34 Great Books to Suit Any Mood or Interest (2022)

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If You're Looking for an Honest Story About Losing a Mother If You're Looking for a Novel That Reads Like Poetry If You Like Sharp Humor and Quick Reads If You Want to Remember bell hooks If You Really Missed Traveling (and Anthony Bourdain) If You Want Something a Little Dishy If You Need to Be Reminded of (the Greatness of) the Great Outdoors If You're Worried You're a Helicopter Mom If You Ever Wondered What Life Was Like in Your Dream House If You Appreciate Great Dialogue If There Aren't Enough True Crime Podcasts for You If You Want Something a Little...Unsettling If You're Looking to Learn Something If You Want to Read Cultural Criticism Without the Usual Snobbery If You Want to Spend a Little Less Time on Your Phone If You Can't Read Enough About Hygge, Lagom, and Swedish Death Cleaning If You Just Finished Binge Watching and Reading The Handmaid's Tale If You're Happy With a Smart, Grown-Up Romance If Oddball Families Make You Smile If You're Down for a Literary Masterpiece You Can Read in One Sitting If You Want a Good Cry (Two Boxes of Tissues, Minimum) If You Wore Out Your Copy of Like Water for Chocolate If You Just Went Through a Breakup If You Love Quirky Science and Psychology If You Want to Fulfill Your Fantasies of Working on a Winery If You've Been Looking for Another Book Like Where'd You Go Bernadette If You're Breastfeeding Your Cluster Feeding Baby If You Want to Be Put Into a Good Mood If You're About to Have a Baby If You're in Love If You're In a Bad Mood If You're Feeling Ready for a Vacation If You're Getting Hitched If You're in the Mood for a Spine-Tingling Stories FAQs Videos

When we're looking for good books to read, we browse bestseller lists, click around Goodreads and Instagram, and ask friends for their recommendations. But the usual blanket categories and genres can be a bit too broad, and often, we've found that we get the best recommendations when we choose books based on our mood or our interests.

If you're looking for interesting books to read, we've compiled a list of 34 super-specific recommendations you won't be able to put down. This list has you covered, no matter how you're feeling.

The Best Books of 2021

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If You're Looking for an Honest Story About Losing a Mother

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Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner

This is the memoir and debut book of Michelle Zauner, lead singer of the indie band Japanese Breakfast. Zauner writes about growing up Korean American and how losing her mother to cancer when she was 25 forced her to reconnect with her identity. It's a story of Zauner's grief and an exploration of all the gifts (language, food, history) her mother left behind.

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If You're Looking for a Novel That Reads Like Poetry

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong is a Vietnamese-American poet and his debut novel is written in the form of a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Exploring race, class, and masculinity, the novel handles difficult topics with beauty and the kind of lines that will hang in the air long after you've set the book down.

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If You Like Sharp Humor and Quick Reads

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One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, by Scaachi Koul

Written by Buzzfeed senior writer Scaachi Koul, this collection of essays is rich with relatable humor, no matter how specific the scenarios. Koul invites the reader into some of her most miserable and mortifying life moments, from feeling like an outsider as the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada to shaving her knuckles to fit in at school.

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If You Want to Remember bell hooks

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All About Love, by bell hooks

Feminist scholar and activist bell hooks died in 2021 at age 69, but her works have long been and will remain timeless. Her 1999 book is, as the title says, all about love, from personal, psychological, and philosophical perspectives.

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If You Really Missed Traveling (and Anthony Bourdain)

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World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever

Had to cancel your dream vacation due to the pandemic? This posthumous collection of essays and reflections captures the late travel and food writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain's favorite places on the planet—and may just inspire your future travels.

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If You Want Something a Little Dishy

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Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

This summer-perfect read about secrets in a marriage offers an insider's glimpse into the New York theater and Hollywood scenes.

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If You Need to Be Reminded of (the Greatness of) the Great Outdoors

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Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Kya grows up wild and nearly alone along the North Carolina shores, where the natural world becomes her classroom and her great love. (It may just encourage you to go outside and commune with yourself and your nearest stretch of wilderness.)

