Popular Books Published In 2018
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The Woman in the Window is about an elderly woman with a severe case of agoraphobia. But, it takes a turn for the thrilling as the protagonist is thrust into the role of solving a mystery. The book was at the number 1 spot on the New York Times’ best-seller list. A subversion of a popular genre, this book is very accessible and should appeal to virtually everyone reading this article. It is also the most popular book on the online website ‘GoodReads’, having over 150,000 online ratings already.
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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
One of several popular Trump-related books from this year, famed political commentator Michael Wolff looks at the behind the scenes goings-on at the White House from this year. Currently the best selling book on Amazon, it includes juicy information like what Donald Trump’s staff really think about him, and, of course the inside scoop on all of the scandals from his presidency. The book has received middling reviews, but is a well-written book written by someone with lots of inside information directly from the Oval Office.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
Ever the controversial figure, Canadian academic Jordan Peterson’s new book 12 Rules for Life, came out at the very beginning of this year to mixed reviews. His legion of adoring fans loved it, of course, but many critics were lukewarm on it — also thinking that the book didn’t necessarily offer anything groundbreaking. Still, it is one of the most popular psychology books written in recent memory, and you should check it out if you’re at all interested in psychology, self-help, or books that are written by academics.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Selected by Oprah’s book club as one of the best books of the year, An American Marriage is an unconventional spin on the romance novel. Dealing with the events immediately following the marriage of a young couple, it deals with their dealings with personal tragedy and time apart, and how their bonds and relationship manages to survive. It deals with many difficult themes like a changing culture in the south, long-distance relationships and how to deal with potential marital infidelity. Having sold very well throughout this year, An American Marriage should be suited to all tastes.
The Outsider by Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the most prolific novelists of a generation and represents a remarkable return to form for the writer. Dealing with difficult subjects like the death of a small child, this book isn’t for everyone. However, its extreme popularity is unsurprising, as it deals with the aftermath and solving of the murder of a small child. Expect many twists, turns, and scary moments as the novel grips you constantly for its few hundred pages.
We hope that you enjoyed reading about the most popular books from this year so far. If you’re at all interested in any of these, then you should check them out and give them a read!