Reading has been a quite popular hobby of many people over the year regardless of their age groups. There is nothing more relaxing than reading an engrossing novel with a hot cup of coffee after a hard day’s work. For all the avid readers out there, here is the first part of the top 6 best selling novels of 2014.
Best Selling Novels Of 2014: Part 1
1. Jesus Calling
Jesus Calling from missionary Sarah Young, is a unique heaven inspired treasure for every day of the year and it is a must read. After years of writing in a prayer journal, Sarah Young made up her mind to listen attentively to God and pen down what ever she believed “He” was conveying to her.
She knew that her writings are not inspired as the Holy Bible, but journalism made her grow closer with God. A lot of people were blessed through her writing and people from all over the world are using the message in her book. The book has been written from Jesus’ perspective, hence appropriately titled, “Jesus Calling.”
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Divergent is a riveting tale that will have readers flipping its pages in a reading frenzy. The book begins with the reader getting an idea of the life style of Beatrice, a 16-year-old girl in a dystopian world where there are 5 groups of people: those who put others before their own needs (Beatrice is from this group), those who are brave and fearless, those who are studious, those who are peaceful, and finally those who are honest.
Before the day of choosing where each 16-year-old has to decide which group they wish to join, there is an aptitude test that will inform Beatrice which group she would fit in the most. But as a result of the choice that Beatrice would make on the day of choosing, her life will never be simple again.
3. The Book Thief
This extraordinary bestseller, which is also a major motion picture movie now, is written by Markus Zusak. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the human soul. The scene is set in the year 1939 in Nazi Germany. The situation is tense and nerve-wracking. Death has been busy, claiming its victims and would become even busier.
The story revolves around a foster girl living near Munich, who manages to eke out a meager existence all by herself by stealing and encounters some thing she just cannot resist, books. Superbly crafted writing which is burning with intensity, Markus Zusak who is also the award-winning author of “I Am the Messenger,” has given us 1 of the most enduring and captivating stories.
4. The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch is a rare gem, a masterpiece of a literary novel that connects with the mind as well as the heart of the reader. Theo Decker, a thirteen year old from New York survives an accident miraculously in which his mother is killed. Left in the lurch by his father, the family of a wealthy friend accepts Theo into their home.
Theo is puzzled by his new strange home in Park Avenue, bullied by school mates who are not supportive of him, and above all tormented by thoughts of his deceased mother. The Goldfinch is one mesmerizing, stay up all night story of obsession, loss, survival, self-evaluation, and the merciless machination of fate.
5. To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird is a hard to forget novel of childhood in a sleepy town and crisis of conscience which rocked it. The novel became both a runaway success and an instant best seller when first published in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and made into an Academy Award winning movie film.
Deeply moving, dramatic and compassionate, the novel takes readers through the root of human behavior, innocence, experience, kindness, cruelty, love, hatred, humor and pathos. With more than 18 million copies sold in print format, this heart warming story by Harper Lee will always appeal to all the people in the world.
6. The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars is an excellent novel that defies the genre in more ways than one. The novel depicts an honest, beautiful, heart-rending tale of love, life and death. Hazel and Augustus who have featured in the novel are 2 of the most fleshed out teenage characters ever to be featured in a novel. The story is a delight and privilege to read and their love is more real than anything else you will ever find on bookshelves this year.
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These books have been rated as the top 6 best-selling novels of 2014 and should not disappoint any reading enthusiast who is looking for a good and interesting read. You are welcome to put down your thoughts about these books in the comment section below.