I don’t always agree with the “Top 10”, but I do like to have a concise list to choose from. You definitely have a variety of topics and something for almost everyone in this list.
10. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
9. The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
After a ship explodes, nine people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.
8. The Maid by Nita Prose
When a wealthy man is found dead in his room, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel becomes a lead suspect.
7. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Diana O’Toole re-evaluates her seemingly perfect life when a pandemic disrupts her vacation in the Galápagos Islands.
6. The Judge’s List by John Grisham
The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.
5. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
4. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
3. Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
A debut collection of poems on identity and history by the presidential inaugural poet who wrote “The Hill We Climb.”
2. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
Invisible by Danielle Steel
The daughter of a couple in a loveless marriage is discovered by a British filmmaker and thrust into the public eye.
Honorable Mention — These books were listed on some of the other lists and will probably be moving up soon:
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
Six visitors who go to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean encounter death and danger.
The Wish by Nicholas Sparks
Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
The ninth book in the Outlander series. As the Revolutionary War moves closer to Fraser’s Ridge, Claire and Jamie reunite with their daughter and her family.
As most of the world is covered in cold and snow, grab a blanket, a cup of something hot and enjoy.
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