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12 Addicting Page-Turners to Get You Out of a Reading Slump

We’ve all experienced the dreaded reading slump. You know how it goes.

No matter what book you pick up, you can’t seem to focus or get drawn into the story. Reading slumps are totally normal. We can’t be hyper-focused on reading all the time! 

However, there are times we actively want to get out of a slump. That’s where addicting page-turners come in!

I’ve put together a list of the most addicting page-turners out there to help you get out of a reading slump. Most of these reads are fast-paced and will hook you from the very first page. 

I hope you enjoy! Happy reading!

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

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If you’re a fan of mystery comedies, then Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is for you! Finlay Donovan is a newly divorced single mom who is barely keeping it together. When she attends an ill-fated Panera Bread meeting with her literary agent, a mysterious and wealthy customer mistakes her for a hit woman. Things get wild from there. 

This is the first book in a series, and I can attest that the second book is just as entertaining as this one. There’s more humor than violence on the page, and you’ll be rooting for Finn the whole way.

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

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Most of Emily Henry’s books are addicting page-turners. You can’t really go wrong with any of her books, but People We Meet On Vacation is one of my favorites. 

Poppy and Alex have always been friends, nothing more. Until two years ago, when they completely stopped talking. Now, they’re going on vacation together like old times, and things will change forever. This book will make you smile and relate to Poppy all too well if you’re a millennial.

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

Goodnight Beautiful is one addictive thriller! Newlyweds Sam and Annie have just moved back to Sam’s small hometown. With Annie’s encouragement, he has opened his practice in the downstairs portion of their new house. However, Sam suddenly disappears one day, and things get twisty-turny. 

This has one of the best plot twists I’ve read in a while. Listening to the audiobook version is highly recommended!

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

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All of Talia Hibbert’s romance books are page-turners, but Dani Brown is my favorite! This book has the classic “fake dating” trope, and the relationship between Dani and Zaf is sweet AND steamy. Get ready to turn those pages and stick your book in the freezer, because the romance scenes are fire.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

This book is by no means a light and fluffy read, but it will get you out of a reading slump for sure. 

Based on the predatory behavior of R. Kelly, Grown follows Enchanted Jones as she is taken under the wing of Korey Fields, a famous musician who ends up murdered. But who killed him? We learn, bit by bit, how Enchanted’s fairy tale turns into a nightmare. This addictive mystery will have you rooting for Enchanted the whole way, even through the twists and turns.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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This book was wildly popular on Bookstagram and BookTok a while back, and I’m honestly not surprised. 

A group of family and friends gather on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. Everything seems idyllic and glamorous on the surface. However, everyone has a secret. With lots of twists and turns, The Guest List will keep you guessing who you can trust.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

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The Switch is such a feel-good, addictive page-turner. It will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy on the inside once you finish it, I promise. 

Leena needs to take a break from her life. As a result, she escapes her busy city life to live at her grandmother Eileen’s house in the country. Funnily enough, Eileen and Leena decide to trade places, and cute shenanigans ensue.

Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

Empire of Wild is a propelling book inspired by the Métis story of the Rogarou. 

Joan’s husband Victor has gone missing. But, one day in a Walmart parking lot, Joan spots him reigning over a revival tent congregation. The thing is, this man says he’s Reverend Wolff. Joan sets on a quest to get her husband back, fighting off legendary forces bigger than herself. There is a whole lot of action in this one! Also, I LOVED the ending!

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Sarah J. Maas is an internet favorite, so I won’t be surprised if you’ve already read A Court of Thorns and Roses. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for?! 

This YA fantasy series is extremely popular. It’s guaranteed to keep you up late at night so you can learn what happens to Feyre next. If you love the first book, there are several more books in the series!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Taylor Jenkins Reid is an incredibly atmospheric writer. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will suck you right into old Hollywood and the life of movie star Evelyn Hugo. 

The thing is, Evelyn isn’t real! As you read the book, you will doubt that and will be tempted to Google her outfits and movies. Yes, Jenkins Reid is just that good. Oh, and you’ll cry a little bit too.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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I know, I know. Mostly everyone has read this book or has watched the movie. But if you HAVEN’T, you should pick up Gone Girl. It’s definitely one of the best addicting page-turners out there.

It’s probably one of the most well-known modern-day thrillers, and for good reason. Nick and Amy are a seemingly perfect couple, but they have a darker side to their relationship. Amy has apparently gone missing, and it’s not what you think.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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Michael Crichton is the king of the action book. This first book of the Jurassic Park series follows the movie pretty closely, and Crichton writes action really well. Even if you already know the story, the book version will keep you turning the pages. Who can say no to some dinosaurs?

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