Ever Been Bored? Read These 15 Awesome Books to Relieve Your Boredom

Ever Been Bored Read These 15 Awesome Books to Relieve Your Boredom

With changing times and situations, lifestyle has been changing as well. Everything has been going online. With this shift in lifestyle, people, in their lives, are becoming lazier and bored. However, my time is spent mostly by reading books! Yes, that’s right. And here, I’m going to share 15 Awesome Books to Relieve Your Boredom instant with you.

People prefer watching online videos, movies, and series to pass their free time or to entertain themselves when they feel bored, but that’s not the case when you’re a reader. If I talk about myself, if I ever feel like I don’t have anything to do, you’ll find me either reading or searching for new books. That’s what I do in my leisure time.

Reading books is, and always has been, a healthy habit. People don’t adapt to it because of “lack of time,” but since these days life is getting beyond monotonous, taking out time for reading doesn’t seem like a huge deal anymore. It’ll help you engage yourself in your free time and imbibe a few values in your mind.

Everything is said and done. Let’s get to know about a few grand and evergreen books that you can blindly turn to when you feel bored.

15 Amazing Books That Will Relieve Your Boredom

Without stalling any further, here is your list of books I’ve specially picked for you guys to have a look at.

1. The Book Thief

the book thief book cover

Full Title: The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Genre: Young-Adult Fiction

Publishing Date: 2005


Set in Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II, this book tells the story of a little girl, Leslie, who is sent to a new house due to her mother not being able to afford to support her. As she is being shifted to the new home, her younger brother dies, and she steals his book, her first-ever stolen book.

Leslie daily has nightmares about her brother’s death while she and her new father set themselves to read that book as it is the last link to her brother. This story is narrated from the death’s perspective; we come to admire a character in the story in the end.

2. The Hating Game

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Full Title: The Hating Game

Author: Sally Throne

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: 2016


This novel is one of those good old haters to lovers’ stories. It revolves around two people, Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. As both companies merge, making their bosses CO-CEOs, these two are forced to work together.

Now that they’re up for the same promotion, they move forward while playing games on each other. In the process, they realize that they don’t hate each other. Do they feel otherwise, or it’s just another game?

3. Not Here to be Liked

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Full Title: Not Here to be Liked

Author: Michelle Quach

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Publishing Date: 2021


This book becomes engaging from the very first chapter. It portrays the protagonist in a sharp, bold manner, and the narrative is quite humorous and engaging. So, it follows the storyline of Eliza, who has lost her role of editor-in-chief, to Len, who is just an inexperienced newcomer.

Enraged by this, she writes an angry feminist piece in the heat of the moment, which mysteriously gets published and accidentally starts a feminist movement. To make things even messier, she has now begun liking Len.

4. The Trouble With Hating You

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Full Title: The Trouble With Hating You

Author: Sajni Patel

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Publishing Date: 2020


All the fellow singles out there, this is the book for us as the protagonist in this book, Liya Thakkar, voices us all by being a happily single, strong, and independent engineer. When she realizes that the dinner party her parents invited her to was to set her up with a man, she immediately walks out on him.

Call it fate or Liya’s poor luck that the same guy shows up as the new lawyer hired by her struggling company to save itself. They both aren’t thrilled to see each other, let alone work together, but that’s something they have to do now. How will this end up being? Is it love waiting to happen?

5. The Marriage Game

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Full Title: The Marriage Game

Author: Sara Desai

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Publishing Date: 2020


Layla Patel’s career as a recruitment consultant has fallen apart, so she moves back to San Francisco with her family. Her father can do anything to make her smile as in his eyes. She could do no wrong. He gives her the upstairs office for her new business as he engages himself in finding some suitors for her on an online dating platform.

Everything seems to be calm until Sam Mehta, the ruthless CEO of a company, enters the story searching for a new, home-like office. He finds one but is forced to share it with Layla. As they face off, sparks are visible. The conflict of the workplace turns into a conflict of hearts.

6. Accidentally Engaged

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Full Title: Accidentally Engaged

Author: Farah Heron

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Publishing Date: 2021


“Accidentally Engaged” is a heart-warming Rom-com about Reena Manji, a typical Muslim woman who is highly skillful with baking bread. Her family constantly meddles with her life which she is now tired of. Now, they want her to marry a perfect Muslim boy they found for her.

He is everything a woman would die for, but Reena is not just any woman. She would never be with anyone working for her father but now a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a couples’ cooking contest, occurs. She could do anything for it, even if it means having a fake engagement with Nadim, the guy her parents chose.

7. How To Fail At Flirting

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Full Title: How To Fail At Flirting

Author: Denise Williams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: 2020


Everyone wants to be an ace when it comes to flirting. There are a lot of guides about how to ace it, but this one’s about how to fail at it. Naya’s friends convince her to take a break from her hectic life and explore the world in a new way. The plan was simple, meet a charming man, let him buy a drink, have a no-strings-attached hookup.

