Top 10 Books by Paula Hawkins (Amy Silver)

 

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for almost fifteen years, before trying her hand in writing fiction. She is primarily known for her international bestseller, The Girl on the Train, which has been published in over 40 languages in more than 50 countries. She is none other than, Paula Hawkins, a best-selling author. Her books are one of a kind including The Girl on the Train, which is known to be Paula Hawkins best book. Here are some of the best Paula Hawkins books in order i.e.; the top 10 books by Paula Hawkins.

 

The Girl on the Train

The story revolves around the lives of three women Rachel, Anna and Megan and has been said in a first-person narrative. The book is one of Paula Hawkins best sellers and was released in the year 2015. It’s a psychological thriller which makes everyone think, what actually happened to Megan?

Read it For:
The storyline is highly addictive and would make you a part of it from the get-go. This psychological thriller is full of unexpected twists and turns and would make you wanting for more.
Don't Read it For:
Confusing at a few places.
What makes this book stand out?:
Take any of Paula Hawkins books and you wouldn’t be disappointed. Her style of writing is highly distinctive which is pretty evident in this novel, where she uses an intense narrative to tell the story of Rachel, Anna and Megan.

Into the Water

It’s all about a dreadful river that takes up lives of women in the most unusual and haunting ways possible. A single mother also faces the same and is found dead after jumping in the river. But did she really jump? Or, is there something that’s missing? To find out more, go ahead and read this amazing novel, titled, Into the Water.

Read it For:
The author has woven a dark and a haunting world through this novel, which is really hard to escape from. The characterizations are on point, where every character has their own unique and dynamic characteristics.
Don't Read it For:
A little uneven and tangled at a few places.
What makes this book stand out?:
The level of intensity almost builds page after page, and would make every reader completely intrigued and baffled about it. The level of drama and intensity is what makes the book stand out from the rest.

Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista

It is a light-hearted and a funny novel which revolves around the life of Cassie Cavanagh and her journey from being a spendaholic to a spend-lessaholic. Her world turns upside down, when everything changes from her perfect job to her perfect boyfriend. What follows is her amazing transformational journey and how she tries to cope with the changes in her life.

Read it For:
If you are a fan of light-hearted and humorous novels, then this one is the ideal one for you.
Don't Read it For:
If you aren’t a fan of chick-lit, then this one’s not the ideal one for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
Relatable characters and situations is what makes the book stand out.

All I Want for Christmas

It is a magical story that is set during the festive season of Christmas. Bea, who happens to celebrate her first Christmas with her son is super excited and wants to make  it as perfect and as memorable as  possible. What follows is how her life is intertwined with the lives of Olivia and Chloe and how a ray of hope of love and romance is still alive in the life of Bea.

Read it For:
A simple yet intriguing storyline, this book will indeed be your Christmas favourite for the years to come.
Don't Read it For:
A bit abrupt at a few places.
What makes this book stand out?:
The novel is Christmassy, cozy, and romantic and fun all at the same time and is a true winner.
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One Minute to Midnight

Childhood friendship, love and obsession is the theme of the story which revolves around the lives of Nicole Blake, Julian, Alex and Aidan. The four are inseparable and have been together, since they were teenagers. But will they stay together for life? Or, would there be any misunderstanding or remorse between them? To find out, read this amazingly written novel by Paula Hawkins titled One Minute to Midnight.

Read it For:
The storyline is highly engaging and introspective which speaks about the beauty of eternal friendship and how important a friend is in one’ life.
Don't Read it For:
A bit predictable
What makes this book stand out?:
Highly gripping and relatable, which makes it one of Paula Hawkins popular novels.

The Reunion

It is a story about a group of inseparable friends, Jen, Andrew, Lilah, Natalie and Dan, who are later found all alone in the whirlwind of insecurities and betrayals. A snowstorm descends, and this group finds themselves trapped in a situation where there’s no other option than to talk to each other.

Read it For:
The story is so relatable, that anyone reading this could resonate with it and with the emotions of the characters.
Don't Read it For:
The plotline is highly realistic and if you are a fan of the fantasy genre, then this one’s not the one for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
Dynamic and highly relatable characters who are the backbone of this amazing story is what makes this novel stand out.

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

This book serves as a beautiful guide to both parents and teachers, who get practical advice on how to instill a love for learning in their children.

Read it For:
The book revolves around five fundamental principles of freedom, timing, opportunity, support and interest and has been used as a framework for writing the book.
Don't Read it For:
If you are the one who dislikes reading guidebooks, then this one’s not apt for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
Clear and practical examples, which are neatly written is what makes this book ideal for both parents as well as for teachers.

The Money Goddess : The Complete Financial Makeover

From buying a new house, to handling debt, expert advice on all these matters pertaining to budge and finance has been given through the story of a group of girlfriends, who go through a lot of financial ups and downs in their life.

Read it For:
Perfectly pitched advice which is thoroughly researched and cross-checked with financial experts.
Don't Read it For:
Not comfortable with terms pertaining to finance? Then, you might just want to skip this one.
What makes this book stand out?:
Well-researched financial advice which is to the point and too preachy, is what makes this book a complete winner.

Selling Houses: The insider’s guide

The process of selling one’s house is quite tedious and can be made simpler by following the tips given in this book, which serves as an ideal guide for sellers.

Read it For:
Tips that are given are quite simple and easy to apply.
Don't Read it For:
Not quite extensive
What makes this book stand out?:
Clear and practical tips are what makes this book stand out.

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