Book is a man’s best friend, right? You know why? Because it will be there for you when no one is. A book can calm and transport your soul out of stress, even in this pandemic. Reading is a great habit to improve your vocabulary and conversation skills. Reading a proper book rather than an article or your social news feed is more important than you think and there are some incredible benefits. Reading is a very good habit that one needs to develop in life. Good books can inform you, enlighten you and lead you in the right direction. There is no better way to pass your time in a good way than reading a classic or even a pulp fiction book.
It helps you calm down and relax, opening doors of new knowledge to enlighten your minds. People who read grow up to have better cognitive skills. Reading is good for everyone, not only children or young adults. On the internet, you will find many lists with up to 30 reasons why reading is important. Reading is nowadays not just limited to a paperback or hardbound covered tangible material; you can also avail books in kindle format which makes it easier to carry as it is literally a mobile library.
Here are some Bestselling Books for you which will instigate the reader in you:
1. The Best Is Yet To Come by Katy Colins
Katy Collins writes a heart-warming, emotional story that holds the reader close from the first chapter. Izzy’s experience of becoming a new mom resonates with many. Arthur was an incredibly lovable character. Despite his grumpiness, you felt his love and warmth in each chapter you read. He loved his wife so deeply that he truly struggled to think of life without her, preventing himself from having any happiness in his life. His constant confusion with technology was amusing, and it instantly made me think of my grandparent’s bewildered faces anytime someone describes any piece of technology to them. His reluctance to ask for any help, to admit in any way that he was getting older and needed support, was endearing. We cannot imagine how difficult it must be to grow old and not be able to do the things you have been doing all your life.
It was great following the journey of Izzy and Arthurs’s friendship. Reading how Arthur’s fondness and love towards Evie grew into a grandparent-like relationship was precious. We loved how much Izzy and Arthur filled each other’s voids; it was heart-warming and emotional. We can only hope that any seniors feeling this type of loneliness can come across their Izzy and find a new thirst for life.
2. Hush Hush by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is back in his New York City home when he receives an email from an unknown source demanding a million-dollar ransom in exchange for unlocking his computer and returning his files. Of course, he responds with his typical flair and goes to meet his guest, President Holly Barker, with whom he is carrying on his relationship as difficult as that might be. And, unbeknownst to Stone, his friend and ex-CIA agent Ed Rawls has been offered to substantial reward for removing the two individuals who are behind the threat. In a story that goes from NYC to Paris and London and back to his home in Maine, this book is pretty much non-stop action. Of course, there is a romantic interest, the government agent assigned to keep him safe, although Woods seems to have toned it down a bit. This is the 56th book in Woods’ Stone Barrington series. And he just keeps on putting out entertaining reads with a likable protagonist, and for the most part, a likable supporting cast that comes and goes from novel to novel. My thanks to G. P. Putnam’s Sons and Edelweiss for the ARC of this book in exchange for my review.
3. Enemy At The Gates by Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn
Picking up where the “tour de force” (The Providence Journal) Total Power left off, the next thriller in the bestselling Mitch Rapp series follows the CIA’s top operative as he searches for a high-level mole with the power to rewrite the world order.
Mitch Rapp has worked for a number of presidents over his career, but Anthony Cook is unlike any he’s encountered before. Cunning and autocratic, he feels no loyalty to America’s institutions and is distrustful of the influence Rapp and CIA director Irene Kennedy have in Washington.
As the attacks on Ward become increasingly dire, Rapp and Kennedy are dragged into a world where the lines between governments, multinational corporations, and the hyper-wealthy fade. An environment in which liberty, nationality, and loyalty are meaningless. Only the pursuit of power remains.
As “one of the best thriller writers on the planet” (The Real Book Spy), Kyle Mills has created another nail-biter that not only echoes the America of today, but also offers a glimpse into its possible future.
4. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
The Beekeeper of Aleppo gives names and faces to the glimpses we’ve had of the people that became Syrian refugees. People who were living their lives, working their jobs, raising their families, and enjoying everyday home life until the war and fighting finally blew up their existence and killed their friends, neighbors, and family. All that is left to do is to wait to be killed or die a slow death of starvation and lack of everything a human needs to survive.
