20 Gripping Books You Can’t Put Down Once You Begin

20 Gripping Books You Can’t Put Down Once You Begin

You’re going to love these gripping books! Full of action, adventure, and page-turning fun! 

Let me paint you a picture. It’s one in the morning, and it’s about four hours after you said just one more chapter. You know you have to get up early, but you can’t just seem to put the book down! Sound familiar? There are so many gripping stories that I have found myself unable to put down once I started!

I’ve lost sleep over many of my favorites, so I wanted to share some of them with you! These books are so good; you won’t want to stop until you’ve finished! Here are 20 gripping books you can’t put down once you begin.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A team of unlikely people works together to uncover connections between past and present. 

The Darkest Lies

Are you ready for a twist? This psychological thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

The Girl on the Train

This book will change your outlook on the lives of those around you. 

The Fault in Our Stars

There’s a reason that readers view this as one of the greatest love stories that was written in the past decade. 

Water For Elephants

What started out as hope grew into their only true hope to survive. 

Practical Magic

If only magic could turn around a few lives and all the things that have gone wrong in this town…


Never Let Me Go

This story is about kids who realize later in life just how truly special they are. 

Me Before You

With nothing to lose, they better everything that they had on their love. Follow along with their romantic moments and journey. 

Gone Girl

Marriage isn’t always flowers and sunshine. Some marriages end in horrible tragedies, like this one. 

The Husband’s Secret

A letter that was supposed to be delivered after the death of her husband contains a deep dark secret that changes everything. But that letter gets discovered before his death. 


The Sea of Tranquility

Moving to a new town and starting over after tragedy is the best way to keep the dark secrets of the past hidden. 

Where the Crawdads Sing

This book does an amazing job of combining the stories of the past with the present. Survival, mystery, and potentially murder are all within the pages of this book. 


The story about a man who will do everything that he can to protect his woman. 

Things You Save in a Fire

When you’re dealing with emergencies your whole life to help others, how do you find time to handle an actual emergency of your own? 

Dare Me

The pages of this book dive deep into the high school years of suicide, betrayal, and more. 

What Alice Forgot

Imagine going to the gym and then waking up and not remembering anything about your life, husband and children included. 

In Cold Blood

This book follows along with a murder that struck in the 1950s in a Kansas town. 


Trapped in a room while his mother sleeps in a cabinet is the only world that 5-year-old Jack has ever known. 

The Time Traveler’s Wife

This love story combines time travel with two unlikely people who create a truly romantic affair. 

Everything I Never Told You

Family secrets, lies, and chaos are what you’ll read on every page of this book. A page-turner that will have you wanting more! 

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