Even though it may seem like only a few people like to read books, but recently many people have started to increasingly take an active interest in reading what book authors have been saying in their books. This is because it has been scientifically proven that book reading leads to a happier lifestyle by optimizing the cognitive energy of your mind, thereby improving your decision-making power.
As book reading has such a powerful effect on you, it is only imperative that you read the books that have been widely acknowledged as containing great content, and not the books that are a complete waste of time (and there are a lot of wasteful books out there on the market). The following best-sellers of 2013 are fool-proof books, and you should definitely give them a read.
1: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
With almost 1.4 million copies sold worldwide in its very first week of release, the eighth book in the legendary series “diary of a wimpy kid” is no 1 on this list, as far as number of copies sold is concerned. In entirety, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is one of the most famous book series in the world at the moment, with almost 115 million book copies sold of the same. The book revolves around the character of Greg Heffley and his misfortunes, taking you on a fun journey through which he resolves many of his life issues while tackling the hardships of middle-school. It’s really a fun read, and definitely a very popular one.
2: Inferno by Dan Brown
Of course, it is not possible that Dan Brown releases a book and it does not top some sort of a chart. Dan Brown is perhaps one of the most read author in the book industry, largely because his writings are understandable and straightforward, but more importantly because his books are unisex in theme. Once again, the character of Robert Langdon embarks on an adventure he did not want to be a part of, and once again he ends up discovering more than he ever wanted to. Critics have loved it, and hopefully, you will too.
3: Killing Jesus by Martin Dugard and Bill O’Reilly
This book is on the best-seller list not because of the topic it concerns (although that must’ve had an effect on the Christian book readers) but because of the authors who wrote it. Both Martin and Bill have written two highly acclaimed books of similar nature in the past, namely Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, both of which also had similar theme: all the books outline and explain the events that led up to the killing of the main character. The authors present enough historical evidence to support the claims made in the books, leaving the reader (you) completely satisfied.
4: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
Based on true events, the book Proof of Heaven revolves around events which the author faced in 2008 when he had a near-death experience. In those few moments, the author, who is a neurosurgeon by profession, proclaims he saw and understood what heaven was. Although a lot of what Mr. Alexander has stated in the book is scientifically flawed, that is easily outweighed by the emotion this book carries. If taken as fiction, this book has some splendid life lessons, and is truly a story of love and compassion. This is why the book was one of the most famous of 2013, and also why you should definitely give it a read.
5: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Now a major motion picture, Divergent is the story of a girl, Beatrice, living in a post-apocalyptic USA that is controlled by a dictatorial government. Everyone in this world has been divided up into “factions” according to their skill set, but there are some that are multi-skilled and don’t belong in a single faction. This is a troublesome combination that cannot be controlled by the government, and is a matter of urgency for the government, one which must be eradicated. Living in such a world, Beatrice finds out she is Divergent, and now must survive without letting anyone know what she really is. Will she be able to survive? Find out by reading this amazing thriller by Veronica Roth, which is already a best seller of 2013.