Five Most Popular Fiction Books of 2016 You Should Read

“…And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.”

-John Waters

Some people just love books. These reading addicts are happy to be surrounded by books, to sleep and wake up with books. This season is for these people. To their happiness, Amazon India has just released the list of most popular books of 2016 based on customers’ votes. This is the list of most popular fiction books of 2016 by international authors. Some of these books include The Man Booker Prize winners. Your favourite writer may be there. Just check out! This list won’t disappoint you!

Definitely try the The Vegetarian by Han Kang and The Sellout by Paul Beatty.

Here goes the list-

#1 Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer


Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer is the sixth novel from the set of seven books written under the title of The Clifton Chronicles. First published in 2011, the series revolves around the life of Harry Clifton and people associated with him. While the first novel, Only Time Will Tell, talks about his life from 1920 to 1940. Cometh the Hour is all about family fortunes, struggles, political drama, love affairs and business mishaps.
Full of twists and amazements, Cometh the Hour is the second to last book in The Clifton Chronicles and is also New York Times bestsellers like the other books in the series.

#2 This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer


The thrilling conclusion to the number one bestselling Clifton Chronicles.

This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world and enhanced Jeffrey Archer’s reputation as a master storyteller.
In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.

#3 The Vegetarian by Han Kang


Yeong Hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners, she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flat line of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more ‘plant-like’ existence, decides to become a vegetarian.
Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

#4 The Whistler by John Grisham


The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller. On the heels of the runaway success of Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham delivers the high-octane suspense that readers have come to expect from the master of the legal thriller. With his latest novel, John Grisham takes his irresistible blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level. Filled with an unforgettable cast of characters and Grisham’s trademark twists and turns, readers will be kept guessing until the very last page.

#5 The Sellout by Paul Beatty


Born in the ‘agrarian ghetto’ of Dickens – on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles – the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. Fuelled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong.

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The Most Popular Fiction Books of 2016 by Indian Authors

“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”

-Doris Lessing

Hello guys, Amazon India has released the most popular books lists based on its customer votes. These books can be your bed time reads or over-a-cup-of-coffee reads and are extremely affordable. Here, I am listing the most popular fiction books of 2016 by Indian authors. Grab one for yourself! Enjoy the winter with a book and a cup of hot coffee or green tea (for health minders!).

#1 She Swiped Right into My Heart by Sudeep Nagarkar


Love, relationship and friendships are not defined for our generation. The boundaries between them are often blurred and the result is often full of confusion and tears. ‘She swiped right into my heart’ by Sudeep Nagarkar is one such gripping tale of three friends who fall into the cobweb of emotions, love, heartbreak and betrayal. The road ahead is not easy. You do not want to lose your friend, but you cannot also lose the one you love. What will their lives lead into? Where is the fate taking them? Are they going to make some sense out of the situation or will they decide to never cross paths again? Geet is on a diverging road, which path will she choose? How her decision is going to affect the other two? The answer to these questions can only be found by reading ‘She swiped right into my heart’.

#2 One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat


Hi, I’m Radhika Mehta and I’m getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you.

You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had a boyfriend before. OK, maybe two.

Now if all this was the case with a guy, one might be cool with it. But since I am a girl these three things I mentioned don’t really make me too likeable, do they?

#3 Everyone Has A Story by Savi Sharma


Meera, a fledgling writer who is in search of a story that can touch millions of lives.
Vivaan, assistant branch manager at Citibank, who dreams of travelling the world.
Kabir, a café manager who desires something of his own. Nisha, the despondent café customer who keeps secrets of her own.
Everyone has their own story, but what happens when these four lives are woven together?
Pull up a chair in Kafe Kabir and watch them explore friendship and love, writing their own pages of life from the cosy café to the ends of the world.

#4 Our Impossible Love by Durjoy Datta


A romantic bestseller, ‘Our Impossible Love’ is centered around the growing up years of a young Aisha, her journey of self-discovery as a woman and love. Our Impossible Loves explores human relationships in all their complexity, juxtaposing a man–woman relationship with a brother-sister love and that of gay love.
Durjoy Datta, a master craftsman at storytelling, has created characters in a urban setting that are easy to relate to, where achieving a balance between life, love and ambition is not always an easy task.

#5 This Love that Feels Right… by Ravinder Singh


Life would have been easier had it been possible for us to plan falling in love; more importantly, avoid falling in love… ‘Love is not for you,’ she told herself. Inside, just like any girl, she desired to be loved. She had accepted her life the way it was, till one day love showed up unannounced, uninvited! That’s the thing with love. It doesn’t take permission. It’s in its very nature to gatecrash into our lives Standing face-to-face with love, she finds herself asking, ‘Is this love right?’ The answer is not simple. It never was… This intense love story will shake every belief you’ve ever had.

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