As an avid reader, it’s no secret that I love getting lost in a good book. However, with so many books out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That’s why I’ve put together a list of must-read books for different genres that are sure to please even the pickiest of readers. So, put down that boring book, and let me introduce you to some page-turners that are worth the read!
Romance – “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
This book gives a refreshing take on the romance genre, with an autistic woman as the protagonist. It’s an endearing story of love and learning to accept oneself, full of witty dialogue and well-crafted relationships. The plot follows Stella Lane, a successful econometrician who hires an escort to teach her about intimacy and dating. The story is both genuinely heartwarming and also steamy, making it a perfect balance for lovers of the romance genre.
Furthermore, Colleen Hoover is expected to release three new suspense novels in 2023, 2025, and 2027, and two romance novels in 2024 and 2026. Some of the best new romance authors include Tracey Livesay, Livy Hart May, Lana Ferguson, Kianna Alexander, and Talia Hibbert, along with established authors like Tessa Bailey and Alexis Daria12.
Please note that preferences in books can greatly vary, so it’s a good idea to read a sample or review before choosing your next read.
Mystery – “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
If you’re looking for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page, “The Silent Patient” is the book for you. Featuring a talented painter who has been under lock and key since she murdered her husband, this book will have you constantly questioning what really happened. The twisty narrative and strong character development make this novel a top pick for lovers of the mystery genre.
Yung Adult – “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Young Adult genre is an ever-growing category of books that appeals to readers beyond the actual age range. This book is an incredibly powerful portrayal of a teenage girl’s struggle to find her own voice in a world that wants to silence her. Told through evocative poetry, Xiomara’s story is fierce, honest, and heart-wrenching. This contemporary book is for anyone who loves to read about important issues and how to overcome them.
Memoir – “Educated” by Tara Westover
This memoir tells the story of a woman who grew up in a family of survivalists in Idaho and did not receive formal education until her late teens. With a tone that is both haunting and hopeful, “Educated” tells the story of Westover’s journey toward obtaining an education and becoming her own person. The book is inspiring, introspective, and beautifully written, making it a must-read for anyone who loves memoirs.
Fantasy – “The City We Became” by N.K. Jemisin
This book is a feast for lovers of dark urban fantasy. It follows the story of New York City as it comes to life with unique human embodiments of different boroughs. Jemisin is known for her incredible world-building and complex characters, both of which are fully on display in this book. This novel is a refreshing take on fantasy and will keep you invested until the very end.
The books listed above represent a small sample of the vast array of genre-bending literature available. They are proof that there is a book for every mood, no matter what your usual genre preferences might be.
So, dive in, explore new authors and genres, and let yourself be transported to worlds that you never knew existed.
Who knows what surprises may be in store for you in the pages of a must-read book?