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3 weeks on the list
IT STARTS WITH US
by Colleen Hoover
In the sequel to “It Ends With Us,” Lily deals with her jealous ex-husband as she reconnects with her first boyfriend.
- Apple Books
- Barnes and Noble
New this week
by Janet Evanovich
The 29th book in the Stephanie Plum series. The man who abducted the office manager at Vinnie's Bail Bonds demands a mysterious coin in exchange for her.
73 weeks on the list
IT ENDS WITH US
A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.
by James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross and the true-crime author Thomas Tull search for a serial killer known as the Family Man.
THE BOYS FROM BILOXI
by John Grisham
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
- Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction
FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING
by Matthew Perry
The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.
The lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 offers details of his life, career and activism.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN SONG
by Bob Dylan
In a collection of more than 60 essays, the musician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature explores the nature of popular music.
13 weeks on the list
I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED
by Jennette McCurdy
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
by Quentin Tarantino
The filmmaker shares his love of cinema with special attention given to key American films of the 1970s.
- Hardcover Fiction
2 weeks on the list
by Lee Child and Andrew Child
The 27th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher goes after a killer but is unaware of the bigger implications.
9 weeks on the list
by Stephen King
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
- Hardcover Nonfiction
- Paperback Trade Fiction
79 weeks on the list
65 weeks on the list
Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.
67 weeks on the list
A casual sexual relationship between Tate and Miles becomes more complicated than they expected.
84 weeks on the list
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
by Delia Owens
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
- Paperback Nonfiction
211 weeks on the list
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
by Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
134 weeks on the list
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
48 weeks on the list
ALL ABOUT LOVE
by bell hooks
The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.
by Tembi Locke
A black American woman marries a Sicilian man, and finds solace in food and family after tragedy strikes.
189 weeks on the list
by Yuval Noah Harari
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
- Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous
by Ina Garten
154 weeks on the list
by James Clear
THE WOKS OF LIFE
by Bill, Judy, Sarah and Kaitlin Leung
THE RISE OF THE DRAGON: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE TARGARYEN DYNASTY, VOL. ONE
by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson
153 weeks on the list
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE
by Charlie Mackesy
- Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover
5 weeks on the list
THE HOCUS POCUS SPELL BOOK
by Eric Geron
A book of spells, potions, witch history and more.
WARRIORS: A STARLESS CLAN: SKY
by Erin Hunter
Disaster strikes at the heart of RiverClan, and its survival depends on the young medicine cat apprentice Frostpaw.
369 weeks on the list
by R.J. Palacio
A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
7 weeks on the list
by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Charles Santoso
After a shark attack, Odder recuperates at the aquarium with the scientists who raised her.
126 weeks on the list
THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS
by America's Test Kitchen Kids
Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
- Children’s Picture Books
THE SOUR GRAPE
by Jory John and Pete Oswald
A grape hold grudges against everyone, then re-evaluates life when one is held against him.
HOW TO CATCH A TURKEY
by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton
Students try to catch a runaway turkey before their Thanksgiving play.
6 weeks on the list
I'M SO GLAD YOU WERE BORN
by Ainsley Earhardt. Illustrated by Kim Barnes
A celebration of who you are.
LITTLE BLUE TRUCK MAKES A FRIEND
by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
Blue and friends meet Chuck the woodchuck.
23 weeks on the list
AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE BIGGIE!
by Mo Willems
An anthology combines five of Gerald and Piggie's adventures.
- Children’s Series
712 weeks on the list
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney
The travails and challenges of adolescence.
711 weeks on the list
by J.K. Rowling
A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
58 weeks on the list
A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER
by Holly Jackson
Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
29 weeks on the list
THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY
by Jenny Han
A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
647 weeks on the list
PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS
by Rick Riordan
A boy battles mythological monsters.
- Young Adult Hardcover
14 weeks on the list
LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN
by Shea Ernshaw
Sally, the new Queen of Halloween Town, must save her town from a sleeping curse.
THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END
by Adam Silvera
In this prequel to "They Both Die at the End," Orion and Valentino attend the premier of Death-Cast in Times Square.
by Susan Dennard
Winnie Wednesday trains to become one of the Luminaries who protect Hemlock Falls from the monsters and nightmares of its forest.
249 weeks on the list
ONE OF US IS LYING
by Karen M. McManus
For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
THE ONES WE BURN
by Rebecca Mix
Ranka must marry a prince in order to honor a treaty between humans and Witchik, but her coven wants her to kill him as well.
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The week’s bestselling books, Nov. 19
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1. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros (Entangled: Red Tower Books: $30) In the sequel to the bestselling “Fourth Wing,” a dragon-rider faces even greater tests.
2. Fourth Wing Special Edition by Rebecca Yarros (Entangled: Red Tower Books: $33) A special re-release of the bestselling fantasy-romance novel.
3. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (Entangled: Red Tower Books: $30) A young woman reluctantly enters a brutal dragon-riding war college in this YA fantasy.
4. Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $30) Connelly heroes and half-brothers Micky Haller and Harry Bosch team up to overturn a wrongful conviction.
5. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf: $28) Lifelong BFFs collaborate on a wildly successful video game.
6. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Harper: $30) At a Michigan orchard, a woman tells her three daughters about a long-ago romance.
7. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride (Riverhead: $28) The discovery of a skeleton in Pottstown, Pa., opens out to a story of integration and community.
8. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper: $32) The story of a boy born into poverty to a teenage single mother in Appalachia.
9. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday: $29) In the 1960s, a female chemist goes on to be a single parent, then a celebrity chef.
10. The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez (Riverhead: $28) During the pandemic, an aging writer takes in a parrot and a Gen Z layabout.
1. My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand (Viking: $47) The multi-hyphenate icon dishes on her career in music and Hollywood.
2. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears (Gallery: $33) The pop star, long confined in a conservatorship, finally tells her full story.
3. The Creative Act by Rick Rubin (Penguin: $32) The music producer’s guidance on how to be a creative person.
4. Prequel by Rachel Maddow (Crown: $32) The MSNBC anchor chronicles the fight against a pro-Nazi American group during World War II.
5. The Wager by David Grann (Doubleday: $30) The story of the shipwreck of an 18th-century British warship and a mutiny among the survivors.
6. Atomic Habits by James Clear (Avery: $27) The self-help expert’s guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones via tiny changes in behavior.
7. Hidden Potential by Adam Grant (Viking: $32) What science tells us about how to achieve our potential regardless of innate talent.
8. Be Useful by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Penguin: $28) The former action star and governor offers seven tools for life.
9. World Within a Song by Jeff Tweedy (Dutton: $26) The Wilco frontman’s memoir of a musical life.
10. Democracy Awakening by Heather Cox Richardson (Viking: $30) A people’s history of the rise of U.S. authoritarianism and its resisters.
1. Trust by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead: $17)
2. Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree (Tor: $18)
3. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco: $18)
4. Big Swiss by Jen Beagin (Scribner: $17)
5. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett (Del Rey: $18)
6. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Penguin: $18)
7. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner: $19)
8. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $17)
9. Babel by R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager: $20)
10. The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Penguin: $18)
1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (Vintage: $18)
2. All About Love by bell hooks (Morrow: $17)
3. Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami (Vintage: $17)
4. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen: $13)
5. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi (Picador: $20)
6. The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney (Liveright: $30)
7. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (TarcherPerigee: $19)
8. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $19)
9. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Vintage: $17)
10. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed: $20)
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Here Are the 15 New Books You Should Read in October
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The only explicitly spooky book on this list of October releases is Out There Screaming , edited by John Joseph Adams and Jordan Peele. This anthology of new Black horror spans from the supernatural, like a girl searching for the demon that killed her parents, to the all too real, like traffic stops and lynch mobs. Other books on this list, though, border on the uncanny : Walter Mosely’s Touched personifies death as a pale man with white hair and a dapper suit, and in Molly McGhee’s Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind , the titular protagonist enters other people’s dreams to scrub out the bad parts. Also arriving this month are the hotly anticipated memoirs from Jada Pinkett Smith and Britney Spears. Here are the best new books to read this October.
