‘So many books, so little time’ - do you also live in this readers’ state of quandary? Well, if yes, why don’t we start by focusing on the absolute best books?

Whether you're in the mood for a thought-provoking novel, a gripping thriller, or a fascinating biography, these books are sure to satisfy you. So, grab your bookmark and start reading!

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5 outstanding books to add to your reading list

"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

This powerful novel explores the lives of twin sisters who grow up in a small, southern black community before going their separate ways and living vastly different lives. Bennett's writing is beautiful and evocative, and her characters are complex and unforgettable. You’ll be left thinking about it for days to come!

If you want to get your hands on this special read, check out Tallahassee top-rated bookstore Barnes & Noble. You can even give it a go with a steaming cup of coffee.

"The Push" by Ashley Audrain

Do you crave heart-pounding action and hold-your-breath suspense? If yes, visit Midtown Reader to get this debut novel that will keep you turning the pages. It tells the story of a new mother who starts to question her sanity as she struggles to bond with her baby. Told through alternating timelines and perspectives, "The Push" is a psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

"The Code Breaker" by Walter Isaacson

This biography is of scientist and mathematician Dennis Ritchie, who was one of the creators of the Unix operating system and the C programming language. Isaacson tells the story of Ritchie and his colleagues, their groundbreaking work at Bell Labs in the 1970s, and how their innovations continue to shape our world today.

Read this gem with delicious lattes or frappes and a dessert at the Books-A-Million store. It’s a perfect spot for a book shopping spree in Tallahassee, as this bookshop is home to almost every recent book release.

"The Sanatorium" by Sarah Pearse

If heart-racing plots and unexpected twists are your game, this Sarah Pearse read will blow your mind. It tells the story of a group of friends who reunite at a luxurious, isolated hotel in the Swiss Alps, only to find that they are trapped there by a snowstorm. As secrets and lies begin to come to light, the friends start to question whether one of them is responsible for a series of mysterious disappearances at the hotel. "The Sanatorium" is a gripping and atmospheric thriller.

"The Light We Lost" by Jill Santopolo

If you’re a romantic goof, you must read this story of Lucy and Gabe, whose love story begins in college and continues to unfold over a decade. The novel explores the complexities of love, the lengths people will go to hold on to it, and the moments that can tear it apart. The novel has an emotional depth that will leave the reader with a feeling of bittersweet longing for what might have been. 

Try the shelves of Fat Cat Books to get this beautiful book. Moreover, if you want to read this heart-wrenching love story in a groovy atmosphere and super cute vibes with a cozy couch setting, Fat Cat Books is the perfect spot. It’s also a feline adoption center, so cat lovers, don’t think twice!

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