Readers, this year is about to end! Not to stress you out or burden you further, but how is your reading goal looking at the moment? Are you behind your schedule or running ahead for once? We are proud to inform you that we are running ahead. But, if you are running behind and you are overwhelmed, then we would suggest you take a break. Or, if you’d rather, pick these bestselling books which are guaranteed to get you hooked from the beginning. These are fun to read and they would be over so quickly that your reading goal will look easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
But, apart from that, these books have been on the NYT Bestsellers list for quite some time which means they have also made their way to our TBR pile. So, we are eager and looking forward to reading these books. We have read a few and can assure you they are extraordinary.
This year was filled with such great books that we are content with what we chose to read and experience. From Emily Henry to CoHo, Chloe Gong, and Taylor Jenkins Reid, every writer served and we can’t wait for their new books. Hopefully, we’ll be done with this list by then. [Who are we kidding, we won’t, but a reader can only dream].
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It Starts With Us
The most anticipated sequel, ISWU follows Lily and Atlas’s journey from right where the previous book ended. Lily and her ex-husband have settled into a civil co-parenting rhythm but how long will it last when Lily has decided to move on? When Atlas asks her on a date, she instantly agrees with the idea. However, Ryle is still very much a part of her life and their kid’s life, so what will she do now?
Where The Crawdads Sing
In Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village lives Kya Clark. She is a wild girl, deemed unfit for polite society. In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is discovered dead, everybody begins to suspect her. But, Kya is a born naturalist and quite different from what everybody thinks about her. She yearns to be touched and loved, and a time comes when she finds herself drawn to two men from town. She dares to open herself to a new world but with it, something unthinkable also arrives.
It Ends With Us
Lily has worked hard for her life. She never had an easy life but that couldn’t stop her from dreaming. Now, she has come a long way from her small town in Maine to Boston. There, she meets Ryle Kincaid, a gorgeous neurosurgeon who makes everything seem almost too good to be true. When her rose-colored glasses break into pieces, she will be forced to reconsider what kind of a future she wants.
Lowen Ashleigh, a broke writer has accepted a job offer. It seems like the perfect solution to all her problems so she agrees with the offer. Jeremy is married to Verity Crawford, a bestselling author who hasn’t been able to write due to her injury. He hires Lowen to finish his wife’s successful series. However, once Lowen begins to work at the Crawford home, what she finds is unimaginable and only complicates her life.
Tate Collins meets Miles Archer, an airline pilot in a rather unusual way. They are neither friends nor are they in love with each other. However, what they do feel towards each other can be described as an undeniable mutual attraction. They make an arrangement together but when their simple deal turns into something more, they will witness their ugly love.
The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo
Evelyn Hugo is not getting any younger so she has decided to tell her story. She chooses an unknown magazine reporter, Monique Grant to tell the truth. But, Monique doesn’t understand why her? She is not exactly living her best life both on the personal and professional fronts. Yet, they both meet, and as Hugo unveils layer after layer of truths, the answer to why she chose Monique will appear too. But, is Monique ready to hear the harsh truth?
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I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy began acting when she was only six years old. Her mother dreamt of her becoming a star. She did everything to make her happy yet she herself was anything but. She was riddled with anxiety, shame, self-loathing, eating disorders, addictions as well as unhealthy relationships. When her mom died of cancer, she started carving her own path. In this memoir, she unveils everything she went through for the world to know.
The Body Keeps The Score
Bessel van der Kolk is a renowned trauma expert who is praised for his work. He has spent over three decades of his life working with survivors. Trauma is a fact of life and in this book, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress in a way that’s easily understandable. Throughout the book, he offers proven alternatives to drugs and the best way to reclaim our lives.
Path Lit By Lightning
Jim Thorpe was a talented man who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals and was one of a kind. But, despite his unbeatable skills, his life was a struggle against the odds. He did everything from sports to playing parts in Hollywood but nothing improved his fortunes. Yet, he survived, never succumbing to any challenges. This book tells his story written by a master biographer.