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror , John Joseph Adams and Jordan Peele (editors) (Oct. 3)
First, Jordan Peele co-created and starred in the sketch comedy series Key & Peele . Then, he made a string of films— Get Out, Us, and Nope —that fuse horror with the realities of Black American life. Now, alongside editor and publisher John Joseph Adams, he has collected and edited short stories by 19 Black authors into an anthology of contemporary Black horror. The likes of N.K. Jemisin , Nnedi Okorafor , Tananarive Due , P. Djèlí Clark , and Rebecca Roanhorse are featured alongside emerging writers like Erin E. Adams , Violet Allen , and Justin C. Key . Real life (traffic stops) and real history (Freedom Riders, lynch mobs) meet speculative fiction and the supernatural in this bone-chilling collection.
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Brooklyn Crime Novel , Jonathan Lethem (Oct. 3)
In 2003, Jonathan Lethem wrote the New York Times -bestselling novel The Fortress of Solitude , set in Boerum Hill, the Brooklyn neighborhood where he was raised. Two decades later—and with six novels, three short story collections, and a MacArthur Fellowship in between—he has returned to the New York City borough. Brooklyn Crime Novel , organized into six sections, traces the crime of gentrification through a series of stories in the style of oral history. This time around, Lethem spoke with the people he grew up with, of all races and backgrounds, to craft a story about memory, community, race, and privilege.
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How to Say Babylon , Safiya Sinclair (Oct. 3)
Safiya Sinclair burst onto the literary scene in 2016 with the award-winning debut poetry collection, Cannibal . Her glimmering debut memoir, laced with poetic voice, arrives with self-possessed power. How to Say Babylon is a liberatory memoir in which Sinclair tangles with her past, patriarchy (“I would watch the men in my family grow mighty while the women shrunk”), and tradition and colonialism in her home, Jamaica. Babylon, in this case, refers to the oppression that the author’s father, a strict Rastafarian , sees in the Western ideology. When Sinclair eventually moves to the U.S. for college, she reckons with the gap between her worlds and tries “to write the ache into something tangible.”
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A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy , Nathan Thrall (Oct. 3)
Nathan Thrall —a journalist and former director of the Arab-Israeli Project at the International Crisis Group—conducted extensive interviews and research to reconstruct the tragic February 2012 day when seven people were killed in a traffic accident near Jerusalem. He tells this story through the lens of a father, Palestinian phone company worker and political activist Abed Salama, and his frantic quest to find his five-year-old son, Milad. On that day, Milad had been on a school bus traveling to a theme park field trip, but he would not survive the journey. His death, as Thrall illuminates through exhaustive reporting, was largely due to the systemic inequities of being Palestinian in Jerusalem: the wall dividing the communities, poorly maintained infrastructure, and an oppressive bureaucracy.
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The Leftover Woman , Jean Kwok (Oct. 10)
At 14, Jasmine Yang married her husband Wen in a rural Chinese village. Then, she gave birth to a girl and was told the baby had died. But that’s not what happened. As Jasmine learns in a devastating twist, Wen, who wanted a son and was all too aware of the One Child Policy, gave their daughter away in an informal adoption. Upon finding out, she flees to America to escape her marriage and search for her daughter. She juggles two jobs to repay the smugglers who brought her: a cocktail waitress at a strip club, and a nanny for a white family with an adopted Chinese daughter. In The Leftover Woman , Jean Kwok weaves a riveting drama about motherhood and belonging.
