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September 12, 2022

#1 Jurassic Park

A remarkable method has been developed for retrieving and cloning dinosaur DNA. The most exhilarating fantasies of mankind have now materialized. Extinct creatures that have been extinct for ages wander Jurassic Park, and anyone in the world can go there for a fee. Before things go wrong. Michael Crichton uses all of his captivating talent and scientific acumen in Jurassic Park to produce his most thrilling technothriller.

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#2 The Martian

Astronaut Mark Watney was one of the first persons to set foot on Mars six days ago. He’s now certain he’ll be the very first person to pass away there. Mark finds himself trapped and entirely alone after a massive storm nearly kills him and causes his crew to flee while believing he is dead. He has no way to even notify Earth that he is alive, and even if he did, his supplies would be depleted long before a rescue could reach.

He probably won’t have enough time, though, to starve himself to death. It’s much more likely that the broken equipment, the harsh environment, or a simple “human mistake” will kill him first. However, Mark isn’t quite prepared to give up. He persistently overcomes one apparently insurmountable obstacle after another by using his inventiveness, engineering expertise, and a relentless, determined refusal to give up. Will his ingenuity be sufficient to defeat the insurmountable obstacles against him?

#3 Ender’s Game

In reality, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is involved in something much more desperate while he believes he is playing computer-simulated war games. Ender, a product of genetic experimentation, might possess the military might Earth so sorely needs in a conflict with an alien foe out to exterminate all human life. The one and only method for finding out are to subject Ender to increasingly rigorous training, to chip away at him until you locate the diamond inside, or to completely destroy him. When it starts, Ender Wiggin is six years old. He will mature quickly.

But the experiment did not simply produce Ender. The search for the ideal commander has been ongoing for almost as long as the battle with the Buggers, which has lasted for 100 years. In reality, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is involved in something much more desperate while he believes he is playing computer-simulated war games. Ender, a product of genetic experimentation, might possess the military might Earth so sorely needs in a conflict with an alien foe out to exterminate all human life. The one and only method for finding out are to subject Ender to increasingly rigorous training, to chip away at him until you locate the diamond inside, or to completely destroy him. When it starts, Ender Wiggin is six years old. He will mature quickly.

#4 Ready Player One

The reality in 2044 is a dismal place. Wade Watts, a teenager, says that entering the virtual paradise termed as OASIS is the only time he truly feels alive. Wade has dedicated his life to understanding the riddles that lie buried within the digital walls of this realm; riddles that are founded on their creator’s love with the pop culture of bygone eras and that, if unlocked, hold the key to immense power and wealth.

Wade, however, finds himself surrounded by competitors prepared to kill to win this ultimate reward as he discovers the first clue. Wade will need to prevail in the race and face the reality that he has always been so anxious to escape if he is to survive.

#5 The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Arthur Dent is snatched off the planet by his companion Ford Prefect, a researcher for the updated version of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who has been passing himself off as an unemployed actor for the past fifteen years. This happens just seconds before the Earth is destroyed to make room for a galactic freeway.

With the help of passages from The Hitch Hiker’s Guide, this dynamic duo sets off on their intergalactic voyage together. And a galaxy’s worth of other travelers: “A towel is perhaps the most hugely useful thing an intergalactic hitchhiker can have.” Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed, former hippie, and out-of-it president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (previously Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur once attempted to woo at a cocktail party; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is preoccupied with the disappearance of every ballpoint pen he has purchased in recent years.

#6 The Shining

The Overlook Hotel’s new position for Jack Torrance is the ideal opportunity for a new beginning. He will have a lot of time to devote to getting back in touch with his family and honing his literary skills as the eerie old hotel’s off-season keeper. But as winter’s severe conditions take hold, the lovely setting seems progressively more remote… and frightening. And Danny Torrance, a five-year-old boy with exceptional talent, is the only one to see the odd and terrifying forces assembling around the Overlook.

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#7 The Hobbit

A hobbit dwelt in a hole in the ground. It was a hobbit-hole, and that signifies comfort. It wasn’t a terrible, filthy, wet hole full of worm ends with an oozy smell, nor was it a dry, empty, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit on or eat.

The Hobbit, which J.R.R. Tolkien wrote for his own children, received immediate praise from critics upon its 1937 release. This intro to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the magnificent world of Middle-earth is now regarded as a timeless masterpiece. It details the exploits of a reluctant hero, a potent and dangerous ring, and the vicious dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

#8 World War Z

Unimaginably near to wiping humanity was the Zombie War. Max Brooks traveled across the United States of America and around the world, from completely destroyed cities that once mingled with upwards of thirty million souls to the most distant and uninhabitable parts of the planet, pushed by the urgency of conserving the acid-etched first-hand life experience of the survivors from those apocalyptic years. He preserved the testimonies of men, women, and occasionally children who had direct encounters with the living hell of that terrible era, or at the very least, the undead. World War Z is what happens. We have never before had access to a text that so effectively captures the magnitude of terror and fear, as well as the unbreakable spirit of resistance, that engulfed human society during the plague years.

Most importantly, the book vividly conveys the human aspect of this historic event. The reader must have some bravery to confront the frequently shocking and vibrant nature of these personal accounts, but the effort is priceless because, as Mr. Brooks states in his introduction, “We run the risk of developing a personal separation from history that, God forbid, could cause us to repeat it in the future if we ignore the human element. And ultimately, isn’t the only real distinction between ourselves and the foe we now refer to as “the living dead” the human element?”

#9 Dune

The novel Dune, which is set on the desolate planet Arrakis, tells the tale of the young Paul Atreides, who is the heir of a noble family and is burdened with controlling a hostile world where the only valuable item is the “spice” melange, a stimulant that can lengthen life and elevate awareness. Melange is a reward that’s sought after throughout the known world and is worth dying for.

The murder of Paul’s family when House Atreides is betrayed will send the young man on a journey toward a destiny that is far greater than anything he could have ever dreamed. And he will realize humanity’s oldest and most remote dream as he develops into the enigmatic figure known as Muad’Dib.

#10 The Bourne Identity

Both the book adaptations of the Bourne series as well as the film in the series have become extremely popular around the world. The Jack Reacher series has a lot in common with the Bourne franchise because they both focus on rogue operatives. Because of his focus on heroic individuals, Robert Ludlum, who is known for creating the character of Jason Bourne, is considered an influence on the majority of contemporary thriller novelists.

Returning to the source material may surprise viewers who are familiar with the Jack Reacher book series or the Bourne movie franchise. After an explosion on a yacht, Jason Bourne is left with amnesia, which prompts him to set out on a journey to find out who he is and where he came from. Ludlum takes us on a chase through Europe, where the real-life terrorist Carlos the Jackal is in close pursuit of the fictional character Jason Bourne.

#11 Midnight Sun

Twilight’s Edward Cullen and Bella Swan’s encounter marked the beginning of a legendary love story. Fans, however, have only ever heard Bella’s perspective up until this point. In the eagerly anticipated companion book, Midnight Sun, readers can at last experience Edward’s interpretation.

Through Edward’s eyes, this remarkable story is portrayed in a fresh and unmistakably dark way. In all his years as a vampire, meeting Bella is the most unsettling and fascinating experience he has ever had. We comprehend why this is the most important conflict in Edward’s life as we uncover more fascinating insights about his past and the nuanced nature of his inner thoughts. How can he defend following his emotions if doing so puts Bella in harm’s way?

#12 The Hate U Give

Starr Carter, a sixteen-year-old, alternates between her affluent suburban prep school and her impoverished neighborhood of residence. When Starr sees her childhood closest mate Khalil being fatally shot by a police officer, the delicate balance between the two worlds is upended. Khalil had no weapons.

His death makes national headlines not long after that. He is being referred to be a thug, possibly even a drug trafficker, and gangbanger, by some. In Khalil’s honor, demonstrators are marching in the streets. Starr and her family are being threatened by some police officers and the local drug lord. What actually happened that night is what everyone is interested in learning. Starr is the only living person who can respond to that.