The year was 1994 when over 300 Republicans under the command of Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol. They wanted to sign the Contract with America to put bipartisanship on notice. Almost 25 years later, a mob incited by President Donald Trump invaded the Capitol but what was happening? In this book, Dana Milbank recounts the truths about the Republican Party and the lengths it would go to just to maintain its grip on the American people.
Robin Wall Kimmerer in this book acknowledges that indigenous cultures are an essential part of our world. The book focuses on science. Robin embraces the fact that plants and animals are in fact, our oldest teachers. With this book, the author tried to send the message that to return what earth gives to us, we must understand other beings as well.
The Body Keeps The Score
Bessel van der Kolk is a renowned trauma expert who is praised for his work. He has spent over three decades of his life working with survivors. Trauma is a fact of life and in this book, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress in a way that’s easily understandable. Throughout the book, he offers proven alternatives to drugs and talks about therapy and the best way to reclaim our lives.
Robin Wall Kimmerer in this book acknowledges that indigenous cultures are an essential part of our world. The book focuses on science. Robin embraces the fact that plants and animals are in fact, our oldest teachers. With this book, the author tried to send the message that to return what earth gives to us; we must understand other beings as well.
Tara Westover was born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho where she spent her summers stewing herbs for her mother and in winter, she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. Since she lacked formal education; she began to educate herself which opened up paths for her. She had taught herself enough to get selected at Brigham Young University. This book is an account of her struggle for self-invention, a tale of family loyalty and grief.
This Is Your Mind On Plants
In this book, Michael Pollan, the author dives deep into three plant drugs namely, opium, caffeine, and mescaline. He recounts the history and his experiments. Additionally, he also reckons with the human attraction to these psychoactive plants. The book mainly focuses on why we desperately seek these shifts in consciousness.
Born A Crime
Trevor Noah was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother and it was a daring act of love. He was born at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison so his mother did everything to hide him from the eyes of the law. After South Africa was liberated from white rule, Trevor and his mother began a journey to live freely and openly. This book recounts the story of a young boy who grew up to become a restless struggling young man.
Michael Mann is the talented four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and writer-director of Heat who describes this book as a prequel and a sequel to the aforementioned film. This book covers the formative years of Vincent Hanna, a homicide detective, and the elite criminals seen in the movie and moves beyond it, featuring new stories.
The 6:20 Man
Travis Devine, an entry-level analyst boards the 6:20 commuter train to Manhattan every day. During his ride, as he looks out the train, he dreams of someday becoming a part of those lavish homes filled with wealthy people. Then, one morning his life changes when he receives an anonymous email saying “She is dead”. His life turns upside down and in the blink of an eye, he becomes the target of a killer who has their own hidden agenda.
The Family Remains
DCI Samuel Owusu has been called in to investigate a gruesome discovery that is connected to a case from thirty years ago. Rachel Rimmer learns that her husband has been found dead in the cellar of his house in France. Lucy Lamb is finally coming home, settling in with her children when her brother sets off to find a boy from their past. They are racing against time to discover answers and soon they will learn their paths might be connected in unimaginable ways.
Portrait Of An Unknown Woman
Gabriel Allon, a legendary restorer and spy set off to uncover secrets. He is determined to discover the truth behind the forgery of a 17th-century masterpiece that has fooled experts and exchanged hands for millions. He forms a plan to find the mastermind behind the scheme but his path is filled with many obstacles. Yet, if there’s anyone who could do that, it’s Allon.
The Hotel Nantucket
In 1922, a fire killed a 19-year-old chambermaid, Grace Hadley. After her death, The Hotel Nantucket descended from being a gem to an eyesore. But, now the fate of the hotel is about to change. The London billionaire, Xavier Darling has purchased as well as renovated the hotel and he has also hired Lizbet Keaton as his general manager. As Lizbet struggles to put in her best work, she deals with guests, staff, the hotel’s bad reputation, and even the shenanigans of Grace’s ghost.
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