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If You're Worried You're a Helicopter Mom

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Girls With Bright Futures, by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman

This thriller follows three moms as they go into overdrive to try to get their daughters a single, coveted spot at Stanford—including possibly attempted murder. (So no, you're doing just fine!)

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If You Ever Wondered What Life Was Like in Your Dream House

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The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett

Spoiler alert: Life isn't as perfect on the inside of a dream house as it appears. This artful portrait of a dysfunctional family—and the house they inhabit—is worthy book club fare.

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If You Appreciate Great Dialogue

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Normal People, by Sally Rooney

If you haven't yet read Rooney's Normal People or her 2017 debut, Conversations with Friends, the Irish author's novels are great books to read if you like biting dialogue and stories about messy, real relationships.

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If There Aren't Enough True Crime Podcasts for You

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden Keefe

We'll say it: There are tons of true crime books and podcasts—but very few of them actually solve said crimes or offer much in the way of new information (of course, no shame in getting a rundown or entertaining commentary!). But this fact is what sets Say Nothing apart. You don't need to know much about the conflict in Northern Ireland to immediately be sucked into Keefe's reporting and writing, then completely enraptured when he starts to figure out who murdered Jean McConville.

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If You Want Something a Little...Unsettling

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Trust Exercise, by Susan Choi

In Choi's experimental coming of age novel, which won the 2019 National Book Award for fiction, two theater kids, Sarah and David, fall in love and explore their relationship for their craft under the watchful eye of their drama teacher. The twists are unexpected and the setting—a high-pressure arts school in the 1980s—is pitch-perfect. You'll want to talk about it with everyone.

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If You're Looking to Learn Something

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Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier, by Aldo Sohm and Christine Muhlke

Aldo Sohm has been named the best sommelier in the world and oversees the wine program at one of New York City's top restaurants. Despite such accolades, he and Christine Muhlke have written a highly approachable handbook. Full of fun charts and illustrations, the unfussy Wine Simple demystifies everything from buzzy natural wines to tasting like a pro at your next dinner out.

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If You Want to Read Cultural Criticism Without the Usual Snobbery

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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, by Jia Tolentino

In her debut collection of nine original essays, the popular NewYorker.com writer interrogates everything from millennial scammers to the Internet. It's compulsively readable, thanks in large part to Tolentino's own self-reflection and autobiographical elements.

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If You Want to Spend a Little Less Time on Your Phone

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24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, by Tiffany Shlain

In 24/6, filmmaker and popular speaker Shlain introduces readers to what she calls a "Technology Shabbat"—the one day, every week, where she and her family turn off all electronic devices. Beyond detailing the many ways she and her family have benefited, Shlain gives helpful, reassuring advice for embracing your own tech shabbat and curbing device use.

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If You Can't Read Enough About Hygge, Lagom, and Swedish Death Cleaning

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The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

You've death-cleaned your home. You hygge with the best of them come winter. But have you heard of ichigo ichie, the Japanese art of savoring the moment, yet? Let the authors of The Book of Ichigo Ichie be your guides.

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If You Just Finished Binge Watching and Reading The Handmaid's Tale

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Women Talking, by Miriam Toews

A lot of books claim to be "the next Handmaid's Tale," but Women Talking really fits the bill. This feminist fiction novel about a group of Mennonite women who are drugged and attacked by men from their community is particularly haunting because it's based on real events. Margaret Atwood herself says the story "could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale," so it has the official stamp of approval. If you're feeling helpless about the state of the world, Women Talking will inspire you to stand up, use your voice, and keep fighting.

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If You're Happy With a Smart, Grown-Up Romance

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The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang

Stella is great with numbers, but because she has Asperger's, she's not so great at romance. To gain experience, she hires an escort to practice and perfect her skills in the bedroom—and accidentally falls in love with him. Helen Hoang's #ownvoices novel is equal parts sweet and steamy. After reading The Kiss Quotient, you can jump immediately into the next book in the trilogy: The Bride Test, a companion novel about a woman searching for love and an autistic man who doesn't know if he can return her feelings.