#13 The Haunting Of Hill House

It tells the tale of four searchers who find themselves in Hill House, a famously hostile place: Eleanor, a lonely, frail young woman highly versed in poltergeists; Dr. Montague, an esoteric scholar seeking strong proof of a “haunting”; Theodora, the vivacious assistant; and Luke, the upcoming heir to Hill House At first, it appears that their visit will only be a terrifying run-in with strange events. However, Hill House is amassing its might and will soon pick one of them to call its own.

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#14 The Virgin Suïcides

Jeffrey Eugenides, an American author, published his first book, The Virgin Suicides, in 1993. The Lisbon girls, five tragic sisters, are the main characters of the fictional drama, which takes place in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in the 1970s.

The girls’ appearance when their mom let them out for their one and only date in their life was stunning because it seemed almost regular. Twenty years later, the boys who worshipped the sisters can still vividly recall the details of their enigmatic personalities, including the brassiere that the promiscuous Lux draped over a crucifix, the sisters’ breathtaking entrance the night of the dance, and the sultry, lethargic street where they witnessed a family break apart and frail lives disappear.

#15 Silence Of The Lambs

Buffalo Bill, a serial killer who goes only by that grotesquely appropriate nickname, is hunting women. Since the bodies are found in various conditions, no one can figure out his motive. Young FBI Academy student Clarice Starling is shocked when she receives a call from Jack Crawford, head of the division’s behavioral science division. Interviewing Dr. Hannibal Lecter, also known as Hannibal the Cannibal, who is kept under strict observation in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, is her task.

Dr. Lecter is a famous psychiatrist with a gruesome past, peculiar preferences, and a burning interest in the shadowy recesses of the mind. The core of “The Silence of the Lambs”—a brilliant, skillfully written work and an enduring classic of suspense fiction—is his deep understanding of the murderer and of Clarice herself.

#16 Books Like To All The Bright Places

Theodore Finch is obsessed with death and frequently considers ways to commit suicide. But every time, he is stopped by something positive, no matter how minor. Violet Markey is counting down the days till graduation so she can leave her Indiana village and her agonising grief following the tragic passing of her sister.

It’s unknown who saves who when Finch and Violet encounter one other on the edge of the school bell tower. And Finch and Violet both make additional significant discoveries as they work together on a project to learn about the “natural wonders” of their state: Only with Violet can Finch be himself—a peculiar, humorous, and live-out-loud kind of guy who is actually not such a weirdo after all. And Violet can only stop counting the days and begin living them when she is with Finch. However, as Violet’s world expands, Finch starts to contract.

#17 Books Like Before The Coffee Gets Cold

There is a café in Tokyo that has been selling expertly prepared coffee for further than a century, hidden away in a little back lane. But this coffee shop gives its patrons a one-of-a-kind opportunity: the chance to go back in time.

We meet four visitors in Before the Coffee Gets Cold, each of whom wants to take advantage of the café’s time-traveling offer in order to: encounter the man who left them; get a letter from their husband for whom the memory has been chosen to take by early onset Alzheimer’s; see their sister for the last time; and encounter the daughter they never got the opportunity to learn.

#18 Books Like 500 Days Of Summer

The film (500) Days of Summer kicks off at breakneck speed into a witty, true-to-life, and original deconstruction of the turbulent and unexpected year and a half of one young man’s no-holds-barred love affair with the sarcastic, probing narrator declaring, “This is a narrative of boy meets girl.”

The Newmarket Shooting Script book also features production notes, the whole cast and crew credits, an 8-page color section, and special forewords by screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber in addition to the complete screenplay.

#19 Books Like Under The Tuscan Sun

In the vein of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence, this charming and poetic account of Tuscany’s way of life, customs, and cuisine.

When Frances Mayes started renovating an abandoned villa in the breathtaking Tuscan countryside, she stepped into a beautiful new world. Unexpected finds might be found everywhere: fading frescos hidden behind the whitewash in her dining room, a vineyard hidden beneath wildly out-of-control brambles in the garden, and in the adjacent hill towns, bustling marketplaces, and friendly locals. She invites readers to enjoy the pleasures of Italian life and to feast at her table in Under the Tuscan Sun with the poetic speech of a poet, the vision of a seasoned traveler, and the discriminating palette of a cook and food writer.