Everything was going according to the plan when she met Jack, except for the last part. The complicated strigs she gets attached around Jack and might destroy herself in more ways than she has anticipated. Now, either she can go back to her old life and save her career or keep on flirting with this ever so handsome stranger.

8. Ayesha at Last

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Full Title: Ayesha at Last

Author: Uzma Jalaluddin

Genre: Humorous Fiction

Publishing Date: 2018


This book takes up many themes that are much needed to be voiced. It deals with the 200-year old idea of “mannerism,” adds glimpses from Shakespeare, and updates us about the community of Indian Muslims in Toronto. Ayesha is a hijab-wearing typical Muslim woman yet unmarried at the age of 27.

She is working as a substitute teacher, but she would rather live as a poetry slam in a boozy lounge than that. She doesn’t live in an extended family but has a widowed mother, younger brother, and grandparents—her elder sister’s duties towards her wealthy, impulsive, and pretty cousin, Hafsa.

9. They Both Die in the End

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Full Title: They Both Die in the End

Author: Adam Silvera

Genre: LGBT Literature

Publishing Date: 2017


You all might be familiar with the concept of an alternative universe. Here’s another masterpiece revolving around that concept of an alternate universe as this book is set in one. Everything is just the same except for one tiny thing: there’s a mysterious company called Death-Cast that knows everyone who’s about to die and warns them every day around 3 am.

The 18-year-old Mateo Torrez and 17-year-old Rugus Emeterio have received a call from Death-Cast. They both meet up eventually through an app called the last friend and help make each other’s previous day unique and memorable.

10. Red, White, and Royal Blue

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Full Title: Red, White, and Royal Blue

Author: Casey McQuiston

Genre: LGBT LIterature

Publishing Date: 2019


This book also follows a very common plot of pretense-to-love, but the entire story is not familiar. This book, set in 2016 when a female Democrat from Texas wins the presidency, depicts a romantic connection between Georgetown senior Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry.

As mentioned before, their story starts as a fake relationship, but they get truly infatuated, leading them to fall in love eventually. But their relationship isn’t readily accepted as they are forced to come out as being friends despite having performed a Royal wedding.

11. PumpkinHeads

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Full Title: Pumpkinheads

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Graphic Novel

Publishing Date: 2019


When we’re talking about exciting books that’ll steal away your boredom, there’s no way the list is complete without a comic book or a graphic novel.

This colorful graphic novel revolves around Josie and Deja, who begin a treasure hunt to locate the Fudge Girl as Deja wants her best friend Josie to have a girlfriend and a romantic life even though Josie is reluctant. Join these two crack heads, or should I say, Pumpkinheads, as they begin their adventure.

12. Beautiful World, Where are You

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Full Title: Beautiful World, Where are You

Author: Sally Rooney

Genre: Literary Fiction

Publishing Date: 2021


The title of this book has been taken from Friedrich Schiller’s poem. This book revolves around two women, at the brink of 30, who have been best friends since college. The question “beautiful world, where are you?” is the question they both have running in their minds daily as all they’re seeing is an ecological imbalance, economic crisis, and ethical deterioration.

The world has been through so much recently, and indeed, it might be a question running through many minds right now. If you feel uneasy while thinking about the current situation, read this book, and you’ll find peace.

13. Writers and Lovers

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Full Title: Writers and Lovers

Author: Lily King

Genre: Coming-of-Age

Publishing Date: 2020


Casey’s world is falling apart as her mother dies, and a failed love affair has recently struck her. She has no stable source of income and unpaid debts. She rents a small, moldy place and starts working on her novel she’s already on for six whole years.

Her friends have asked her to give it up, but her desire to live a creative life is too strong. If everything wasn’t hectic enough for her, she now falls for two completely different men and that too, at the same time. This collapses her world even more. How does she get herself out of this chaotic mess?

14. The Fault in our Stars

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Full Title: The Fault in our Stars

Author: John Green

Genre: Romance Novel

Publishing Date: 2012


“The Fault in our Stars” is one of my all-time favorite books. I can say for sure that even if you’ve read it before, you can reread it without getting bored. It’s about Agustus and Hazel, two cancer patients who meet at a support group and end up falling in love.

Together, they set out to find Hazel’s favorite author to request him to complete his book as Augustus’s health deteriorates. Since they’re way into their diseases, they’re fated to be torn apart by death, but that doesn’t stop them from embracing what they have today—a beautiful novel with an eye-watering ending.

15. Heir of Fire

heir of fire book cover

Full Title: Heir of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Publishing Date: 2014


Being the third book of the Throne of Glass series, this one is something one can read repeatedly and still feel the same as they felt the first time. Celaena Sardothien’s only purpose now is to avenge the death of her dearest friend.

She is supposed to be Kind Adarlan’s assassin, and any possibility of her destroying the king lies in the answers she’ll find in Wendlyn. Even though I find this one the best of the entire series, I’d highly suggest reading all the preceding and succeeding parts as well.

Final Words

Now that you’ve got a good glimpse of what’s inside these books, what’re you waiting for? Just dive into it! Feel the never-fading joy of reading and share it with others too!

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