I’m always interested to see what types of books captivate the American psyche at any given time. It’s kind of like taking a peek into the reader’s refrigerator, if you will, to get a look at what they crave. So what has America got a taste for so far in 2014?
Here are the books which have snagged that coveted #1 spot on the NYT Bestseller list so far in 2014.
#1) The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
Thirteen year old Theo miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates, and tormented by his longing for his mother, he clings to a single remnant of her: a painting that draws Theo into the underworld of art.
#2)The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Hetty, a 19th century slave in Charleston, yearns for life beyond the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something significant in the world. Kidd’s novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Hetty.
#3)Private L.A., James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect movie star couple. When they disappear, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even Private Investigator Jack Morgan can’t get to the truth.
#4)Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process in a long unoccupied building. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind the wall. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
So we’ve got two deeply moving, poignant heart wrenchers, and two edge of your seat suspense type books. Interesting! Would you (or have you) read any of these books? Would love to hear your comments. Giving away a Starbuck’s gift card this month.