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Ranking Author Paula Hawkins/Amy Silver’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

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“What are Paula Hawkins Best Books?” We looked at all of Hawkins authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Paula Hawkins and her pen name Amy Silver and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Paula Hawkins



7 ) Into the Water

Into the Water Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 7
  • LibraryThing: 4

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.



6 ) The Reunion

The Reunion Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 5

Jen, Andrew, Lilah, Natalie and Dan were inseparable at university, but in the seventeen years since they left they have hardly seen each other. Until Jen invites them all to stay at her house in the French Alps. The house where they once spent a golden summer before tragedy tore them apart.



5 ) Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista

Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 6

Cassie Cavanagh has never minded being ‘just a PA’. In fact she’s quite content with her lot. She has a city job she kind of enjoys – after all she is indispensable, you know. She has a boyfriend who showers her with gifts – what more could a girl want? And she earns enough to (just about ) finance the luxuries she’s become used to. But Cassie hadn’t banked on being made redundant. Nor had she pictured her boyfriend leaving her for an older woman! Nor had she ever imagined needing to take financial advice from her student flatmate. Reluctant to embrace the art of being thrifty, if Cassie’s going to survive the recession in style, she’s a lot to learn about budgeting. And even more to learn about herself…



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

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

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 7

Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old’s beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.



3 ) The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 3

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life–as she sees it–is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.



2 ) One Minute to Midnight

One Minute to Midnight Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 2

For many years, beginning when she was thirteen, Nicole Blake spent every new year with her three friends: Julian, her first love, Alex, her best friend, and Aidan, her obsession. Together the four had partied hard, suppported each other, and fallen in love. But then tragedy and betrayal tore the friends apart, and Nicole settled down to married life with Dom in London. But in the week running up to New Year’s Eve 2011, Nicole and Dom are preparing for a trip to New York to meet up with Aidan and Alex for the first time in years. But with so much left unsaid and unresolved between them all, can they really return to their old friendship? And if they do, Nicole isn’t sure she’ll ever want to come home again.



1 ) All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 1

Twelve days and counting… It’s Bea’s first Christmas with her baby son, and this year she’s determined to do everything right. But there is still so much to do: the Christmas menu needs refining; her cafe, The Honey Pot, needs decorating; and she’s invited the whole neighbourhood to a party on Christmas Day. She really doesn’t have time to get involved in two new people’s lives, let alone fall in love… When Olivia gets knocked over in the street, however, Bea can’t help bringing her into The Honey Pot and getting to know her. Olivia’s life is even more hectic than her own, and with her fiance’s entire family over from Ireland for Christmas, she shouldn’t be lingering in the cosy warmth of Bea’s cafe. Chloe, on the other hand, has nowhere else to go. Her affair with a married man has alienated her friends, and left her lonelier than ever. But Christmas is a magical time, and in the fragrant atmosphere of The Honey Pot, anything can happen: new friends can be made, hearts can heal, and romance can finally blossom…



Paula Hawkins’s Best Books



Paula Hawkins Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
All I Want for Christmas 121 1
One Minute to Midnight 322 2
The Girl on the Train 353 3
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School 247 4
Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista 716 5
The Reunion 565 6
Into the Water 674 7

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