5 Star Books You Should Read for Fun!

Woman readingI had gotten into a fun habit of writing down every book I’ve ever read. The list is random, but I’ll put a ☆☆☆☆☆ by each book I think you absolutely should pick up at the library and read. Remember to read at least 9 minutes a day and you’ll change your life for the better!

The Miracle, by Irving Wallace

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton ☆☆☆☆☆

A Simple Plan, by Scott Smith ☆☆☆☆☆

Dark of the Moon, by John Sanford

Invisible Prey, by John Sanford

Level 26, by Anthony E. Zuiker ☆☆☆☆☆

Promise Me, by Harlan Coben

No Second Chance, by Harlan Coben

Cape Refuge, by Terri Blackstock

Dark Winter, by William Dietrich

Unbreakable Hostage, by L.E. Harvey

By Reason of Insanity, by Randy Singer

The Good Guy, by Dean Koontz

The Husband, by Dean Koontz

Your Heart Belongs to Me, by Dean Koontz

The Darkest Night of the Year, by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street, by Dean Koontz

Ashely Bell, by Dean Koontz

Two Dollar Bill, by Stuart Woods

The Run, by Stuart Woods

Second Sight, by Gary Blackwood

The Lion’s Game, by Nelson DeMille

Night Fall, by Nelson DeMille

Bag of Bones, by Stephen King

The Dark Half, by Stephen King

Lisey’s Story, by Stephen King ☆☆☆☆☆

The House, by Bentley Little, a.k.a Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King

Revival, by Stephen King

Joyland, by Stephen King

1922, by Stephen King

Big Driver, by Stephen King

Fair Extensions, by Stephen King

A Good Marriage, by Stephen King

Pleasure, by Eric Jerome Dickey

Smoke Screen, by Sandra Brown

Chill Factor, by Sandra Brown ☆☆☆☆☆

Exact Revenge, by Tim Green

The Brethren, by John Grisham

Runaway Jury, by John Grisham

Gray Mountain, by John Grisham

Double Impact, by Tess Gerritsen

Power Play, by Joseph Finder

Paranoia, by Joseph Finder ☆☆☆☆☆

The Fix, by Joseph Finder

The Messenger, by Jan Burke

“R” is for Ricochet, by Sue Grafton

High Five, by Janet Evanovich

Skin, by Ted Dekker

The Three Musketeers, by Alex Andre Dumas

Cut and Run, by Ridley Pearson

State of Fear, by Michael Crichton

Timeline, by Michael Crichton ☆☆☆☆☆

Disclosure, by Michael Crichton

Micro, by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

The Lost World, by Michael Crichton

City of Bones, by Michael Connelly

The Poet, by Michael Connelly

The Narrows, by Michael Connelly

The Collectors, by David Baldacci

Hour Game, by David Baldacci

Split Second, by David Baldacci

The Fix, by David Baldacci

The Third Twin, by Ken Follett

Hammer of Eden by Ken Follett

Most Dangerous Fortune, by Ken Follett ☆☆☆☆☆

Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett ☆☆☆☆☆

World Without End, by Ken Follett

Whiteout, by Ken Follett

Broken Glass, by Lesley Frost

Sail, by James Patterson

Step on a Crack, by James Patterson

Quickie, by James Patterson

Crossfire, by James Patterson

Private, by James Patterson

Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson

The Postcard Killers, by James Patterson

Maximum Ride, by James Patterson

Invisible, by James Patterson

Zoo, by James Patterson

Private Games, by James Patterson

The Black Book, by James Patterson

The Shack, by William P. Young

Fragile, by Lisa Unger

Chasing the Dead, by Joe Schreiber

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown

Origin, by Dan Brown ☆☆☆☆☆

The Half Life, by Jennifer Weiner (Short Story)

Daddy’s Little Girl, by Mary Higgins Clark

Epitaph, by J.A. Konrath (Short Story, Thriller)

New Identity, by James Penny (Short Story, Thriller)

Or She Dies, by Gregg Hurwitz

Roadside Crosses, by Jeffery Deaver

XO, by Jeffery Deaver ☆☆☆☆☆

The October List, by Jeffery Deaver

Stone Cold, by Robert B. Parker

High Profile, by Robert B. Parker

Falling for Hamlet, by Michelle Ray

Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box

Blue Line, by Chris DiGiuseppi

The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo

Drood, by Dan Simmons ☆☆☆☆☆

Iron House, by John Hart ☆☆☆☆☆

Primary Colors, by Anonymous ☆☆☆☆☆

13 ½, by Nevada Barr

The Dark Tide, by Andrew Gross

Ghost Writer, by Robert Harris ☆☆☆☆☆

Library of Great American Writing, The Britannica

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury (Born 8-22-1920)

Left Behind, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Tribulation Force, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

The Book of Lies, by Brad Meltzer

The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens

18 Seconds, by George D. Shuman

Cut, by Patricia McCormick

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

The Haunted Hotel, by Wilkie Collins

Million Dollar Bra, by Jennifer Loy

Famous Last Words, by Regan Black

My First Four, by Kelly Eve

Kidnapped by the Driver, by Jessi Bond

Taken, by Selena Kit

Her Own Serenity, by Julia Becca

Dirty Filth, by Jason Jaxx

Titanic Conspiracy, by Vincent Kalin

Melody, by Imogen Linn

Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

The Apparition of Mrs. Veal, by Daniel De Foe

Serial, by JA Konrath

Blind Date, by Nikki James

Horse, by Severin Rossetti

Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo

The Haunted Hotel, by Wilkie Collins

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald ☆☆☆☆☆

This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Offshore Pirate, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Ice Palace, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Flesh Gothic, by Edward Lee

A Heartbeat Away, by Michael Palmer

Hand of Fate, by Lisa Wiel

Zombiekins, by Kevin Bolger

Oath of Office, by Michael Palmer

A Heartbeat Away, by Michael Palmer

September, by Marketa Glavonni

Tell Me Your Sorry, by Kevin O’Brien

500, by Matthew Quirk

The Hound of the Baskertville, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I Know What You Did Last Summer, by Lois Duncan

Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan

Down a Dark Hall, by Lois Duncan

Hostage, by Kay Hooper

The Blood Gospel, by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews Edwards

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerous Stone, (Audio) by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts, by J.K. Rowling ☆☆☆☆☆

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling

The Means, by Douglas Brunt

The Girl with all the Gifts, by M.R. Carey

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

10,000 Ghost Stories, by Jason Hook

Beautiful You, by Chuck Palahniuk

Ouija, by HASBRO

West of Sunset, by Stewart O’Nan

You, by Caroline Kepnes ☆☆☆☆☆

Red Rain, by R.L. Stine

Juliette Society, by Sasha Grey

The Sandman, by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Star Wars, by George Lucas ☆☆☆☆☆

The Empire Strikes Back, by Donald, F. Glut ☆☆☆☆☆

Return of the Jedi, by James Kahn ☆☆☆☆☆

The Vampyre, by John Polidoni

Carwin, The Biloquist, by Charles Brockden Brown

The Tapestried Chamber, by Sir Walter Scott

Clarimonde, by Theophile Gautier

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Venus of Ille, by Prosper Merimee

Ligeia, by Edgar Allan Poe

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

The Were-Wolf, by H.B. Marryatt

Ethan Brand, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

What Was It? By Fitz-James O’ Brien

We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach

Check out 9 Minute Books at the top if you need to get back into the habit of reading 9 minutes a day.

Ron Knight

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