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If Oddball Families Make You Smile

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Mostly Dead Things, by Kristen Arnett

Everyone's family has their strange quirks, and Jessa's is no exception. After her father commits suicide in their family's taxidermy shop, their behavior gets even stranger; for starters, her mom begins making aggressive and sexually suggestive taxidermy art. Jessa takes over the business and tries to be strong for everyone but struggles to reach her loved ones that refuse to talk about their issues. Mostly Dead Things is one of the strangest, most bizarre books you'll ever read—in the best possible way.

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If You're Down for a Literary Masterpiece You Can Read in One Sitting

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Looker, by Laura Sims

Sometimes, it's hard to categorize a book into just one genre. Looker isn't exactly a thriller or a mystery, but it contains elements of both. It offers a peek into the mind of an unnamed woman growing more and more unstable by the page. As she mourns her own broken life, she becomes obsessed with her neighbor, a famous actress. While Looker is short—less than 200 pages—it's packed with themes of obsession, jealousy, and madness. Laura Sims made every word count.

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If You Want a Good Cry (Two Boxes of Tissues, Minimum)

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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, by Nina Riggs

This memoir, published posthumously, sets out to answer the question: How do you make your life meaningful when you know your time is limited?

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If You Wore Out Your Copy of Like Water for Chocolate

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender

Fans of magic realism should dig into this tale of a young girl whose mother's despair is a key ingredient in her desserts.

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If You Just Went Through a Breakup

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Alone Time, by Stephanie Rosenbloom

​​Four cities, four seasons, and countless tables for one. In this memoir, Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the joys of solo adventuring.

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If You Love Quirky Science and Psychology

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Swearing Is Good For You, by Emma Byrne

A damn good read, packed with scientific proof that sometimes it's OK to drop a few f-bombs.

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If You Want to Fulfill Your Fantasies of Working on a Winery

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The Shortest Way Home, by Miriam Parker

When Hannah finds herself with everything she's ever wanted (at least she thinks so?), she can't resist giving it all up for a dream she never knew she had.

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If You've Been Looking for Another Book Like Where'd You Go Bernadette

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What You Don't Know About About Charlie Outlaw, by Leah Stewart

A quirky tale of two Hollywood stars who break up only to find themselves needing each other more than ever—especially after one of them is kidnapped on a desert island.

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If You're Breastfeeding Your Cluster Feeding Baby

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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

You know you want Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to be your best friend. While you may not be able to join his entourage and follow him around all day, you can get his book. Inspired by his lovely messages to his fans on Twitter, this illustrated collection of sayings will encourage you to seize the day, the night, and all of the other hours in between.

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If You Want to Be Put Into a Good Mood

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Becoming, by Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has lived an accomplished life, but it hasn't been without hardships. In Becoming, Obama weaves the story of her inspiring life, from the years she spent growing up on the South Side of Chicago to her life in the White House. You will earn to a new appreciation of the former First Lady when you learn about all the things she's experienced—and triumphed over—and her story will inspire you to live a more daring life.

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If You're About to Have a Baby

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Overwhelmed, by Brigid Schulte

You've probably heard by now that you won't be sleeping much after you welcome your bundle of joy (and noise) into the world. Parenthood can be challenging and exhausting, but you don't have to feel like you've lost yourself while you're creating a life for someone else. Journalist Brigid Schulte lays out how our always-on culture can get the best of us and what you can do to take back some time for yourself.

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If You're in Love

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Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami

A novel of fantastical magic realism, Kafka on the Shore has a vivid, dreamy plot. Even more accomplished is the novel's turn of phrase, like this quote: "Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time." With hundreds of lines like that one, Kafka on the Shore will have you going back again and again to find more gorgeous words to describe your own ardor.

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If You're In a Bad Mood

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I Remember Nothing, by Nora Ephron

Do you have one of those friends that can complain about anything, but their complaints are entertaining, literary delights? No? Well, Nora Ephron can satisfy that itch. In I Remember Nothing, Ephron, the late writer and creator of beloved movies like You've Got Mail, holds forth on the weird and wonderful changes that define modern life. Don't read this book in public: People will keep giving you weird looks when you can't stop laughing.

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If You're Feeling Ready for a Vacation

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Flâneuse, by Lauren Elkin

Each of us holds a desire to wander, but for Lauren Elkin, the urge is irresistible. In Flâneuse, Elkin meanders through the great cities of the world, including New York, Paris, Venice, and London, ruminating on the culture of strolling through cities and what it means to explore as a woman.

