Giving my blog searchers what they want

So you may remember from last week, I did a post where I looked at what my blog search terms were, or what people had searched on my blog/to get to my blog. Two different searchers related to book recommendations: one of us is lying similar book and recommendations of books for.people who liked foght club.

Because I aim to please the people, I’m here today recommending books based on those books. So, here are some recommendations for books similar to One of Us is Lying and for people who enjoyed Fight Club!

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One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus: YA mystery with romance and a cast of characters


Broken Things by Lauren Oliver: this book is a YA thriller with some romance thrown in there and a cast of interesting characters. I just recently read and reviewed this book, which you can read here if you like. I think if you liked One of Us Is Lying, you’d love Broken Things.

Haters by Alisa Valdes: this book is YA with a lot of action, despite being in set high school. I think if you liked the fast-paced nature of One of Us Is Lying plus the high school setting, you’d love Haters. There’s romance, there’s friendship, there’s teenage-girl wish fulfillment that in hindsight is problematic but I don’t really care because this book was entertaining enough to overlook it at the time. It’s got everything.

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma: I think Imaginary Girls is also classified as a YA thriller, but I don’t really know if that’s how I’d classify it. It’s YA with a great setting, interesting characters, and an interesting plot. Not my favourite, but if you enjoyed One of Us Is Lying, I think it’d be great.

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand: another YA thriller with romance and a cast of characters! I recently read this and loved it. The plot is great, the characters are amazing, it’s fast-paced and well-written. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something a bit more “grown up” than One of Us Is Lying, but with a similar feel.

The Pact by Jodi Picoult: this is about a boy and a girl who decide to make a suicide pact, only the boy doesn’t commit suicide and he’s on trial for her murder. If you liked the mystery and romance components of One of Us Is Lying, I think you’d love this one.

Shine by Lauren Myracle: another YA mystery/thriller with romance. TBH, this wasn’t my favourite book ever. However, if you enjoyed the mystery, romance, and plot pacing in One of Us Is Lying, this has a similar feel.

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk: adult thriller with morally-interesting characters and a great message that is loved by pretentious white boys who miss the point


(I should follow-up that intro by saying I love Fight Club. It’s genuinely one of my favourite books and I think one of the best written books I’ve read. It just also tends to be one of those movies where guys go “yOU havEN’T waTCHed FigHT CLUb???” to which I usually go “the book was better!” and then they go “wait it’s a book”)


Black Mirror: this is mainly here because of the “loved by pretentious white boys who miss the point” aspect of Fight Club. If you loved Fight Club, I highly recommend Black Mirror on Netflix. It also has a great message that pretentious white boys often miss, but is honestly seriously amazing. I particularly recommend Shut Up and Dance and White Bear if you’re looking for something similar to Fight Club.

John Dies at the End by David Wong: this is again largely premised on “pretentious white boys who miss the point”. John Dies at the End is the weirdest book I’ve ever read, but if you loved Fight Club, it might be up your alley.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick: this is about a guy who is suicidal, and switches between the day he decides to kill himself, letters from his future, and flashbacks to when he met certain people or when certain events happened. If you like the suspense of Fight Club and the moral-greyness of some of the characters, I think you’d be interested in this one too.

Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness: this book takes place in a world of only men where you can hear everyone’s thoughts. One day, the main character meets a girl and he can’t hear her thoughts. Panic ensues. If you liked the fast-paced plot of Fight Club and the morally-grey characters, this trilogy (especially the second one) is definitely for you.

The CHERUB Series by Robert Muchamore: it’s about teenagers who are spies! What more do you want! But in all seriousness, these books are easy to read and fast-paced, and if you’re looking for something more YA-feeling, these would definitely do the trick.

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So, there are some book recommendations based on One of Us Is Lying and Fight Club. Two very different books to give recommendations for in one post. But, I hope you enjoyed this post and found a book or two to add to your TBR. And to the two people who searched looking for these, here they are!

Have you read either of these books, or any of the ones I recommended? Do you think they fit well? Do you have any other recommendations? Let me know!

Ally xx

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