What "absolutely cannot put this down until I finish it" book do you recommend?

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Post # 16
961 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I love thriller/mystery/suspense. Some of my favorites so far this year (I usually do audiobooks, so I go through one book every 1-2 weeks):


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Find Her by Lisa Gardner

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins


One of my all-time favorite books is 11/23/63 by Stephen King. FH finally read it after me hounding him to do so for years, and he was blown away.

Post # 17
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne is absolutely fantastic.

Post # 18
676 posts
Busy bee

I recently read Pachinko and couldn’t put it down. Such a fascinating story.

Post # 19
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

techmom :  I LOVED Pachinko! I came here to recommend that as well. It’s such a beautiful, compelling, sweeping story

Post # 20
3503 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

sbl99 :  Anything by Jodi Picoult is awesome! She’s my favorite author, I love how every book teaches you so much about that particular topic. She does her homework and weaves accurate information into a compelling story that makes you fall in love with the characters. Right now I’m reading the Lone Wolf by her! … and by ‘right now’ i mean I’ve been 2/3 of the way through since my November holiday lol.

misstomorris :  I’m going to check out your suggestions because I think we have similar tastes in books!

Post # 21
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

unsolved :  I absolutely loved “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. It’s a historical fiction and was absolutely riveting. Such a great novel, read it in one or two sittings. 

Post # 23
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Charliejeorge :  Yeah!!!! I’ve read quite a few of Jodi Picoult’s books. My favorite is Plain Truth. If you haven’t read that one, I highly suggest it. Per usual, what she grooms you to think the whole book is the opposite of what plays out! 

Post # 24
4114 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

The Stand by Stephen King

Post # 25
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas, but you have to read A Court Of Thorns And Roses (book #1 in the series) to get there. ACOTAR is great also, but it was ACOMAF that stole my heart. If you like romance and YA, it’s a must read!!! I’m a huge reader but I never, ever have that “I can’t put this book down” feeling– until these books. I re-read them immediately after finishing the series and already want to re-read again. 

Post # 26
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Behind the Throne by KB Wagers (and the subsequent books!) 

The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg (and the subsequent books, and everything else by her!)

Post # 27
3503 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

misstomorris :  I can see the cover of it! I either have read it or have it but haent started it yet. I’ve been reading her stuff fo so long that sometimes I get halfway through a book before I remember I’e read it before haha! Thats what happened with the Lone Wolf. I dont remember the ending though, so I still want to finish it lol

Post # 28
911 posts
Busy bee

I really like any book by Karin Slaughter. They’re all mystery/thrillers. 

Post # 29
3270 posts
Sugar bee

People already mentioned my favorite Stephen King books – The Stand and 11/22/63. The Shining, The Outsider, Dr Sleep and It. The only one of his books I hated was Sleeping Beauties. I also recommend Summer of Night, Carrion Comfort and The Terror by Dan Simmons. He’s a Stephen King-like writer. 

I also like anything by Harlan Coben.

Post # 30
2406 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ender’s Game. (Sci-fi)

American Gods


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