There is no better feeling than reading a book on a couch with a cup of coffee in hand. Due to the worldwide pandemic, there is lots of free time that we can utilize in various things. So here are few best selling books at Amazon for may 2020.
The reading book puts so much value in your life; a single book is enough to change your mood, lifestyle, behavior. Here we will be discussing the top 10 best selling books at Amazon in May 2020. So let’s get started.
Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens:
The book is #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon. So far, more than 6 million copies have been sold worldwide.
The book written by Delia Owens is about the murder mystery. The book can be read on a variety of levels. The writing of the book is good and it contains various emotions, such as mystery, romance, and fascinating character.
The name of the main character is kya Clark. She is also known as ‘marsh girl,’ who lives out in the marsh of this small southern town.
She ended up being the suspect of the murder, in which she of the friend got killed, and investigation started. Who was the murderer? And who did it? The story revolves around it.
The writing style of the story is awe-inspiring. How the author wrote about the nature of mother earth is very lyrical.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins:
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is written by American author Suzanne Collins. It is the fourth book and prequel to the hunger games trilogy called the ballad of songbirds and snakes.
The story takes place 65 years before the hunger games trilogy, where the capital organizes its 10th annual hunger games. President Snow in the trilogy is just 18 years old Korean. Snow and his family are in poverty because they have lost all the money in a collapse in district 13.
The hunger games take place, and snow gets a chance to participate and make his family rich again.
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel
Little fires everywhere is a book that is set in Shaker Heights, a little community in Cleveland in the suburb. It revolves around a few families, but two primary families are the Richard sons and the warrens. The warrens consist of young artist mother.
Richard’s sons are the landlords. One of the biggest plot points is when this other family, McCullough, decides to adopt an Asian child, and in doing so, things just blow up.
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett
The story in the book starts as Mikel Jollett and his older brother, Tony, are being taken by his mother from the school where they live (the school being the orphanage that is part of the grounds where members of the cult Synanon live).
What follows is the story of their childhood, marked by poverty and abuse, of trying to fit in and be a family while avoiding the pitfalls of the family members before them – depression, drugs, addiction, and jail. It will be hard for you to read some of the things they had to endure, especially from those who are supposed to love them. But you will also enjoy reading about the bright spots in their lives, also from those who love them.
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
Although we consider Jane Austen, one of the best English writers, and she was well known in her time. In the book, there is a poor farmer named Adam Berwick who finds a toy, and it makes him think whether it belongs to the Austen family, which leads him to wonder further why the town has done very little to preserve Jane Austen’s legacy.
Eventually, it leads to the formation of the Jane Austen society. In real society was founded by the lady named Dorothy Darnell in 1940. Jane Austen is a group of the society and they come together to form the society to acquire some Jane Austen’s possessions as well as cottage they lived in the last few years of their life with the intent to turn in to the museum.
Almond: A Novel
It is a story about a boy called Yunjae, who has a brain disorder that results in emotional blindness. He is unable to feel anything or detect in others, emotions such as fear, sadness, or joy. The book reminds readers of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttimes,” as it is told from Yunjae’s point of view and pulls readers into the full experience of his condition.
The episodes of violence occurred by the main characters, and the strong language cause reader to recommend it for older teens. It is a quick and easy read that offers a lot of material for discussion in a classroom or book club setting.
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
It is a humorous, uplifting, and big-hearted novel about family. It is an ambitious book in addressing contemporary topics such as death, abuse, gender identity from a lesbian, homosexual and transgender perspective, bullying, pedophilia, artificial insemination, and others. The theme is on parenting, particularly motherhood, and the quirky characters are all of the different ages, and we can see life through each of their lenses.
It has a small city vibe and explores complicated family issues, including sibling rivalry. There seems to be something for every reader! You will enjoy Straub’s vivid prose, metaphors, and analogies. I think I’d like to re-read this one or even listen to the audio version to absorb it a little differently next time.
DIRT by Bill Buford
Over a decade ago, journalist Bill Buford took his formative trip to Italy, where he learned how to properly cook the country’s cuisine, in his best-selling memoir heat. Now, Buford is back with another book, but this time he is immersing himself in all things in France.
In this book, Dirt captures the comely five years spent in Lyon with his wife and twin children. There, Buford grows obsessed with the history of the food he is both preparing and eating, which he describes in tantalizing detail.
The book also invokes plenty of humor as Buford reflects on the newspaper hiccups and language barrier his family experiences while abroad.
Boys of Alabama by Gene
Max is the new kid in a small evangelical Christian high school in Alabama. He and his parents have just moved to the US from Germany, and Max has a huge secret. He can do something that shouldn’t be possible, but he doesn’t want to. He just wants to fit in. When he makes the football team, he is determined to be what his teammates expect him to be. Or at least appear that way. There are two problems with that: Max’s secret and the fact that he is smitten with an out of the closet likes to wear dresses and makeup to school, a queer boy named Pan.
As Max tries to find his footing in a foreign country, in a foreign language, playing an unfamiliar sport and getting his first taste of a particular brand of speaking in tongues type of evangelical Christianity. He must also choose whether to reveal his attraction to Pan and his homosexuality. This book is strange but a good choice to read.
The Hour of Fate by Susan Belfield
This book is about the epic battle between Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919) and J.P. Morgan (1837-1913) for control of the American economy at the beginning of the 20th century. Their perspectives were quite the opposite. Morgan thought he and other men of property should run things; TR felt that the government had to be in control. So in effect, TR was initiating the idea so prevalent that the public interest had to be represented by the government when there were strikes, manipulations of competition, and railroads to be controlled.
To understand the fight, the reader is introduced to the issues by several chapters of biographic material on the two protagonists. The first battle area is railroads, and the author does a solid job of explaining the impact the railroads had as they are spread all across the nation.