Looking for your next book to read? Amazon compiles a list every month of “best books” as voted on by the Amazon editors. They choose a Spotlight pick, a Featured debut, and 8 other books to create their top 10. Amazon also creates lists for each genre and various age levels. Here are a sampling of books you can find on their October lists.
1. Spotlight: The Trespasser by Tana French
Detective Antoinette Conway is new to the Murder squad, and it’s not living up to her expectations. Then, she gets a case that seems like a lovers’ quarrel gone bad at first glance, but the more Antoinette looks into it, the less cut and dry the case seems.
2. Featured Debut: The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang
This humorous novel follows a wealthy Chinese family that loses everything and decides to take a road trip across the United States.
3. Biographies And Memoirs: American Ulysses: A Life Of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White
This biography of Grant uses some primary documents never examined by previous scholars and paints a picture of Grant as both a brilliant general and a passionate defender of equal rights.
4. Biographies And Memoirs: Hungry Heart: Adventures In Life, Love, And Writing by Jennifer Weiner
Weiner is well known as a novelist and this is her first essay collection. She talks about all aspects of her life, including sex, weight, envy, money, and many other topics. She is honest and humorous to win the hearts of all readers.
5. Mysteries And Thrillers: IQ by Joe Ide
In East Long Beach, a man called IQ helps solve the cases the police can’t or won’t. He takes on a case from a rap mogul whose life is in danger. The deeper he digs, the more dangerous the case becomes.
6. Mysteries And Thrillers: Poison Feather by Matthew Fitzsimmons
Charles Merrick, a jailed billionaire, hints publically that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache. Gibson Vaughn intends to recover that hidden money but must face a dangerous horde of treasure hunters.
7. Romance: Twelve Days Of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Julia Padden likes almost everyone, but her neighbor, Cain Maddox rebuffs her every attempt to be nice. She starts a blog to document her attempts to “kill him with kindness.” Her blog becomes an online sensation as people start following her adventures. As she starts to fall for him, she must decide whether or not to tell him the truth about her blog.
8. Romance: Hero In The Highlands by Suzanne Enoch
Major Gabriel Forrester is an English soldier in 1812 who learns he’s inherited the massive estate of a distant relation in the Scottish Highlands. When he meets Fiona, a striking Highlander who despises the English, his situation becomes much more interesting.
9. Literature And Fiction: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
Eleanor promises herself that today, she will accomplish all the little things that must be done, but before she has the chance, life gets in the way. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, a former colleague “produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.”
10. Literature And Fiction: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The latest by Jodi Picoult focuses on the story of an African American labor and delivery nurse who is told by white supremacist parents that she is not allowed to touch their child. While she is alone in the nursery, the baby goes into cardiac distress and she hesitates (because of the parents orders) before performing CPR.
11. Science Fiction And Fantasy: Crosstalk by Connie Willis
In the near future, a simple procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become incredibly popular. When Briddey’s boyfriend suggests they have the operation before even a marriage proposal, she is thrilled…until she finds herself connected to someone else entirely.
12. Science Fiction And Fantasy: The Found And The Lost: The Collected Novellas by Ursula K. Le Guin
Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin in a single collection for the first time. This collection is introduced by Le Guin herself.
What is on your reading list for October?
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