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If You're Getting Hitched

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The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory

If you're about to get married, and you're planning a huge party for your nuptials, take a minute to see your wedding from your guests' perspective: attending a wedding without a plus one has the potential to be nerve-racking. In Jasmine Guillory's fun romance, The Wedding Date, Alex Monroe and Drew Nichols solve their potential date-less embarrassment by faking a relationship, and the result is as juicy and delightful as you can imagine.

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If You're in the Mood for a Spine-Tingling Stories

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The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield

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The Thirteenth Tale is a novel for book lovers, but it's anything but cozy. Biographer Margaret Lea is tasked with telling the life story of the enigmatic author Vida Winter, whose lauded collection of stories is missing the eponymous 13th tale. As Winter unravels her life's story for Lea, her mysterious past of Victorian-gothic proportions unfolds.

FAQs

What should I read if I like Fredrik Backman? ›

If You Like Fredrik Backman
  • The reluctant fortune-teller. By Frost, Keziah.
  • Be frank with me. By Johnson, Julia Claiborne.
  • The curious charms of Arthur Pepper. By Patrick, Phaedra.
  • The heart of Henry Quantum. By Harding, Pepper.

Which is the No 1 book in the world? ›

The most read book in the world is the Bible. Writer James Chapman created a list of the most read books in the world based on the number of copies each book sold over the last 50 years. He found that the Bible far outsold any other book, with a whopping 3.9 billion copies sold over the last 50 years.

What kind of books do you enjoy the most? ›

Poll Results
  • science fiction 4 votes 7.55 %
  • fantasy 2 votes 3.77 %
  • romance 7 votes 13.21 %
  • action and adventure 9 votes 16.98 %
  • classics 1 vote 1.89 %
  • graphic novels 1 vote 1.89 %
  • nonfiction 14 votes 26.42 %
  • horror 3 votes 5.66 %
9 Mar 2021

What to read if you loved anxious people? ›

  • Anxious people: a novel. Author. Backman, Fredrik. ...
  • The summer guests. Author. Monroe, Mary Alice. ...
  • Nights of rain and stars. Author. Binchy, Maeve. ...
  • Nine perfect strangers. Author. Moriarty, Liane. ...
  • A long way down. Author. ...
  • Rise and shine, Benedict Stone. Author. ...
  • Goodbye for now: a novel. Author. ...
  • Beartown.
1 Nov 2020

What genre is Fredrik Backman? ›

Fiction Realistic Fiction Satire Humor

What is the name of 10 famous book? ›

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

What is the biggest selling book? ›

The Bible. The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, having sold around 5 billion copies to date. The book had several authors and can be roughly divided into two parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament.

What is the most sold book 2021? ›

2021 was a pretty good year for author Dav Pilkey. Not only is his children's book "Dog Man: Mothering Heights" USA TODAY's bestselling book of the year, but he also followed up the achievement with four more of his books landing in the Top 100 for 2021, more than any other author.

What are the 4 types of books? ›

Types of Books
  • Non-fiction.
  • Edited (non-fiction)
  • Reference (non-fiction)
  • Fiction.
12 Sept 2022

What is the most popular book genre right now? ›

The most popular genre of books depends on the format and situation. The bestselling book genre is romance and the most profitable fiction book genre. Religious & inspirational books are the most popular non-fiction genre, whilst thrillers are the most popular audiobooks.

Which book is best to read? ›

30 Best Books to Read
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. ...
  2. 1984, by George Orwell. ...
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J.K. Rowling. ...
  4. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. ...
  5. The Great Gatsby, by F. ...
  6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. ...
  7. The Diary Of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank. ...
  8. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
4 Feb 2022

What are the top 3 books on the NY Times Bestseller List 2021? ›

#1 New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2021
  • Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens. ...
  • The Vanishing Half. Brit Bennett. ...
  • American Dirt. Jeanine Cummins. ...
  • The Last Thing He Told Me. Laura Dave. ...
  • The Four Winds. Kristin Hannah. ...
  • The Guest list. Lucy Foley. ...
  • Anxious People. Fredrik Backman. ...
  • The Return. Nicholas Sparks.