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Touched , Walter Mosley (Oct. 10)
Walter Mosley, distinguished by a laundry list of literary awards, is best known for his crime fiction—especially for his series about Easy Rawlins, a Black private investigator in Los Angeles. He has dabbled in science fiction before, and now he’s back with Touched , an alternative fiction novel that is, in fact, very alternative. Touched follows Marty Just as something inside of him, an entity called Temple, takes over. Suddenly, Marty has strange new powers including super strength and the ability to resurrect the dead. But when Tor Waxman, an embodiment of death and a harbinger of white-on-Black genocide, begins stalking Marty's family, the story takes on a dystopian tone.
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The Hive and the Honey , Paul Yoon (Oct. 10)
The seed of Paul Yoon’s third short story collection is the movement of Korea and its people. The Hive and the Honey comprises seven masterful short stories that span 500 years of Korean diaspora. In 17th century Japan, a samurai escorts an orphan to find fellow Koreans, and in 19th century Eastern Russia, a soldier writes a ghost story about a Korean settlement to his uncle. Around 1980, a North Korean maid travels from Barcelona to Russia to reunite with her son, and in the present day, a South Korean immigrant builds a new life after being incarcerated. Yoon’s grandfather escaped North Korea, and the author’s works deal fittingly with belonging, home, immigration, and identity.
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Tremor , Teju Cole (Oct. 17)
Teju Cole’s first novel in 12 years is worth the wait. Tremor begins as seeming autofiction: Both the author and the protagonist, Tunde, are Nigerian, were raised in Lagos, teach at Harvard, and are cultural critics, photographers , and writers. Butitbecomes more nebulous, a tapestry of perspectives, art and artists, race, and history. The title refers to the omnipresent threat of something —a strained marriage, casual racism, colonial atrocities—shattering the illusion of a less complicated, more carefree reality. Through an address to a late friend, a lecture at an art museum, and the voices of 24 Lagos residents, Cole sculpts commentary about life and art in an age of uncertainty.
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I Love Russia: Reporting from a Lost Country , Elena Kostyuchenko (translated by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse and Bela Shayevich) (Oct. 17)
I Love Russia might be the last piece of work that journalist and activist Elena Kostyuchenko publishes from her homeland of Russia. She has been assaulted and arrested multiple times in retribution for her journalism and activism, and I Love Russia , while true to its name, holds that the greatest form of patriotism is criticism. It’s a mixture of Kostyuchenko’s reporting—on the 2014 war in Donbas, Ukraine, the contract killing of six of her colleagues, the Russian government’s grim denial of the fighting in Donetsk in 2012—and her deeply personal essays. And the author makes a point to foreground the overlooked and oppressed: sex workers, queer people, especially in remote areas, the homeless, and Indigenous Nganasan people facing alarming rates of suicide.
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Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind , Molly McGhee (Oct. 17)
After her mom passed away in 2020, author Molly McGhee was saddled with 20 years' worth of debt. She began having nightmares about a man who was constantly trying to pay off his debt by entering other people’s dreams and trying to ease their sadness at his own expense. This is, in essence, the plot of her surrealist debut novel. In Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind , the eponymous character is also mired in debt—until he gets a job with a government contractor that sends him into the minds of workers while they sleep to scrub away anything that might be making them unproductive. It’s a scathing critique of capitalism that holds onto the humanity of its characters.
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Worthy , Jada Pinkett Smith (Oct. 17)
Jada Pinkett Smith feels like she’s surrounded by misunderstanding . Her highly anticipated memoir, Worthy , is meant to change that. The book traces her journey from involvement with drugs as a young person in Baltimore to her close friendship with Tupac Shakur to her move to Los Angeles, where she would pursue acting and later meet and marry Will Smith. “Adventures of my youth, meaningful friendships, marriage, motherhood, self-betrayal and self reclamation are mere reflections of the adventures so many of us have taken in search of happiness,” Pinkett Smith wrote on Instagram. “It’s a harrowing ride of reclaiming my self-worth while unraveling unspoken truths.”
