I am always—and I mean always—surprised when I take a look at the New York Times bestseller list to see what books people are actually buying. Without a doubt, it will include books I’ve never heard of (see: Tricky Twenty-Two), and books that make me say that one’s still on there? (see: The Alchemist, currently enjoying it’s 381st week on the list. Speaking of which, I read that book for this category and I’m not convinced it’s worth the hype.)
Just because a book is a bestseller, that doesn’t mean it’s any good. These 9 titles are actually worth the hype.
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Nobel prizewinner Kahneman dives deeply into concepts I first encountered in Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. Fascinating theory plus practical implications on how to mitigate our inevitable mental errors make this a worthwhile read. This book will change the way you think about thinking. (98 weeks)More info →
What are you reading for this category? I’d love to hear which bestselling novels YOU think are overrated, and which ones are actually worth the hype.