If you’re stuck in quarantine and are on the hunt for a new book to read, here is a list of some non-fiction and fiction New York Times bestsellers. With all the extra time people have these days, be sure to pick up the latest and greatest books on the market right now.
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- “Little Fires Everywhere” By Celeste NG
Recently transformed into a Netflix series, “Little Fires Everywhere” follows the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood as well as the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
2. “Where The Crawdads Sing” By Delia Owens
“Where The Crawdads Sing” will make you feel as if you are surrounded by the beauty of nature. A heartbreaking coming-of-age story and the tale of a possible murder. “The Marsh Girl” will keep you reading until the very end.
3 “Normal People” By Sally Rooney
A recently adapted television series, “Normal People” is a novel about the complex relationship/friendship between two teenagers who attend the same school.
4 “Camino Winds” By John Grisham
A wild story of a murder in the midst of a hurricane, “Camino Winds” is the perfect crime novel and a thrilling read at best.
5 “The Last Trial” By Scott Turow
An 85-year-old defense lawyer puts off his retirement to aid a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, who is accused of insider trading, fraud and murder. “The Last Trial” will leave you turning page after page in suspense.
6 “Wow, No Thank You” By Samantha Irby
Hilarious essays following the personal accounts of Samatha Irby, a blogger who writes detailed yet comedic accounts of her life and the things around her. This book is bound to keep you laughing all the way through.
7 “Educated” By Tara Westover
Nearly 120 straight weeks on the NYT bestseller list, “Educated” tells the story of the daughter of a survivalist, lacking a formal education, Tara begins to educate herself enough to attend a prestigious university.
8 “A Woman Of No Importance” By Sonia Purnell
On a more serious note, “A Woman of No Importance” features the true story of an American spy who helped to win World War II.
9 “The Great Influenza” By John M. Barry
Foreshadowing today’s pandemic, “The Great Influenza” features an overview of the 1918 flu epidemic and other large-scale outbreaks.
10 “Just Mercy” By Bryan Stevenson
After more than 200 weeks on the NYT bestseller list, “Just Mercy,” a memoir detailing the life of a civil rights lawyer and his decades working to free innocent people condemned to death.