The pandemic has given us more time and perspective to indulge in the pleasures of life and for the lack of a better word ( you are thinking right, must be a novice writer with poor vocabulary ) enrich ourselves with loads of literature. Are you a bibliophile? Or are you a collector like me who keeps ordering new books while many of the previous ones lie unread on the shelf? Whichever one you might be, I’m sure both of us like quality work. And where better to find some of the best books of the year than on the list of The New York Times Best Selling Books 2020? This Best Sellers List is compiled by genre and format of the best selling books in the United States. If you plan to buy them all I suggest you read this budget buying guide.
“I like recommendations like my bookshelves; organized, detailed, and sorted. So you won’t be disappointed.” – Surbhi ( a girl with big dreams because she sleeps a lot )
New York Times Best Selling Books: Hardcover Fiction
1. The Book Of Two Ways
by Joudi Picoult
After surviving a plane crash, a death doula travels to Egypt to reconnect with an old flame who is an archaeologist.
2. The Evening And The Morning
by Ken Follett
In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman, and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
3. The Coast-To-Coast Murders
by James Patterson and J.D. Barker
A detective and an F.B.I. agent are baffled by a cross-country killing spree.
4. Next To Last Stand
by Craig Johnson
When America’s power grid is shut down, Mitch Rapp goes after a cyber terrorist.
5. Vince Flynn: Total Power
by Kyle Mills
The 16th book in the Longmire series. A million dollars in a shoebox and a piece of a painting might be clues to an art heist.
New York Times Best Selling Books: Hardcover Non-Fiction
by Bob Woodward
Based on 17 on-the-record interviews with President Trump and other reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist details the president’s perspective on multiple crises.
2. Killing Crazy Horse
By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The ninth book in the conservative commentator’s killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.
by Candice Owens
The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.
by Isabel Wilkerson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
by Michael Cohen
An account of President Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration by his former personal attorney.
New York Times Best Selling Books: Paperback Trade Fiction
1. The Institute
by Stephen King
Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
2. Then She Was Gone
by Lisa Jewell
Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions.
3. Cilka’s Journey
by Heather Morris
A 16-year-old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill.
4. Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
5. The Testaments
by Margaret Atwood
In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
New York Times Best Selling Books: Paperback Non-Fiction
1. My Own Words
by Ruth Bader Ginsberg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.
2. White Fragility
by Robin DiAngelo
White Fragility discusses the historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
3. The Body Keeps The Score
by Bessel van der Kolk
The book dives into how trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
4. So You Want To Talk About Race
by Iljeoma Oluo
A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.
5. Stamped From The Beginning
by Ibrahim X. Kendi
From the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction, the book looks at anti-Black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.
New York Times Best Selling Books: Young Adult Hardcover
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
An exploration of racism and anti-racism in America.
2. Channel Kindness
by Born This Way Foundation Reporters with Lady Gaga
A collection of 51 stories that impresses on using the power of kindness to change the world.
3. The Hate You Give
by Angie Thomas
A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
4. One Of Us Is Lying
by Karen M. McManus
For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
5. Avatar The Last AirBender: The Rise Of Kyoshi
by F.C. Yee with Michael Dante DiMartino
Kyoshi flees with her friend Rangi after she discovers her airbending powers.
If you’re someone who believes all work irrespective of its listing on some fancy list deserves a read, the world needs more people like you. Certain books have a different thrill to them and leave all book enthusiasts in splits. Some establish an eternity of fashion trends to follow. But all evoke the same feeling for everyone who reads them; the love for words, the dreams of living those numerous lives, and writing such masterpieces one day.
We are ready for our daily reading time and to splurge our monthly book budget. What about you? Which new book release are you waiting for?