Every avid reader has a certain book, or type of book, that she finds too addicting to put down. I've been a big reader since I learned to read. I remember being an early reader and driving my kindergarten teacher crazy by always asking when I was going to get to go out of the room with some of the other kids to do more reading. As a kid, I couldn't get enough of Ramona Quimby or The Babysitters Club. I even had a Ramona Quimby diary when I was in elementary school.
Now, the books I can't put down tend to be of the fantasy genre, and more often than not, are categorized as being for young adults. But, they also tend to be thought provoking and I just can't help myself. So, I thought I'd share a list of some of the books I found quite addicting. Some of them I quite literally could not put down. I even recall falling asleep with a book (or ereader) in hand, and waking up and picking up right where I left off. I admit that some of these books probably count as guilty pleasures, but this post is about books that I found addicting. And what is likely to be more addicting than our guilty pleasures?
The list isn't in a particular order. It would be far too difficult to actually rank them. Feel free to share yours in the comments!
Books recommended for teenage and adult readers.
1. The Divergent Trilogy
2. The Hunger Games Trilogy
3. The Trylle Trilogy
4. The Mortal Instruments
5. The Infernal Devices (Mortal Instruments prequel series)
6. Twilight Saga
7. A Walk to Remember (and pretty much anything else by Nicholas Sparks)
Books recommended for middle grade readers (fifth grade and up).
8. Harry Potter series
9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
10. Heroes of Olympus
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Elizabeth Woodrum is the author of the children's book series, The Maisy Files. She is also a full-time teacher and creator of teaching materials that can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers. This blog is a mix of teaching and author topics.