Excellent Page-Turners To Keep You Reading!

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020
Excellent Page-Turners To Keep You Reading!
For most people, the act of reading is a reward in itself. When reading a book, we stay mentally stimulated and improve our memory, but research has shown that a good book helps to let stress drain away. Immersing yourself in a great book has numerous benefits that range from longevity to career success, including helping with depression and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.

If you're looking for reasons to pick up a book, this list of page-turners will get you reading in no time!

5 Non-Fiction Books:

1. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
This non-fiction book covers the rise and fall of the firm Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup headed by Elizabeth Holmes.

2. Educated by Tara Westover
This is the real story of Tara Westover who was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. It is an account of the struggle for self-invention, a tale of fierce family loyalty that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers.

3. Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope
Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this thrilling bestseller is a tale of white-collar crime revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history.

4. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
This shocking but true political roller-coaster focuses on Bill Browder's years spent in Russia and his personal transformation from financier to human rights activist.

5. I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt
The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Irishman", this book Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran's confessions to the killings of Jimmy Hoffa and Joey Gallo. 

5 Fiction Books:

1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
This sophisticated debut suspense novel is an exploration of the psyches of both a woman convicted of murdering her husband and the therapist determined to treat her. 

2. The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn
Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, this is a smart, sophisticated psychological thriller novel brimming with Hitchcockian suspense. 
This shocking thriller Harlan Coben follows Wilde, a man of a mysterious path, as he tries to find a missing girl. 

4. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel by Celeste Ng
This riveting novel traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives, exploring the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood.

5. After - The First Book In The After Series by Anna Todd
One of the internet's most talked-about books, now a major motion picture, this story follows Tessa's life and how it changed completely after meeting Hardin. 

All of the recommendations have been ‘tried and tested’ by our friend and contributor Eleni Maria Georgiou. Thank you, Eleni!

About Eleni Maria Georgiou

Eleni Maria Georgiou is an independent writer and publishing professional devoted to creating books that are creative, original, and modern.  

Passionate about Athens and all the city has to offer, for four exciting years, I co-managed XpatAthens. This experience inspired me to write my first book, Eleni’s GREEK PHRASE BOOK: A Beginner's Guide to Greek Culture and the Greek Language in 2018, sparking the birth of Lenacke Press. I continue to write, think about, and publish creative and original books, adding to the Lenacke Press collection

In addition, since 2004, I have been running fixyourenglish.com, a business that provides Editing, Proofreading, and Translation services.

I currently live in Athens, Greece with my husband and two kids. I am fluent in both English and Greek and interested in learning more languages. I like organizing and attending community group events, reading, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, writing, lifting weights, and going hiking.