It's always fascinating to see what books capture the attention of readers around the world, and Amazon is one of the best places to find out. Amazon's bestseller list is a great source of inspiration for bookworms looking to uncover the latest and greatest reads.
Here, we've rounded up some of the top-selling books of 2023 (so far) on Amazon - from page-turning thrillers to thought-provoking non-fiction, there's something for everyone.
So, whether you're looking for your next beach read, or something to cozy up with on a rainy day, read on to discover the books that have captured the hearts and minds of readers in 2023.
Twenty Years Later: A Riveting New Thriller Paperback – December 27, 2022
by Charlie Donlea (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars 18,343 ratings
“Excellent…Donlea tells a propulsive tale.” – The New York Times
Accused of a brutal murder, Victoria Ford made a final chilling call from the North Tower on the morning of 9/11. Twenty years ago, no one listened. Today, you will.
“Breathtaking pacing and clever plot twists.” —Publishers Weekly
“An entertaining thriller…surprises lurking around every corner.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A superb storyteller.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Timesbestselling author
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Fans of Verity by Colleen Hoover won’t want to miss this thrilling new suspense novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken! Hiding her own dark past in plain sight, a TV reporter is determined to uncover the truth behind a gruesome murder decades after the investigation was abandoned. But TWENTY YEARS LATER, to understand the present, you need to listen to the past…
Small Mercies: A Novel – April 25, 2023
by Dennis Lehane (Author)
“Small Mercies is thought provoking, engaging, enraging, and can’t-put-it-down entertainment.” — Stephen King
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer returns with a masterpiece to rival Mystic River—an all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston’s history.
Homecoming: A Novel – April 4, 2023
The highly anticipated new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a sweeping novel that begins with a shocking crime, the effects of which echo across continents and generations.
An epic story that spans generations, Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, how we protect the lies we tell, and what it means to come home. Above all, it is an intricate and spellbinding novel from one of the finest writers working today.
An American Beauty: A Novel of the Gilded Age Inspired by the True Story of Arabella Huntington Who Became the Richest Woman in the Country Paperback – April 25, 2023
by Shana Abe (Author)
"Abé is an exquisite storyteller." —Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace
The New York Times bestselling author of The Second Mrs. Astor returns with a spellbinding new book perfect for fans of HBO’s The Gilded Age and readers of Marie Benedict, Karen Harper, and Allison Pataki. This sweeping novel of historical fiction is inspired by the true rags-to-riches story of Arabella Huntington—a woman whose great beauty was surpassed only by her exceptional business acumen, grit, and artistic eye, and who defied the constraints of her era to become the wealthiest self-made woman in America.
An American Beauty brings to vivid life the glitter and drama of a captivating chapter in history—and a remarkable woman who lived by her own rules.
“This story of one woman’s ascent offers a fascinating look at the choices she made to become a Gilded Age titan.”— Kirkus Reviews
The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Paperback – March 21, 2023
by Laura Dave (Author)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BLOCKBUSTER * REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK * NOW AN APPLE TV+ LIMITED SERIES STARRING JENNIFER GARNER * MORE THAN 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD
The “page-turning, exhilarating” (PopSugar) and “heartfelt thriller” (Real Simple) about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.
With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a “page-turning, exhilarating, and unforgettable” (PopSugar) suspense novel.
Verity Paperback – October 26, 2021
by Colleen Hoover (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 271,496 ratings
#1 New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
The Globe and Mail Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us.
Lessons in Chemistry:
April 12, 2022
by Bonnie Garmus (Author)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GMA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show.
This novel is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel” (The New York Times Book Review) and “witty, sometimes hilarious...the Catch-22 of early feminism.” (Stephen King, via Twitter)
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek
Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.
The Wish Paperback – August 2, 2022
by Nicholas Sparks (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 40,563 rating
From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.
The Housemaid Paperback – August 23, 2022
by Freida McFadden (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 125,650 ratings
Don't miss the USA Today bestseller and addictive psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist that’s burning up Instagram and TikTok--Freida McFadden’s The Housemaid is perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, Lisa Jewell, and Verity.
“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…
Heart Bones: A Novel Paperback – January 31, 2023
by Colleen Hoover (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 78,418 ratings
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us and It Starts with Us!
Moving, passionate, and unforgettable, Colleen Hoover's novel follows two young adults from completely different backgrounds embarking on a tentative romance, unaware of what the future holds.
After a childhood filled with poverty and neglect, Beyah Grim finally has her hard-earned ticket out of Kentucky with a full ride to Penn State. But two months before she’s finally free to change her life for the better, an unexpected death leaves her homeless and forced to spend the remainder of her summer in Texas with a father she barely knows.
Devastated and anxious for the summer to go by quickly, Beyah has no time or patience for Samson, the wealthy, brooding guy next door. Yet, the connection between them is too intense to ignore. But with their upcoming futures sending them to opposite ends of the country, the two decide to maintain only a casual summer fling. Too bad neither has any idea that a rip current is about to drag both their hearts out to sea.
In conclusion, the top-selling books of 2023 on Amazon span a diverse range of genres, including thriller, romance, fiction and non-fiction, and for readers of all ages.
With thought-provoking storylines, creative prose, and character-driven plots, these books have captured the imaginations of readers worldwide.
Whether you're looking for a lighthearted read to enjoy on vacation or a profound work of literature to dive into, Amazon's bestseller list is the perfect place to discover the latest and greatest reads.
So why not discover your next favorite book on Amazon today and find your next Page Turner!
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