The Best Read

We love a good read, especially something that makes us laugh, cry or think. What about you guys?  Please share your reading tips with the rest of the community, we always want to hear about a genre of a book. But in the meanwhile if you’re looking for some inspiration here’s our look at the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers from last year.

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Top 5 2015 New York Times Best Sellers

5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

the-girl-on-the-trainIf you didn’t hear the buzz around Paula Hawkins’ Girl on the Train last year then you must have been sleeping.  This fast paced debut thriller saw fans of all ages and genders completely gripped as they went on a journey of domestic violence and drug abuse. We all look forward to the film, out this year- look out the review here! You may even have read a Paula Hawkins before if you ever read a chick lit book by Amy Silver…

4. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

all-the-light-we-cannot-seeThis book is the only one in the top five that is set in the past, during the Second World War to be precise. Essentially, ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ is the story of an interaction between a blind French girl and a German boy.  Heavy going in parts, this is a good one if you want something to get your teeth stuck into.

3. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stout

my-name-is-lucy-bartonThis explorative drama is a very well written book about loneliness and the love between a  mother and a daughter. Although ‘My Name is Lucky Barton’ is a book which got rave reviews, we don’t recommend it if you’re looking for something happy! Elizabeth Stout has previously won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel Olive Kitteridge and also writes short stories.

2. Blue by Danielle Steel

blue-by-danielle-steelWe love Danielle Steel, even after all these years of creating romantic and sexy stories, she never disappears. In ‘Blue’ she moves away from romance into something a little more emotional and gripping. Blue follows the story of an ex-tv star who had it all but meets a homeless boy and this changes her life forever

1. NYPD RED 4, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

nypd-red-4This is a classic detective story from champion of the genre James Patterson, written along with Marhsall Karp.  NYPD RED 4 is a great read if you want something that touches on the lives of the rich and famous whilst doubling up as a gorey murder story.