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This year, we are sharing a list of sure-fire summer book bestsellers a bit earlier.
May 2018 is packed with new book releases. Book lovers should especially mark May 8, as several exciting books will be released this day.
One of them is Warlight, a new novel from the author of The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje. A story is set after the World War II. We follow two teenagers who are left by their parents in the care of a mysterious guardian, who hides dark secrets related to his undercover service during the war.
Many readers are waiting for Stephen King’s new thriller, The Outsider, which will be released on May 22. My favorite book, however, is a novel from a Polish master of fantasy, Andrzej Sapkowski.
Sapkowski’s Season of Storms is the ultimate collection of novels and short stories following one of the most recognizable fantasy characters – a white-headed mutant tasked with killing unnatural beings – the Witcher.
If you are interested in non-fiction, you’ll find plenty of interesting titles for your wishlist. We’ve picked Carlo Rovelli’s The Order of Time, The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester, and Michael Chabon’s collection of essays on the meaning of fatherhood, Pops.
And if you are in the mood to discover and read the best of the best, make sure to take a look at our extensive guide to the best Kindle books of all time. It collects Top 100 books, Top 100 authors, and other detailed charts.
12 sure-fire ebook bestsellers of summer 2018
Check out a new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient.
Warlight a mesmerizing story set in the decade after World War II following the lives of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel.
In 1945, the teenagers stay behind in London while their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.
They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow more convinced as they come to know his eccentric friends joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war.
The Order of Time
Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to “flow”? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us?
In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.
Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science, and literature, Rovelli suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe.
The Order of Time is concise, elegant exploration of time from “the new Stephen Hawking.”
The Crooked Staircase (A Jane Hawk Book #3)
Dean Koontz presents a thrilling new novel starring Jane Hawk, an FBI agent who is facing the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime.
Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made her a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot.
Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her.
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
The New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology to explore the single component crucial to advancement – precision.
Simon Winchester takes us back to origins of the Industrial Age, to England where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, and Joseph Bramah.
As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it?
Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
Michael Chabon delivers a collection of essays – heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise – on the meaning of fatherhood.
For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son, Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season. For Chabon Sr., fashion was a massive waste of time.
Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son’s passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation.
Season of Storms
Enter the world of Andrzej Sapkowski, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the world fantasy award for lifetime achievement.
Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher – two swords, steel, and silver.
But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world, clouds are gathering.
Mark your calendars. On May 22, one of Stephen King’s most unsettling and compulsively readable stories will be released.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens, Terry Maitland.
Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. The case seems ironclad.
Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
The President Is Missing
Bill Clinton, James Patterson
The publishing event of 2018: Bill Clinton and James Patterson join forces to write a superlative thriller – one that can really happen, and one that must not be missed.
Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds light on the inner workings and vulnerabilities of the U.S. nation.
Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years. And a timely, historic story that will be read and talked about for years to come.
The Word Is Murder
New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders this time is writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.
Police detective Daniel Hawthorne, an eccentric investigator, needs a ghost writer to document his life. He chooses Anthony Horowitz.
The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership solving the case of Diana Cowper, the wealthy mother of a famous actor, found strangled with a curtain cord in her own home.
All We Ever Wanted
In the riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply-held values.
Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton.
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla.
Then, one photograph snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together – all questioning their closest relationships.
When We Found Home
In this emotional, funny and heartfelt story, Susan Mallery explores the definition of a modern family – blended by surprise, not by choice – and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life.
Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother Malcolm and a sister Keira.
Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.
Life is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about.
The Other Woman
From Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal.
In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name.
The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West – a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.
Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer, and assassin. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown.
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Ebook bestsellers – popular lists
If you’d like to find more ebooks to read, you can also check out bestseller lists from popular ebookstores:
- 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.
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