19 December, 2020 By Chelsea Parker

You Can’t Miss These 73 Page Turner Books


There are over 130,000,000 books published in total — even if you tried, you won’t ever get to read all of them. And if you did try reading all of them, you would only enjoy a small fraction of them. Being exposed to many books, we have compiled a list of books that will keep you wanting more. These page turner books are a great way to pass time during quarantine, a great gift idea for your loved ones, and great for anyone looking for must-reads.

This list of page turner books is curated by our top readers, including New York Times editors — so you know you can trust these books are worth your time.

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73 Page Turner Books Handpicked For You

  1. A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet –> Here
  2. Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage by Dianne M. Stewart –> Here
  3. Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby –> Here
  4. Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour by Neal Gabler –> Here
  5. Deacon King Kong by James McBride –> Here
  6. The Dead Are Rising by Les Payne, Tamara Payne –> Here
  7. Dear Child by Romy Hausmann –> Here
  8. Eleanor by David Michaelis –> Here
  9. The End of October by Lawrence Wright –> Here
  10. Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts –> Here
  11. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell –> Here
  12. Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar –> Here
  13. Homie: Poems by Danez Smith –> Here
  14. How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi –> Here
  15. Jack by Marilynne Robinson –> Here
  16. JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevall –> Here
  17. Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine –> Here
  18. Less by Andrew Sean Greer –> Here
  19. Promised Land by Barack Obama –> Here
  20. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline –> Here
  21. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart –> Here
  22. The Trespasser by Tana French –> Here
  23. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett –> Here
  24. White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History by Jane Dailey –> Here
  25. White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad –> Here
  26. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham –> Here
  27. Begin Again by Eddie Glaude –> Here
  28. The Best of Me by David Sedaris –> Here
  29. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson –> Here
  30. Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo –> Here
  31. Dogs of the Times: From the Archives of the New York Times by M. Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Parrucci & Jim Mones –> Here
  32. Good Blood: A Doctor, a Donor, and the Incredible Breakthrough that Saved Millions of Babies by Julian Guthrie –> Here
  33. The Plague by Albert Camus –> Here
  34. The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis –> Here
  35. Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton by Bobby Seale –> Here
  36. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson –> Here
  37. Trial By Fire by Scott James –> Here
  38. Fiebre Tropical by Juli Delgado Lopera –> Here
  39. A Good Family by A.H. Kim –> Here
  40. Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu –> Here
  41. She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next by Bridget Quinn –> Here
  42. The Son of Good Fortune by Lysley Tenorio –> Here
  43. Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas by Roberto Lovato –> Here
  44. Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui –> Here
  45. DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi –> Here
  46. Jump the Clock: New and Selected Poems by Erica Hunt –> Here
  47. Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Tretheway –> Here
  48. Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz –> Here
  49. Shrapnel Maps by Philip Metres –> Here
  50. Women in the Waiting Room by Kirun Kapur –> Here
  51. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis: Collected Essays Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine K. Wilkinson –> Here
  52. Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina –> Here
  53. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky –> Here
  54. A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg –> Here
  55. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor –> Here
  56. Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawho –> Here
  57. Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg –> Here
  58. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave –> Here
  59. Failure To Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss by Emily L. Quint Freeman –> Here
  60. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight –> Here
  61. A Geologic and Natural History Tour through Nevada and Arizona along U.S. Highway 93, with GPS Coordinates by Joseph Tingley –> Here
  62. Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by Sarah Kendzior –> Here
  63. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam –> Here
  64. Ledger: Poems by Jane Hirshfield –> Here
  65. The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson –> Here
  66. Murder Goes to Market by Daisy Bateman –> Here
  67. Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis by Annie Jacobsen –> Here
  68. The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren –> Here
  69. The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It by Robert Reich –> Here
  70. This is Happiness by Niall Williams –> Here
  71. Travel Stories of Wonder and Change by Bay Area Travel Writers –> Here
  72. The Wallender Series by Henning Mankell –> Here
  73. Wolf Hall, Bring the Bodies Up and The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel –> Here

Reference : https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101881171/holiday-books-2020-edition

We hope you enjoy these page turner books!