What they’ve already seen and suffered is more than they can shoulder but now they must endure even more as they make the long, dangerous, journey through strange lands and bureaucratic paperwork that has the power to throw their lives right back into the hell of their homeland. Privacy, personal space, all that they knew as home and family, are gone and it’s hard to imagine how anyone can have the hope and willpower to keep fighting when they are so beaten into the ground.
5. When She Came Back by Yaron Reshef
The author writes a tender tribute to the aunt he never knew. It is based on her life, but of necessity he must fill in the details. His good research shows in the details. it is written in the first person, and we are privy to Syma’s thoughts and dreams. During the months that this Polish doctor is in Haifa, Palestine, there is no mention of what was going on in Europe in the late 1930’s which makes anyone wonder if they would have really been ignorant of all the foreboding signs that were occurring. This doesn’t seem to even be considered when she decides to return to Poland. There is a very harsh transition here which one can found disorienting. On one page she tells her sister she is coming home, and on the next she is being herded into a boxcar and being sent to an extermination camp. Nothing is told of the intervening years in Poland. This story overlaps with what I read in an excellent book, The Anatomy of a Genocide, which occurs in Buczacz, the very area she was from. So do know what happened there, and it was horrific. To leave those years out left a huge hole in the story of Syma’s life.
6. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Laura Dave writes a terrifically impressive and moreish suspense novel that shines in its depiction of a moving and growing relationship between Hannah and her 16-year-old stepdaughter, Bailey, that develops from a problematic one to a more profound and trusting one. Its evolution begins with the disappearance of Owen Michaels, a man Hannah had been married to for just longer than a year, only for him to suddenly disappear, leaving behind a strange note saying ‘protect her’ with reference to Bailey.
Hannah, a skilled craftswoman working in wood, proves to be a resilient, compassionate, courageous, smart, and ferociously determined mother who makes the decision to look into the man she had married as she joins forces with a Bailey that comes to rely on her and begins to trust her. It does not take long before it starts to become apparent that Owen is far from what he appeared to be in this tense narrative that goes back and forth in time, with a focus on Hannah’s marriage.
7. The Girl from the Channels Islands by Jenny Legoat
This novel is loosely based on a true story of resistance, heroism, friendship, and love that is hard to put down!
Hedy has to register as a Jewish resident with the authorities. However, since she is bilingual and can speak and write German and English, she is hired to work for the German military in one of their offices. While there, she meets a German officer who is secretly not supportive of the Nazi regime. They clandestinely begin to see each other and fall in love. But as the war drags on, each of them fears that their forbidden relationship may be discovered…
Thank you to Net Galley, Harlequin Books, and author Jenny Lecoat for giving me the opportunity to read the ARC of this historical fiction book!
8. The Book Store on the Beach by Brenda Novak
This book is filled with scenarios that just really tug at your emotions. Who can even comprehend how they would feel let alone emotionally handle someone who was just missing.
There are a lot of different layers in this story and totally not just about a bookstore and the lives involved there? It is a much deeper story with its complexity. It’s about heartbreak and learning how to move past and try to live your life.
It’s also about secrets and hiding a huge part of your life from other people that will be greatly impacted by the truth. Plus, to add an additional layer that tugs on your heartstrings, we also are pulled into how the kids deal with this tragedy.
9. Its better this Way by Debbie Macomber
The story follows Julia who is divorced from Eddie and, although not wanting a relationship she meets Heath. But there is something about Heath that causes problems in their families. What’s the problem and can it be sorted out?
As always with Debbie, this was a nice easy read, ideal for a day on the beach. The writing is engaging and the story gripping. Definitely not a book you can put down, so be ready for a few hrs to read in one sitting. The characters are believable and easy to relate to.
10. The Engineer’s Wife by Tracy Enerson Wood
This is a compelling novel of historical fiction about Emily Watson Roebling, a fascinating woman who was instrumental in the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 1864 Emily Warren meets Captain Washington “Wash” Roebling, a civil engineer. After they marry Emily leaves her own ambitions behind to help her husband and father-in-law, John Roebling, fulfill their dream of building a bridge connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. During the project, John Roebling dies of tetanus, and Wash is stricken with “caisson disease”. It is up to Emily to take charge of the project. She begins by running back and forth with messages between her husband and those at the worksite, but she eventually becomes an integral part of the process.