Hey there, bookworms! The year is ending, and it’s been a wholesome one for the book-lovers like us. Frankly speaking, I feel a bit overwhelmed at times – there are just so many options!
Bone-chilling thrillers, nail-biting mysteries, lovey-dovey romances, dystopian sci-fi, memoirs with harsh realities, or non-fiction life hacks – no matter what suits your appetite, there is an abundance of good reads out there.
With so many books getting published every year, it’s quite hard to keep track of every single of them. Maybe, that’s why going through the bestselling books seems like the legit thing to do.
So, I scoured through the list of bestselling books of 2019 from the New York Times and Amazon to help you choose five irresistible titles of 2019.
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Delia Owens’ masterpiece Where the Crawdads Sing smashed all the records this year. Although the book was published in August 2018, it reigned the bookstores in 2019 like a true king!
Till this day, Where the Crawdads Sing sold over 4.5 million copies! Amazon has labeled the title as the highest-selling book of 2019, and for 67 weeks, it was in the NYT’s bestseller list.
The storyline is a perfect amalgamation of murder-mystery, romance, coming-of-life, and wildlife. Delia tailored the plot with the perfection that made readers from different genres under one umbrella.
The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
It was 1985 when The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood stormed the bookstores. People are still mesmerized by Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum.
After thirty-four years of waiting, the writer has blessed our lives with such a gift. The Testaments is equally satisfying and tasteful.
If you don’t believe me, maybe the exact words from the writer can, “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”
The Guardians – John Grisham
Now comes a name that doesn’t need any introduction – the man, the myth, John Grisham.
You are not a true crime-thriller lover if you haven’t heard about the wonders of John Grisham.
Lately, some of his followers have complained about his writings getting pale. Well, Grisham has silenced every one of them with The Guardians.
You will undoubtedly feel the adrenaline rush while gobbling down this fast-pacing mystery-thriller. Grisham, once, again showed the world how to execute a crime thriller.
The Institute – Stephen King
Oh, come on, do I have to introduce you to Stephen King now?
Stephen King is not a writer; he is a painter! He paints imagination with words!
The Institute is a tale of a young boy, Luke Ellis, who is abducted and taken to an odd institute. He is kept in a windowless room that looks awfully like his room at home. But he is not the only one – there are other kids some have telepathy, some possess telekinesis. A Mrs. Sigsby controls the institute with an iron fist.
The more time passes, the desperate Luke becomes for home – he must find a way out. But here’s the catch, none can escape the institute!
Do you feel intrigued? How about reading the whole novel?
The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
There is no way I am going to finish the list without mentioning The Silent Patient, the number-one New York Times bestseller.
A psychologist is only good if the patient co-operates. How about a crime psychologist got a patient who doesn’t speak at all? No, she isn’t mute, she just prefers being silent!
The patient, Alicia Berenson, has shot her husband. But that’s not the odd part; she doesn’t speak after that incident. Now, it’s the job of Theo Faber, the criminal psychologist.
However, the more Theo tries to help Alicia, the more he realizes that he is getting dragged in something darker, something more sinister!