In this article, we’re talking best books of 2021! We recently made an article about the best books of 2021 so far according to us, but today we’ve listed down 14 best books according to Amazon until June 2021.
List of 14 Best Books According to Amazon Until June 2021:
- Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
- We Begin at The End by Chris Whitaker
- What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
- Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
- Punch Me Up to The Gods by Brian Broome
- Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
- The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
- Chatter by Ethan Kross
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
- The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
This story traverses in two timelines. The first is in the 1910s as Marian and Jamie Graves are rescued from a shipwreck and raised by their uncle in Montana. As Marian discovers a plane by chance, she realizes her destiny and enters into a bad bargain that allows her to fulfil her dreams but at a price. She goes on to circumnavigate the globe aerially by flying over the poles. In the second, Hollywood star and fame-fed up Hadley Baxter is roped in to play Marian in her biopic about Marian’s disappearance in Antarctica. As Hadley’s story unfolds a century after Marian’s, their stories collide and a stunning book emerges.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
This is the latest addition to the sci-fi world. It’s set in a dystopian future where children are genetically engineered to be smarter and deliberately kept away from socialization. Klara is our protagonist and one such Artificial Friend. This novel, which has created a lot of buzz in the reading community, chronicles her experiences in the dystopian world
The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
This science biography centres on Jennifer Doudna, who is accredited with the invention of the CRISPR, an easy-to-use tool that alters DNA. This book follows her childhood interest in science, her chance stumbling upon a book that defined genetic science – ‘The Double Helix’ and her curiosity that propelled her on this path. A stunning revelation of the Nobel Laureate’s life and profession and an inquiry into the medical and moral implications of her discovery, this one’s a must read.
We Begin at The End by Chris Whitaker
This mystery-cum-literary fiction novel tells the twin stories of 47 year old Walk and 13 year old Duchess. Walk is a police officer in California grappling with the guilt of having given a verdict that sent his friend Vincent to jail. Duchess is a teen taking care of her family after her mother spirals into self-destruction along with Vincent after his release. With broken characters and messages of hope and love, we totally get why this one’s on Amazon’s best books list!
What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
This story is set in Piedmont in North Carolina. It follows the upheaval that a county initiative causes by integrating the Black students in the eastern high schools with the White students in the western high schools. For Gee and Noelle in particular, this integration will have long term impacts, on both their personal and family lives. A story of American-ness, identity and unity, this novel will sweep you off your feet.
Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
This historical fiction is set in Texas during the Great Depression of the 1930s and follows the story of Elsa Martinelli. Elsa is faced with a great and important choice – to stay in the land she grew up in and loves, or to go westward to California in hopes of more food and wealth. This indomitable woman and her daughter navigate the rough roads of life with heroism, hope and courage in this wonderful book.
Punch Me Up to The Gods by Brian Broome
This is the moving memoir of Brain Broome – a Black gay man living in Ohio. In his autobiography, Broome talks of his struggles with identity, racism and sexuality as well as of his struggles with addiction. A deeply unsettling book, this one will make you cry just as hard as it makes you laugh.
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
A sweeping diasporic coming-of-age novel imbued with magical realism, this one is ambitious. It follows Neil Narayan, who isn’t quite as ambitious as his parents and is crushing on his neighbour Anita Dayal. Anita and her mother, on the other hand, are brewing a potion that harnesses ambition, that will help Anita get into Harvard. When Neil is thrown into this mix, things snowball into a tragedy that tears them apart. A decade later, Neil is a druggy Berkeley grad who runs into Anita. They must pull off one last heist to brew the ancient potion that will cure Anita’s mom.
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
This thriller follows Jacob Finch Bonner, once a promising novelist but now a mediocre teacher. When his student Even Parker reveals to him the plot of his novel, he knows it’s a sureshot success. But Even suddenly dies, and Jacob takes to completing his story for him in hopes of success. And indeed success does follow, and Jacob basks in a stolen glory, but only until someone finds out. This then becomes a psychological drama that haunts the reader until long after the last paragraph.
Chatter by Ethan Kross
A masterpiece of psychological non-fiction, this book explores the psychology of the interior dialogue we have with ourselves. Merging research from his own lab with real life case studies, Kross crafts a novel that is both thoroughly informative and very engaging. And it offers methods to use the tools we’re already quipped with in order to make the silent conversations we have with ourselves more meaningful.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
You have probably heard of Reid from ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ and ‘Daisy Jones and the Six.’ She made a buzz in the book community – bloggers, critics, readers and reviewers alike. Now, she has come up with a historical fiction novel, set in Malibu in 1983. It follows Nina Riva, daughter of prolific singer Mika Riva, and her siblings as she hosts the annual summer bash. This is THE party to be in, full of celebrities and shocking secrets. But does she really want to be here? This novel follows the siblings and their lives of deception and appearances.
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
A moving novel that deals with the sensitive issue of deportation, “Infinite Country’ is the story of the couple Elena and Mauro in Colombia. Splintered by violence, the country no longer seems safe to raise their family. Elena and Mauro decide to leave their hometown for America, from where they send their wages back to Colombia. However, with no legal documentation, they constantly face the threat of deportation. The stress leads Elena to make a touch choice, which will make some things easier but fracture the family forever.
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
This biting mystery thriller tells the story of twins Fern and Rose and their sociopathic mother. Rose is responsible, Fern is not – and so Rose has always protected her sister. But when Fern decides to help Rose fulfil her desire of having a baby, Rose realizes that Fern may take disastrous decisions. And some that might involve their mother. A gripping story pf psychological horror, this one will give you goosebumps.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
This novel follows Ryland Grace through interstellar journey. Assigned with a mission to save the planet and the last vestiges of humanity, race is packed off on a spaceship. However, when he wakes up, two corpses surround him and he has no memory of his identity or his mission. As his memories begin to return, he realizes the mammoth nature of the task that he faces and races against time to complete his mission. With fantastic worldbuilding that is replete with sound scientific explanations, this seems less a fantasy and more a mystery. But one that will force your imagination to run wild.
14 Best Books According to Amazon Until June 2021