They say books are man’s absolute best friends, and it indeed is true. Apart from presenting us with an ocean of knowledge, they serve as a great source of entertainment and always accompany us in our free time. Passionate book lovers are always on a quest for a good book, they are always searching for ‘what to read next’. Well, that’s what this article is all about.
In the article given below we have done a detailed discussion on what to read next. Considering people have their own interests and prefer to read books of their favorite genre, we have curated a list in which we have discussed the best books of all the genres.
It includes all the major genres and their best 5 books selected on the basis of readers’ recommendations and popularity. To be accurate we have mentioned a total of fifteen genres in the list. The article will not only help you in deciding what you should read next but will also show you the best of each genre.
Whether it is mystery, thriller, horror, adventure, romance or history, you are going to find everything you need about books here. So what are you waiting for? Pick your genre and select the perfect one for you.
1. Those Bones Are Not My Child
Based on Atlanta Child Murders, the story, ‘Those Bones Are Not My Child’ is a thrilling tale of an absolute nightmare written by Toni Cade Bambara. When the children in Atlanta started missing mysteriously and were found dead few days later, it created a horror in the city and this continued for a long amount of time.
The case is said to be still unsolved and the real murderer has never been caught, but the book will walk you through the absolute nightmares that the parents of those missing children had to face during the time period.
2. Enduring Love
Written by Ian McEwan, Enduring Love welcomes you with the most disturbing beginning in literature ever. It is the story about two strangers who witnesses a terrible accident. Based on a true story, the novel revolves around the life of Joe Rose. Joe Rose is in a childless marriage with Clarrissa Rose and both of them one day witnesses something horrible in front of their eyes.
A hot air balloon accident changes their lives when they see a child trapped inside it and it is floating away. Thoigh a lot of men try to prevent the accident by holding the ropes but due to heavy air forces they are unable to hold it for long and leave the rope. But one man, John Logan is still holding onto it and is carried up in the sky and at one point his hands slipped and he fell on the ground and died.
Everyone witnessing the accident felt terrible for John Logan who was a family man from Oxford. His death had a disturbing impact on Joe Rose and Clarissa and as the plot progresses you will witness a reverse love-story.
3. The Widow
The Widow written by Fiona Barton makes it evident that troubled marriages provide great content for thrillers. The book follows the story of Jean, a wife who is devoted to his husband and always stood beside him even when he was suspected of a twisted crime. She always tried to feel the void in their marriage by going in denial.
But now that her husband is dead she don’t have to lie to her anymore. Now she no longer has to be a bearer of all the secrets. The thriller is a twisted tale of a widow who has a lot to tell. With each page of turn the story will get more and more thrilling.
4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is written by Ken Kesey has been challenged continually right after its release. The book is also been banned in the school and public libraries because of its disturbing element. It is set in the Oregon Psychiatric hospital. The story is about the male patients of the mental asylum who rebel against hospital staff.
The story gives the message of dignity of personhood, and gives tribute to individualistic principles. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is also made into a movie starring Jack Nicholson.
Dean Koontz, the renowned American author has presented us with another masterpiece with Strangers, the sci-fi and horror fiction. The book marks the beginning of Koontz’s successful career. It was the first book of the author that became the New York Times Bestseller Novel.
The book involves a group of individuals who find themselves drawn to a motel in Nevada. The individuals are totally stranger to each other and now they begin to seek out to each other right after they received a message that contains some puzzling photographs.
1. A Simple Favor
The book written by Darcy Bell revolves around the lives of two very interesting women, Stephanie, and Emily. Stephanie is a mother who a blogger by profession. The life of this single mother who is been widowed turns upside down when she meets Emily.
Emily is a mysterious woman who loves to be the bearer of everyone’s secrets but she herself has a secret of her own which she is trying to protect at all costs. The woman is dead-set against anybody else knowing her truth. But will Stephanie be able to reveal who she is before it’s too late?
2. Bird Box
There’s a great chance you have already heard of this book or the movie of the same name inspired by this book starring Sandra Bullock. Written by Josh Malerman, the book will introduce a terrifying phenomenon of a bizarre ‘Problem’. The thing is you can’t see the ‘Problem’ if you see it, you become insane and eventually die and soon everyone realizes that nobody is safe.
After the appearance of the ‘problem’ there is a huge amount of mass violence and suicide. Malorie along with her two children take refuge and tries to escape the situation. She is training herself and her children to live without having eye sight. But soon she will have to take the decision, does she want to live trapped inside a box forever or go outside and risk it all.
3. Baby Teeth
Baby Teeth written by Zoje Stage is a terrifying tale of a seven years old daughter named Hanna. Hanna has still not started speaking yet but her mother is more terrified of her behaviour and thinks that she is soon going to kill them. Now Hanna’s mother is trying to take matter in her own hands and save her own life.
The book gives us a message that no matter how pretty a child’s teeth must look but they are equally capable of tearing your head.
4. The Da Vinci Code
You have been living under a huge rock if you haven’t heard of The Da Vinci Code. Written by Dan Brown the suspenseful novel was published in the year 2000. This is Brown’s second novel to include Robert Langdon, the symbologist from Harvard.
Robert Langdon has been called to Louvre to investigate a murder crime. The victim of the murder is the curator of the museum who is hanged in a pose of Vitruvian man and has stranger signs on his body. Now as the plot progresses he tries to solve this twisted murder crime.
5. The Dinner
The Dinner by Herman Koch starts off with an ordinary discussion of over dinner by the parents Paul and Claire who are talking about their children’s future. But soon you realize the topic of discussion is not college or their personal lives but something a lot more terrifying. The story will make you realize how far one can go for their loved ones.
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo written by Steig Larson is about the story of disappearance of a girl named Harriet Miller and a journalist named Mikael Blomkvist is assigned to solve the case. He is hired by the girl’s uncle who has suspicion of his own family members and he wants the investigator to find out the truth behind it.
A real page-turner is a twisted story with surprising elements in the middle and ultimately a shocking revelation of mystery that will have you on your edge.
2. The Woman in White
The Woman in White written by Wilkie Collins was published in the year 1859. Considered one of the best mystery novels ever written, it has a sensational theme. The story follows the life of Walter Hartright who falls in love with his pupils.
When young Hartright meets a mysterious woman in white at first, it gives birth to one of the most popular books of literature. But Walter yet has a lot of secrets to discover and through this page-turner, he is going to reveal them all.
3. Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie, the queen of writing mystery novel is a must mention on the list. The book, Murder on the Orient Express, features her one of the finest creations, Hercule Poirot. The investigator who solves the murder that took place on the orient express as the name suggests.
The novel could easily be one of the best mystery novels ever written by the author and it shows us why she is such an established artist of the genre.
Rebecca by Dame Daphne du Maurier is a 1983 gothic novel about a story of an unnamed young woman. The woman marries a wealthy man whose wife had died. But later she discovers that the house of the man is haunted with the memories of his dead wife whose name is Rebecca. The spectacular story will have you on your edge during the whole time and it is considered as one of the greatest mystery novels ever.
5. The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Trey is a detective novel published in the year 1951. It was the last book of the author’s career as after delivering it, the author died shortly after. The book involves the murder of King Richard III and a modern police officer will have to solve the case to find out who is the killer. The revelation of mystery will give you a shock and the moments that lead to it are absolutely spine-chilling.
1. Terrifying Tales
Terrifying Tales is written by Edgar Allan Poe, the author whose novel always proved to be a masterpiece. So literally anything you read is going to stand up to the stands of the best of horror. From the characterization to narration to his brilliant writing style, the author has a talent for making his books terrifying.
The book stores all kinds of tales and short stories that are scary and shows us why Edgar Allan Poe is such an established writer in the horror genre.
2. Rosemary’s Baby
Rosemary’s Baby written by Ira Levin is a story of a young woman becomes pregnant. But the nightmare strikes when she comes to know that the father of the baby is not her husband. Her suspicion only increases with time about everyone around her.
The story about this troubled young couple will keep you awake at night. It also has an emotional angle when the parents starts struggling financially.
3. Night Film
Night Film by Marisha Pessl uncovers a dark world full of supernatural powers through the story of a filmmaker. A filmmaker who is mysterious and likes to stay underground may have discovered a dark world which he reveals to the world through his movies. The terrifying fiction also involves a journalist who becomes obsessed with him.
The novel, Ring is tastefully executed by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese writer. His novel has also inspired a horror novel of the same name. The book actually concerns a very interesting concept where people who see some sort of creepy mysterious videotape on the screen are warned that they will be dead in seven days.
The investigation behind this strange phenomenon happens that reveal a shocking backstory including rape, a forgotten well and smallpox.
Penpal is written by Dathan Auerbach is a series of creepypasta stories that the author published on Reddit. It is the debut novel by Auerbach. It revolves around the idea that how the innocense that we possess as a child can save us and how mysterious and dark the past could be.
The story of friendship and innocense is highly recommended by the readers and anybody who has read it, totally loved it.
1. Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen, the author who is known widely in the world for her romance novels has produced many masterpieces in her career and one among them become especially very famous and gained her the recognition that she has today.
Pride and Prejudice, as the name suggests is the story of pride and prejudice. The book is about four Bennet sisters and how their life turn out to be when two of them falls in love with charming princes.
2. The Notebook
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks needs no introduction, the absolutely amazing novel which is also turned into a movie of the same name has moved a lot of people through its wonderful storyline and a great story of romance, separation, and happily-ever-after of two people. But wait there’s also a twist in the story, a heartbreaking one.
It shows us the everlasting story of true love and with time you will discover various surprising elements in the story that will make it more interesting.
3. The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green is a must-mention of the list that tells the tale of two young people suffering from a deadly disease. Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters falls in love with each other even after knowing that there love story certainly doesn’t have a happy end.
The emotional story of these two lovers is going to move your heart and make you want to cry oceans for these. The novel also has an unexpected element but in conclusion, it is the unfinished love story.
4. The Wedding Date
The Wedding Date is written by the author of The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory. It is a love story of two people who escort each other to a wedding and ends up falling in love with each other. A groomsman and his last date puts on a show of a date and visits the wedding to save themselves from the embarrassment of showing up single.
A fun and flirty novel is indeed a very cute love story that you must read ones in your life if you like the romance genre.
5. Me Before You
Me Before You written by Jojo Moyes, the book has been made into a movie of the same name starring Emilia Clarke. It is a story about Louis Clark who is an ordinary girl trying make the ends meet and has a pretty life steady boyfriend.
Her life changes when she is appointed as a caretaker of a wealthy person who lost his legs in an accident. Slowly she found herself drawn to him and that marks the beginning of a beautiful love story. But their short-lived love faces an absolute nightmare.
1. Into The Wild
Into The Wild is a non-fiction adventure novel by Jon Krakauer which was released in the year 1996. It’s follow up book is called Into Thin Air which also became widely successful. The book is said to be an extended version of his 9,000 word essay that was oublsihed in the issue of Outside.
The article actually is based on Christopher McCandless and it is titles ‘Death of an Innocent’. The book is a story of a young man who goes on an adventure to seek happiness.
2. The Hobbit
The Hobbit written by J. R. R. Tolkien is actually for young readers. The adventure book concerns retrieving treasures stolen by a dragon who is named Smaug. Now it is up to Bilbo to get back the precious ring that the dragon stole but at first, he will have to face goblins, wargs, and other creatures.
Anybody who read this novel, loved it thoroughly and even when it is designed for young children but people if other other age groups will get equally entertained.
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is written by Mark Twain released in the year 1884 in United Kingdom. It is considered among the first major work in the American literature and commonly named as one of the great American novels.
The adventure book is set around the Mississippi river and has a colorful description of its places and people. The book is extremely challenged and was criticized because of the use of coarse language but it is still one of the best adventure novels ever written.
Hatchet is written by Gary Paulsen and it was released in the year 1986. The adventure novel, Hatchet follows the life of a boy who learns to survive in the wilderness. The protagonist in the story is named Brian Roberson and he goes on a mission to see his father who lives in Northern Canada.
His father who recently had a heart attack and Brian is in panic and doesn’t know what to do so he starts this adventure.
5. The Worst Journey in the World
The Worst Journey in the World may have worst in the title but it indeed is the best. The book is written by Apsley Cherry Garrard. The book was published in the year 1922 and is memoir of the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole that happened around between 191- to 1913.
Through this book you will learn that how the youngest member of the Scott’s along with three other men is going to survive this notorious journey in the winter.
1. A Nearly Normal Family
A Nearly Normal Family written by M. T. Edvardsson is a horrific tale of murder and parental love. This stunning psychological thriller is actually narrated from the point of views of a father, a mother and a daughter. The daughter in the family has been accused of a murder and as the story unfolds you will get to know some other surprising facts. One of the best crime thrillers, this book deserves to be on every list.
2. Girl in the Rearview Mirror
Girl in the Rearview Mirror is a page-turning crime fiction that will have you in the edge of your seat the whole time. It is formed around the idea of having power and privilege and is authored by Kelsey Rae Dimberg. The protagonist in the book is named Finn Hunt who leaves her life in the Midwest and moves to Arizona in the search of a job.
She is appointed as a baby sitter in the house of an U.S. senator and soon she realizes that his family actually stores a lot of dark secrets.
Witness is written by Mandasue Heller and is about a girl named Holly Evans. The family of this girl is constantly moving from one place to another because of his paranoid and over-protective murder. Holly finally feels settled in they move to Machester and rents an illegal sub-let.
But her mother has forbidden her to step a foot outside of the house and even ope the door when she is not there but why? What is the thing she is not telling her?
Columbine by Dave Cullen a true story of a mass shooting at a school in America. As common as it has become in the country lately, more and more books are getting written in it. This book especially mentions the Columbine High School shooting in the year 1999.
In the book the author has detailed how two man, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold executed the mass shooting at the school and reveals the absolute horrors faced by the people concerned with it.
5. The Poisoner’s Handbook
Another true-crime story, the Poisoner’s Handbook is authored by Deborah Blum. The story belongs to the time when it was easy to murder people with poison like arsenic or cynide as these poisons were untraceple in that period.
The author’s history of the birth of forensic science in the city of New York there has been great strides in the toxicology by a new medical examiner is a story of the science of chemistry and a horrific tale of murder that follows it.
1. A Game of Thrones
Everyone has heard of the great English television series, Game of Thrones. The series is actually based on the book written by George R. R, Martin. It is evident that over the years the popularity of the show has exploded but let us tell you that f loved the series, then you are definitely going to love the book.
The brilliant writing style of the author runs multiple timelines at the same time and has dragons, wizards, lords, knights and what not. The perfect fantasy book series for fantasy readers who are always looking for great material to read.
2. The Colour of Magic
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett is actually based on a very interesting idea. It raises the question that what would happen if your favorite characters from the books grow up and faces different psychological mental problems such as anxiety and depression?
The book answers the question in a very elegant manner that the rest are afraid to even ask. The story of these fantasy heroes and their mental health issues is definitely worth reading.
3. Assassin’s Apprentice
Assassin’s Apprentice written by Robin Hobb follows the life of Fitz who is a bastard of royal blood. The man has a magical connection with the animals that are called as Wit. When eventually, the royal is ready to adopt him, they put a condition in front of him that he will have to give up all his connections with the animals.
This is the only way he could embrace a new way of living. He then chooses to be a royal assassin and train really hard for it.
4. The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora is written by Scott Lynch. The fantasy world is full of criminals and nobles. The tale of adventure, loyalty, and survival makes the best content for adventure novels. It is the survival tale that guides along the lines of Robin Hood and Ocean’s Eleven.
The protagonist in the story escapes death, slavery and later he found himself in the hands of a con artist who is named chains.
5. The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is a coming of age story of fantasy. It tells you the tale of a young man who wants to become a wizard when he grows up. The man enters himself in a school of magic and from there starts the journey of action and adventure and magic.
Kvothe learns a lot there and his story tales a huge turn when it turns Kvothe into a fugitive south murder.
1. The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner by the author Khaled Hosseini is the debut novel of the Afghanistani-American writer. It is a great story of atonement, devotion, and redemption. The book concerns a young boy named Amir who belongs to the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul.
It is set before the time of the Afghanistan war and sets against the events that led to the fall of the Afghanistan Monarchy through the Soviet military intervention and the rise of the Taliban regime.
2. To Kill A Mocking bird
To Kill A Mocking Bird is easily one of the greatest novels ever written in literature. The instantly famous novel by Harper Lee is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize which is considered as the highest honor in literature. The story of the book follows the life of a lawyer, Atticus Finch and his two children, Scout Finch and Jem Finch.
Set in the city of Maycomb, To Kill a Mocking Bird is a deeply moving dramatic book that takes readers to the roots of human behavior.
3. The Alchemist
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is the international bestseller that was released originally in the Portuguese language. The story of the book follows the life of a young Shephard boy named Santiago. Santiago is on the mission to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. He travels around the world and learns to listen to his heart.
The book sends out the message to listen to your heart and do what you desire instead of being affected by the outer world.
4. Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is an international bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama. and Tony Award for Best Play. The book addresses the loss of identity of a man and his inability to accept change. Willy Loman is a part of an affair for over 15 years and it tells us the story that how a single moment can reveal how the individuals can be defined.
It is the tale of the montage of confrontations, memories, arguments, and dreams and all of this happens in the plat in a single day.
5. Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot is written by Samuel Beckett is actually pretty humor and an absurd story about two characters who are waiting for the arrival of someone who is named Godot. They don’t know who Godt is and they don’t even know if he will arrive or not.
The humor in the book takes place when they are discussing this and encounters three other characters. The absurdity and humor dialogue in the book makes it one of the best drama books. And spoiler alert but Godot never arrives.
1. The Wicked + The Divine
Only a few comics have had that kind of beautiful impact to reach the level of The Wicked + The Divine. The winner of Best Comic at the 2014 British Comic Awards, the comic book takes place around the time when 12 deities have reincarnated inside the bodies of the living beings. These deities are named as Pantheon.
The deities give these ordinary human beings supernatural powers and celebrities. Slowly the comics become more twisted but overall you are going to have fun reading it.
2. The Vision
The Vision is written by Tom King and the art is executed by Gabriel Hernandez Walta. The 2017 winner of the Eisen Award-winning series has rewritten the story of The Vision through a new perspective. In this comic book, Vision who is an android works on his chance of having a family by building one.
The household of the Vision is plagued, and now the family is also descending into madness. The extraordinary tale of The Vison is a great comic book that you should definitely give a chance.
Watchmen is a widely famous graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The groundbreaking work of the comic book has impressed a lot of readers and everything that you have heard about this book is true. And there is a reason why every comic book lover ill press this book to your hands if you haven’t read it yet. It changed the whole game of the comic book world.
It raises a question that what happens when the Superhero you adore become predators and sociopaths? The book is your whole answer in an illustrative manner.
4. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale written by Art Spiegelman is a work of art and one of the most accomplished standalone novels in the comic book world. The book depicts the Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. And I think the representation in the form of animals sends out a pretty clear message about the two classes of people.
The comic book shows the author interviewing his own father about the holocaust when Nazis took over and the survival tale of the Polish jews. The novel has always depicted the poles as pigs in the novel and uses the postmodernist technique.
5. Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman: The Killing Joke is another one on the list by Alan Moore, the author who changed the game of writing comic books. It is a 1988 DC comics that feature the characters Batman and the Joker. The story forms when Joker escapes prison and Batman is called to catch him. And meanwhile, he has paralyzed the commissioner’s daughter in order to make him go mad and has also kidnapped him.
Now the rest of the story is to see how Batman will be able to tackle this situation. The comic book or graphic novel has also made into a film in the year 2015.
1. The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is a historical work of non-fiction and is a true story about the author. The diary was never written with the intention of publishing, instead, it is was discovered later after her death in an attic where the author spent the last few years of her life.
The personal diary of Anne Frank tells us the horror of war and shows us that what kind of deep impact does events like this have on humanity. It is a strong reminder that war can have a drastic effect on human life and can do a lot of damage emotionally.
When in 1942, the Nazis started occupying Holand, the family of the thirteen-year-old girl went into hiding by fleeing to their home in Amsterdam. For two years this family stayed in absolute isolation with the outside world and faced hunger, boredom and the feeling of being trapped in confined quarters.
2. Between Shades of Grey
Between Shades of Grey is the New York Times Bestselling novel was written by Ruta Sepetys. The debut novel of the artist is a work of fiction that concerns Lina. A Lithuanian girl who is just 15 years old is like any other ordinary girl of her age who likes to paint, draw, and have little crushes just like any other teenager.
But one day her whole world is turned upside down when soviet officers barge in their home and tear apart her family. They are separated from their father and are forced into a dirty train car that will take them to the north crossing the Arctic circle. They are taken to work in a camp located at the coldest reaches in Siberia.
Lina tries to find her solace in the art and make some pictures as a message to her father in prison to let him know that they are alive. The documentation of this story is definitely heart touching and moving.
3. The Help
The Help written by Kathryn Stockett is about three extraordinary women who are devoted towards turning their life around by taking one extraordinary step. Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny, the three women who are let down by the society are ready to take matters in their own hands and prove their worth.
Skeeter is a newly graduate woman who has worked pretty hard but her mother concerns only one thing that is a ring on her finger. On the other hand, Aibileen is a black maid whose child has been died because of her bosses and now she has to take care of the seventeenth white child.
Third is Minny who is Aibileen’s best friend, she is short and sassy and has no control over her tongue. She has lost yet another job because of her bog mouth. Though the situations of all these women are different from each other they have come together for a single project and are ready to risk it all.
4. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
Looking at the numbers it is safe to say that no one has ever come even close to Henry VIII in having an eventful career in matrimony. His marriages are known to be a bold move on his part and he became an instant legend when he married six different women. The non-fiction work of historical genre shows you the remarkable life of Henry VIII through the eyes of David Starkey.
As per the author, Henry VIII’s only reason to marry this many women was to seek happiness and he was in search of a son. In the process, he also changed the way a nation was governed.
5. The Queen’s Fool
The Queen’s Fool written by Philippa Gregory is a story of a young woman who found herself to be in between the rivalry going on between the Queen Mary and her half-sister, Elizabeth. The fifteen years old girl named Hannah is going to Spain with her father as a refugee. But she is not an ordinary person but a bearer of extraordinary ability that makes her see the future.
The rest of the story is what circumstances make her end in such a situation and how she will handle it all.
1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The book, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, written by Franklin himself contains the life story of one of America’s Founding Fathers. The autobiography will show you how an ordinary man belonging to a lower-middle-class family grows up to become one of the most celebrated men in American history.
Benjamin Franklin has always believed in the American Dream and in his autobiography he has shown how his hope made him believe that there are tons of possibilities of life in the new world.
2. Long Way to Freedom
Long Way to Freedom is an autobiography of a legendary leader, Nelson Mandela. The detailed book walks you through every phase of Mandela’s life from his childhood than growing up to become a brave freedom fighter. The man who spent twenty-seven years of his life in prison had a crucial role in molding up South Africa to become a new democratic nation.
In Long Walk to Freedom, you will learn about the struggles of this man who has always dreamt of seeing his nation free. His perception of the anti-apartheid struggle of the people of his nation is analyzed in depth in this book.
3. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
Who knew the woman who is the absolute queen of writing mystery books would be a mystery herself. The renowned author of America often dubbed as the Queen of Mysteries led a life that wasn’t less than a roller coaster ride. Apart from revealing how she grew up to become one of the most celebrated authors worldwide, you will get to walk through her personal life through this book.
In this book Agatha Christie has not spared any detail about her life and has poured it all from her fulfilling childhood to her closeness with her mother, her death, a tragedy deeply hurt her. You will also learn in this book that how her first husband cheated on her and then her marriage with her second husband.
4. Mad Girl’s Love Song
Mad Girl’s Love Song written by Andrew Wilson is a life-story of one of the most troubled and disturbed poets of the world that is Sylvia Plath. Through an unusual approach, the author of the book has shown how depression swallowed her little by little until one day she took her own life.
Wilson has revealed how her life was before she got married to Ted Hughes. Plath was already suffering from mental health problems and suicidal thoughts since her childhood and her poems make it evident. Her relationship with her family was a troubled one and Wilson wrote this biography after taking information from her personal diaries.
5. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson is an authorized self-titled biography of one of the most influential personalities of the world, Steve Jobs. The biography was actually requested by Jobs himself from Walter Isaacson, the author who wrote bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.
The candid biography of Steve Jobs is based upon more than forty interviews with him that went for almost two years. The detailed biography will walk you through every aspect of his life that is unknown to most people.
1. The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton is a unique travel book that reminds us of the one thing about traveling that we seem to be missing in today’s world. It shows us the real purpose behind traveling, it takes us to the time when travel was not about showing off and posting pictures, it was about bringing peace to the soul and that is the way it should be.
The philosophical book by the author is a brutally honest book different from the books we typically read and that is why it a must-read for all the wanderers.
2. The Rings of Saturn
The Rings of Saturn written by W. G. Sebald is a travelogue, memoir, and novel all in one. It is undoubtedly one of the best books on travel that you will get to read. He has shown how travel and meditation combined to become a great journey not just physically but also mentally.
The book contains the philosophy of the travelers and will make you a more thoughtful explorer. So next time when you are on the run, take a copy of this with you to make your journey more thoughtful.
3. Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
Some of us may know Eat Pray Love as the movie starring Julia Roberts. But before Hollywood decided to make a movie on it, it was widely famous as the book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is about a woman who travel through these three different countries, Italy, India, and Indonesia after her divorce.
The story is about the author herself and how she roamed from one place to another and explored different parts of the world.
4. Down Under
Down Under is the British title of the book written by Australian writer Bill Bryson. Australia may provide some unfavorable conditions for the lives of different living organisms to survive but it is still home to some of the deadliest and nasty beings. The book reveals Bill Bryson’s journey to the country and how he fell in love with Australia.
The food, the people, cold beer, most beautiful places and everything else about Australia that makes it gorgeous is well-described in the book.
5. Travels with Charley
Travels with Charley: In Search of America is a 1962 travelogue by John Steinbeck, the American author. The book walks you through the road trip of the author made around the United States in the Year 1960. The author has shown her desire to get to know the country personally by seeing every part of it with curiosity.
He then poured his experience in the book how he witnessed a whole new America that he was searching for. The major reason behind this trip was also his dying son who wanted to see the country one last time.
So that was all folks! I hope this article will be able to help you in your quest to find the next great book for you to read. The detailed article includes all the genres and the best books of each. The list is curated after considering the popularity and the reading recommendations of the readers across the globe.
Do let us know in the comment section that how you liked this article and if you have reading recommendations for our other readers, we will be thrilled to know about it.