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15 Books That Will Keep Your Attention Until The Very Last Page



There's absolutely nothing like spending an afternoon, day, or entire weekend getting lost in a page-turner. It's the perfect way to de-stress after a rough day (or week) at work, these books will keep you interested and engaged until the very last page.



1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


Given. Most everyone and their mother has read this book, but if you haven’t, put this first on your list. Gripping who done it. Read More

2. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

One of my favorite books of all time about a woman who wakes up after a bump on her head with no memory of the past 10 years (or the three children she had during that time)! Hilarious, touching and thought-provoking. Poignant read for our stage of life. Read More

3. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This book just touched my soul. The story of a girl who grew up in the foster care system, and newly emancipated at 18, realizes the gift she has for choosing flowers for people based on their meanings and the chance meeting with a stranger that will change her life forever. Read More

4. The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

This book is about a marriage in crisis; told in alternating voices of he said she said. Murder, lies and chilling surprises. Beautifully written.  Read More

5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The beautiful story of a quadriplegic man grieving the life that once was, the lost soul that came to care for him and the lessons they both learn from each other.  Get a tissue box ready.  Read More

6. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

I don’t typically read memoirs, but this one came highly recommended and was so gripping, again, I couldn’t put it down. It’s the real life story of a healthy 24-year-old New York reporter and the illness that suddenly sent her into the depths of mental madness. Story chronicles her journey to diagnosis. Fascinating information on the brain and the chemistry it takes to keep us in working order.  Read More

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The beautiful love story of a terminal cancer patient and the handsome boy she meets in the Cancer Kid Support Group. Once again, give me a tissue please. Read More

8. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

An academic overachiever at a private high school accused of cheating has jumped to her death. Or did she? The story of a mother’s struggle to vindicate the memory of her daughter to discover the events that lead to her death. Read More

9. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The story of a childless couple in brutal Alaska in 1920 breaking apart from the stress of the farm and the wife’s desperate loneliness.  During the first snowfall they build a child out of snow and the next morning the snow child is gone -but they glimpse a young, blonde girl running through the trees.  I wish I was in a book club to discuss this one.  The ending had me thinking for weeks to come.  Read More

10. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I just finished this one on vacation last week. One of the best books I have ever read. The story of a letter from a husband that was not supposed to be found, or read, and the secret that will change everything.  Read More

11. Defending Jacob by William Landay

A legal thriller of the story of an assistant district attorney in suburbia whose fourteen-year-old son has been charged with the murder of a fellow student. The devoted dad rallies to protect his boy, of course, believing his innocence. But as facts are revealed he realizes how little he knows of his son which leaves him questioning everything he once believed to be true. Chilling read.  Read More

12. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The story of a ten-year-old Jewish girl brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’ Hiv’ roundup directed by Nazi authorities in 1942. Sixty years later, journalist Julia is asked to write an article about this black day and stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah.  Haunting. Read More


This one was not my “typical” read but so gripping and fascinating, again, I couldn’t put it down. The author intertwines the true story of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Incredible research and impeccable storytelling make this a can’t put it down read. Read More


The futuristic story of a stigmatized woman living in an America where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are not longer imprisoned,  but chromed – their skin color genetically altered to match the class of their crimes and then released into the population to survive best they can. Hannah is a Red, a convicted murderer, and hers is the story of discovering her path to safety in a hostile world. Read More

15. The Kitchen House by Hillary Jordan

This story takes place on a thriving plantation in the decades before the Civil War and follows an Irish orphan, Lavinia, who arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and placed as an indentured servant under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. As she is accepted into the kitchen house she has to straddle the worlds between the kitchen house and the big house, but her skin color forever separates her from Belle and the other slaves. And, once again, have a tissue box ready. Read More
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