Harlan Coben (born January 4, 1962) is one of the world’s bestselling authors, and his books have been translated into 43 languages. He is the recipient of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award.
Harlan Coben’s books are filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. His novel Tell No One was made into a major motion picture.
Here are some recommended books by Harlan Coben.
Crying in the Bathroom by Erika L. Sánchez
In her debut novel, Erika L. Sánchez fearlessly tackles mental health, sexuality, and feminism in the story of a Latina teenager finding her voice. Crying in the Bathroom is an honest and powerful portrayal of what it’s like to be a young woman today.
Sánchez draws on her own experiences as a Latina teenager growing up in Chicago to create a relatable and complex character in 15-year-old Daniela.
Daniela is struggling with her mental health, grappling with her sexuality, and navigating the sexism she experiences at school and at home. She turns to poetry as a way to express herself and make sense of the world around her.
Crying in the Bathroom is both an important work of fiction and a moving coming-of-age story.
Hollywood Ending by Ken Auletta
In Hollywood Ending, Ken Auletta explores the culture of silence that allowed Harvey Weinstein to prey on women for decades.
Auletta interviews dozens of Weinstein’s victims, colleagues, and friends to understand how he was able to get away with his crimes for so long.
He also examines the role that power, money, and fear played in enabling Weinstein’s abuse. Hollywood Ending is a damning indictment of an industry that has long tolerated sexual harassment and assault.
It is also a powerful story of courage and resilience, as dozens of brave women speak out about their experiences with Weinstein.
The Golden Girls by Samantha Brooke & Jen Taylor
The Golden Girls by Samantha Brooke is a heartwarming story about the bond between four friends. The book follows the girls as they say goodbye to one another at the end of each day, and as they share their hopes and dreams for the future.
The Golden Girls are a group of friends who have been through everything together. They know each other better than anyone else, and they always have each other’s backs. They’re the kind of friends who are always there for one another, no matter what.
Saying goodbye to the Golden Girls at the end of each day is bittersweet. But, knowing that they’ll all be back together again tomorrow makes it a little easier.
The Golden Girls is a touching book that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. It’s a must-read for anyone who needs a little reminder that friendships are the most important thing in life.
The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
In “The Last White Man,” Mohsin Hamid offers a provocative and timely novel about race, identity, and what it means to be human.
Hamid’s protagonist is a white man who is the last of his kind in a future world where whites have been all but exterminated. As he tries to come to grips with his new reality, he must grapple with his own sense of identity.
In this ambitious and thought-provoking novel, Hamid challenges readers to consider their own beliefs about race and identity. “The Last White Man” is a timely and important book that is sure to spark vigorous debate.
The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian’s novel The Lioness is a gripping tale of suspense and twists.
Bohjalian weaves a story of family, love, and secrets that will keep readers hooked from beginning to end.
The Lioness is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers.
Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perrotta
In his book, “Tracy Flick Can’t Win,” Tom Perrotta tells the story of Tracy Flick, a high school student who is determined to win at all costs.
While Tracy may be an overachiever, she is also manipulative and ruthless. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if it means sabotaging her rivals.
Despite her less-than-admirable qualities, Tracy is a fascinating and complex character. Perrotta’s exploration of her motivations and her drive to win is both entertaining and insightful.
Write for Your Life by Anna Quindlen
In her book, “Write for Your Life,” she offers readers a candid, intimate look at her own life as a writer – from her early days as a newspaper reporter to her years as a mother and wife, and finally to her current role as a nationally syndicated columnist.
Through it all, Quindlen has maintained her love of writing – even when it hasn’t always been easy. In this warm and inspiring book, she shares the lessons she’s learned about the craft of writing, the importance of family and friends, and the power of storytelling to change lives.
With humor and insight, Quindlen shows us that the act of writing can be a deeply personal one – but it doesn’t have to be done in isolation.
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney