Are you confused as to what book to purchase this summer? Look no longer! We bring to you a list of five top-selling books on Amazon. These books are dearly loved, are absolutely mind blowing, and will make you want to curl up in a corner and read to your hearts content.
- The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
A chilling account from his days during the Holocaust, the Night trilogy consists of the first three books written by Elie Wiesel. Brought together in one volume, these books are hauntingly beautiful with terrifying truths. The trilogy consists of ‘Night’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘The Accident’. The ‘Night’ is a true account of how Wiesel and his family, like numerous other Jews from Eastern Europe, were made to live in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. In ‘Dawn’, Wiesel writes about Elisha, his only family member who survived. He tells his readers about how she survived the War and settled in Palestine. In the ‘Accident’ (now renamed as ‘Day’), Wiesel continues narrating Elisha’s story. Elisha is now a journalist living in New York. The trilogy is a powerful work on the spirit of survival. The author explores the brutal world during the Second World War and makes his readers wonder whether life can ever be normal again for those who survived that gruesome time. Although the books were originally released in the 1960s, they continue to be extremely popular.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child –Part One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script)
The book that has all Harry Potter fans beaming with joy, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a book based on a play by Jack Thorne. Throne is film, television, and radio writer and has been a BAFTA recipient. He has co authored this play that is the first Harry Potter story to be enacted on stage. The play will be premiered at London’s West End on July 30, 2016. The eighth instalment of the much-loved series talks about Harry Potter’s adult life where he is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. He is married to Ginny Potter nee Weasely and has three children. It tells the story of Albus, Harry’s youngest son, and his struggle with bearing the weight of a legacy he did not sign up for. With father and son grappling with stress and uncalled for burdens, the story tells us how darkness often comes from unexpected places. You can pre-order the book on Amazon.
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. The man has been debated and misquoted all along. He is believed to have been aristocratic in nature and is largely denied the credit he deserves. This biography by Chernow, however, seeks to change that. According to Chernow, “To repudiate his (Hamilton’s) legacy is in many ways to repudiate the modern world.” In the book, Chernow explores the turbulent life of Hamilton and how a self-taught orphan from the Caribbean went on to become one of the co-authors of The Federalist Papers. He presents a Hamilton that is an entirely different man who was not selfish, but merely patriotic. The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, the New York Times Bestseller was first published in 2004.
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Written by Hemingway in 1951, the book continues to be a best seller to date. Always on the ‘Top Selling’ on Amazon, The Old Man and the Sea is a masterpiece by Hemingway that is set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana. The story tells the fable of an old man, a young boy, and a giant fish. In 1953, Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for this amazing story. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the story. In this well crafted fable, Hemingway takes his readers on a unique journey of grief and beauty. A timeless marvel, The Old Man and the Sea is in all rightness a recurring best seller.
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A charming book that gives you major feel-good trips, ‘A Man Called Ove –A Novel’ is undoubtedly one of Backman’s finest works. Originally published in 2012, the book tells the story of Ove, a grouchy and yet adorable man who finds his isolated life turn into a chaotic cycle when a young family moves in next door. The story explores the various transformations we go through in a lifetime and how different events change and shape us. Really what strikes one the most about the story is the protagonist. Ove is a well-developed character with a just a bit of shade and just a bit of light. He is cranky and yet is undoubtedly one of the most lovely characters out there.