What should I read after midnight library? ›

8 Emotionally Fulfilling Novels for Fans of The Midnight Library
  • A Cup of Silver Linings. by Karen Hawkins. ...
  • The Year We Turned Forty. by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. ...
  • Night Theater. by Vikram Paralkar. ...
  • The Body in the Clouds. by Ashley Hay. ...
  • Millard Salter's Last Day. by Jacob M. ...
  • In Five Years. ...
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land. ...
  • The Humans.
22 Dec 2021

Who is the narrator of anxious people? ›

Narrated by Marin Ireland, Backman delivered mystery, humor and a heartwarming tale about a group of people attending an open house. Eight strangers in one apartment during a showing open up to each other as the police try to coax a failed bank robber into surrendering.

What is Fredrik Backman's best book? ›

Fredrik Backman

How does the book Anxious People end? ›

For years, Jack and Zarah blamed themselves for the death of Gustav. But in the end, Estelle revealed that Gustav had been diagnosed with incurable cancer. Hence, instead of dying with pain and medicine, he decided to end his own life.

Who is the bank robber in Anxious People? ›

It is then revealed that the robber is a mom, Liv Holmberg, who accidentally ended up at the open house. She had no intentions of hurting anyone and only attempted to rob the bank because she was going to lose custody of her two girls. The hostages heard her out and sympathized with her.

What are the top 10 best-selling novels right now? ›

FICTION
  • Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks. ...
  • Fairy Tale by Stephen King. ...
  • The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman. ...
  • Blowback by James Patterson; Brendan DuBois. ...
  • Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout. ...
  • The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart. ...
  • Oath of Loyalty by Vince Flynn; Kyle Mills. ...
  • All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers.
3 days ago

Who is the best-selling author 2022? ›

Top 10 Selling Books, 2022 Year-to-Date
RankTitleAuthor
1It Ends With UsColleen Hoover
2Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens
3VerityColleen Hoover
4Ugly LoveColleen Hoover
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Who is the best-selling author of all time? ›

James Patterson is the world's highest-paid author by a wide margin, and has been the world's best-selling author since 2001. He has sold more than 350 million books worldwide, and is most famous for the "Alex Cross" crime novel series.

What is the best-selling book of all time besides the Bible? ›

The Guinness Book of World Records estimates that more than 5 billion copies of the Bible have been printed. Other religious texts are also high on the list: the Quran with 800 million copies, the Book of Mormon with 120 million.

What genre of books sell the most 2022? ›

Here are some fiction genres that will continue to be popular throughout 2022:
  • Romance. The genre of romance is a popular one, with its readership loyal to the core. ...
  • Children's. ...
  • Thriller: Suspense & Mystery. ...
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction. ...
  • Young Adult. ...
  • Find Your Next Read.
18 Mar 2022

What are the top books on The New York Times bestseller list? ›

Current List of New York Times Best Sellers
  • Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks. ...
  • Fairy Tale by Stephen King. ...
  • The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman. ...
  • Blowback by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. ...
  • Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout. ...
  • The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart. ...
  • Vince Flynn: Oath of Loyalty by Kyle Mills.

What kind of books sell best on Amazon? ›

What types of books sell best on Amazon?
  • Textbooks. If there was a “gold standard” of used books that you can sell on Amazon, it'd definitely have to be textbooks. ...
  • Niche books. ...
  • Comic books. ...
  • Collectibles. ...
  • Non-fiction. ...
  • Hardcovers.
20 Jan 2022

What are the 6 stories? ›

There are only six kinds of story
  • Rags to riches: “An ongoing emotional rise” (Alice's Adventures Under the Ground)
  • Tragedy, or riches to rags: “an ongoing emotional fall” (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Man in a hole: “A fall followed by a rise”
  • Icarus: “A rise followed by a fall”
  • Cinderella: “Rise-fall-rise”
12 Jul 2016

What are the 3 types of stories? ›

A list made by Foster-Harris in 1959 claimed there are only three types of stories: Happy ending. Unhappy ending. Tragedy.

Why are books so important? ›

Books are packed with knowledge, they give you life lessons, they teach you about hardships, love, fear, and every little thing that is a part of life. Books have been here for centuries and contain the knowledge of our past, civilizations, and cultures.

