The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue explores immortality, different time periods, time travel, and love. The novel takes readers on a journey through various centuries and continents, and it is praised and loved by many. V.E. Schwab’s writing is poetic and it beautifully captures the dynamic emotions and experiences of life. If you’re a fan of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, here are ten books to read ASAP!
How to be Remembered by Michael Thompson
Tommy Llewellyn is a boy destined to never be remembered. On the same day each year, a universal reset occurs and everyone in his life forgets he exists. But when Tommy falls in love, he is determined to trick the reset and finally be remembered. However, he quickly realizes that legacies aren’t easy to create, and he has to decide what is more important: the things we leave behind or the people we bring along with us.
The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux
Adelle and Connie are best friends who share a love of a gothic romance novel called Moira. When the girls are tempted by a mysterious man to enter the fictional world of the novel, they don’t believe it. But suddenly they are right there in the world of Moira, with characters that they’ve obsessed over for years. The world is nothing like they remembered it, however. Something dark is lurking in the shadows, and the story they once loved is now a tale of unspeakable horrors.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
A cafe in a hidden alley in Tokyo has been serving carefully brewed coffee for over a hundred years—but legend also says that the cafe offers people the chance to travel back in time. During one summer, four customers visit the cafe hoping to time travel. But there are rules that must be followed, and the most important one is that the trip can only last as long as it takes for the coffee to get cold. This heartwarming, wistful, and mysterious novel explores the classic question: What would you change if you could go back in time?
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Ursula Todd is born on a snowy night in 1910 but dies before taking her first breath. On the same night she is born again, this time growing old enough to tell the tale. Ursula continues in this cycle of death and rebirth. In each life, she makes small changes that change the trajectory of her path. And as the second world war approaches, some of Ursula’s decisions might impact the the world’s destiny.
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Tom Hazard appears to be an average 41-year-old history teacher, but he has actually been alive for centuries. He’s seen everything, from Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, and from New York to the South Seas. Tom can stay alive and one step ahead of his past as long as he continues changing identities. The rule is that he must not fall in love…
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
No matter what Hope Arden does, no matter what she says, and no matter the crimes she commits, no one will remember who she is. She can meet someone one thousand different times, and they’ll never remember. This makes her life challenging, but it also makes her dangerous. This riveting thriller explores identity and existence, and the unforgettable story of a forgotten girl.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Kell is one of the last remaining Antari—magicians who can travel between parallel Londons: Red, Grey, White, and once upon a time, Black. Kell travels between the different Londons as an ambassador for the Maresh Empire. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler who takes people willing to pay for brief glimpses of a world they’ll never see. When one exchange goes wrong, Kell escapes to Grey London where he meets Delilah. She robs him, saves him from a deadly enemy, and forces him to send her to another world for a grand adventure. But dangerous magic is running wild and treachery hides in every shadow. It’s up to Kell and Delilah to save all the worlds while managing to keep themselves alive.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives with no warning, appearing out of thin air. Inside the black-and-white striped tents is a world of breathtaking amazements. But behind the scenes, two young magicians are in a fierce competition. Celia and Marco have both been raised since childhood by their temperamental instructors for this duel, but neither of them are aware that only one will remain standing. Disregarding the high stakes, Celia and Marco fall in love, which sets off a domino effect of consequences that leave the lives of everyone hanging in the balance.
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
The night before her fortieth birthday, Alice is content with her life. Her job is fine, even if not what she expected, she’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she has her lifelong best friend by her side. But her father’s health is getting worse, and Alice feels like something is missing. The next morning, she’s back on 1996 reliving her sixteenth birthday. The thing that shocks her most is seeing her dad in his vital, forty-something version. Knowing what the future holds for both herself and her father, Alice finds new meaning in past events.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
January is the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, and the mansion she lives in is filled with treasures that January doesn’t feel much different from: peculiar, carefully maintained, ignored, and out of place. One day, January finds a book that tells the tales of different worlds and adventures. She quickly realizes the parallels between the worlds in the book and her own life, and must discover the truth of this mysterious book.