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So What Are You Reading Now?

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TR Robertson — With a lot more time on your hands then a month or so ago, many of you are turning to catching up on books you have put off reading or simply didn’t have time to read with your once busy schedules. There are simply thousands and thousands of books out there, covering every imaginable topic and tale. It doesn’t matter if you taste is fiction or non-fiction, hard cover or paperback or e books. Many of you follow specific types; such as murder/mystery, fantasy, historical, horror, sci-fi, romance, how-to-books and more. The following is information from several of the leading reviewers of Best Sellers to give you an idea of what is popular right now in the literary field. Most of these books can be found on Amazon in both hardcover or paper back or e book styles. If you need to add to your reading library, pick one that sounds good and enjoy.

From the New York Times Best Sellers – check weekly updates in the “Sunday San Diego Union Tribune” Travel & Arts Section


  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Della Owens – set in 1969 North Carolina and deals with a search for a murder suspect
  • The Boy From the Winds by Harlan Coben – a search for a missing girl
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins – a book seller’s flight to escape a drug cartel
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel – a search for a missing woman from a container ship
  • In Five Years by Rebecca Serle – a Manhattan lawyer’s vision and real life experience
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Sky Walker by Rae Carson – Finn and Poe’s search for the evil Emperor Palpatine
  • Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs – a shapeshifter faces a threat unlike any other


  • The Splendid & The Vile by Erik Larson – a look at Winston Churchill’s leadership
  • Untamed by Gleanon Doyle – the story of the activist and public speakers journey
  • Educated by Tara Westover – story of the education of a daughter of survivalists
  • Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner – a memoir of a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret
  • The Office by Andy Greene – a history of the sitcom’s beginning on BBC to a nine season run on American T.V.
  • The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant – a story of what drove him in life and sports

Paperback – Fiction

  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – an artist upsets a quiet town outside Cleveland
  • Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell – a woman’s search for daughter after 10 years missing
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – a concentration camp detainee tattoos prisoners and falls in love with one of the prisoners
  • The Outsider by Stephen King – a detective finds an 11 year old boys body
  • The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn – an alcoholic recluse witnesses a crime in Harlem

Paperback – Non-Fiction

  • The Great Influenza by John M. Barry – story of the 1918 flu epidemic
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harai – how Homo sapiens became the dominant species

USA Today – Fiction

  • The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel – set in Tudor England as Henry VIII has just done away with Anne Boleyn
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich – a night watchman at a jewel bearing plant in North Dakota and a tribal council member fights a Congressman for control of reservation land
  • Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore – a 19 year old in 1983 finds herself in a 51 year olds body in 2015
  • Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – a cerebral mystery with a twisted finale
  • The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – set in 1617 in a Norwegian hamlet of an all-female society and an investigation into what doomed the men

New York Post – Suggestions

  • The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives by Ted Gup – paperback
  • Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn & WW II by Robert Matzen – Audrey Hepburn’s work as a spy in WW II
  • Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow – an investigation into serial abusers
  • The Beautiful Ones by Prince – memoirs from Prince
  • Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly – numerous interviews and poking fun at Trump’s love of golf & his propensity to play games with the truth

Some of the Best Selling Books

  • Blindside by James Patterson – the search for the New York City Mayors missing daughter
  • The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Barry – a Cotton Malone adventure thriller
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – a psychological thriller
  • Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke – a Minnesota murder mystery
  • Apeirogon by Colum McCann – a friendship between two men from different cultural backgrounds and experiences
  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – a dark fairy tale spanning 5 decades and two people and their past

These are but a few of the ever changing books from some of the most recognized organizations in the United States. Amazon and Barnes and Noble, to name a couple more, also has lists of recommended books. I personally like adventure thrillers where you can escape from the real world. I recommend any books by the late Clive Cussler, his newest book is Journey of the Pharaohs, or James Rollins, his latest book The Last Odyssey, or Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, their latest book Crooked River, or Raymond Khoury, his latest book The Ottoman Secret.

They are a fun read.

Whatever books or authors you choose, you can’t go wrong. Find something that helps you take your mind, for a few minutes, off of what we are currently dealing with. Sit back and have a good read while you Stay Safe Out There.


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