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The House of Doors , Tan Twan Eng (Oct. 17)
Tan Twan Eng’s third novel is based on W. Somerset Maugham’s 1926 short story “The Letter.” Maugham’s story, in turn, was inspired by the real-life Ethel Proudlock case, in which Proudlock was charged with the murder of a man who tried to rape her. In The House of Doors , which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Proudlock is a side character, a close friend of Lesley Hamlyn, wife of Robert Hamlyn. Lesley and Robert welcome Maugham, who goes by Willie, to their home in 1921 Penang, Malaysia, then colonized by the British. Tan effortlessly fuses fiction and fact as he paints a portrait of Maugham’s trip to Malaysia, his desperate search for a new writing subject, colonialism, and the restraints of heteronormative marriage.
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A Memoir of My Former Self , Hilary Mantel (edited by Nicholas Pearson) (Oct. 24)
This posthumous collection of more than 70 of Hilary Mantel’s essays, talks, and reviews, spanning 31 years of her career, does the beloved writer justice. Her work runs the gamut from the personal and poignant—like the surgery she underwent for endometriosis in her 20s, which left her post-menopausal and infertile—to the irreverent and clever—like her assessments of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton and her experience with a hypnotist. As the author of the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy (a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power), she also imparts plenty of knowledge about history and writing: “Ink is a generative fluid. If you don’t mean your words to breed consequences, don’t write at all.”
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Tupac: The Authorized Biography , Staci Robinson (Oct. 24)
The author and screenwriter Staci Robinson (also an executive producer on the series Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur ) and hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur met at Tamalpais High School, outside of San Francisco. They stayed in touch until Tupac’s death at age 25. Tupac’s mother, the activist Afeni Shakur, reached out to Robinson and asked her to write this authorized biography. Because of that level of familial access, the book brims with material: conversations with his loved ones, handwritten lyrics, album track lists, and liner notes. While Robinson doesn’t speculate on Tupac’s unsolved murder, she does stay true to his “ revolutionary vigilance against a system complicit in keeping Black Americans powerless and poor,” as she writes in the book.
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The Woman in Me , Britney Spears (Oct. 24)
Other people have been telling Britney Spears’ story for a long time. The iconic pop star was confined in a conservatorship, in which her father was her conservator, for over 13 years, until 2021 , when a court agreed to terminate the arrangement. Now, Spears has decided to tell her own story on her own terms. The Woman in Me will document both her trajectory toward superstardom and how that journey shaped her.
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The 20 best books of 2023 so far, according to Amazon's book editors
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Every year—for more than 15 years running—Amazon editors come together to decide on the 20 Best Books of the Year So Far. This process is months in the making. Amazon editors read hundreds of books, paying attention to the titles that stick with them most and that they know will fascinate readers. From there, they create a list of favorites, whittling it down from 60 to 40 and then finally to 20, during a heated debate in Seattle. It’s a passionate, lengthy process where emotions run high.
Al Woodworth, a senior editor on the Amazon Books Editorial Team, said, “Our list is about books that you can’t stop and don’t want to stop talking about. We’re aiming for books that are conversation starters and books that will keep you up all night reading—whether it’s a juicy romance, heart-pounding narrative nonfiction, or a pacey thriller.”
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In addition to the overall top 20 Best Books of the Year So Far, the Amazon Books Editorial Team also put together the top 20 picks in popular categories like biography and memoir, literature and fiction, history, mystery and thriller, romance, cookbooks, and children’s books (by age)—making it the perfect list to discover your next favorite read. You can see the full list on Amazon.com , and below are the top 20 picks, along with quotes from the editors.
by Ann Napolitano
"With gusto and compassion, Ann Napolitano crafts a tear-jerker of a story that centers on the Padavano sisters, who are thick as thieves—until they aren’t. Hello Beautiful offers big emotion, and that’s exactly what makes it so powerful and so page-turning, which is why we named it the Best Book of 2023 So Far." —Al Woodworth
by S.A. Cosby
"This Southern Gothic serial killer mystery comes out of the gate dark, and S.A. Cosby rarely takes his foot off the gas, but his storytelling—lean but vivid, and emotionally intelligent—nails every beat. I couldn’t read it fast enough." —Vannessa Cronin
by Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D.
