“Instruments that record, summarize, organize, debate and also explain information that is illustrative, non-illustrative, hard bound paperback jacketed, non-jacketed with an introduction, table of contents, an index that is for the enlightenment, understanding, enhancement, and education of human brain through the sensory route of vision… sometimes touched.”
The above lines are the definition of books as said by the character Rancho in the Indian movie 3 Idiots. Books, as we know are the most peaceful and gray matter tingling company. Our solitary as well as busy times. They are not a biased or a judging company and are very easily acquirable too. Nothing beats the bliss of reading a good book which keeps you hooked, with a coffee in hand especially if it is raining outside. Books and the stories they tell have evolved have evolved with time as their readers and writers did.
From wall scribbling and manuscripts to electronic eBook readers, the transition is massive, but the purpose is the same- to enlighten and to soothe. Given below is the list of the present bestselling eBooks available for Amazon’s Kindle reader.
List of the world’s top 10 most popular best selling Kindle eBooks in 2017.
(10.) The Secret Life of Bees (Price: $0.99)
With a length of 333 pages, this book is surely a rapid read still! This is an international best seller by the debutant novelist Kidd and is claimed to be charming, moving and funny at the same time. According to the Daily Telegraph ‘it is a wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris’. Set in the 60’s South Carolina, the story revolves around a girl named Lily who believes she had accidentally shot her mother to death as a child. Character’s only friend is her black servant Rosaleen becomes a victim of racial tensions. They escape to the sanctuary of three beekeeping sisters and thus setting upon a journey which will be enlightening for them.
(9.) Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott. (Price: $0.99)
With the bestselling novels The Back Road and Only the innocent already in her success list, she sure as hell knows what she is writing. ‘Sleep Tight- If you can. You never know who’s watching’. Asks the question ‘how far would you go to hold on to the people you love?’ This is a mystery thriller novel which is a definite page turner. The central character Olivia Brooke’s family goes missing only to be followed by her disappearance too, two years later. This book will hold you hostage till the last page because the mystery is too gripping for you to remain uninvolved with it. With a length of 284 pages, this book is the pure genius of a thriller.
(8.) The Stepmother by Claire Seeber (Price: $1.99)
‘The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes…’ This gripping psychological thriller has a length of 346 pages and comes with a killer twist in the plot. The protagonist is a divorced woman named Jeanie who is married to another divorcee named Matthew, and they both have a child from their past relationships. Jeanie has dark secrets which she wants to keep buried forever, but someone is playing a terrifying game on her. To give this ‘fairy tale’ a happy ending, she must bring an end to this game. This dark and compelling thriller is a must read.
(7.) The Secret of Orchard Cottage by Alex Brown (Price: $0.99)
With a length of 376 pages, this is a perfect feel-good novel for reading in the summers. The central character of this novel, April Wilson goes to her Aunt Edith’s cottage after the loss of her husband only to find the place in a state of sorry disrepair. She sets on setting the magic of Orchard Cottage again with the help of enthusiastic villagers and in this process also starts to unravel the mystery of the missing sister of her aunt Edith, Winnie who mysteriously went missing during the world war II.
(6.) Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris (Price: $0.99)
‘The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? A debut psychological thriller you cannot miss!’ Claimed to be 2016’s answer to Gone Girl and so outstanding a novel that will surely leave you breathless, it has a length of 353 pages. Revolves around a couple named Jack and Grace who are wealthy, charming and elegant but, there’s something still amiss still. The reader will start doubting if the perfect marriage is just a perfect lie.
(5.) Harry Potter and the cursed child by J.K Rowling (Price: $9.99)
Well, who has not read the most loved series of Harry Potter or the movies based on them? There’s a reason why J.K Rowling became richer than the Queen of England herself in such a short time. We grew up along with Harry Potter, and now when this installment comes out after everyone thought that the series had ended with the Deathly Hallows Part II, the whole world went crazy for it. It gives a glimpse of the story after Harry became a family man with three school-going children. Harry works at the Ministry of Magic and having strains with his relationship with his youngest son Albus. Meanwhile, darkness arises in the form of Delphi, the child of Voldemort and Bellatrix. Although the book is a bestseller due to its huge hype, it did not go well with the critics and readers.
(4.) The Various Haunts of Men- Book 1 of the Simon Serrailer Series (Price: $0.99)
A mystery thriller which is 448 pages in length, this is about the horrifying sudden disappearances of people on the same hill exactly. The young police officer, Freya Graffham, and Chief Inspector Simon Serrailer strive to unravel the mystery before the killer on the Hill strikes again.
(3.) My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse (Price: $0.99)
With a length of 368 pages, this is a bestselling summer read. The story revolves around a happily married woman Rosie Tapscott who could not believe her luck of having such a wonderful husband and children, but her world turns upside down when her husband takes the children and leaves for another woman. Will she find meaning to her life again? Read this beautiful book to find out. Moreover, you will surely be captivated by its absolute brilliance.
(2.) The Racketeer by John Grisham (Price: $0.99)
Bestseller novels list truly doesn’t happen without a John Grisham on the list. With a length of 353 pages, this Grisham book is considered to be his most suspenseful thriller novel till date. The main story revolves around the mysterious deaths of active federal judges in succession. When Judge Raymond Fawcett became the fifth murder, a lawyer who knows about the actual murderer finds himself in prison. He wants his revenge for being betrayed by the FBI.
(1.) The Sister by Louise Jensen (Price: $1.99)
Here’s the name you all have been waiting for! With a length of 334 pages, this psychological thriller has an excellent twist. After Grace’s best friend Charlie dies, she is constantly haunted by his last words which were “I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me…” She goes to dangerous territories to unravel many things she did not know about her best friend. She goes on a quest to find Charlie’s dad and in this process chances upon Charlie’s alleged sister. However, things go haywire after Anna settles at her and her boyfriend’s place because things start disappearing mysteriously and Dan, Grace’s boyfriend starts acting strange. Grace might find herself in a terrible danger which she brought herself into.
If you are a book worm, you should not be still staring at the list and instead have already started formulating ways to acquire these books! These are pure gems and surely will be the investment of your productive leisure time which no one will object to.