Are you in search of pure entertainment and need an escape from reality? Add these popular books to your reading list immediately for pure escape and pure entertainment. From thrillers to romance novels, there is something here that can take your mind off things for a short while.
“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn will have you turning pages long into the night, while Nicholas Sparks’ timeless classic love story “The Notebook” can warm hearts. And for readers looking for some humor-packed reading material, Helen Fielding’s funny novel “Bridget Jones’s Diary” might just bring some laughter into their day!
“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah takes place during World War II and follows two sisters as they endure its horrors firsthand. These popular books provide hours of entertainment while providing much-needed escape from reality.
1. “The Da Vinci Code” By Dan Brown
Since 2003, “The Da Vinci Code,” by Dan Brown has become an international bestseller. The novel centers around symbologist Robert Langdon as he unravels an intricate web of conspiracies and secret societies to investigate a murder mystery that eventually leads him down an obscure trail of evidence that will lead to Robert’s own demise.
Brown’s book provides an engaging entertainment, with its captivating plot and characters keeping readers turning pages until the very last page. His inclusion of historical and religious references adds depth and makes this read both engaging and thought-provoking.
“The Da Vinci Code” has proven so successful, it even inspired a movie adaptation, attesting to its widespread appeal among audiences. If you enjoy historical thrillers that combine mystery and conspiracy into captivating page-turners, add “The Da Vinci Code” as soon as possible to your reading list!
2. “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” is one of the best books you should add to your reading list for pure entertainment. This intense psychological thriller follows Nick and Amy Dunne as their lives crumble following Amy’s disappearance; Nick becomes prime suspect while secrets surface and truth eludes discovery.
This novel has received widespread acclaim for its complex characters, twists in plot and suspenseful narrative. A highly successful movie adaptation starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike premiered in 2014.
“Gone Girl” is an essential read for fans of thriller fiction. Gillian Flynn is an extraordinary storyteller; her ability to craft thrilling yet thought-provoking narratives is truly astounding.
3. “The Hunger Games” By Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” is an action-packed and thought-provoking novel that has captured readers of all ages. Set in a dystopian future where children must compete on television for survival in an annual competition, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to enter in order to protect her younger sister from becoming one of its victims in this brutal game of survival.
“The Hunger Games” is an enthralling page-turner with unforgettable characters and an intricate plot, captivating readers all the way through. A cultural phenomenon, it was later turned into a successful movie franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Packed with themes of survival, sacrifice, and rebellion – making this book essential reading for fans of action, adventure, dystopian fiction alike!
4. “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” By Stieg Larsson
“Stieg Larsson’s novel “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” should be on everyone’s reading list if they enjoy mystery novels. This story follows journalist Mikael Blomkvist as he investigates the disappearance of an oligarch’s niece; while on this journey he meets Lisbeth Salander, an enigmatic hacker with a mysterious past whom they team up with to uncover an intricate web of corruption that spans across Swedish society as a whole.
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is an outstanding novel that masterfully blends action, suspense and character development – no surprise it has become such a beloved book! If you want an engaging read that keeps readers engrossed from start to finish, put “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” at the top of your reading list!
5. “Crazy Rich Asians” By Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians” has quickly become one of the most beloved books ever, delighting readers who appreciate entertainment. This tale follows ultra-rich Asians living in Singapore and their luxurious lifestyle; featuring memorable characters with comedic traits as well as dramatic, romantic, and comedic plotlines; it makes an excellent addition to any reading list.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is an exquisite depiction of modern Asian life, expertly exploring themes like family, love, identity and more with refreshing originality. Additionally, its popularity was further cemented when made into an award-winning movie adaptation – so if you’re in the mood for an engaging read that transports you into luxurious world then “Crazy Rich Asians” should definitely make its way onto your reading list!
6. “The Fault In Our Stars” By John Green
John Green’s novel “The Fault In Our Stars” will transport you into a different world and keep you engrossed from start to finish. This story of two teenagers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love despite all odds will leave an indelible mark in your heart, one which won’t soon fade! You will experience joy as well as sorrow throughout its pages; these pages of love, heartache and hopefulness will create lasting memories in your mind that won’t soon fade from memory!
Green’s writing is both humorous and moving; he adeptly explores sensitive subjects with grace. “The Fault In Our Stars” has quickly become a modern classic due to its lasting effect – readers won’t forget its pages long after turning the last page – making this book the ideal addition for adding pure entertainment value to any reading list.
7. “The Nightingale” By Kristin Hannah
Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale” promises an emotional roller coaster. It follows two sisters living under Nazi occupation during World War II France: Vianne struggles to protect her family while her husband fights overseas while Isabelle remains dedicated to joining the resistance.
Hannah excels at crafting poignant yet inspiring moments in “The Nightingale”, creating dynamic yet relatable characters who resonate deeply. That is likely why this book has become such a bestseller since its publication in 2015: it provides readers with a powerful story that will stay with them long after finishing each page.
8. “The Help” By Kathryn Stockett
Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” is an entertaining book you should add to your reading list for pure entertainment purposes. Set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, this novel follows Aibileen Clark, Minny Jackson, and Skeeter Phelan who work as maids for white families while Skeeter hopes of becoming a writer herself.
“The Help” follows three women as they navigate racial tensions of their time period and explore themes of friendship, loyalty and courage. Stockett’s writing is captivating and thought-provoking while her characters are relatable – an ideal choice whether you want something light to read on a Sunday afternoon or something to challenge your thoughts!
9. “The Martian” By Andy Weir
Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” is an engaging read you should add to your reading list just for pure entertainment purposes. Set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, the novel centers around Aibileen Clark, Minny Jackson and Skeeter Phelan who all work as maids for white families while Skeeter hopes of becoming a writer herself.
“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett follows three women as they negotiate the racial tensions of their time period while exploring themes of friendship, loyalty, and courage. Her writing is captivating yet thought-provoking while her characters are relatable – an excellent selection whether you want an easy Sunday afternoon read or something to stretch your thinking!
10. “The Girl On The Train” By Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller “The Girl on the Train” should be read by anyone seeking pure entertainment. Since its publication in 2015, this bestseller has proven itself once again: it follows three female perspectives and follows Rachel, an alcoholic divorcee who becomes obsessed with an elderly couple spotted from train windows; when one of these goes missing and an investigation begins into them all as well, Rachel becomes embroiled with them all and their lives.
Hawkins’ writing is captivating and will keep readers riveted until the very last page has been read. Her characters are complex yet relatable – creating an engaging suspenseful read unlike any other! “The Girl on the Train” will leave readers wanting more.
If you’re in the mood for some pure entertainment reading, look no further than Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” and Alex Michaelides’s “The Silent Patient”. Both novels provide plenty of suspense while leaving you guessing until the very last page!
Are You Searching for Entertaining Reading Material? There’s a vast array of entertaining reading material on the market today ranging from classic romances to thrilling mysteries, offering something for every taste and reader preference! Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight series remain immensely popular while romance readers can opt for The Notebook, Me Before You or Outlander series as excellent choices as well.
If you’re in the mood for some thrilling reading, look no further than Agatha Christie’s classic whodunits or contemporary thrillers such as Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train by Gillian Flynn to give yourself some exciting entertainment! Whatever genre or subgenre suits your fancy there will definitely be something on your reading list that catches your interest!