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NY Times Best Selling Books

For the lovers of books, some recent books available on Amazon.com have been recognized and praised by the New York Times. What are these books? What are they about? And why have they become bestselling? We have got the answers to every question on your mind.

From Fiction to Non-Fiction, we are going to talk about 10 bestselling books that are worth the praise. And must be read by everyone who enjoys reading in their leisurely time, or every day to escape the boredom of life.

1. The Maiden by Alex Michaelides

The New York Times Bestselling author of The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides, returns with yet another dark and impressive tale inThe Maiden that revolves around a murder at the Cambridge University, and a mysterious Greek  Professor who is behind this heinous crime.

When Mariana Andros learns about the murder of her niece’s friend Zoe at the Cambridge University, who was also a part of the secret female society of the college named “The Maidens”, she is certain that the Greek Professor Edward Fosca is behind it. Mariana a former student of the and a brilliant but troubled group therapist knows the only person behind the murder is the Greek Professor, but the professor is charismatic, handsome, everyone’s favorite and is especially inclined towards the secret female group. Mariana must find all the proofs and go beyond her reach to unmask this killer, who is not the person he pretends to be. A plot that will capture the readers’ attention unless the final outcome, The Maiden is undoubtedly a must-read for adult readers.

2. The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

The global number 1 bestselling novel The President’s Daughter by Clinton and Patterson takes the readers on a thrilling journey where the kidnapping of a teenager is closely connected to national security. All Presidents have nightmares, and this novel brings one to life through the story of Matthew Keating, an ex-Navy Seal and Former US President, whose teenage daughter Melanie is abducted by a group of terrorists. The abduction is not only every parent’s deepest fear coming to reality, but also becomes a matter of National Security.

The readers come across a heart-touching story of a father, who embarks on a one-man operation to save his daughter and his country. A father, a soldier, and a leader, this 3-in-1 responsibility leads Keating to a dangerous mission that will make the readers experience the real tension unless the mission has been accomplished.

3. The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah

Kristen Hannah’sTheFour Winds is based on the setting of the Great Depression that, the “Dust Bowl” era that was threatening the lives of millions and has arisen due to a dangerous drought destroying the Great Plains that were once fertile. The protagonist of the novel Elsa Martinelli is a mother of two and must choose between fighting for her piece of land or escaping to California to begin anew.

A captivating and heart-breaking tale of a family, and particularly of a mother, who wakes up to find her husband had fled, leaving them alone in such a horrible condition, not thinking twice about her and her two children Loreda and Ant. Elsa must take a step for a better future for herself and her children, and leave behind what once used to be a perfect home to her. Will Elsa be able to fight all the odds alone and build a new future to save her children from this dying era? The novel follows many captivating and heart-touching events and will take readers into a journey that will touch them emotionally and mentally. 

4. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand’s Golden Girl has a unique plot revolving around Vivian Howe, who is the author of thirteen popular “beach novels”, and is a lovable mother to three fully grown children. Vivian’s perfect life comes to an end when she is hit by a car while jogging towards her home. Vivian wakes up in the afterlife.

When Viv realizes she is dead and wakes up in a world beyond the knowledge of humankind, she is assigned to a person named Martha, who gives her three “nudges” to improve the life she had left on Earth. How will Viv use those nudges to improve the lives of the people she had left? Will she be able to use them wisely? Viv watches from above her case is being investigated by Ed Kapenash. Will Ed unveil the long-kept secret of Viv to her family? How will it affect her unbothered family? These answers are hidden inside the plot that needs to be discovered by the readers themselves.

5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

A book that received the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is about the journey of Nora Seed, who commits suicide to explore the grey space between life and death.

The novel begins with a Prologue that reflects the life of Nora before 19 years of her committing suicide and then moves to the time when Nora’s life becomes a mess, the events taking place in her life lead her to depression and eventually to suicide. When Nora wakes up, she finds herself in a place filled with books that she names as “midnight library” a place in between life and death. The novel is full of interesting events, and Nora’s unbelievable journey has a lesson for all.

6. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A novel that has been referred to as “Painfully beautiful” by the New York Times, Owen’s Where the Crawdads Sing is an amazing coming-of-age novel focusing on the character of Kya Clark, the “marsh girl” whom everyone ignores and fears.

For years Kya has been living all alone in the marshy land of Barkley Cove of North Carolina coast. Her only friend has been the wild nature that has made Kya an untamed, wild girl feared by the locals. When a murder of a handsome young man takes place on the marsh, everyone blames Kya, but Kya is sensitive and intellectual, she is not what people believe her to be. Years of solitude make Kya longing for love and touch, when two young men of the town show interest in Kya, the novel takes unexpected turns.

7. Circe by Madeline Miller

Call it a Classic or a work of Fiction, Circe by Madeline Miller has weaved an intriguing plot that shares its relevance with Greek and Latin mythologies. Circe, the daughter of a sea nymph and Titan the Sun god Helios, everything seems to be perfect unless Circe discovers the art of Sorcery, and turns a fisherman into a god. When the fisherman is flattered by the beauty of another sea nymph named Scylla, Circe becomes extremely jealous and turns her rival into a horrendous sea monster. Circe is punished for her crime and the events that follow later in the novel are more interesting. Looking back at mythical tales through a modern mind and eyes is going to be an amazing experience for readers.

8. Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America by Bill O’Reilly

A novel that reflects the reality of America and depicts the brutal history of the organized crimes in the 20th century. From notorious robbers, murderers, conmen to mafias, Reilly focuses on criminals who had criminal records and became popular news of the nation.

Reilly in his book covers the period between the 1930s to the 1980s that traces the robbers of the Depression era, the creation of the Mafia commission, real-life escape stories of criminals, and many other interesting crime events and criminals behind them. The best nonfiction and the most riveting crime novel, Killing the Mob is a must-read for all who enjoy reading crime stories.

9. Becoming by Michelle Obama

This New York Times Bestselling book that has been adopted as a Netflix Original Documentary, and has been nominated for Emmy Awards, Becoming is an amazingly honest autobiography of Michelle Obama that has won the hearts of the readers for its spontaneous, witty, funny, and graceful narration molded with honesty.

This novel takes readers into the deeper insights into the life of Michelle Obama, how an African American woman began her career, met her future husband, worked as an ordinary woman while balancing her home and kids to becoming the First Lady of America, the first of her kind. Mesmerizing storytelling, some honest revelations, years of struggle to becoming the most important woman of America, Michelle’s story of “Becoming” who she is today and will be tomorrow is heart-warming.

10. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah a popular figure of America mostly recognized worldwide for his stand-up comedy, and comedy shows bring a series of stories from his South African childhood to the world.

From South Africa to the desk of “Daily Show”, the most popular show of America, Trevor’s Born a Crime reveals the story of his life, how he was kept indoors by his parents fearing punishment (since the union of whites and blacks in South Africa was then punishable), and how he came to be the person he is today. Years later, when Trevor and his mother made up their minds to live a free life, his life began to change gradually. From a fearful child to a young man searching for purpose in life, Trevor’s journey of becoming a popular figure is dramatic, hilarious, sad and heart-touching at the same time. Trevor’s intriguing stories of boyhood to manhood and to the path of hall of fame are a treat for readers.

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