Where’s the one place readers can count on when they need to find the best new books to read?
The New York Times Best Sellers List, of course!
The New York Times is the definitive source for modern literature. Whether a reader is looking for a great memoir or the hottest novel to hit the shelves in a decade – The New York Times has readers covered.
What are The New York Times’ best sellers of 2019? Read on to find out!
Top Three New York Times Best Sellers – Nonfiction
Reading nonfiction books is a wonderful way to see the world through someone else’s eyes or to read about an admirable person or cause. The following books are The New York Times’ best sellers for nonfiction in 2019.
1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is seen by many as one of the most intelligent yet down-to-earth First Ladies this nation has ever had. In her autobiography, Mrs. Obama underscores that fact by talking about some very personal issues she’s faced in her life as a young girl in Chicago to becoming a wife, mother, and First Lady.
Becoming is an intimate story that chronicles both the successes and the disappointments in her life – both in her public life as well as her private life. It’s an inspiring story that will motivate readers to live their best life – one that’s full of meaning and great accomplishments.
2. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
One of the most important books on The New York Times’ best sellers of 2019 nonfiction is Catch and Kill. Ronan Farrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is one of the first to expose the abuse of power and sexual assault/rape culture that has tainted Hollywood as of late.
In a time of #MeToo, Catch and Kill is a must-read as it exposes those who have tried to cover up their wrongdoing, no matter the cost. The book serves as a warning, both to innocents and to the abusers, that this type of culture is not something humanity is going to stand for any longer.
3. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
It’s not just memoirs or exposés that make the bestseller list – health books do too.
The Body Keeps the Score shows how traumatic, stressful experiences are imprinted on the body. Pioneering researcher Bessel van der Kolk shows how emotional, physical, and sexual violence take their toll on the body, mind, and emotions. The research also shows that the survivors of these experiences can pass their stress onto their family members, including partners and children.
Thankfully, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel as van der Kolk explains how survivors can work through the residual stress of the trauma and reclaim their life.
Top Three New York Times Best Sellers – Novels Readers Can’t Put Down
For those who adore fiction, the best place to look is The New York Times’ best sellers for 2019 fiction. The list is made up of books of all genres that have been sold online, in bookstores, and even in supermarkets.
Their popularity is unsurpassed – at least for the week. Who knows what books will end up on The New York Times Best Sellers List a week or a month (or years!) down the road? It’s always an exciting surprise. Here are just a few that are currently on the list.
1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
One of the long-awaited and most anticipated books expected to make it onto The New York Times Best Sellers List is Where the Crawdads Sing. Not only did it make it onto a bestseller list, but it also made it onto the list of one of Reese Witherspoon’s favorite books list.
Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon’s book club, reviews many books a year but this one has such a special place in Ms. Witherspoon’s heart that she’s decided to adapt the book into a major motion picture.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautiful coming of age story, with a bit of mystery thrown into the mix.
2. The Inn by James Patterson
James Patterson has been on The New York Times Best Sellers List hundreds of times. He’s one of the most prolific authors in history and his books are adored. Why? It’s because they’re the type of books that keep readers up all night – they are so thrilling they just can’t put them down.
The Inn is Patterson’s latest bestseller. In it, murder, mystery, and mayhem ensue as the inn’s new owner, retired detective Bill Robinson, works with his brave friends to stand up against an evil thug who has brought violence into their quiet town.
3. Outfox by Sandra Brown
Who doesn’t love a good psychological drama with a nice dash of suspense and a pinch of forbidden passion? These are the ingredients that make for an unforgettable story that readers just can’t put down.
Sandra Brown has created such a tale in her new book, Outfox. In this story, an FBI agent is relentlessly chasing a con man that has been on the run for three decades. Over the years, he’s taken on new identities to lure women into marriage before he steals their money and leaves without a trace.
The FBI agent must find out if the woman he’s now falling for is the con man’s next victim or his willing accomplice.
The New York Times Best Sellers Top 100: Helping Readers Expand Their Horizons
The great thing about The New York Times Best Sellers List is that readers know they’ll get a wonderfully eclectic mix of books. Readers can find political books from both sides of the aisle, as well as health, wellness, and self-improvement options.
The New York Times’ best sellers of fiction aren’t too shabby either. Readers will find books from little-known authors listed right next to prolific, beloved, long-time favorites, like James Patterson and Danielle Steel.
Anytime readers need to find an engrossing book to add to their “must-read” list, The New York Times Best Sellers Top 100 List is a great place to start.
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