Books are great and they are such a wonderful way to spend your down time but sometimes it's SO hard to pick a book. There are so many questions we ask ourselves when picking a book. How long will this take me? Is this a good book? Will I like this? Coming from someone who has read A LOT of books I can say with certainty that it takes time to answer those questions for yourself. But in the mean time if you are looking for a quick but fantastic book, these are my top recommendations!
- Nancy Drew Files vol. 1 by Carolyn Keene
Nancy Drew is always a classic for me and this book is an updated version of the Nancy we know and love. In this book and vol. 2 which comes after this one, you get to follow Nancy as she solves three separate mysteries. What I love about these books is that they are quick reads but highly entertaining for any age. You can find a copy here!
2. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Sprinkle of History! Did you know that Agatha Christie has only been outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare? Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred languages? They don't call her the Queen of Mystery for nothing!
In this classic who-done-it, a train of strangers are all trapped on a train during a snow storm. Things get dark when one of the passengers is murdered in his cabin. It's up to famous detective, Hercule Poirot to solve the mystery and find the murder before the train gets up and running & the murder can escape. You can get yours here!
3. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
I'm sure you've heard all about the movie on Netflix, but I have to say the book is just as good, if not better. Its about a teenage girl, Laura Jean who writes letters to all the boys she's ever loved...but then chaos ensues when someone sends all the letters to the boys. I love this book because its quick, fun and sweet! Get a copy here!
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I LOVE this book. It is a quick read but it has so much imagination and curiosity packed into it. The story follows a teenage boy, Jacob, as he retraces his late grandfathers life. Jacob becomes very depressed after his grandfathers death and even starts seeing things. His therapist suggests he visits the island his grandfather grew up on but when he gets there he is in for a shock because he discovers all the crazy stories his grandfather used to tell are true. This book has such mystery and suspense, you wont put it down. Get your book and get reading here!
5. What Do You Care What Other People Think?': Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P Feynman
Now this is an autobiography of sorts and it is AMAZING. Richard Feynman is an amazing story teller and makes learning about his life as a physicist incredibly interesting. The most notable part of this book is his recount of his time on the investigation committee that investigated the Challenger Explosion in the 80s. I read this book in one sitting and could not stop reading. Get yours here!
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