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Book Riot's 50 Must-Read Books With Unreliable Narrators

"Whenever we encounter a first person narrator in a novel, we as readers know we're getting a character's version of the story rather than directly witnessing the events as they actually happened. S0 in a way, one could argue that every first-person narrator is an unreliable narrator, but some narrators are more trustworthy than others. A narrator is "unreliable" when we have reasons to doubt the versions of events he or she is presenting to us as factual in a story. Whether it be for reasons of mental instability or self-preservation, we know the narrator isn't disclosing everything to us, or isn't telling us the whole truth."
NOTE: There was actually 51 books in the Book Riot's list
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
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Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
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Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
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Allegedly (Tiffany D. Jackson)
Allegedly (Tiffany D. Jackson)
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The People in the Trees (Hanya Yanagihara)
The People in the Trees (Hanya Yanagihara)
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House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
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We Were Liars (E. Lockhart)
We Were Liars (E. Lockhart)
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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
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The Night Guest (Fiona McFarlane)
The Night Guest (Fiona McFarlane)
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Elizabeth Is Missing (Emma Healey)
Elizabeth Is Missing (Emma Healey)
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
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Fashionvictim (Amina Akhtar)
Fashionvictim (Amina Akhtar)
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Our Kind of Cruelty (Araminta Hall)
Our Kind of Cruelty (Araminta Hall)
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One of Us Is Lying (Karen M. Mcmanus)
One of Us Is Lying (Karen M. Mcmanus)
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My Sunshine Away (M.O. Walsh)
My Sunshine Away (M.O. Walsh)
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Room (Emma Donoghue)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
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Hysteria (Megan Miranda)
Hysteria (Megan Miranda)
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami)
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
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Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
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Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
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The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
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You (Caroline Kepnes)
You (Caroline Kepnes)
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Charm & Strange (Stephanie Kuehn)
Charm & Strange (Stephanie Kuehn)
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Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal] (Zoe Heller)
What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal] (Zoe Heller)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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Liar (Justine Larbalestier)
Liar (Justine Larbalestier)
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Jazz (Toni Morrison)
Jazz (Toni Morrison)
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The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
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Six Suspects
Six Suspects
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In a Dark Dark Wood (Ruth Ware)
In a Dark Dark Wood (Ruth Ware)
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A Scanner Darkly (Philip K Dick)
A Scanner Darkly (Philip K Dick)
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
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The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Michelle Hodkin)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Michelle Hodkin)
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