20 Books That Will Hook You From the Very First Page: Today in Critical Linking

We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What’s a book that hooked you from the very first page? Check out the books that received the most shout-outs below!

If you happen to find yourself in a reading slump, these 20 Books Guaranteed to Grab You From the First Page might be the antidote.


Gay will cowrite the screenplay with director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Prince-Bythewood has directed and produced films such as Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights. The lead will be played by actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, star of Dr. Who, Concussion, and Belle. 

A film version of An Untamed State is bound to be intense.

West Hollywood residents can apply on the city’s website for one of eight $600 grants to build a Little Free Library. To qualify, you have to prove the property you plan to build it on is in West Hollywood, either build or buy the physical library, register it online and keep it stocked with books and maintained for one year.

Any takers?

So how do you sell books to somebody who doesn’t normally read?

Mr. Patterson’s plan: make them shorter, cheaper, more plot-driven and more widely available.

So…like James Patterson books, but shorter?

We are continuing our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone with a giveaway of five copies of the beautiful illustration edition. Go here to enter, or just click on the illustration from the book below!