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5 Books with the Best Plot Twists You Need to Read

I love books with great plot twists.

They make me so into finishing a book, no matter how many pages they could be. Whenever I find myself in a reader's block, I choose a book which is known to have an interesting plot twist and read it. 

Over the years I’ve read books with plot twists that really made me pause and gasp for air. As in! And in today’s post I am sharing to you 5 books with the best plot twists you need to read. 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl is a story about a couple Amy and Nick. They were considered to be a match made in heaven. But things got a little off after their married life. Nick loses his job and moves back together with Amy to his small hometown. He opens a bar with the help of Amy's trust fund and runs the business with his twin Margo. On the day of their 5th Wedding Anniversary, Amy disappeared. All evidence and situation points out to her husband, Nick. But did he really kill Amy?

This book is AMMMMAAAAZZZING!!!!!!

The novel is highly interesting from the storyline to the way it was presented. Gillian Flynn's execution of lines and how she did a narrative style between Amy and Nick was brilliant. Flynn is also not afraid to add highlighting techniques like bullets and/or numbering. And the ending is seriously insane. How could Flynn end the story like that, anyway? I felt betrayed by both Nick and Amy.

The twists and turns of the Gone Girl book will make you rise in your seat as you read it. I remember reading a chapter and as I closed it to start my working hours I was literally stunned. You need time to process everything and really get over the story for a while. Gone Girl is a story of marriage, of inner struggles, of betrayals, of lust and of lies. It will give you chills all throughout your reading journey. 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You tells the story of Louisa Clark and her efforts to change the decision of Will, a quadriplegic man whom she is working for, to end his life.

The book is more than just a love story. It touches you to the core and resonates as you turn every page. I compare this to what reading My Sister's Keeper made me feel, at some point I was smiling, giggling but towards the end everything became heartbreaking.

I think the reason why I count this book as part of the books with the best plot twists you need to read is because one will not expect the end coming. You read it page by page thinking it will be a happy ending and then the last 10 pages of the book rob you of that feeling. I remember bursting to tears with how it was ended. 

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My Sister’s Keeper tells the story of thirteen-year-old Anna Fitzgerald, who sues her parents for medical emancipation when she discovers she was supposed to donate a kidney to her elder sister Kate, who is gradually dying from acute leukemia.

There is a big difference in the ending of the book vs. the movie adaptation of My Sister’s Keeper. Although in both versions the judge ruled in Anna’s favor, the movie ended with Kate eventually succumbing to her disease and die.  

What happened in the book though is the biggest unexpected plot twist I’ve read so far. In the book, Anna died of a car accident and her kidney was transplanted successfully to Kate. 

I’m sorry for spoiling the ending but there’s more to the book you need to read. 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I’ve read Fahrenheit 451 in September 2018 and it quickly became part of my unforgettable reads of all time.

The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The book's tagline explains the title: "Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns..." 

The lead character is a fireman named Guy Montag who becomes disillusioned with the role of censoring works and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and joining a resistance group who memorize and share the world's greatest literary and cultural works.

Fahrenheit 451 is in a different level of reading experience that The Giver provided. Although both are dystopian-themed, book burning which is the central plot of Fahrenheit 451 did exist in the real world like the Nazi Book Burning.

Bradbury touched such a sensitive topic and turned it into an exemplary novel that will make you think and wonder what if. I struggled reading the first 25 pages of the book because of how bizarre the writing style is. I felt like I needed to read twice the paragraphs just to make sure I understood what was happening in the story.

But it is a good classic book to read. The fact that it is a story about the importance of literature and how knowledge through reading could change how a community acts, is well represented in the totality of the novel.

The most surprising thing for me while reading the book was how the Bible and its important verses were presented. I didn’t expect Bradbury to include that. Even at the ending, Montag mentioned one of my life verses Ecclesiastes 3.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go presents the story of friends Katie, Tommy and Ruth who were friends/schoolmates at a boarding school called Hailsham. Hailsham was a school designed for students who were destined to be organ donors in their adult life.

This book was intense. As slow as the story is in the beginning, you don’t want to miss reading this book until the end. It was the saddest, most intense storyline ever. 

It’s plot twist, or shall I say the lack thereof makes it worth reading. Just when you thought things would get better for the stories of the main character, you’re wrong. My jaws literally dropped with how this book was written. I’ve never read such a distressing storyline. Up until the last few pages of the book I was hoping for a miracle that sadly, didn’t occur.


With the newfound time now that we are still under the quarantine period, find time to read. I hope this small list of books with the best plot twists motivate you to read.

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