"Mind-changing revelations, fascinating facts—Jean M. Twenge's compulsively readable book will transform the way you see yourself and everyone you know, and finally put all those tired tropes about baby boomers, millennials, and more to rest. You’ll quote it every day." —Lindsay Powers
by Emilia Hart
"Though divided by centuries, three women, who share a unique connection to the natural world and to one another, tell their fascinating stories of persecution, danger, and resilience in a beautifully written novel that is a fierce and dazzling read." —Seira Wilson
by Paul Kix
"This is the best kind of narrative nonfiction: Your heart will pound, your blood will boil, you’ll feel the rush of adrenaline as Paul Kix tells the history—complete with the unsung heroes, villains, and funders—of how Martin Luther King Jr., his team, and thousands of children in Birmingham, Alabama, changed America." —Al Woodworth
by Helen Elaine Lee
"Sorry/not sorry for the simile: This empathy-expanding novel, a sly paeon to the power of great fiction and its ability to be a Trojan horse delivering the truth, is like a pomegranate—open it and you’ll find a treasure trove inside." —Erin Kodicek
by Deepti Kapoor
"Power, pleasure, drugs, and violence collide in this page turner with Crazy Rich Asians , Narcos , and The Godfather vibes. From extreme wealth to extreme poverty, and narrated by a cast of characters on both sides of the spectrum, Deepti Kapoor’s juicy novel centers on a sprawling Indian family that controls—or attempts to control—all that’s around them, at any cost." —Al Woodworth
by David Grann
"Batten down the hatches, this true story of mayhem and murder, adventure, and reckless ambition on the high seas is a thrill to read. You can almost feel the salt spray on your skin as the HMS Wager and its hurly-burly crew fight the elements and each other in pursuit of fame and fortune. David Grann, once again, has made history come alive." —Al Woodworth
by Abraham Verghese
"We didn’t want this book to end—told over the course of three generations, Abraham Verghese weaves a magnetic story of how cultural, social, and racial politics play out in the lives of wives, doctors, and artists who strive to find a home and purpose in a shifting and dangerous world. Filled with characters who love deeply and dream big, this novel will sweep you off your feet." —Al Woodworth
by Emily Henry
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After all of the hustle and bustle of last week – prepping Thanksgiving dinner, hours spent at your aunt and uncle’s house, feverishly racking up savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – doesn’t the idea of curling up with a good book sound relaxing?
What about if we were to guarantee up to 50% off in savings on that book?
This holiday season, whether you’re buying for yourself, or searching for the perfect gift for the book lover in your life, look no further than the trusty Shopping section at the New York Post.
Below, we’ve lovingly put together a list of some of this year’s biggest fiction bestsellers, all marked down at least 40% (and up to 50%) on Amazon.
Whether you’re looking for a spy-thriller, a romance novel, or just to escape with a beach read, we’ve got you covered.
Read on, skim the synopses, and pick one out. Happy reading.
2022 Bestselling Fiction Deals:
1. “run, rose, run: a novel,” by james patterson and dolly parton , $15, original price: $30.
Synopsis: The world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, teams up with country-pop superstar Dolly Parton for a thriller about an enigmatic young country singer, whose dark past haunts her as she begins to strike it big in Nashville.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 17
2 . “The 6:20 Man,” by David Baldacci , $15, original price: $29
Synopsis: An unsuspecting financial analyst and former soldier gets pulled into a dark scheme when he discovers a co-worker, and former girlfriend, hanging in utility close in this 2022 novel from superstar author David Baldacci.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 11
3 . “The Hotel Nantucket,” by Elin Hilderbrand , $15, original price: $29
Synopsis: The so-called “Queen of Beach Reads” Elin Hilderbrand returns with a novel set, fittingly, by the sea-side. Lizbet Keaton isn’t quite sure what she’s getting into when she accepts a job as general manager of the titular Hotel Nantucket. It’s seen better days, but will it see even worse ones?
