Top 5 Best Books like The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Foster child Liesel Meminger, who lives outside of Munich, scrapes by on a limited income by stealing whenever she comes across something she can’t resist: books. She learns to read with the aid of her accordion-playing foster father, and during bombing raids she gives her neighbors and the Jewish guy hiding in her basement her stolen books.

Author:Markus Zusak

Here are our personal top picks of other good romance books like The Book Thief that will surely get you hooked. Hope you’ll find a good fit to your taste!

(1)The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Boone, Christopher John Francis, is familiar with all of the world’s nations, their capitals, and all prime numbers up to 7,057. He connects well with animals but has no concept of how people feel. Being touched is intolerable to him. Moreover, he abhors the color yellow.

Author: Mark Haddon




(2)Flowers for Algernon

Charlie Gordon is about to set out on a historic journey. He was picked as the ideal test subject because of his exceptionally low IQ and the fact that a lab mouse named Algernon was used as a control for the experimental surgery that will hopefully boost his intelligence.

Author: Daniel Keyes


(3)Ender’s Game

Government agencies raise young geniuses and train them as warriors in order to prepare a strong defense against the next assault of a hostile extraterrestrial race. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a clever little kid who lives with his loving but estranged parents, his cruel brother Peter, and the person he adores most of all, his sister Valentine. Young Ender is the Wiggin recruited to the orbiting Battle School for intense military training after Peter and Valentine failed to make the cut for the soldier-training program.

Author: Orson Scott Card

(4) A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had gone down to the kitchen for a late-night snack when they were startled by the appearance of a most unsettling stranger. It was a dark and stormy night.

Author: Madeleine L’Engle 




(5) Soldier Doll

Elizabeth, a fifteen-year-old, decides that an old doll she buys at a yard sale would make a thoughtful present for her dad, who is ready to leave for Afghanistan. She isn’t?t consider the possibility that the doll could be a lost (and extremely valuable) historical artifact. Elizabeth learns that the doll is THE soldier doll—the model for a well-known World War I poem—with the assistance of Evan, the charming guy who works at the neighborhood secondhand bookstore.

Author: Jennifer Gold 


Best Books to Read Like The Book Thief

That was fast! I hope the above books give you the excitement to grab the book of your choice. If you find The Book Thief interesting, the other four books will provide the same thrill!

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