Voice Views: What's Your Top Pageturner?

From Harry Potter to The Book Thief and sci-fi to historical fiction, this month we’re asking what book are you unable to put down, and why?

Voice Views: What's Your Top Pageturner?

November heralds winter and the promise of more nights spent indoors, so we’re turning our attention to books and specifically: pageturners. 

Why pageturners?

There’s little more exciting than getting home to a book you've been thinking about all day, and won't put down for a good few hours. Phone notifications: silenced. Worries of the day: gone. Suddenly you're in Russian Siberia with Napoleon’s troops, or fighting an intergalactic war, or laughing with cowboys in the Wild West. We have an insatiable appetite for fiction and stories, transforming our lives from the ordinary to the outlandish.

This Goodreads article gives a taste of the top pageturners of our time. Contemporary classics such as The Fault In Our Stars and Gone Girl are listed behind traditional tomes like 1984 and To Kill A Mockingbird. 

Your Top Pageturner

Perhaps your favourite pageturner wasn't listed above in the article. It could be an obscure old title or a new release fresh off the press. Whatever your chosen story, we want to hear about it. We want to know: what book couldn’t you put down for a week? Which story made you crazy when trying to figure out the ending? Why does this novel enchant you so much?

By writing about our favourite pageturners (please no spoilers!) we can encourage others to experience gripping storylines and encounter curious characters, just in time for the cosy winter months. 

How can I get involved?

This month you can get involved and tell us about your top pageturner on social media, and on Voice itself. 

If you want to get in touch on social media, why not get connected on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and by using the hashtag #VoiceViews. Tweet us, reply to our Instagram stories or send a Facebook DM. 

Alternatively, we’d love to hear about your top pageturner on Voice itself. Why not contribute a post and share your favourite story with the community?

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Sienna James

Sienna James Voice Team

Formerly Assistant Editor, Sienna now studies History of Art at the University of Cambridge and loves to write about the intersection of politics, history and visual art. Sienna is author of the Creative Education and Instaviews series.

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