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If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to read more, this is a good list to start with. From J.K. Rowling to Bill O’Reilly, you’ll surely find an author you’ll love – no matter what your taste is like.
We all probably spend more time on social media than we like to admit, so to get back into the swing of reading books, make it easy on yourself and go for the best of the best. Without further ado, here are 2016’s most popular books according to Amazon.
Originally a West End stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released as a book this year, as if 2016 wasn’t already the year of extremely romanticized nostalgia. This story follows Harry Potter and his son Albus through the growing pains that come with Harry’s legacy.
Price on Amazon: $14.99+
This autobiographical memoir takes you through Kalanithi’s life and his battle with stage IV metastatic lung cancer. The novel was published in January 2016, after his death.
Price on Amazon: $12.99+
Grisham’s back at it again with the stellar legal thrillers. His latest novel is about an investigator and recently reinstated lawyer who takes on the most crooked judge in United States history. The case is dangerous, and possibly deadly.
Price on Amazon: $14.47+
FBI Agent Amos Decker must figure out if a convicted murderer who was recently granted a reprieve is innocent or not. After one of his team members disappears, however, it somehow gets even more intense and sinister than that.
Price on Amazon: $9.99+
5. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The newest addition to O’Reilly and Dugard’s Killing series details the tail end of World War II in the Pacific, the creation of the atomic bomb, and how America came to the difficult decision to use it.
Price on Amazon: $12.99+
This rags to riches story starts in a place that has fascinated Americans since the presidential election: the rural midwest. Surrounded by his mother’s drug addiction and his grandparents’ alcoholism and abuse, Vance rose above his circumstances and graduated from Yale Law School.
Price on Amazon: $10.99+
In this novel, newlyweds Sam and Clementine have a busy and happy life with their two daughters. It all starts to spiral out of control after a backyard barbecue with friends.
Price on Amazon: $10.75+
In this novel, military man Jack Reacher is recruited to find an American who’s a topic of conversation in a Jihadist sleeper cell. If he doesn’t succeed, the world could face a disastrous act of terror.
Price on Amazon: $14.99
Right before legendary spy Gabriel Allon could be promoted to chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service, he’s called on to find the man responsible for detonating a bomb for ISIS in Paris. This is about as culturally relevant as a spy thriller can get.
Price on Amazon: $9.96+
In the newest book of the series, Greg finds an old camera and decides to make a scary movie in attempts to get his parents off of his back for playing video games all the time. However, Greg may soon find that the task isn’t such a simple escape from his problems.
Price on Amazon: $7.52+
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