For book lovers, there’s nothing quite like discovering a new favorite read. With so many new releases each year, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best books of the year.

1. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

Set during the Great Depression, this epic novel tells the story of a woman who must leave her home in search of a better life. It’s a beautifully written tale of courage, resilience, and the power of family.

2. “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of “The Remains of the Day” comes a haunting and thought-provoking novel about a robot named Klara who longs to understand the human heart. It’s a stunning exploration of what it means to be alive.

3. “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

The author of “The Martian” is back with another thrilling science fiction adventure. “Project Hail Mary” follows an astronaut who wakes up on a spaceship with no memory of how he got there or why he’s been sent on a mission to save the Earth.

4. “The Push” by Ashley Audrain

This gripping debut novel explores the dark side of motherhood. It tells the story of a woman who becomes increasingly convinced that her daughter is not as innocent as she seems. It’s a haunting and chilling read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

5. “Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe

This nonfiction book is a deep dive into the history of the Sackler family and their role in the opioid crisis. It’s a well-researched and thought-provoking examination of the intersection of wealth, power, and public health.

6. “The Sanatorium” by Sarah Pearse

If you’re in the mood for a suspenseful thriller, look no further than “The Sanatorium.” Set in a remote hotel in the Swiss Alps, it follows a detective who must solve a murder mystery while grappling with her own dark past.

7. “The Code Breaker” by Walter Isaacson

This fascinating nonfiction book tells the story of Jennifer Doudna, the scientist who co-discovered CRISPR, the revolutionary gene-editing technology. It’s a well-written and engaging look at one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of our time.

8. “The Guncle” by Steven Rowley

This heartwarming novel tells the story of a gay uncle who becomes the guardian of his two young nieces after a family tragedy. It’s a funny, poignant, and ultimately uplifting story about the power of love and family.

9. “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams

Set in early 20th century England, this historical novel follows a young girl who becomes fascinated with the words that are left out of the dictionary. It’s a beautifully written exploration of language, gender, and power.

10. “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides

The author of “The Silent Patient” is back with another page-turning thriller. “The Maidens” follows a therapist who becomes obsessed with a group of female students at Cambridge University after one of them is murdered. It’s a gripping and twisty ride that will keep you guessing until the very end.


These are just some of the best books of the year, but there are plenty more out there waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re in the mood for fiction, nonfiction, or something in between, there’s sure to be a book out there that will capture your imagination and leave you wanting more. Happy reading!

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