Whether you want a serious discussion on life or just a fun, fast-paced read, here’s a list of bestsellers at Story bookstore over the past year.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (HarperCollins): After Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, here’s another thriller novel, where a child psychologist spends her days spying on her neighbors. One day she witnesses something terrifying … Or does she?
The Fox by Frederick Forsyth (Corgi): The author of iconic page-turners like The Day of the Jackal and The Kill List has delivered another taut thriller, revolving around a 17-year-old brilliant mind, global security, deadly weaponry and superpowers.
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (Hachette): In the fourth Cormoran Strike novel, J.K. Rowling writing under her pseudonym spins another compelling mystery. Also watch out for the crackling Robin-Cormoran “working relationship”.
Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life by Gaur Gopal Das (Penguin): Navigating through Mumbai’s infamous traffic, monk and life-coach Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry discuss matters like finding one’s purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (Penguin): Harari — of Sapiens fame — addresses some of today’s most urgent issues, from nuclear war to ecological cataclysms to technological disruptions.
Why I am a Hindu by Shashi Tharoor (Aleph): At a time when religious identity dominates public and political discourse, writer-MP Shashi Tharoor closely examines of his own belief in Hinduism, and talks about the great contributors to Hinduism, Adi Shankara and Patanjali to Ramanuja and Swami Vivekananda.
Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney (Puffin): In the 13th title of the popular children’s series, snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, and his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield.
Like A Girl by Aparna Jain (Context, Westland): Stories of 56 trailblazing women who broke the rules to forge new paths for themselves and others.