With COVID-19 still around and the restrictions continuing to be lifted and implemented, many people have returned to their old hobbies or are discovering new hobbies, and that includes reading.
In this age of so much content found online, reading seems to be some people’s escape from social media and the online community in general.
Reading books takes you on a journey like no other as long as you read the best.
Here are five of the New York Times best-selling fiction books of 2021.
The return of Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks returns with another romance novel that will give us butterflies in the stomach.
The Comeback is the story of Trevor Benson, a military surgeon who was injured while serving in Afghanistan and is sent home to his hometown in North Carolina.
When he arrives in his hometown, he meets Deputy Sheriff Natalie Masterson and immediately feels a connection with her. Another character enters her life, Callie, 17, who will unravel the mysterious death around her grandfather.
Lee Child and Andrew Child’s Sentry
The Sentinel is the 25th book in the Jack Reacher series which was released on October 27, 2020.
It is also the first book co-authored by Lee Child and Andrew Child.
The plot of this 25th installment of the series concerns a central Tennessee information technology specialist who is about to be kidnapped when Jack Reacher finds an opportunity to help. Turns out it’s more than a kidnapping case and involves an underground group going after the specialist for something the specialist needs.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
Ready Player Two is the sequel to Cline’s 2011 debut novel, which was Ready Player One.
The story follows the events after the first novel, the High Five go on with their individual lives and start their own charitable businesses.
Wade discovers the first operational ONI (OASIS Neural Interface) headset. However, there are some restrictions, the headset can only be used for 12 hours to avoid death from synaptic overload syndrome. As the plot unfolds, a new riddle appears. The puzzle is to find seven shards to restore “the soul of the mermaid”.
Chris Bohjalian’s Hour of the Witch
Hour of the Witch follows the story of Mary Deerfield residing in Boston, 1662. She is the second wife of Tomas Deerfield, a powerful man in the community.
But, Tony becomes violent when he is drunk and stabs a three prong fork in the back of Mary’s hand. Mary decides to divorce her husband and finds a way to save his life.
As a woman like Mary, a woman who harbors hidden desires and struggles to tolerate the cheeky hypocrisy of the colony’s men, finds herself a subject of suspicion and rumor. A series of disturbing events unfold around her, sparking the witch hunts for her within the community.
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
The Personal Librarian is the story of Belle da Costa Greene, who is hired by JP Morgan to keep a collection of rare manuscripts, books and artwork for his new Pierpont Morgan Library.
Belle became a name in society and became one of the most powerful people in the art and book society, known for her taste and skill in negotiating critical works of art and books as she ‘she helps create a world class collection.
But Belle has an interesting story, she was not born Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of the first black Harvard graduate, Richard Greener.
These are just a few of the New York Times bestselling fiction book set of 2021 and the year isn’t even over yet. More books are going to be added to the list, so be sure to check out the list if you are looking for more books to add to your own reading list.