We Dare You to Try Put These Books Down Mid-Read

We Dare You to Try Put These Books Down Mid-Read

Has it been some time since you’ve curled up with a good book? Well, you obvs haven't tried these page turners. 

Seriously, start reading them and try give us a legit excuse for not finishing 'em.

You won't be able to, and so I'm going to prematurely congratulate you on having accomplished summin' other than growing a beer belly while on your uni break. Now imagine me patting your back – you deserve it, buddy!

AFTER YOU, BY JOJO MOYES

After You is the sequel to best-selling book and blockbuster hit film, Me Before You. It picks up eighteen months after the events of its prequel and Lou Clark is stuck in a rut and feeling a little lost in the world, unsure of how get her life on the track she once envisioned for herself. Read this if you loved The Notebook.

THE MARRIAGE PLOT, BY JEFFREY EUGENIDES

Don’t be put off by the title. Do remember Jeffrey Eugenides wrote the masterpiece, The Virgin Suicides. The Marriage Plot spans decades to explore the lives of three friends who meet at Brown University in the 1980s, and all the promise, expectation, and the mess that life brings. Yep, adult lyf.

THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS: ESSAYS AND STORIES, BY MARINA KEEGAN

Marina Keegan’s collection of essays and stories ask the questions about life we’re all wondering – what are we supposed to, what do we want to be and how do we get there?

The 22-year-old Yale graduate had it all going for her before she tragically died in a car crash, which makes her words even more poignant. Read this for a reflective kick up the butt, and you sure will want to carpe diem. 

FANGIRL, BY RAINBOW ROWELL

Are you a girl who lives out of home and are studying at university? Fangirl pretty much is your life in 400-odd pages. Look beyond the illustrated cover as Rainbow Rowell digs deep to create Cath and Wren, identical twins, who discover that their personalities could not be further from identical the second they’re no longer under the roof of the family home.

Family issues, social anxieties, first loves are all covered in this read, think of it as a fresher and more grown up version of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

THIS MODERN LOVE, BY WILL DARBYSHIRE

To get over a tough breakup, the 23-year-old Will Darbyshire took to social media to ask people around the world questions about love. Six months of callouts and thousands of submissions comes this incredible book, which is filled with relationship anecdotes, handwritten letters, poems, photographs, and emails of the people. Represent!

Get this if you’re a follower of one of British filmmaker’s 612K Instagram followers or you’re in the mood to feel, because oh you will like you’ve never before. 

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