Discover the 13 Best Books to Read Next – Popular Bestsellers

Are you looking for your next great read? This year is filled with fantastic books of all genres – from thrilling mysteries to uplifting self-help books and everything in between. Here’s a list of the best books that you should add to your reading list this year.

Discover the 13 Best Books to Read Next - Popular Bestsellers

Top Fiction Picks

Thrilling Mystery Novels

The Maidens: A Novel

Mystery novels have a way of transporting readers into an immersive world of suspense and intrigue. This year, there are several great mystery novels that you won’t want to put down. Some of our top picks include “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides, “The Jigsaw Man” by Nadine Matheson, and “The Perfect Guests” by Emma Rous. These books will keep you guessing until the very end.

Captivating Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries Book 6)

For readers who love the fantastical worlds of sci-fi and fantasy, there are many great reads in store for you this year. Check out books like “Fugitive Telemetry” by Martha Wells, “The Galaxy’s Edge: Order of the Centurion” by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole, and “Silent Sun” by Brandon Q. Morris. These books will transport you to new worlds and take you on exciting journeys.

Heartwarming Romance Stories

People We Meet on Vacation

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good read, there are plenty of romance novels that will make you swoon. Some of our top picks include “People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry, “The Soulmate Equation” by Christina Lauren, and “The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot” by Marianne Cronin. These books will warm your heart and leave you feeling happy.

Inspiring Coming-of-Age Tales

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

Coming-of-age stories have a way of capturing the milestones and struggles of growing up. This year, there are several great books that explore the experiences of young people. Check out “The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris, “The Other Black Girl” by Zakiya Dalila Harris, and “Fulfillment” by Barbara Delinsky. These books will inspire and move you.

Gripping Historical Fiction

The Four Winds: A Novel

For readers who love to be transported back in time, there are many gripping historical fiction novels to choose from this year. Some of our top picks include “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn, and “The Arctic Fury” by Greer Macallister. These books will take you on an unforgettable journey through the past.

Must-Read Nonfiction Books

Engaging Biographies and Memoirs

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Biographies and memoirs offer a fascinating look at the lives of others. This year, check out “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” by Patrick Radden Keefe, “Broken (in the Best Possible Way)” by Jenny Lawson, and “Somebody’s Daughter” by Ashley C. Ford. These books will give you unique insights into the lives of others.

Informative Science and Technology Reads

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

For readers who love to learn about the latest innovations and discoveries in science and technology, there are many great books to check out this year. Consider reading “The Code Breaker” by Walter Isaacson, “Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer” by Steven Johnson, and “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers. These books will expand your mind and broaden your knowledge.

Eye-Opening Social and Political Commentaries

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

With so many pressing issues facing society today, it’s more important than ever to stay informed. This year, there are several great books that offer commentary on current affairs. Check out “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson, “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee, and “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist” by Adrian Tomine. These books will help you stay engaged and informed.

Uplifting Self-Help and Personal Development Books

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Self-help and personal development books offer guidance and inspiration for individuals seeking to improve their lives. Some of our top picks this year include “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” by Adam Grant, “The Art of Impossible” by Steven Kotler, and “Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain” by Lisa Feldman Barrett. These books will help you unlock your full potential.

Fascinating True Crime Stories

The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

If you’re a true crime aficionado, there are many captivating books to add to your reading list this year. Check out “The Real Lolita” by Sarah Weinman, “The Shadow in the Garden” by James Atlas, and “The Burn Zone” by Renee Linnell. These books will give you insight into the minds of criminals and the detectives who solve their crimes.

Popular Book Picks

Are you looking for your next great read? Look no further than these highly anticipated book releases. Whether you’re a fan of ongoing series, debut novels, or bestselling authors, there’s something on this list for you.

Sequels and Series Continuations

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel

For fans of ongoing book series, there are several highly anticipated releases this year. “Fall” by Neal Stephenson is the third book in the “Stephenson’s Cycle” series, which follows a group of scientists as they attempt to save the world from a catastrophic event. “The Last Graduate” by Naomi Novik is the second book in the “Scholomance” series, which takes place in a school for magic users and follows a young woman named Galadriel as she navigates the dangerous world of magic. “The Witness for the Dead” by Katherine Addison is a companion novel to “The Goblin Emperor,” which takes place in the same world but follows a different character. These books will satisfy your cravings for more stories in your favorite series.

Debut Novels Generating Buzz

No One Is Talking About This: A Novel

If you’re looking for the next big thing in literature, check out these highly anticipated debut novels. “No One Is Talking About This” by Patricia Lockwood is a novel about the internet and how it shapes our lives. “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia follows several generations of women as they navigate their lives and relationships. “The Prophets” by Robert Jones Jr. is a novel about two enslaved men who fall in love on a plantation in the Deep South. These books are generating buzz and are expected to be popular reads this year.

New Works from Bestselling Authors

Bloodless (Pendergast Book 20)

For fans of bestselling authors, there are several new releases to look forward to this year. “Bloodless” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is a thriller about a string of murders in a small town. “Second First Impressions” by Sally Thorne is a romantic comedy about a young woman who works at a retirement community. “The Maid” by Nita Prose is a mystery about a housekeeper who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. These books promise to deliver the same level of excitement and enjoyment as their previous works.

So there you have it – the best books to read next. From thrilling mysteries to uplifting self-help books, there’s something for everyone on this list. Happy reading!

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