40 More Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down: Customer Edition

We love hearing from our customers, especially when it comes to books.  So, we were ecstatic when we received such an overwhelming response to our blog post, “40 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down.”  We also received more than 200 suggestions for more books that were so engaging, so intriguing, so page-turning that our customers just couldn’t put them down.  However, this is a Top 40 list, so we could only take those books that the most customers commented about.  So, without further ado, here are 40 More Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down.


(1) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (2) A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving (3) The Fault in our Stars, by John Green (4) 11/22/63, by Stephen King (5) Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (6) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (7) The Giver, by Lois Lowry (9) A Voice in the Wind, by Francine Rivers (10) Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley (11) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt (12) A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini (13) The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (14) Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen (15) East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (16) On the Road, by Jack Kerouac (17) The Shack, by William P. Young (18) Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld (19) The Gunslinger, by Stephen King (20) Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts

(21) The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver(22) Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom (23) The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand (24) Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett (25) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer (26) Circle of Friends, by Maeve Binchy (27) Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan (28) A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (29) Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (30) The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant (31) Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (32) The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (33) Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosney (34) The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (35) Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (36) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (37) The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck (38) Divergent, by Veronica Roth (39) Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden (40) The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman

Others that got multiple mentions were Someone Knows my Name, by Lawrence Hill, The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, The Other Bolyen Girl, by Phillipa Gregory, Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, Big Stone Gap, by Ardianna Trigiani and Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiaasen.

 I think one customer put it perfectly, when she said, “I guess there is a book for every person and thankfully people have different tastes.  Otherwise, it would be a very boring world.”

 So, is your favorite on this list? — Julie

Julie is Production Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

One thought on “40 More Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down: Customer Edition

  1. Wonderful, eclectic list (the original 40 plus the added 40). I have to admit, though, that Justin Cronin's THE PASSAGE was, for me, the ultimate could-not-put-it-down book. I read it in a feverish state over the course of three days. When I finished, I felt like I had emerged from a strange, other-worldly dream.

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