Are you tired of trying to find something to watch on one of your streaming services? Maybe it’s time to start reading some books.
Most of us are quickly learning that we have a lot more time than ever before because events and gatherings have been canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reading books can be a great way for you to dive into a story and give you a new way to be entertained.
Turn Off Your Streaming Services and Find a New Story
There’s a good chance you’ve already spent a lot of time streaming various programs on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, or any other streaming service that you pay for every month. Instead of paying for another service, check out some of the top books on some of the most popular lists and begin to exercise your brain and imagination to dive deep into a new story.
The New York Times Best Sellers is a Great Place to Start
Some of the most popular books in the world make their way to the New York Times Best Sellers list to give you an idea of the books that many people are loving at that time. This list is updated regularly to give you some excellent selections.
Here are a few of the titles that are currently on this list:
• The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
• The Survivors by Jane Harper
• The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
• The Russian by James Patterson and James O. Born
• The Sanatorium by Sara Pearse
• The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
• The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab
• Send for Me by Lauren Fox
• Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
• Girl A by Abigail Dean
Oprah’s Book Club is a Popular List for Some Great Books
For the past twenty-four years, Oprah has selected several books and added them to her own collection of books that you may want to read. Currently, this list has 86 books on it that you can choose from and enjoy. Some of these books become best sellers and they could be the titles you want to enjoy reading.
Here are ten of the books currently on the Oprah list:
• Castle: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
• Deacon King Kong by James McBride
• Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
• American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
• Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
• The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
• Becoming by Michelle Obama
• The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
• An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
• Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Woman’s Day Has a List of Books for You to Read
The books in the list from Woman’s Day comes from a diverse group of authors, some of whom are first-time writers and others that we’ve known for a long time. You’ll find several different genres of books that offer you the fun you’re looking for and the imagination that you can experience and enjoy. Curl up with one of these amazing titles.
Here are a few of the titles you’ll find on the Woman’s Day list:
• Your Fully Charged Life: a Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with Yay by Meaghan B. Murphy
• Better Luck Next Time by Julia Clairborne Johnson
• The Push by Ashley Audrain
• Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion
• A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion
• Good Apples: Tales of a Sothern Evangelical in New York by Elizabeth Passarella
• One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
• The Removed by Brandon Hobson
• The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
• The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson
Esquire Offers a List of Books for You
There were several new releases over the winter and now more have been added to the list for the beginning of 2021 to give you a great list of books to choose from. This list offered by Esquire could offer you variety and intrigue and make it easy for you to curl up and enjoy reading the books that you’re going to love.
Check out these titles and enjoy the ride:
• Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu
• Dog Flowers by Danielle Geller
• Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
• Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
• A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
• Under a White Sky: the Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert
• Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping by Matthew Salesses
• Love is an Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar
• Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll
• Land of the Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen