With quarantine canceling a lot of our plans and leaving us to stay home most of the time, reading has become an irresistible pastime. If you’re looking for a new book, here are five bestsellers to read from the past month from some of the decade’s biggest authors.
“Midnight Sun” by Stephenie Meyer
Were you a Twi-hard when you were younger? If your answer is “yes,” then you have to get into Stephenie Meyer’s most-awaited companion novel “Midnight Sun.” Released in August, it highlights Edward Cullen’s life and his POV upon meeting Bella Swan. (This may or may not include his mindset on stalking Bella while she slept. Creepy.)
“Sex and Vanity” by Kevin Kwan
The “Crazy Rich Asians” author is back with a new romance novel. “Sex and Vanity” revolves around successful young woman Lucie Churchill and her relationship with her Chinese-American family and George Zao. Just like Kwan’s previous novels, “Sex and Vanity” also explores the cultural struggles that Asian-Americans experience, especially when it comes to romantic relationships.
“Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family” by Mitch Albom
A touching novel about love and loss, Mitch Albom tells the story of how he and his wife became the adoptive guardians of Chika Jeune, a Haitian girl who was born into poverty and was brought to Detroit to get treatment for her medical condition. If you need a book that can make you tear up, this one’s for you.
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins
Do you ever wonder what Panem was like before Katniss Everdeen won The Hunger Games and started a revolution? This “Hunger Games” prequel novel will give you a glimpse of that. It revolves around 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who’s preparing to become a mentor in the Hunger Games. Readers get to see what his life was like before he became the corrupt president of the Capitol.
“12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” by Jordan B. Peterson
Psychologist Jordan B. Peterson discusses discipline, freedom and other sane advice to navigate our chaotic lives in the modern world. It’s a great read for people who are looking for motivation and encouragement during this stressful time.
All books available at National Bookstore