BookTok: Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once

For this weeks BookTok recommendation, Booktoker @amyjordanj posts “These books mean so much to me,” and shares 5 excellent books that she believes everyone should read at least once in their lifetime.

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Now that we are all starting to get back into the groove of life, school has started, the weather is getting more and more chilly as the weeks go by. It is time to start searching for books to read on rainy days! Luckily, BookTok never fails to give great recommendations. Let us take a look at this week’s books recommended by booktoker @amyjordanj, who suggest that everyone should read one (or all) of these books at least once in their lifetime.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


The classic, yet unforgettable, BookTok recommendation. No matter how many times this book will get circulated throughout the media, even if it is deemed “mainstream,” it will never dull the story and brilliant writing by Madeline Miller. There will never be another love story like this. No matter how many times you scour the bookshelves, nothing will amount to Achilles. 

The Book Thief By Markus Zusak 


Another classic, this book is a historical novel that takes place in a post-war time. The story follows a young orphan that does not know how to read, but is shortly after showed the wonders of the written language. 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 


Contrary to the books title, this novel is not about the sultry life of a woman with multiple suitors. This is a gripping tale of a Hollywood star who had amounted to a great amount of fame. However, she lives a very mysterious life. After selecting magazine reporter Monique Grant to share her scandalous life to, no one is more astounded than the reporter herself. Why is Evelyn Hugo revealing this now? And why to Monique? 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

'The Kite Runner'

A heartbreaking story of an unlikely friendship between a boy from a wealthy family and a servant. This story emphasizes on the themes of love, family, and friendship. A renowned classic, and soon came a movie adaptation, this story’s backdrop shows the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. This unusual and powerful novel has touched the hearts of many people for years. 

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 


The same author of The Kite Runner, author Khaled Hosseini in his novel tells the epic story of three generations of afghan women. Throughout this story these women exemplify remarkable resilience against the post-war environment that they live in. After the battle has disheveled not only her relationships, but her life as a whole, the beautiful Laila must seek refuge. 

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