Calling all book worms! Whether you're looking for a new audiobook from Audible, a free eBook from Amazon, or just want to get your hands on this months best selling paperback or hardcover books, we've got ya covered. We're always sharing the best book sales, freebies, and promos from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Dollar Tree (yes, they sell $1 books), and so many more popular retailers!
Grab a book and stay awhile!Do you love diving into a great book? Whether your joy is to curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket and a book or to scoop up the best books for your next flight to paradise, we're sharing the list of Amazon's best selling books of last year.
Here are the 10 best books of 2019 According to Amazon:
1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens4.8 stars | 26,100 reviews on Amazon If you haven't already heard of this New York Times best-seller, you'll need to scoop up it up ASAP! As Nicholas Sparks himself said, "this wonderful novel has a bit of everything—mystery, romance, and fascinating characters!" And while many celebrities have already quoted how much they love this book, we think you'll love it just as much!
"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!" - Reese Witherspoon
2. Becoming by Michelle Obama4.9 stars | 16,600 reviews on Amazon Written by former first lady, Michelle Obama, this book tells her full story of triumphs and disappointments, both public and private. It’s a personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. You’ll feel the warmth in every word as Obama narrates this book herself!
"I started reading and couldn't put it down, finishing it literally 24 hours after delivery. Michelle Robinson Obama's story is one of the challenges met, hard work tempered with good sense, and above all, how a few key people in life can support a young girl and elevate her, so that she, in turn, can elevate others. It is a wonderful, heartfelt, true story of HOPE in a world gone far too cynical." - Linda
3. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover4.7 stars | 10,500 reviews on Amazon There is a ton of buzz about this book. It was named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, and it's also on the Bill Gates holiday reading list! This thriller of a book is a true story about the author herself, her isolated upbringing in Idaho, and how she leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
"Parts of this book are absolutely amazing. Jaw dropping. I was fascinated and engrossed the first 2/3 or so. The things she overcame are remarkable. Then I feel like the focus and the tone changed and she was barely skimming over her education and focusing on - in my opinion - a few too many personal details with her family. It seemed vengeful to me, as though it were written in part as a way to punish them. Her family is INSANE and she was absolutely, horrifyingly mistreated by some of them. Maybe she should have pressed charges against her brother. But some of the conversations and experiences she has with her parents and siblings later in the book as adults are not for a worldwide audience, in my opinion. I am probably in the minority on this. I feel for her- she clearly has many issues. She is still so young, and many of these hard events happened so recently. It seems she is still processing things and is still very hurt. It will be interesting to see what she does next and how her career unfolds." - Mom of 2
4. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis4.6 stars | 11,400 reviews on Amazon Bringing many big and vulnerable topics to light, Rachel Hollis shares her own journey in life and lies she told herself over and over. She shares solutions to conquering these distortions and hopes that readers will want to change their own path with her straight-forward and positive approach.
"This was a part of my summer of bettering myself—getting back into exercising, meditating, and filling my cup up with goodness. I recently had to make some hard choices about unhealthy relationships I had and felt like I lost some friends in the end. Picking up this book is filling that void and reminding me of what a treasure I am and how to rebuild after a hard year." - Claire
5. Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis4.7 stars | 2,000 reviews on Amazon Another great book from Rachel Hollis, Girl Stop Apologizing is beautifully blunt and encourages women to believe in themselves and live to their full potential. By the end of this book, women will feel empowered to own who they are and what they want in life.
"The 'Girl Wash Your Face' & 'Girl Stop Apologizing' books will change your life! I never realized the things I was or wasn’t doing that were bringing me down. Since reading this book, I have implemented changes within myself and my home and could not be better. You can’t pour from an empty glass!" - Alana
6. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman4.8 stars | 12,700 reviews on Amazon A #1 Bestseller in Marriage books, this one is a must-read if you and your spouse want to love each other in the way that makes you both the happiest and most fulfilled. It's not just changing marriages all over the world, but it's also changing the way you love and receive love in return. I actually refer to this book in the post I wrote here - I'm a Saver Married to a Spender. HELP!
"I always heard people talk about this book but never thought 'we' needed it. We’ve known each other since I was 16 years old and we were best friends before lovers so I thought we had this relationship thing down. But boy was I wrong! I learned that what I thought was his best way to receive love, wasn’t and the same for him with me. Since reading it, we now know little things to make each other happier or what is 'a waste of time'. We also have implemented these same actions with our kids. One kid loves quality time and will choose that over a toy and the other is acts of service." - Megan
7. It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst4.8 stars | 1,200 reviews on Amazon Does life often look a little different than you had hoped? This Christian-centered book will help you process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
"This book has changed my life. After my long term relationship ended, I was feeling broken and so hurt. I wanted to grow closer to God but I also didn’t know why he would do this to me. This book really puts everything into perspective. The author’s disappointments that she explains throughout the book are very relatable. I recommend this book to anyone who has felt like their world has been turned upside down by disappointments and needs help in understanding why these disappointments are important to our plan that God has for us." - Kate
8. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell4.4 stars | 1,700 reviews on Amazon If you like a suspenseful novel that leaves you on the edge of your seat then you're going to love this read. When a daughter that has her whole life ahead of her goes missing, her mother tries to put her life back together. After 10 years, you're brought through a journey to discover how her daughter really went missing.
"My favorite psychological thrillers are ones that leave me on the edge of my seat, but also have a "somewhat" happy ending (one that I'm satisfied with, anyway.) This book did not disappoint. I read it in 2 days and only because I forced myself to give my family some attention. So well written and will keep you hooked. I liked that there were no hidden characters, as there so often are in thrillers, and you can somewhat figure out the mystery on your own, but then are still duped in the end. Brilliant." - Megan
9. Dogman: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey4.9 stars | 700 reviews on Amazon Looking for a fun read for your young readers? The Dogman series is a popular pick among many young readers and are easy-to-read books with fun and colorful illustrations. Like all the other Dogman books, these tales explore universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self.
"My 7-year-old loves these books! He sits there and reads the whole book cover to cover, laughing the entire time because he finds them just so hilarious! Must buy for any kid!" - Michelle
10. The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin4.8 stars | 2,200 reviews on Amazon Parents will love reading this charming book over and over to their little ones. This brave, bold, and creative children's book celebrates all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children.
"I have gifted this book to a few different friends. It's such a sweet and inspirational book plus, you can never start them too young! I think it makes such a sweet baby shower or first birthday gift, and every parent or parents-to-be that I've given it to ends up telling me how much they love reading the book with their little one!" - Sara
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