5 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down Once You Start Reading

5 books you won't be able to put down once you start reading

There is something truly magical about the feeling of being completely engrossed in a new book. As soon as I crack open the cover and begin to read those first few pages, I am transported to a different world, one filled with fascinating characters, intriguing plotlines, and endless possibilities. 

It's as if the pages themselves have a magnetic pull, drawing me in deeper and deeper until I am completely lost in the story. And the best part? Once I'm hooked, there's no turning back. I find myself reading at all hours of the day and night, unable to tear myself away from the book's captivating spell. It's a feeling of pure joy and excitement that only comes from discovering a truly great read, and it's one that I cherish every time I pick up a new book.

Here are 5 of those books I could not put down that I recommend you read.

House of Leaves

If you're a fan of haunted house stories, then "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski is a must-read. This book takes the genre to a whole new level with its unique and disorienting characteristics. Trust me, you won't find anything else quite like it.

The book follows a family who moves into a strange and secluded house. But here's where things get weird. The house is bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. The story is told through multiple layers. We have a man documenting the experiences of the family, and then we have another character reading that story and sharing his own bizarre and horrific life. It's like a story within a story within a story.

This book is known for its unconventional formatting. The font changes, there are footnotes, and sometimes you'll even need to read passages in a mirror. It's disorienting, confusing, and absolutely brilliant.

With over 700 pages, "House of Leaves" is not for the faint of heart. It requires surrendering to the unknown and going with the flow. If you're the type of reader who needs everything neatly wrapped up and explained, this might not be for you. But if you're up for a challenge and love weird and scary stories, then I highly recommend giving it a try.


I am sure you have probably seen the movie, but the story follows a writer who gets into a car accident and wakes up in the house of his self-proclaimed number one fan. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, think again. This fan turns out to be a total nutcase who kidnaps him and forces him to rewrite his books according to her twisted desires.

"Misery" is not for the faint of heart. It's packed with intense scenes that will make your heart race and your palms sweat. You'll find yourself eagerly flipping through the pages, desperate to know what happens next.

The character development in "Misery" is phenomenal. The protagonist's struggle to survive and escape from his deranged captor is both captivating and terrifying. It's a masterclass in suspenseful storytelling that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

Let me just say, "Misery" is hands down my favorite Stephen King book. The tension, the suspense, the psychological horror... it's all top-notch. I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in one sitting. If you're a fan of scary books, this one is an absolute must-read.

A Woman in the Window

"A Woman in the Window" follows the story of a woman who suffers from a unique condition that keeps her trapped inside her own home. She spends her days spying on her neighbors, creating a fantasy life for herself. But when she witnesses a brutal murder from her window, her reality is turned upside down.

The main character's condition adds an unsettling layer to the story. Can you imagine being afraid to step outside your own home? It's a claustrophobic concept that will make you feel grateful for the freedom to roam and explore the world.

I personally loved this book and highly recommend it to any fans of mystery thrillers. It's a gripping and atmospheric read that will keep you hooked from start to finish. The author, A.J. Finn, has a talent for building tension and creating a sense of unease that will leave you wanting more.


If you're in the mood for a truly bizarre and unsettling read, look no further than "Bunny" by Mona Awad. This book falls into the genre of weird horror, and let me tell you, it definitely lives up to its classification.

The storyline of "Bunny" revolves around a young woman named Samantha, who is a student in a prestigious creative writing program. However, things take a turn for the strange when Samantha becomes entangled with a group of four other girls in her program, who all eerily refer to each other as "Bunny".

The characters in "Bunny" are some of the strangest and most unsettling I've encountered in a book. The four Bunnies are, to put it mildly, quite creepy. Their behavior and interactions with Samantha give off a cult-like aura, making you question their true intentions. Mona Awad has masterfully crafted these characters to create an atmosphere of unease and suspense throughout the entire book.

Reading "Bunny" was a personal experience of fear for me. The eerie ambiance, the bizarre rituals of the Bunnies, and the ever-present sense of something being off kept me intrigued. There were moments when I genuinely felt a chill run down my spine.

If you're a fan of creepy and unconventional stories, I highly encourage you to give "Bunny" a read. It's a unique and unsettling book that will leave you questioning what is real and what is not. Mona Awad's writing style is captivating, and her ability to create a sense of dread and suspense is truly impressive.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

If you're in the mood for a creepy mystery thriller with a touch of gothic vibes, look no further than "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" by Ruth Ware. 

The story follows a young tarot card reader named Hal who receives a mysterious letter claiming that she has inherited a fortune from her grandmother. Desperate for money, Hal decides to impersonate the heir and attend the reading of the will at the creepy and decaying estate in the English countryside.

Hal is a relatable and resourceful protagonist who finds herself caught up in a web of family secrets and deception. As she delves deeper into the mysteries of the Westaway family, she realizes that her grandmother's death may not have been as unsuspecting as it seems.

While "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" may not be outright horror, it does have its fair share of creepy moments. From the intimidating maid to the chilling family dynamics, there are plenty of spine-tingling scenes that will keep readers engaged.

Do you have any recommendations for books you have read that you could not put down?

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway and The Woman in the Window are books I would love to read.

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