The Notebook

Books like The Notebook

October 18, 2022

#1 Me Before You

Before love gave them everything to lose, they had nothing in common. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl who has seldom ventured outside of their small community. She has a steady boyfriend and a close-knit family. She accepts a position working for wheelchair-bound former Master of the Universe Will Traynor, which she desperately needs. Will has always led a lavish lifestyle—huge deals, intense sports, and international travel—and he is now very certain he cannot continue to live this way.

Will is sarcastic, temperamental, and domineering, but Lou won’t treat him like a baby, and eventually, his happiness matters more to her than she anticipated. She goes out to prove to Will that life is still worthwhile after learning that he has shocking plans of his own. Me Before You is a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, “What do you do when trying to make the person you cherish happily also means breaking your own heart?” It is a love story for this generation and is ideal for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

#2 The Fault In Our Stars

Hazel has never been other than a terminal, with her final chapter having been written upon diagnosis, despite the cancer medical breakthrough that has given her a few extra years. But Hazel’s tale is about to be completely changed when a handsome plotline named Augustus Waters shows up at Cancer Kid Support Group out of nowhere.

The Fault in Our Stars is the most ambitious and emotional book yet by award-winning novelist John Green. It wonderfully explores the amusing, exhilarating, and heartbreaking business of living and in love. It is insightful, daring, irreverent, and real.

#3 Fifty Shades Freed

The first time the unworldly student Anastasia Steele met the ambitious and gorgeous young businessman Christian Grey, a sensuous relationship was born that would forever alter both of their lives. Ana requests a stronger commitment after being shocked, intrigued, and eventually repulsed by Christian’s peculiar sexual preferences. Christian, who is committed to keeping her, consents.

The future is now filled with love, passion, intimacy, prosperity, and endless possibilities for Ana and Christian. But Ana is aware that caring for Fifty Shades will not be simple and that sharing a relationship will present difficulties that neither of them could have predicted. Ana needs to find a way to adopt Christian’s lavish lifestyle without losing her sense of self. Christian must also fight the ghosts of his troubled past while overcoming his urge to manipulate others. When it seems as though their combined strength will overcome any difficulty, bad luck, evil, and fate work together to bring Ana’s worst nightmares to pass.

#4 Twilight

Stephenie Meyer published the young adult vampire romance book Twilight in 2005. The seventeen-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan, who relocates from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, is introduced in the first novel of the Twilight series.

Edward was formerly a vampire. Second, there was a part of him that yearned for my blood, but I wasn’t sure how dominant that part may be. Third, I had a complete and unbreakable affection for him.

#5 To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Lara Jean is the protagonist of the novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Rather than confessing her crushes out loud, Lara Jean wrote letters to each boy, sealed them, and put them in a box beneath her bed. But one day Lara Jean finds that her hidden box of letters has been delivered, and all of her old crushes approach her about them, including Josh, her sister’s ex-boyfriend, and the subject of her first kiss. Lara Jean realizes that something positive might come from these letters after all as she manages to deal with her former loves directly.

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#6 Paper Towns

Margo Roth Spiegelman is a gloriously daring woman, and Quentin Jacobsen has spent his entire life admiring her from a distance. He, therefore, follows her when she opens a window and enters his life while dressed as a ninja and calling for him to participate in a cunning mission of vengeance. When a fresh day begins after their all-nighter, Q arrives at school to find Margo, who had always been a mystery, has now become one. Q quickly discovers, however, that the hints are directed against him. Q is led down a confusing path, and the closer he gets, the less he can make out the girl he believes he knows.

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#7 Girl On The Train

Every morning, Rachel rides the same commuter train. She is aware that it will consistently wait at the same signal in front of a row of backyard gardens. Even the residents from one of the homes have begun to give her the impression that she knows them. She addresses them as “Jess and Jason.” She believes that their life is ideal. If only Rachel could experience such joy. Then she notices a startling sight. The train won’t move on for another minute, but that’s ample time. Everything has changed now. Now Rachel has the opportunity to actively participate in the lives she has previously merely observed. They will now see that she is so much more than simply the girl on the train.

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#8 Hunger Games

The country of Panem, with a dazzling Capitol and twelve outlying districts, is located in the ruins of a region that was once known as North America. The annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live television, are held every year as a way for the Capitol, which is harsh and cruel, to keep the districts in line. Each district is obligated to send 1 boy and 1 girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen.

When Katniss Everdeen, 16, steps forward to fill her sister’s place in the Games, her mother and younger sister see it as a death sentence. Katniss Everdeen lives alone with her mother and sister. However, Katniss has already narrowly escaped death once, so for her, surviving comes naturally. She unexpectedly establishes herself as a contender. However, if she wants to succeed, she will be required to start making decisions that prioritize survival above humanity and life over love.

#9 Eleanor And Park

Rainbow Rowell’s debut young adult book is titled, Eleanor & Park. The story is told in parallel narratives by Eleanor and Park, two outcasts who lived in Omaha, Nebraska, between 1986 and 1987, and was published in 2012.

“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says. “So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers. “I’m not kidding,” he says. “You should be,” she says, “we’re 16.” “What about Romeo and Juliet?” “Shallow, confused, then dead.” “I love you,” Park says. “Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers. “I’m not kidding,” he says. “You should be.”

