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13 Books That Kept Me Up Until MIDNIGHT

October 20th, 2022

Hi Readers!

We now have less than 24 hours until Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights releases, and I am kind of freaking out. This album still feels so unexpected and out of the blue!

In honour of the theme, I thought I would share with you the 13 books that led to some of my sleepless nights. These books are so gripping, I just couldn’t sleep until I’d read the final page.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

I’m sure most of you know what this is, but this book is part of a fantasy series called A Court of Thorns and Roses. This one is a continuation from the original series and, I hesitate to say it’s my favourite book in the series, but it is the one I became strangely obsessed over. I loved reading this book and really did struggle to put it down…

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

It’s the writing in this one that keeps me reading. I just lap it up, and it is so addictive. Every sentence is so beautiful and creates such a vivid image in my mind. How can I sleep when there are all these beautiful words to read?!

In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead

This is a recent read of mine, and it took one day, and one night for me to devour it.
It’s one of those books that keeps it’s twists until the very final page. You can’t put it down. It’s impossible. And I loved it!

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Looking back, it may have been a mistake to read this book in the middle of the night. It spooked to the point that when sleep did come, I had to keep a light on!
Now, most people probably won’t the same problem. I am a self-confessed wuss. But I do this it’s a very enjoyable, twisty read.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Another recent read. I am having an amazing October btw!
This book has eveyrthing you could want in the Autumn/Winter/Cosy motnhs. It’s got a creepy old house, mysterious plot lines, cold and rainy settings, and such beautiful writing. I didn’t want to stop reading. Sometimes, I just didn’t.

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

This is another one of those edge on your seat thrillers that keeps you so gripped, you can’t sleep until you know the outcome.
It also has one of the best twists I’ve ever read in a book.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

This book feels like a cup of hot cocoa whilst also sending chills down your spine, because you know somethings up. You know there’s a tragedy that still haunts the main character, and the book makes you care about her so much that you can’t stop reading until you know she’s going to be okay.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Again with the beautiful writing. I thought I would struggle with this as it was the first big Russian classic I read, and I did not know what to expect. But I devoured this, because of the writing but also because the characters were so real, and some were so loveable. If I got to my favourite characters part of the story, I would not be putting it down!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This book is best read at night. It’s dark and gritty, but also funny and entertaining.
I loved the bantr between the characters, and when it gets to the heist I found it so gripping and intense, I absolutely could not stop reading.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Of all the Hunger Games books, this was the one I found the most gripping. I just found it so perfectly paced, and I was so invested in these characters by this point, especially Peeta, that I just ha to know how it was going to end.
Spoiler: It doesn’t end well for Peeta…

Normal People by Sally Rooney

I read this a while ago now, and I remember being absolutely obsessed with these two characters, but I can’t really remember why. I wonder if it was their own obsession with each other that had me in raptures. Sally is able to create such intense relationships that feel so real, for good and for bad.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Another Riley Sager book. I know. But I mean it when I say his books keep me so gripped and on the edge of my seat.
This one I found eerie and mysterious, and the twist had me shook. It doesn’t matter if it’s midnight, this book doesn’t let you out of it’s grasp until you’ve finished the final page.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The first time I read this book, it honestly felt like one of those life changing reading experiences that happen so rarely. And when they do occur, who has time to sleep when the book is still unfinished?

Now it’s your turn! What book kept you up until Midnight and beyond?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X


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