What is a self book? ›

A self-help book is one that is written with the intention to instruct its readers on solving personal problems. The books take their name from Self-Help, an 1859 best-seller by Samuel Smiles, but are also known and classified under "self-improvement", a term that is a modernized version of self-help.

What are the 2 types of books? ›

Books are broadly classified into two categories- fiction and non-fiction.

What are story books called? ›

Fiction books contain a story that the author made up, such as romance or children's books. The most commonly read works are works of fiction.

What book genre is easiest to sell? ›

Romance books are easily the most profitable genre, with no sign of slowing down. The most recent data confirms that this genre pulled in $1.44 billion in sales in 2021. This genre is easy to write because romance books usually follow a pretty simple formula.

What are the 6 genres of writing? ›

There a six genres of writing: descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative, technical and poetic. Compare and Contrast: you examine similarities and differences between two people, places, ideas, or things.

What is a popular literature? ›

Popular literature includes those writings intended for the masses and those that find favour with large audiences. It can be distinguished from artistic literature in that it is designed primarily to entertain.

Which is the 2nd most read book in the world? ›

The second most read book in the world is the Holy Quran. As per survey the Quran is not only most read book of the Islamic world, but it also the most recited book of all time. The Third most read book is Quotation from the works of Mao Tse –tung.

Is Quran best book in the world? ›

US: Harvard University quotes the Quran, with its divine words, which is the final revelation as believed by the Muslims. Allah has selected it as His last and final book.

Which book is last from the top? ›

(a) Plays (b) Poetry (c) Composition (d) Literature ... Clearly, the fourth book from the top is on Composition.

Who is the best-selling author 2022? ›

Top 10 Selling Books, 2022 Year-to-Date
RankTitleAuthor
1It Ends With UsColleen Hoover
2Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens
3VerityColleen Hoover
4Ugly LoveColleen Hoover
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Who Wrote the Bible? ›

Even after nearly 2,000 years of its existence, and centuries of investigation by biblical scholars, we still don't know with certainty who wrote its various texts, when they were written or under what circumstances.

What is a famous quote from the Quran? ›

Allah (The Almighty) tests the faith and patience of the believer through hardship. In Quran 67:2, he said: “Allah is He who created death and life to test you as to which of you is best in deed.”

Is it possible to write a book like Quran? ›

Indeed, we can conclude that AI or humans cannot generate or produce a “statement” similar to the Quran one verse. Neither humans nor AI could create a book like Quran, even if they were working together.

Which is the best Quran? ›

Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur'an (1999) by Darussalam (first published 1977) is translated by Muhammad Muhsin Khan and the Moroccan Salafi scholar Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali. This translation is among the most widely read translations in the world.

What book ends with all is well? ›

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."

What are the top 10 best-selling fiction books right now? ›

FICTION
  • Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks. ...
  • Fairy Tale by Stephen King. ...
  • The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman. ...
  • Blowback by James Patterson; Brendan DuBois. ...
  • Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout. ...
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Adolf Hitler's private library was Adolf Hitler's private collection of books, excluding books he purchased for the German state library. Baldur von Schirach, the leader of the Hitlerjugend, claimed that Hitler had about 6,000 volumes and that he had read each one.

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  • Scottish History: Strange but True. ...
  • The Old World Kitchen: The Rich Tradition of European Peasant Cooking. ...
  • I'm Glad My Mom Died. ...
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What genre of books sell the most 2022? ›

Here are some fiction genres that will continue to be popular throughout 2022:
  • Romance. The genre of romance is a popular one, with its readership loyal to the core. ...
  • Children's. ...
  • Thriller: Suspense & Mystery. ...
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction. ...
  • Young Adult. ...
  • Find Your Next Read.
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Who Is the Best-Selling Author Alive? Currently, the #1 best-selling author alive is Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel
Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947) is an American writer, best known for her romance novels. She is the bestselling author alive and the fourth-bestselling fiction author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold. As of 2021, she has written 190 books, including over 140 novels.
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. Although her books receive mixed feedback from literary critics, her romance novels have sold over 800 million copies and remain incredibly popular.

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