Easy reader December 22, 2022 6:59 AM   Subscribe

Over the years, there have been many posts to Ask Metafilter about page-turners, books with momentum, propulsive books, engaging reads, books you can't put down. Basically, books that keep you coming back to the book instead of getting distracted by your phone or whatnot. Can you help me find those questions, in hopes of assembling a sort of meta AskMe recommendation of these books?

When times are hard, many of us want a book that sucks us in. So we keep asking variations on this question. Can you please link to your favorite, so we have the list of lists in one place?
posted by latkes to MetaFilter-Related at 6:59 AM (8 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

Come read some
with me.
posted by phunniemee at 10:21 AM on December 22, 2022

Did you know about the ReadMe page on the wiki? Well, I see the last update was 2014, so obviously we are due for this question!
posted by soelo at 10:27 AM on December 22, 2022 [4 favorites]

I enjoyed this one: What's the last fiction book you absolutely loved?.
posted by paduasoy at 1:00 PM on December 22, 2022

Weird Mysteries

A real nice list
posted by From Bklyn at 1:55 PM on December 22, 2022

I’ve returned many times to this thread about literary page-turners.
posted by cranberrymonger at 2:39 PM on December 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

I found a few relevant threads with searches like these:

site:ask.metafilter.com "the martian" "hunger games"
site:ask.metafilter.com "blake crouch" "thriller"

And, like, I don't know if these count as page-turners for everyone, but my guess is any two popular book titles / subgenres could be combined to find a thread of 'books like these.'
posted by Wobbuffet at 2:57 PM on December 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

I may not be the best judge of this because I rarely find it easy to put down a book, but here are a few from my own answer history that seem like they could be appropriate:
Science Fiction Beach Reads
Distracting and enjoyable fantasy/sci-fi books to read
Frivolous, fun fiction
posted by sibilatorix at 11:54 PM on December 23, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure if this will work for everyone, but I keep going back to the thread What time travel novels do you recommend? when I the need arises. (And I'm often sad that the thread is closed, because I can think of so many great additions from the past decade since the question was asked.)
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 3:20 PM on December 24, 2022

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