#10 If I Stay

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Mia, who is now seventeen, has no recollection of the disaster; all she can recall is what happened later when she saw her own wounded body being removed from the wreck. She labors to piece everything together, to understand what she has gained, what she has sacrificed, and the extremely difficult decision she must make. This will alter how you view life, love, and family because it is so exquisitely beautiful and heartbreaking. Mia’s narrative will stick with you for a very, very long time. It is now a big-budget movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

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#11 Divergent

In the dystopian Chicago society created by Beatrice Prior, there are five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the courageous), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the learned) (the intelligent). All sixteen-year-olds must choose the faction to which they’ll dedicate the rest of their lives on a designated day each year. Beatrice must choose between remaining with her family and coming out as who she truly is since she cannot be both. She thus makes a decision that shocks both herself and everyone else.

Beatrice adopts the name Tris during the extremely competitive induction that follows and battles with the other initiates to carry out their decisions. Together, they must endure difficult physical endurance tests and demanding psychological simulations, some of which have grave repercussions. Tris must decide who her true friends are as initiation alters them all and where precisely a romance with an often interesting, sometimes irritating boy fits into the world she has chosen. Tris has a secret, though, and she has kept it a secret from everyone since she has been warned it may be fatal. Additionally, she finds that her secret might either help her save the people she cares about or endanger them as she uncovers unrest and escalating conflict that threaten to tear apart her society’s façade of perfection.

#12 The Devil Wears Prada

A deliciously dishonest book about the most difficult employer in the annals of difficult bosses. Andrea Sachs, a young college graduate from a tiny town, is hired for the position that “millions of ladies would die for.” Andrea uncovers herself in a workplace that roars “Prada! Armani! Versace!” at every move, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men dressed in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and strict leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. Andrea has been recruited as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, marvelously successful editor of “Runway” magazine. Miranda has the ability to transform every single one of these stylish hipsters into a frightened child, whimpering in pain.

Complaints about “The Boss from Hell” take on a rich and humorous new meaning thanks to THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. It tracks a deep, dark, wicked vision of life at the top that is only glimpsed in gossip magazines and over Cosmopolitans at the hottest cocktail parties, all told in Andrea’s sharp, pleasantly disarming manner. Andrea is put to the test on a daily basis—often late into the night with orders yelled over the phone—doing everything from finding an unnamed antique shop where Miranda had once admired a vintage dresser to finding the newest, not-yet-in-store Harry Potter to send to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet.

#13 It Ends With Us

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Even though Lily hasn’t always found it easy, she’s never let that stop her from striving to live the life she desires. She had graduated from college, relocated to Boston, and launched her own business. She has traveled a long way from the small Maine hamlet where she was raised. So everything in Lily’s life appears almost too beautiful to be true when she gets a spark with a stunning neurosurgeon called Ryle Kincaid.

#14 Pride and Prejudice

The 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of the most beloved works of literature among bookworms and romantics alike. When Elizabeth Bennet’s blunders and hasty decisions enchanted readers, they’ve been on the lookout for similar works of fiction for some time. Finding books like Pride and Prejudice, perhaps Austen’s most famous work isn’t too tough.

Many writers have been influenced by Austen’s writing, and there is a slew of works currently in print that deal with similar subjects and chronological periods. Despite Pride and Prejudice’s reputation as the pinnacle of feminist writing, there is a slew of other works by women authors that helped establish the notion that women might be successful novelists.

#15 Gone Girl

So who are you?

What harm have we caused one another?

#16 The Help

One unprecedented move is about to be taken by three regular women. Skeeter, who is twenty-two years old, graduated from Ole Miss and has since moved back home. Even though she may have a degree, it is 1962 in Mississippi, and Skeeter’s mother won’t be content until she has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would often seek comfort from the lady who reared her, her loving maid Constantine, but Constantine has vanished, and no one would tell Skeeter where she has fled.

Aibileen is a smart, regal black maid who is parenting her seventeenth child who is white. After losing her beloved son, who passed away while his superiors turned a blind eye, something inside of her changed. Despite knowing that both of their hearts might be crushed, she is dedicated to the young girl she tends after.

#17 Looking for Alaska

Miles “Pudge” Halter has an obsession with famous final words. His entire life has been pretty monotonous, so he heads to boarding school in pursuit of a “Great Perhaps,” François Rabelais’ famous dying words.

Miles meets Alaska Yong there, and his life becomes anything but mundane. Alaska is unpredictable, wild, and self-destructive, as well as the object of Miles’ emotions. Miles and Chip “Colonel” Martin become incredibly good friends and share many fantastic adventures at Culver Creek Boarding School, with Miles anticipating his own “Great Perhaps.”

#18 Books Like The Time Traveler’s Wife

This is the remarkable love tale of Clare and Henry, who were married at ages 22 and 30 respectively and met when Clare was six and Henry was 36. It’s impossible, but Henry has a disease that causes his genetic clock to periodically reset, causing him to be unexpectedly transported into the past or the future. Henry and Clare’s battle to conduct regular lives in the face of this force they can neither stop nor control is profoundly affecting and completely unforgettable.

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#19 Everything Everything

My illness is both infamous and unusual. I have a severe case of mixed immunodeficiency, but basically, I have allergies to everything. I rarely leave my residence and haven’t done so in fifteen years. My mother and Carla, my nurse, are the only ones I ever see.

Then, though, a moving truck shows up one day. new neighbors next door. He is there when I glance out the window. He is tall, slender, and dressed all in black, including a black knit cap that completely conceals his hair, black pants, black sneakers, and a black t-shirt. He turns to face me when he sees me looking at him. I return the gaze. He goes by Olly. I aspire to know everything there is to know about him. I find out that he is fierce and hilarious. He has blue eyes like the Atlantic Ocean, and his vice is thieving cutlery, I discover. I discover that once I speak with him, my entire universe widens and I start to feel different—starting to crave things. to desire to leave my bubble. a desire for all that the world has to offer.