After playing at a casino online, you may find yourself looking for something else to do. Whether you are on a train or at home, what you can do is read so you can explore other things happening in the world. Below are some of the best books that we can recommend — bestsellers of fiction and non-fiction for 2022.
1. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
This book explores the story of Lily, someone who witnessed her mother getting abused by her dad. In it, she discusses the feeling of being helpless. Lily moves to Boston and then meets a doctor. It is a drama that touches upon a sensitive subject — domestic abuse. The book shows the reader how to rise up above this abuse. Readers will find hope and inspiration, most especially so with the epic ending.
2. Verity Colleen Hoover
Another book by the same author is a bestseller in the New York Times, and it is about the story of a woman who is on the edge of financial ruin. The protagonist is a writer who accepts a job offer. In it, the protagonist named Lowen accepts a job from Verity, a writer who is ill and cannot finish her book. Lowen had to sift through the years of notes that Verity made. Eventually, she uncovers secrets about the family that she decides to keep to herself.
3. The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith
This novel is by K.K. Rowling, using a pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. The book is about online trolls, and it follows the lives of two detectives. These detectives are Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacourt. They are investigating a murder of a popular YouTube creator, and the YouTuber’s channel title is Ink Black Heart. This book is part of a series called Cormoran Strike.
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
In this book, we follow the story of Kya, who also goes by the name Marsh Girl. She comes from a small village of marshes that border the coast of North Carolina. In it, she struggles with her siblings and mother against the abuse of her father. They all left here, and she must fend for herself. The novel is a crime drama. The reader will share the ups and downs of the leading character and how she survived.
5. Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book takes us to a mindset where we understand the cost of greatness. It is a story of a legendary athlete who attempts to make a comeback in a sport that she once dominated. The protagonist, Carrie Soto, is determined to win no matter the cost. She was the world’s greatest tennis player the world has ever seen by the time she retired. Will she succeed as she comes out of retirement?
6. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
This is a non-fiction book where the author explores trauma in relation to mental health. The book explains how the brain works after a trauma, such as war — like PTSD. Here, the author provides many examples of cases from his experiences when he conducted therapy sessions with people suffering from PTSD. Apart from war trauma, we also dig deep into the impact of child abuse and even neglect on the brain and a child’s development.
7. Educated by Tara Westover
This book tells the story of overcoming a survivalist Mormon family. The author takes us to her past and how she struggled to go to college to get an education. Eventually, she isolated herself, stayed in the mountains and then finally got a PhD in history. The book is a memoir, and it tells us many things about the family of the author. It is a drama that not only shows struggles but also gives hope to the readers.
8. In Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
This book shares with us a unique view of nature. The author is a Native American biologist who shares her opinions on how to combat the current environmental challenges that we are facing.
Here, readers will learn:
- how to interact accordingly with the environment
- how to have a sustainable environment
- how to protect nature.
The title is based on Sweetgrass, a native herb that is sacred to the indigenous peoples of the United States and Canada.
9. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Comedian Trevor Noah discusses what he had to go through in apartheid South Africa. The book tells us about his childhood and how he was oppressed. Despite the dark theme of his book, he still manages to put the fun in it. Here, one will get to see how his life was shaped by South Africa’s culture, violence, systems, and history.
10. All About Love by Bell Hooks
This book tells the reader how to get more affection from people. It explains why true love is hard to find these days and how people should have the right expectations from their friends and partners. The book is enlightenment to people who believe that they have been robbed of the love that they so rightfully deserved.