* These are Amazon’s best-selling books of 2018 to date
* Includes the Trump expose, Fire and Fury and A Wrinkle in Time
* From self-help books to children’s novels, there’s something for everyone
Finding the right book can be a real hit-and-miss process.With millions of books available, working out which one will pique your interest is a tough task. For that reason, discovering which books are the most popular with other readers has always been an easy way to pick out a good book. For example, the success of the New York Times bestsellers list speaks to this method. Now, Amazon is also making it easier to buy a good book by releasing its bestsellers list.
Below you’ll find Amazon’s top reads of 2018 so far. These have been determined using the top sales records from the online retailer. The list includes options for every type of reader, whether you prefer reading about politics, life coaching, cooking or kids’ fiction.
1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Perhaps the most talked about book of 2018, Fire and Fury has made waves around the United States and abroad. With unparalleled access to the president, Michael Wolff wrote this tell-all about the first 9 months of the Trump presidency. Needless to say, the White House wasn’t too happy upon its release. Read the riveting account of modern politics yourself to learn the opinions of the White House staff about President Trump, why James Comey was fired and how President Trump communicates with those around him.
2. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has 12 rules he wants you to live by. Set out in 12 Rules for Life, these rules attempt to gather the wisdom of the world into transformative disciplines. Breaking through traditional misconceptions based in science and faith, Dr. Peterson takes readers on a journey through ancient Egypt, the life of lobsters and the rebellion of skateboarding youth. From hard-won truths to cutting-edge science, this book will transform your mind and spirit, enabling you to live better and stronger.
3. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
A classic children’s novel, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is experiencing somewhat of a rebirth thanks to Disney’s new movie adaptation. The film stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling among other famous faces. But, before you buy your cinema tickets, you’ll want to devour this novel. Great for kids and adults, Madeleine L’Engle paints a battle spanning the galaxy. Can the young heroine save her father and defeat the mysterious beast threatening life as we know it?
4. Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4)
Your kids are going to love this book. From the creator of Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey, comes the newest and lovable hero, Dog Man. This isn’t the first book in the series, so you may want to buy the set. But for 2018, Dog Man #4 is blowing up the bestsellers list. In this story, the hound returns with a furry sidekick, Cat Kid. Together, the pair solve mysteries and, of course, save the day.
5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson is a blogger and an author who wants you to stop buying into the idea that we need to be positive all the time. In fact, he argues that society has coddled its way to failure. Instead of believing we can do anything, we need to accept our limitations and work with them to become the people we want to be. Read this book to stop living a “feel good” life and start living in reality. It might just be the kick in the pants you need to start feeling fulfilled.
6. The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals
Have you joined the Instant Pot revolution? If you’re one of the millions falling in love with pressure cooking, this cookbook is for you. The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook serves up easy recipes for healthy and fast meals. Ideal for beginners, the 100+ recipes include prep time labels and easy-to-follow instructions. From gorgeous breakfasts to healthy soups, whip up anything the stomach desires using your Instant Pot and this handy cookbook.
7. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Jen Sincero wants you to know that you are one kick ass human being. Whether you believe it or not, this book will help you realize that you deserve what you want, and it will teach you how to change your self-sabotaging behaviors. Through 27 chapters of advice, stories and exercises, this self-help book can change your world. Stop fretting over the future, get You Are a Badass to learn how to create a life you’ll love.
8. Instant Pot Cookbook: 500 Most Delicious Recipe Collection Anyone Can Cook
The fact that there are two Instant Pot cookbooks on this list speaks to the popularity of the kitchen device. This bestseller details 500 recipes for your enjoyment. And the only pot or pan you need to successfully create each dish is an Instant Pot. Learn the prep time, ingredients list and step-by-step process on each page. Plus, color photos will entice you to try each and every recipe.[caption id="attachment_108323" align="aligncenter" width="345"] Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]
9. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
If you haven’t heard of the Whole30 diet, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Built on the idea that eating a clean, healthy diet for 30 days can transform your dining habits, Whole30 is the diet du jour. Melissa Hartwig’s program is clearly laid out within the pages of The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. The book also contains recipes, detailed guidelines and a step-by-step plan for implementation. If you’re considering taking up the Whole30 program, this is the book you’ll want by your side.
10. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
If you’ve been keeping track of bestsellers for any length of time, you’ve likely heard of Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. This book has donned the New York Times bestseller list for 8 years and has sold over 11 million copies. The premise behind the book is that falling in love is easy but maintaining love is a challenge. The author attempts to teach new ways to show and receive love in order to improve relationships. Whether your marriage is great or failing, 5 Love Languages can help you build a deeper bond with your partner.