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A young artist named Chihiro is haunted by her mother's death. Ever so slowly, she falls in love with a mysterious scientist named Nakajima, who has an even deeper event to hide. Yoshimoto's spare, psychologically instense style has made her one of Japan's most celebrated authors.

The Lake

A young artist named Chihiro is haunted by her mother's death. Ever so slowly, she falls in love with a mysterious scientist named Nakajima, who has an even deeper event to hide. Yoshimoto's spare, psychologically instense style has made her one of Japan's most celebrated authors.

In post–World War I London, Frances Wray and her mother are forced to rent out rooms in their home to make ends meet. Their tenants' arrival marks the end—to say the least—of the sedate life they once enjoyed.

The Paying Guests

In post–World War I London, Frances Wray and her mother are forced to rent out rooms in their home to make ends meet. Their tenants' arrival marks the end—to say the least—of the sedate life they once enjoyed.

In Dublin, in 1984, three children disappear in the woods. Only one of them is found, and the blood-spattered boy can't remember what happened. But 20 years later, that boy—who now calls himself by his middle name, Rob—is a detective. When a murder takes place in those same woods, he and his partner, Cassie, are assigned to solve it...and Rob tries to get to the bottom of both mysteries.

In the Woods

In Dublin, in 1984, three children disappear in the woods. Only one of them is found, and the blood-spattered boy can't remember what happened. But 20 years later, that boy—who now calls himself by his middle name, Rob—is a detective. When a murder takes place in those same woods, he and his partner, Cassie, are assigned to solve it...and Rob tries to get to the bottom of both mysteries.

Riding the train into London every morning, alcoholic Rachel—whose husband left her for another woman—gets a daily glimpse of a couple who appear to have the perfect life. But one morning, Rachel spots the woman kissing another man; and, not long after that, the woman disappears. Rachel goes to the police, but isn't taken seriously. Then she begins to doubt herself...

The Girl on the Train

Riding the train into London every morning, alcoholic Rachel—whose husband left her for another woman—gets a daily glimpse of a couple who appear to have the perfect life. But one morning, Rachel spots the woman kissing another man; and, not long after that, the woman disappears. Rachel goes to the police, but isn't taken seriously. Then she begins to doubt herself...

An Indian man named "Pi" recalls the 227 days he spent adrift on the Pacific Ocean as a boy, following a shipwreck that killed his parents. The only other survivors in the lifeboat were a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a tiger named Richard Parker—maybe.

Life of Pi

An Indian man named "Pi" recalls the 227 days he spent adrift on the Pacific Ocean as a boy, following a shipwreck that killed his parents. The only other survivors in the lifeboat were a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a tiger named Richard Parker—maybe.

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This site is awesome. Type in your favorite book and it will list 20 others similar to it. :)

This site is awesome. Type in your favorite book and it will list 20 others similar to it. :)

Cool website. Type in a book you've read that you liked and it gives you suggestions of other books to read.

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25 series to read if you love the hunger games

15 Book Series To Read If You Enjoyed "The Hunger Games"

The 2014 Man Booker Prize longlist is out! For a book club who likes to read the award contenders.

2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist Released

The 2014 Man Booker Prize longlist is out! For a book club who likes to read the award contenders.

Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr. My all time favorite summer read and book about running in general. Always gets me pumped up to be a part of this running community! @oiselle

9 Books Every Runner Should Read

Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr. My all time favorite summer read and book about running in general. Always gets me pumped up to be a part of this running community! @oiselle

What Should You Read This Summer? (INFOGRAPHIC) from Huff Post Books.

INFOGRAPHIC: What Should You Read This Summer?

Everyone’s heard of Atonement (hey, didn’t that movie win an Oscar?) and likely Amsterdam, McEwan’s 1998 Man Booker winner. But much underrated is his first effort, 1978’s The Cement Garden, a taut, dark psychological novel about four children alone. He didn’t have that “Ian Macabre” nickname for nothing.

50 of the Best Books You Haven’t Read by Authors You Already Love

Everyone’s heard of Atonement (hey, didn’t that movie win an Oscar?) and likely Amsterdam, McEwan’s 1998 Man Booker winner. But much underrated is his first effort, 1978’s The Cement Garden, a taut, dark psychological novel about four children alone. He didn’t have that “Ian Macabre” nickname for nothing.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A magnificent book. filled with compassion, humour, tenderness and pathos. Multi-layered- including deep insights into Zen Buddhism, philosophy...and the nature of time.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A magnificent book. filled with compassion, humour, tenderness and pathos. Multi-layered- including deep insights into Zen Buddhism, philosophy...and the nature of time.

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Bleak Books to Read in January

Bleak Books to Read in January | Vanity Fair