Fiction

8 Immersive Books Like The Pillars of the Earth

It’s easy to become so immersed in books like The Pillars of the Earth that you start to believe the alternative narratives they weave of well known historical events and of the stories we thought we knew so well. In Ken Follett’s critically acclaimed novel, we are catapulted back into Medieval Britain somewhere between the sinking of the White Ship and the murder of Thomas Beckett. The country is on … Read More

8 Delightful Books like One Day in December

There is nothing quite like the big satisfying sigh you make when you come to the end of wonderfully romantic books like One Day in December. We all want to know that our soul mate is somewhere out there just waiting for us to find them. But what if you found him one cold December day and, before you had time to declare your undying love for him, you were … Read More

8 Emotive Books Like Room

Were you moved by Emma Donaghue’s bestselling novel and are you looking for more books like Room? Room is the story of a five-year-old boy called Jack, and his Ma, and the place they live, a place Jack thinks of simply as “Room.” What is different about this novel is that it is narrated entirely through the eyes of Jack, which makes it difficult to discover what’s going on, as … Read More

11 Great Books Like The Alchemist

If you ever do a search for the most recommended travel books or stories that inspired people, then chances are that The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho will come up. It’s a book that undoubtedly divides readers with many people I know having strong opinions one way or another about it. For the readers that enjoy it, however, it’s short length means that they are almost instantly searching for more books … Read More

8 Surreal Books Like Life of Pi

If you want fiction that challenges you, that has you exploring alternative meanings and questioning reality then look no further than this list of books like Life of Pi. Classed as a philosophical novel exploring religion and the effects of trauma, the art (and importance) of storytelling is also at the heart of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Life of Pi tells the story of Pi Patel, a young Indian … Read More

8 Scary Books Like It by Stephen King

Looking for more chilling books like It? Stephen King is a prolific writer, with nearly one hundred novels and collections of short fiction under his belt, but It has to be one of the most famous. In Derry, Maine, when a young boy is killed, the murder is never solved and leads to the deaths of many more children. What is killing them isn’t human, rather something supernatural, morphing into … Read More

8 Arresting Books Like The Goldfinch

Looking for books like The Goldfinch? At a whopping 771 pages long, Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch is neither quick or easy to read, however, the intricate and innovative plot pulls you in until the very end, therefore it isn’t surprising that people are scouring shelves for more books like it.  A coming of age story told retrospectively through the eyes of protagonist Theo Decker, a survivor of … Read More

8 Mystery Books Like One of Us is Lying

Books like One of Us is Lying allow us to exercise our brains trying to figure out clues and red herrings before finally revealing the killer. The question posed in this mystery by Karen McManus is: Everyone has secrets we don’t want the rest of the world to know, but what would you do to keep yours? Five students at Bayview High arrive at detention – one dies, there are … Read More