Enjoy Your Weekend with These 8 Recommended Fiction Novels!
Weekends don’t have to be spent walking around the city or going to shopping centers. Reading a fiction novel on a soft sofa accompanied by warm tea can be one of your choices to spend time on the weekend. Reading is often underestimated because it is considered to take a lot of time and is only done by smart people. This gives the assumption that reading is only done by certain people. In fact, reading can be done by anyone! If you want to start reading fiction, here are 8 recommended fiction novels for you.
1. The Miracle of Namiya General Store
The Miracle of Namiya General Store is one of the recommended fiction novels by Keigo Higashino that tells the story of three delinquent youths who hide in an unoccupied grocery store after stealing. In the letter hole, suddenly a mysterious letter was tucked into the shop. This letter contains a request for advice that will take the three youths on an adventure across time, taking the role of a grandfather who is the grocery store owner. He spent his last years advising those who asked for help. In an instant, the lives of the three youths changed instantly.
Paint is a novel by Lee Hee Young that tells the story of a boy named Jenu 301 who was raised by the NC Center, a state government agency. He is looking for a candidate called the Parent’s Interview or PAINT, but every candidate he meets just wants to make a profit, not sincerely want to raise him. He then met with prospective new parents who work as a painter and a writer. They seem simple but suddenly they tell about the wounds their parents gave them when they were little.
3. Malice (Detective Kaga #1)
Malice is one of the recommended fiction novels by Keigo Higashino about a novelist named Hidaka Kunihiko who is found dead in his home the night before he leaves Japan to move to Canada. His body was found in his locked study and home. His wife and best friend have a strong alibi. A detective named Kaga Kyoichiro investigates this case and finds Hidaka’s relationship with his best friend, Nonoguchi Osamu, is not as told by Nonoguchi. Then how can detective Kaga Kyoichiro investigate this case?
4. The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library is a novel by Matt Haig which tells the story of a library whose number of books is infinite between life and death. Each book provides one opportunity to try another life. A character named Nora Seed must decide whether she will have a different career, not break up with her ex-boyfriend, or fulfill her dream of becoming a glaciologist. She adventures in the Midnight Library and decides her choice.
5. Black Showman and the Murder in an Obscure Town
Black Showman and the Murder in an Obscure Town is one of the recommended fiction novels by Keigo Higashino which tells about the murder of a former middle school teacher who was found suffocated in his yard. Police have not been able to determine what type of murder it was and the reason why the teacher was killed. On the other hand, the killer was relieved that his identity was not traced by the police. But a strange thing happened, the victim’s daughter appeared with her uncle who was a former eccentric magician who participated in investigating this murder case.
6. A Study in Scarlet
A Study in Scarlet is a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which is the first in the Sherlock Holmes series. The story begins when dr. Watson was not aware of the work that Sherlock Holmes was doing. He was confused by Holmes’s very eccentric behavior. He is very good at deduction and guesses a person’s condition with one glance. Guests who visit Baker Street also come from various circles ranging from royalty to porters. He is good at playing the violin but has a fast-changing mood, sometimes he plays well but on some, he plays carelessly. One day dr. Watson has the opportunity to witness Holmes’ work in dealing with a series of murders in the city of London.
7. The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders is one of the recommended fiction novels by Shimada Soji set on a snowy night in Tokyo in 1936. An artist is beaten to death behind his locked studio door. Police found a strange referee’s letter describing his plan to create Azoth, a term for the perfect woman, formed from the bodies of the young women of his relatives. Shortly after that incident, his daughter was also killed followed by other children until his nieces also disappeared. Their bodies were mutilated and buried according to the astrological principles outlined by the artist. This incident rocked Japan and was unsolved for 40 years until 1979. Then can this murder case be revealed?
8. Murder in the Crooked House
Murder in the Crooked House is a novel by Shimada Soji that tells the story of a place called Crooked House which was built by a millionaire named Kozaburo Hamamoto. The house is not like a house in general. There are mazes of sloping floors, stairs in unusual places, and spooky human-sized masks and dolls. The house is also located on a snowcapped cliff overlooking the icy sea in the far north of Japan. One day a man was found dead in one of the rooms but the police could not solve the case. A famous detective named Kiyoshi Mitarai is called in to solve this case.
Those are 8 recommended fiction novels for you to enjoy your weekend. These novels, which are mostly detective genres, can invite you to go on an adventure for a while before returning to a tiring routine. We hope this helps!