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 12
4. “The Maid: A Novel,” by Nita Prose , $17, original price: $27
Synopsis: Nita Prose garnered huge praise and a #1 New York Times Bestseller with “The Maid,” which follows introverted Molly Gray as her life as a hotel maid is turned upside down when she’s accused of the murder of a guest found dead in his room by (who else?) Molly.
5. “Sparring Partners: Novellas,” by John Grisham, $14, original price: $29
Synopsis: The undisputed champ of the legal thriller returns with three books in one with his set of novellas, “Sparring Partners.” John Grisham flits from profiling the kings of the courtroom (lawyers who may seem familiar to loyal Grisham readers), to death-row inmates, and back again.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 13
6. “The Candy House,” by Jennifer Egan , $21, original price: $28
Synopsis : Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer-winning author of “A Visit from the Goon Squad” returns this year with its sequel, “The Candy House.” A favorite of the New York Times, Barack Obama, Time, NPR, The New Yorker (should we go on?), “The Candy House” follows tech wiz Bix Bouton as he searches for his next big idea: externalized memory.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 2
7. “Carrie Soto is Back,” by Taylor Jenkins Reid , $18, original price: $28
Synopsis: Carrie Soto, the best tennis player in the world, is compelled to come out of retirement in middle-age to face off against a new, young challenger, the formidable Nicki Chan, in this bestselling novel by the author of “Daisy Jones & The Six.”
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 5
8. “Portrait of an Unknown Woman,” by Daniel Silva , $15, original price: $30
Synopsis: The spy and art historian Gabriel Allon is resurrected for the 22nd time in Daniel Silva’s “Portrait of an Unknown Woman,” which finds Allon pulled out of retirement to investigate the suspicious discovery of a centuries-old painting.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 6
9 . “22 Seconds: A Women’s Murder Club Thriller,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro , $15, original price: $29
Synopsis: In the second Patterson team-up of our list, he’s joined by frequent collaborator Maxine Paetro for another entry into their “Women’s Murder Club” series. Aptly, “22 Seconds” is the 22nd entry into the series, following SFPD sergeant Lindsay Boxer as she attempts to stop the flow of drugs across the border, and protect her family from harm.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 7
10. “ All Good People Here: A Novel,” by Ashley Flowers , $18, original price: $28
Synopsis: Ashley Flowers, the host of #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, knows a thing or two about what makes a good story. Her debut novel, “All Good People Here” finds journalist Margot returning to her hometown (and the sight of a decades old murder) to care for family, when another murder stirs up old feelings.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 9
11. “Dream Town: An Archer Novel,” by David Baldacci, $15, original price: $29
Synopsis: David Baldacci resurrects private eye Aloysisu Archer for his third outing in “Dream Town,” following along as he investigates a bloody murder, and the subsequent disappearance of a screenwriter and client, in 50’s era Hollywood.
12. “Fairy Tale,” by Stephen King , $16, original price: $33
Synopsis: The master of horror returns for the enchanting tale of Charlie Reade, a hard-working highschool kid and orphan who befriends an eccentric old man before discovering that his ramshackle home may be a portal to another world.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 11 (and counting)
13. “Dreamland: A Novel,” by Nicholas Sparks , $14, original price: $29
Synopsis: Nicholas Sparks, the romance writer behind “The Notebook,” “The Longest Ride,” “The Wish,” and so many others returns with “Dreamland,” tracing the love story of two star-crossed musicians: down-and-out Colby Mills, and college girl Morgan Lee.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 9 (and counting)
14. “Either/Or,” by Elif Bautman , $16, original price: $27
Synopsis: Hold on to your hats: this is a wordy one. Elif Batuman’s “Either/Or” follows Harvard sophomore and first-generation immigrant Selin as she stumbles through classes, love, and growing up.
Weeks on the Bestseller List: 1
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