What are the best skimm books?

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    #1Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.


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    Megan Turner
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This looks like a good book. It looks like an interesting mystery that would catch my eye."
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    #2We Were Liars

    We Were Liars

    This is a suspense novel starring the Sinclair family, a wealthy and perfect family who spends their summers on a private island. When Cadence was 15 tough, something terrible happened between her and a group of friends called 'the liars', and now, two years later, she starts to remember everything about the accident that made her change. 


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    Ben Cheng
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "As someone looking for the best skimm books, I have to give this a zero; I have no idea where or even IF it falls within the realm of my searches. That said, the book itself is rated fairly decently and I might give it a chance."
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    #3The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller wherein Rachel, the protagonist, takes the same train on her everyday commute. She always catches a glimpse of a couple from the window of the train, and one day when she witnesses something terrible.


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    #4The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Jane Medina
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Fault in Our Stars is a lovely book, throbbing with emotion and empathy. Hazel and August truly feel like full-formed characters whose lives are as real as their love. I appreciated the honest look at cancer and how the novel understands that there is always a light if we are willing to seek it out."
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    #5The Thousandth Floor

    The Thousandth Floor

    Set in the 2118 New York, this book narrates the lives of several people who share only one thing: their desire to achieve more. In that year's society, everybody wants something they don't have, and even Avery Fuller, the girl genetically perfect, is haunted by the only thing she cannot have. 


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    Evelyn Moore
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This novel's futurism drew me in. I love stories about the future, especially if they're imaginative and show the future in a way that I've never thought about it before. The Thousandth Floor did that for me, and I couldn't put it down. It's classified as a book for young adults, but I think most ages can and will enjoy reading it."
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    #6The Art of Fielding

    The Art of Fielding
    The Art of Fielding is a sports novel by Chad Harbach, first published in 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. it tells the story of Henry Skrimshander, a college varsity baseball player destined for great things.

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    Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "An interesting read, that does not follow the traditional "sports" narrative. The characters and the plot were excellent. It was so much more than baseball."
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    #7Orphan Train

    Orphan Train

    Orphan Train tells the story of two people who are different and yet the same: Vivian is a 91-year old Irish immigrant and Molly is an 18-year-old Penobscot Indian. Both orphaned at a young age, the two of them set out on to discover the truth about who they really are.


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    Catherine Grant
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "As a parent, I'm glad I read this book. The plot was insightful and had a great message. This also reminded me that I need to take more time to get to see things from my daughters' points of views. "
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    #8Yes Please

    Yes Please

    The coolest mom of all time writes this inspirational text which explains how did she manage to succeed in the show business. Amy Poehler shares stories, lists and pictures that will help anyone who wants to start their actin career. 


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    Scott Chavez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Yes Please is a really great book. This is a really amazing book by one of the most famous people on earth, Amy Poehler. You will definitely not want to put this book down, and it is well worth the money that you will pay for it!"
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    Homegoing is a young adult, coming-of-age, drama novel written by Yaa Gyasi. It was the debut novel of the author but it won the 2016 NYT Notable Book, NPR Debut Novel of the Year, Times' Top 10,  and a 2017 Hemingway award.


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    William Estrada
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I wanted to get the best skimm book for my friend. After some research I bought Homegoing. Good choice, she loved it."
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    #10Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians is a book written by Kevin Kwan and published by Doubleday on June 11, 2013. It is a contemporary fiction book that follows the themes of romance and humor. It tells the story of a common girl with a rich boyfriend.


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    Gary White
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Crazy Rich Asians is a fun romance and comedy book about a rich Chinese guy and his American born Chinese girlfriend. I found the book to be fast paced and well written. The characters were extremely realistic and the settings were well done as well."
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    Americanah is a novel Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It tells the story of Ifemelu and Obinze, who fell in love with each other as high school students. After living on separate continents, they return to Nigeria and the spark reignites.


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    Jason Newman
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This book is very ideological, as are the other books by this author. I dislike that about this book, despite its interesting story and extreme readability. If you're comfortable with the ideology, this will be a great skimm book for you. If the subject matter doesn't resonate, or even offends, then obviously don't bother."
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    #12Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival
    'Unbroken' is the true and incredible story of Louis Zamperini, a lieutenant that survives a plane crash during the Pacific War in 1943. This is one of the most incredible odysseys of the 20th century and the inspiration for a motion picture, directed by Angelina Jolie.

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    Jesse Lucas
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a great book and a really good tie in to the movie. Loved the detail and action of it, great writing and I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in history and especially World War 2. Not sure it's a skimm book though, can't say."
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    #13Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed is an autobiography of the author herself starting from her twenty-two years of age. This book tells a story terrors and pleasures of a strong independent woman.


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    Jessica Bryant
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "What a ride! This book has it all: grief, an existential crisis, adventure, bears, rattlesnakes, and a beautiful ending of healing and redemption. A beautiful memoir of a life fully-lived."


Best What are the best skimm books
1Gone GirlBooks 33 Paid
2We Were LiarsBooks 29 Paid
3The Girl on the TrainBooks 28 Paid
4The Fault in Our StarsBooks 24 Paid
5The Thousandth FloorBooks 23 Paid
6The Art of FieldingBooks 19 Paid
7Orphan TrainBooks 18 Paid
8Yes PleaseBooks 16 Paid
9HomegoingBooks 15 Paid
10Crazy Rich AsiansBooks 12 Paid

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