12 must-read ebook bestsellers – autumn 2016

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Ebook bestsellers of autumn 2016

Find the most anticipated novels of autumn 2016: by Jodi Picoult, Ann Patchett, John Grisham, Zadie Smith, and Santa Montefiore.

The most exciting time for book lovers is ahead. Autumn, with its long rainy evenings and cold winds, makes people dream of a warm, cozy sofa where they could hide and read without end.

The time is also exciting because most anticipated books are usually being released towards the end of the year. The closer the Christmas time, the bigger and louder the book premiere.

Below you’ll see twelve titles that will surely land on book bestseller lists.

November will bring a new novel by Zadie Smith, Swing Time, about two girls who dream of becoming dancers. The Chemist is a gripping page-turner from Stephenie Meyer, telling a story of an ex-agent who has to clear her name and save her life.

Earlier, in October, we will enjoy releases of the new novels by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Woman of God), Jodi Picoult (Small Great Things), and John Grisham (The Whistler).

This year, fans of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. A special anniversary edition of A Game of Thrones features gorgeous full-page illustrations by Michael Komarck and Michael S. Miller.

As usual, we show the books with short descriptions, release dates, and links to four major ebookstores: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks Store.

If you’d like to add other books to your reading list, make sure to check out ebook bestseller lists:

Top 100 Kindle Best Sellers – a list of books that are currently top selling in the Kindle Store. This list is being updated a few times a day. You can switch from here to the list of Top 100 Hot New Releases in Kindle Ebooks.

Top 100 Bestselling Nook Books – Barnes & Noble has a bestseller list, where you can limit your search to a specific category, or filter the results by price or age group.

Top 50 Kobo Ebooks – the list of best selling books in the Kobo ebookstore. It’s refreshed every hour. You can browse here for top sellers in six most popular categories.

Top 100 Books in the iBooks Store – Apple doesn’t explain how they compile this chart, but we can guess it’s based on the number of paid downloads.

Which of the books listed below are you going to read? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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12 must-read ebook bestellers – autumn 2016

Commonwealth - Ann PatchettCommonwealth

Ann Patchett

September 13

The bestselling author Ann Patchett tells the story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes lives of two families, involving four parents and six children.

Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor - Rick RiordanMagnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

Rick Riordan

October 4

The second book in Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by the creator of Percy Jackson.

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon – the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands.

If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants.

Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki – and the price he wants is very high.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Woman of God - James Patterson and Maxine PaetroWoman of God

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

October 6

The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope. It’s a turning point that could change the Catholic Church forever, as one of the rumored candidates, Brigid Fitzgerald, would be the first female Pope in history.

But Brigid has made a legion of powerful enemies and is a target for all those who fear that the Church has lost its way – dangerous adversaries who won’t accept challenges to tradition.

Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine her, Brigid must confront her enemies before she loses everything… including her life.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Gypsy Madonna - Santa MontefioreThe Gypsy Madonna

Santa Montefiore

October 6

When Anouk, a dealer in American antiques, dies unexpectedly, she leaves the Metropolitan museum an uncataloged, multimillion-dollar painting by Titian. Her son, Mischa, had no idea she had even owned it and becomes determined to discover the story behind the painting.

This mystery sends him on the trail of his own history, back to the French village of his childhood. There he hopes to uncover the origins of the Gypsy Madonna; he never expects to find himself.

Lose yourself in this story of epic romance and dark mystery set against the backdrop of occupied France and post-war America.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Small Great Things - Jodi PicoultSmall Great Things

Jodi Picoult

October 11

The new page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a thought-provoking examination of racism in America.

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient.

The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child.

The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

A Game of Thrones The Illustrated Edition - George R.R. MartinA Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition (Book #1)

George R.R. Martin

October 18

This lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones is published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R.R. Martin’s landmark series.

The book features gorgeous full-page artwork as well as black-and-white illustrations in every chapter, revitalizing the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon.

And now the mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure of this magnificent saga come to life as never before.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Whistler - John GrishamThe Whistler

John Grisham

October 25

From John Grisham comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State.

But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe?

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator. It’s her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct.

A corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

Greg Myers’ only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Double Down - Jeff KinneyDouble Down

Jeff Kinney

November 1

Double Down is the eleventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.

When Greg finds an old video camera in his basement, he thinks he may have discovered just the thing to prove he’s got big-time talent.

With the help of his best friend, Rowley, Greg hatches a plan to make a scary movie… and to become rich and famous in the process.

But is doubling down on moviemaking a smart plan? Or is it just a recipe for doubling Greg’s troubles?

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Chemist - Stephenie MeyerThe Chemist

Stephenie Meyer

November 8

In the new gripping page-turner from Stephenie Meyer, an ex-agent must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

In this tautly plotted novel, Stephenie Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Swing Time - Zadie SmithSwing Time

Zadie Smith

November 15

An ambitious new novel moving from north-west London to West Africa, from the author of White Teeth and On Beauty.

Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free.

It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either…

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Spy - Paulo CoelhoThe Spy

Paulo Coelho

November 24

In his new novel, Paulo Coelho brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari.

When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city.

A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences; a confidant and courtesan who bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.

As paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo

Moranifesto - Caitlin MoranMoranifesto

Caitlin Moran

November 29

From the bestselling author of How to Be a Woman comes a collection of award-winning London Times columns.

Caitlin Moran takes a clever, hilarious look at celebrities, society, and the wacky world we live in today—including three major new pieces exclusive to this book.

Introducing every piece and weaving her writing together into a brilliant, seamless narrative – just as she did in Moranthology – Caitlin combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

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