For when you need a good book to read for pure enjoyment and entertainment, a great page tuner book is exactly what your doctor will prescribe you. The books on this list are a joy to read. The only thing you need to be careful of is that your friends and family don’t file you as a missing person because they haven’t heard from you for a few days and you haven’t been answering their calls. Give them a warning.
“I’ll be reading xxxx book and I’ll be unavailable for a few days”.
Use this for your voice mail and email auto respond to make sure you don’t waste police time.
We hope you enjoy the most exciting page tuner books from WhytoRead. Apologies to your friends/family/local police in advance.
10 of the Most Exciting Page Turner Books You’ll Ever Read
1. A Song of Ice and Fire – George RR Martin
(As featured in 10 Modern Books Which Will Be The Classics Of The Future)
Many people who casually read this book don’t realize the painstaking attention to detail and the fantastically rich and layered back story that’s gone into it. It is an epic, in every sense of the word. The characters, the story, the infinite complexity of the narrative, and the incredible attention to detail will grip you till the end, whether you like it or not. The good thing is, you’ll definitely like it, until you build the courage and the socially accepted time to reread it.
2. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
(As featured in 12 Outstanding Books That Will Blow You Away)
Ender Wiggin is a special boy. He is the youngest of a family of child geniuses. This story is set in the future where aliens have tried to invade the earth twice. Twice the Earth defeated them, but at a great cost. The government is scrambling to make sure this never happens again by training the next set of star fleet commanders from childhood.
3. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
(As featured in 10 Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With Reading)
With this introductory novel was published in 1997, few would have predicted the unprecedented success this series would produce. And everything that made Harry Potter so successful is all first shown, though hardly fully explained, in this first book of this incredibly successful fantasy series.
4. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
(As featured in 6 Young Adult Books That Are Worth Reading)
Philip Pullman’s dark fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, ostensibly written for children, is actually literature of a much higher order. As such, it is always a joy to come across a book or series that engages people of all ages and keeps you thinking about it long after you’ve finished the books.
5. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide – Douglas Adams
(As featured in 8 of the Funniest and Laugh Out Loud Books Ever Written)
Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. Just try to out this book down. We dare you.
6. The Dark Tower series – Stephen King
(As featured in 8 Best Books Which Should NOT Be Turned Into A Movie)
The Dark Tower features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger. The epic of this series is so compelling and addictive, you’ll be reading it through to the end, making this one of the most addictive page turners on this list.
7. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins narrative here has an immediacy to it that, when combined with the very dramatic life-or-death plot, is incredibly compelling. It’s entertaining, and incredibly disturbing all at once. A true page turner, and a very watchable movie series.
8. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
(As featured in 7 Books With The Best Plot Twists And Surprise Endings Ever Written)
Amy and Nick are married for five years, but there is not much harmony left. All of a sudden, Amy is missing. And from there, a more and more surprising and devious plot develops, cleverly and elegantly put together by a very talented writer.
9. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
The Help is about a young white woman in the early 1960s in Mississippi who becomes interested in the plight of the black ladies’ maids that every family has working for them. She writes their stories about mistreatment, abuse and heartbreaks of working in white families’ homes. That is the story in a nutshell – but it is so much more than just stories in this great page turner.
10. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
(As featured in 10 Books That Will Make You Totally Angry With The World)
Hosseini’s first novel — The Kite Runner tells a heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. Not only was this a phenomenal debut novel, but it was made into a successful movie and Hosseini continues to write great books.