11 Books People Say They Just Couldn’t Put Down

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In the book world, the term is “unputdownable,” and it refers to a book that you want very much to read in one sitting, even if you can’t make it happen because of stupid real life.

To a book that, when you’re not reading it, you’re thinking about it and wishing you could get back to it and plotting how you’re going to make that happen as soon as possible.

If you’re on the hunt for a book like that, these 11 people have some recommendations!

11. The One by John Marrs

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“I’ve never read a book with as many cliffhangers before. In this book, a DNA test can tell you with 100% accuracy who your soulmate is.

It jumps between many point-of-view of characters who’ve found their match, but nothing is as easy as it seems…in fact, quite the opposite.

It’s not a romance novel and has been compared to Black Mirror.”


10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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“I read the last book from cover to cover in one night. I just had to see how it all ended.

Of course, I’m sure all fans did this…”


9. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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“I was on a course and read it in four nights, then had to wait two weeks to be able to buy the rest of the books!

Needless to say, my course mates borrowed them all once I was finished and we all cried during the last book together.”


8. The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt

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“It was written in the ’60s originally in Dutch.

I literally read the whole thing in one day and it is amazing.

It’s written for children, but easily appeals to older ages as well!”


7. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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“I had to see if the title was real, and the story was just so good.

I didn’t put it down for a few hours and almost cried when I did.”


6. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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“I read it in one sitting and ended up reading late into the night because I lost track of time.

I wish I could read it again with new eyes because it has everything!”


5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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“It’s heartbreaking, beautiful, romantic, and so poetic.

I’d recommend it to everyone.”


4. The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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“Go into it not knowing anything if you can, but I recommend this one to anybody who loves a good YA book!”


3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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“1800s London, magic, pirates, romance. What more could you ask for?

It shows healthy relationships and has great representation.

I grabbed the first book without having even heard of the author and now I’ve read just about all of her books!”


2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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“It is really good. I stayed up whole nights to finish these books.”


1. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

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“It was so good that it only took me a week to finish, and I am still beyond excited for the third book to come out!

The plot is so unique and the characters are amazing. They almost feel real.

I still like to randomly dedicate a day to re-reading them just because they were so good.”


I definitely added a few of these to my to-be-read list, how about you?

Which one caught your eye? What book would you recommend for a list like this? Let’s share more awesome reads in the comments!