7 Best Selling Books You Should Read

If you’re a reader, you probably know a bit about what makes a good book. Is it the storyline, the character development, the plot twist? How about, all of the above? But the question remains: what makes a best selling book? Apparently, there’s a lot that goes into it.

If you’re looking at these upcoming months and wondering how you’re going to spend the extra holiday time, try checking out some of these bestsellers. From Barnes and Noble, Amazon and the New York Times, here are seven best selling books of 2016 you should read right now.

1. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
This #1 New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Book of the Year is now also a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. This psychological thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, wonder what… happens… next.

2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne
Based on the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, this Potterverse extension is the first of the series to be presented on stage. If you’re like the rest of Amazon fans who sent this script to the top of 2016’s bestsellers list, give it a read before you see the play.

3. Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
If you’re a Springsteen fan, check out this New York Times bestselling autobiography by the legend himself. In Born to Run, Springsteen proves that not only are his words worthy of song lyrics, but worthy of written and published prose as well.

4. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks
In Two by Two, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks shares an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love between a father and his daughter, along with its extraordinary risks yet unbelievable rewards.

5. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
Written by one of Sweden’s most successful authors, A Man Called Ove makes its debut in the United States as one of the bestsellers. It tells the story of a grumpy yet loveable old man whose small world is completely changed when a charismatic family moves in next door.

6. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
If you’re interested in a nonfiction read, try Killing the Rising Sun, the newest in the multimillion-selling Killing series. The book takes readers to the tropical island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima in the Autumn of 1944 for a compelling look into World War II.

7. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer
Emmy-award winning comedian Amy Schumer bares all in this #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography. If you’re looking for hilarious humor that you can also emotionally resonate with, this is the book to do just that.

This fall, feed your soul by enjoying a bestselling book at your local café or restaurant. Cozy up in a local business with a good book and enjoy all the passers-by, because when you have a good book in your hands, nothing can stop you.