The 18 Best Fiction Books Of | HuffPostHarper Lee, Marie Kondo, and Jeff Kinney topped the print bestseller lists in for adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and juvenile books, respectively. Here are the 20 bestselling books of the year in each of those categories. Grey by E. James Vintage Unit Sales: 1,, 3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah St. The Great Gatsby by F.
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In , we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. A few disappointed us , while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very very long novels, and genre-bending masterpieces have taken us on a constant adventure through ever-changing literary scenery. Now that the year is drawing to a close, we're already eager to see what next year has in store for us readers. But first, we're taking a moment to look back on a year in reading. Every critic has her favorites, and these were ours:. By turns darkly hilarious and bone-achingly tragic, Welcome to Braggsville rips open the thin camouflage Northerners and Southerners, liberals and conservatives alike throw over our race problems to reveal the ugly truth beneath.
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Female authors, including Harper Lee and Judith Kerr , took seven of the top 10 places, leaving room only for Guinness World Records and two of the three kings of Christmas, Walliams and Jeff Kinney , with the third, Jamie Oliver , just outside at number Oliver apart, cookery titles by men have vanished from the top , as the cult of the swaggering, bantering celebrity chef gives way to Ella-style gushing and sensible diets, and suggestions from TV home cooks, Mary Berry 24 and Nigella Lawson 84 , whose subtitle, Feel Good Food , was cannily on-trend. Only if the same unusual pattern is repeated next year will that begin to look plausible; what can be said is that online celebrity can now match the old-fashioned variety in getting books sold, particularly to younger buyers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Best books of Best books of the year Best books Publishing Fiction Autobiography and memoir Biography books features. Reuse this content.
Szabo, who died in , first published her novel in , in the last years of Communist rule; this supple translation shows how a story about two women in 20th-century Hungary can resonate in a very different time and place. This revelatory collection gathers 43 of them, introducing her to a wider audience as an uncompromising and largehearted observer of life whose sympathies favor smart, mouthy women struggling to get by much as Berlin herself — an alcoholic who raised four sons on her own — frequently did. A divorced woman traveling in Greece, our narrator, talks — or rather listens — to the people she meets, absorbing their stories of love and loss, deception, pride and folly. Coates writes to his son with a cleareyed realism about the beautiful and terrible struggle that inheres in flesh and bone. If sugar was the defining commodity of the 18th century and oil of the 20th, then surely cotton was king in the 19th century. In this sweeping, ambitious and disturbing survey , Beckert takes us through every phase of a global industry that has relied on millions of miserably treated slaves, sharecroppers and millworkers to turn out its product.