Ever since 1931, the New York Times has been consistently arranging a list of best seller books every week. It is well known that the books listed on New York Times famous seller books are the crème de la crème of the industry. Here are some recommendations to add to your reading list.
1. The Wish by Nicholas Sparks
“The Wish” by renowned romance novelist Nicholas Sparks hit the number 1 on the New York Times famous seller books fiction list, just two weeks after it’s published. Its success is predicted as his previous work, “The Return”, is listed as one of the New York Times famous sellers books 2020.
This story revolves around Maggie Dawes and her two timelines. The past Maggie, the 16-years-old Maggie was pregnant and ready to give up her baby. Maggie was lonely, until she met Bryce.
Bryce was charming. He taught Maggie how to take photographs. They had the sweetest time together, their love was like no other.
More than two decades later, Maggie is a famous photographer, sitting in her own gallery. Upon being asked a question “What would you wish for christmas?”, Maggie stops herself. She always knew she wanted to go back to meet Bryce once again. Turns out, what she wants is a different thing.
This story about grief, loss, and regret will accompany you through the weekend. A box of tissue will come in handy as it will not leave the eyes dry.
2. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Living as the owner of a tennis academy, Joy and Stan Delaney’s marriage is the epitome of harmony. Marriage is not supposed to be easy, but they have it long nonetheless. Their kids, Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke are not exceptionally bright, but they pave their own ways to success.
One night a mysterious stranger came knocking on their door, bleeding and hurt. The Delaneys are more than happy to invite her to stay. But then Joy is missing, and the stranger is nowhere to be found.
As a sole witness, Stan is started to be doubted by his own childrens. Read along as they unravel the truth, secrets and dysfunctionalities in their family. Just like her earlier works, “Apples Never Fall” had rocketed in the New York Times best seller novel list instantly.
3. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Four individuals, three different timelines, and an ancient Greek manuscript. The story of Aethon by Diogenes is about a human who became a bird so he can reach paradise. It’s called Cloud Cuckoo Land.
The manuscript has been a part of young Zero Ninis’ life as he used to provide translations for Diogenes’ texts. Little did he know that at his 80s, he would encounter a terrorism act as he help youngsters put the exact manuscript on a play.
The story brings us to young Anna and Omeir in the 15th century. Although separated by walls of Constantinople, they would cross each other’s path in unusual circumstances., united by Aethon’s story.
The manuscript also plays a part more than five centuries later, where Konstance, a teenage girl, is flying on a spaceship in a mission to find a promising environment for them to continue living.
Having won the Pulitzer prize in 2015, Doerr makes sure this story also contains a good message: dream, hope and humanity at the times where all of it almost went peril.
4. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoove
After her father’s death, Lily thought she would be free from being abused. That was true, until she met Ryle and she’s trapped in the same situation.
Why did Lily forgive Ryle so easily? Why is she staying in an unhealthy relationship? How, despite everything, did Lily stay so kind and forgiving?
Standing strong for the 16th week on the list, this novel tells a story about Lily, and her journey breaking off the chain of abusive situations that seems to always be present in her life.
5. PERIL by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
For you who likes political books, this New York Times famous seller book in the non-fiction category is worth reading. While his earlier works, “Fear” and “Rage” pointing out the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency and his policy in handling COVID-19 pandemic, “Peril” highlights the US’ transition from his governance to Biden.
It is said to be a dangerous period as Trump descended into defeat, resulting in January 6th 2021 chaos where Trump’s supporters hijacked the United States Capitol.
Collaborating with Washington Post’s journalist Robert Costa, Woodward provides the readers with confidential materials that lead America’s democracy to jeopardy.
6. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Traumatic events often leave an individual with a permanent psychological scar. Not only it changes the mindset, it also changes so many physical aspects in the body, including the brain and internal organs.
This book provides a thorough information on how it happens and a natural, drug-free way to recover from the trauma through movement, breath and a state of mindfulness.
7. Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
Talking about the Vanderbilt family means talking about tons of inherited fortune. Coming from Dutch at the end of the 19th century, Cornelius Vanderbilt built his empire and was recorded as the wealthiest family in America. That status lasted until the era of his offspring in the mid-20th century.
Collaborating with Howe, who is a novelist and historian, Cooper, as one of the descendants of Vanderbilt, answers our question on how the most notable family in America came into its decline.
8. No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler
Having been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at age 35, Bowler found it hard to grasp the bright future she’s always prepared for. A summer holiday turned into chemotherapy, a fun time with friends changed into doctor consultation.
In the brink of despair, Kate Bowler reflects on how it means to be a human: life doesn’t always go according to plan, but it is with ambition and faith that humans can always continue living.
From heart-wrenching novels to politics, from health issues and self-help books that would help you get the new ray of hope in time of dispiritness, the New York Times famous seller books are ready to accompany you through it all.