Top 10 Reads from GoneReading – The Books We Just Couldn’t Put Down

Book cover for "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Book lovers take note: The Help earns top ranking by GoneReading fans.

Last month we posed a simple question to the fans of GoneReading: What book(s) did you enjoy so much that you literally couldn’t put it down?  The results from your fellow book lovers are in, with the top 10 listed below.

And while we suspect that The Help earned a boost from the recently released motion picture based on the book, I have yet to hear anyone say they didn’t love the book itself.  Its ranking is well deserved.

Have any thoughts to share regarding our list?  Let us know by commenting below!

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  Check out an independent review by The Book Lady’s Blog.
  2. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  Check out a review by Devourer of Books.
  4. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown.  Read this review by
  5. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  6. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.  Check out this review by S. Krishna’s Books.
  7. The Stand by Stephen King.  Read a review by Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review.
  8. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  9. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Check out a review by The Betty and Boo Chronicles.
  10. East of Eden by John Steinbeck.  Read a review by Whimpulsive.
A few thoughts from this book lover…  I’ve never read anything by Stephen King, but maybe that should change given that he’s the only author with two books on the list.  King was also the only author on our list that made a recent ranking of the highest paid authors so far in 2011.  I’ve only read two books on this list, but by total coincidence I read both of the books within the last year.  Weird.

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Happy reading!

Bradley S. Wirz, Founder & CEO
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