could go back in time and change the course of history? What if the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination— 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot? Unless...

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    2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - ₹268

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    Alicia Benson shot her husband five times and hasn't spoken a word since then. Forensic psychotherapist, Theo is assigned the seemingly impossible task of getting her to talk. But if she speaks, will he want to hear the truth?

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    3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - ₹351

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    The fall and rise of the Buendia family is captured in the backdrop of all the strife that Latin American societies have witnessed. In this novel, one will come across this family name spreading out over seven generations.

    The book was originally written in Spanish but has been translated into thirty -seven languages and till date has sold over thirty million copies.

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    4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - ₹399

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    This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternately harrowing and amusing.

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    5. Vicious by V.E. Schwab - ₹404

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    Due to a research project gone wrong, Victor and Eli become Extraordinaries with supernatural powers. Ten years later, Victor escapes from prison, determined to get his revenge on the man who put him there, while Eli has spent the years hunting down and killing other Eos. Driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a course for revenge.

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    6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - ₹402

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    Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.

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    7. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn - ₹499

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    Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent.

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    8. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - ₹499

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    Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams - but he can't pull it off alone. A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction – if they don't kill each other first.

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    9. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - ₹351

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    On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park.

    An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true and the first dinosaurs that the Earth has seen in the time of man emerge.

    But, as always, there is a dark side to the fantasy and after a catastrophe destroys the park's defence systems, the scientists and tourists are left fighting for survival.

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    10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - ₹345

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    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a science fiction story, about an annual event between two districts that requires two participants to fight to the death in a televised battle. Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death. In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: Kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps foward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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    11. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - ₹499

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    Kote, the unassuming innkeeper - from his childhood in a troupe of travelling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

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    12. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - ₹799

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    1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number.

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    13. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - ₹374

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    Under the streets of London, there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining. And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.

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    14. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - ₹399

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    1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.

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    15. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - ₹325

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    Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962, where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver.

    There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.

    Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in the search of the truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell.

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    16. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - ₹399

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    We Were Liars focuses on the theme of self-acceptance, family morals, and the possibly-deadly consequences of one's mistakes. It is centred on the wealthy, seemingly perfect Sinclair family, who spend every summer gathered on their private island. However, not every summer is the same—when something happens to Cadence during the summer of her fifteenth year, the four "Liars" (Cadence, Johnny, Gat and Mirren) re-emerge two years later to prompt Cadence to remember the incident.

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    17. Recursion by Blake Crouch - ₹425

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    At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

    But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shockwave, unleashed by a stunning discovery – and what’s in jeopardy is not just our minds.

    In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth – and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back.

    Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy – before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos.

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    18. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz - ₹230

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    Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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    19. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - ₹458

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    When Marie Laure goes blind, aged six, her father builds her a model of their Paris neighbourhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and then navigate the real streets. But when the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

    In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, is enchanted by a crude radio. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent ultimately makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.

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    20. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood - ₹553

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    The story focuses on a lone character called Snowman, who finds himself in a bleak situation with only creatures called Crakers to keep him company. The reader learns of his past, as a boy named Jimmy, and of genetic experimentation and pharmaceutical engineering that occurred under the purview of Jimmy's peer, Glenn "Crake".

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    21. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - ₹780

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    For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler, a divinely invincible leader, reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison discovers he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

    Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot.

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