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We all are different. We like different books and watch different movies, we have different points of view on many things, we cry and laugh for different reasons. From the first view it seems unreal to create one general list of books that will be liked by everyone. Maybe it’s true, but despite all our differences many of us still like similar books and movies. In this article we created a list of twenty bestsellers of this year to show what books are the most popular among people nowadays. Books in this list are different by their genre and subjects but each of them was sold this year much more times comparably with books that are not included in our list.

Why do we like reading? You can say a lot about a person by just taking a look on the books he reads. Reading makes our brain work faster. Reading books also increases a person’s vocabulary. It develops logical thinking. Books have a huge impact on our moral guidelines and on our spiritual development. The list of reading advantages can be continued but this article was created to show you the best books that unite people all over the world. Let’s take a look what we all have in common!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Author: Eric Carle.

Eric Karl, the famous American children’s artist and writer, has many beautiful books, but the most famous of them is “A very hungry caterpillar.” In this amazing book there are about 20 pages and not more than 200 words. 200 words that parents read aloud to their babies in twenty-four languages for forty years already. Impressive, isn’t it? According to the British charitable organization the “Very hungry caterpillar” has taken the second place in the list of “The best books for children”, confidently having bypassed even “Harry Potter”. What is the secret of such success of this book? In bright and very simple illustrations, which any two-year-old child can understand? In the wonderful transformation of a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly at the end of the book? In the magic game of the child on the days of the week? We do not know the answer. We only know that our children, from two years old and sometimes to this day, are happy to dive into the magical world created for them by Eric Karl. We hope that your children will also love this book.

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance. Author: Giles Andreae

A good kids book with pictures – what could be easier? Come up with an interesting story, expound it in verse, make bright interesting illustrations – it may seem that that’s all. So why today there are so few good children’s books? Probably, there is some secret here. And it seems that this secret is not a secret for writer Giles Andreae and illustrator Guy Parker-Rees. Once upon a time, the young giraffe Gerald lived in the African savannah. His life was beautiful, the weather was wonderful, the leaves were juicy and fresh. Only one clouded the happy giraffe life: “and the giraffe’s neck is long … he does not know how to dance.”
This book will tell you a wonderful story about the giraffe, who was not like everyone else. Story is described in simple verses, each page is richly and colorfully illustrated. Story is instructive, it tells that you should not strive to be like everyone else! You must find our own way, your own music!

A Man Called Ove. Author: Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove. Author: Fredrik Backman

The protagonist of this book, Ove, is an image familiar that everyone of us knows from childhood. It’s a lonely grumpy retiree. He calls the surrounding people only “idiots”, “boobies” and “cretins”. They always do things wrong. But Ove does everything right. He could teach everyone how to brew coffee properly, drive a car or throw out garbage.

In the book “A MAN CALLED OVE” we will find out what lies behind the mask of eternal discontent and how such small things as a smile, a kind word and a little attention can affect a completely unfamiliar person.

By the way, besides the eternal grumbling of Ove, Fredrik Backman brought in his work a lot of humor. The author describes the usual everyday routine of an ordinary pensioner with mild irony and love.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. Author: Stephen R. Covey

“Seven Habits” by Stephen Covey is a book for those who want to be effective. The theory offered by this book is organically connected with life. You can, having understood the depth and vitality of Stephen Covey’s conclusions, try to apply the Seven Habits in practice – and get amazing results. You will learn how to effectively interact with other people: with the boss, with subordinates, with a colleague, with a husband or wife, with children and friends. But most importantly, you will learn how to effectively manage yourself. If you want to improve your business or your personal life, if you want to increase your own value, you should read this book.
In the book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” author offers us an opportunity, not an instruction that answers the question “How?”. This possibility consists in using Covey’s wise teaching how to know yourself better and how to influence other people. This is a wonderful book that can change your life.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train. Author: Paula Hawkins

For a year already the novel “Girl on the train” hits records and remains in the top 10 on the western ratings of books! This bestseller, has become one of the best-selling books in many countries. In the fall of 2016, the world premiere of the film “Girl on the train”, based on the novel by Paul Hawkins, with Emily Blunt in the title role took place.
Rights to this book were acquired in 44 countries!

Jess and Jason. Such names gave Rachel “flawless” spouses, for the life of which she day after day observes from the window of the train. They seem to have everything that Rachel has recently lost: love, happiness, well-being …

But one day, passing by, she sees a strange, mysterious, shocking thing happening in the courtyard of the cottage where Jess and Jason live. Just a minute – and the train starts off again, but that’s enough to make the perfect picture disappear forever.
And then – Jess disappears. And Rachel understands that only she can unravel the mystery of her disappearance. Will the police take her testimony seriously? And should she even interfere in someone else’s life?

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Author: Don Miguel Ruiz

  1. Be perfect in words
  2. Do not take anything to your personal account.
  3. Do not make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.

The meaning of these agreements is to destroy the prejudices that limit us. They have evolved in us since childhood, distorting reality and forcing us to suffer. Due to our upbringing and cultural characteristics (ideas about what is right and wrong, beautiful and ugly) and due to personal projections (“I must be good”, “I must succeed”) we have learned the erroneous image of ourselves and the world around us. Why then is this book so fascinated? The author’s talent is manifested in the fact that he can explain the four agreements in simple words and on specific examples. You do not need some special skills to put them into practice. Miguel Ruiz does not impose anything on us. He makes it clear that if he managed to master these principles, then everyone else will be able to do it.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Style APA (American Psychological Association) is the widespread in the social sciences form of academic work design, developed by the American Psychological Association. The guidelines for the publication of the American Psychological Association contain recommendations on the organization of the article, especially on the topic of psychology and other social sciences, as well as recommendations for the formulation of citations, footnotes, tables, font and structure of the articles.

The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States

The book is devoted to a comprehensive critical analysis of the main directions of the evolution of US constitutional and legal doctrines. It shows how, in concrete historical situations, the provisions of the US Constitution are used to protect the class interests of the bourgeoisie, analyzes the current processes of adapting constitutional-legal doctrines to the conditions of state-monopoly capitalism, reveals their role and place in the system of class domination of monopolies.

For scientific workers, teachers and post-graduate students of law schools.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Author: Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck, a practicing psychologist, in an entertaining form shares with the readers the results of his research. For many years she studied the features of two types of people’s attitude to reality, to themselves and their actions. On the example of ordinary people – her students, colleagues, friends and acquaintances, as well as outstanding sportsmen, businessmen, people of art – the author proves the relevance and productivity of the correct progressive approach to solving any problem.

This book is for those who want to change their lives for better and believe that thinking plays an important role in this. Learn how to radically change your strategy of behavior, free up your potential and succeed in learning, creativity, business, sport … This cognitive and fascinating book is a real gift for an inquisitive mind. It will open many new horizons for readers.

Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) The College Board

Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) The College Board

Fortunately, (or unfortunately) the intellect plays virtually no role when it comes to SAT. Only diligence and self-confidence will help you score the coveted point.

The official edition of the SAT exam from CollegeBoard, the organization administering the exam, will help you in preparation for this test. The textbook contains a detailed description of the exam, as well as 4 full authentic SAT tests.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird. Author: Harper Lee

One of the most popular novels in the world. The total circulation of this book is more than 30 million copies. It is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It takes the sixth line among two hundred best books according to the Air Force version. The novel takes place in the American south, in the small town of Mejkob, Alabama, during the Great Depression, and is revealed through the prism of the consciousness of six-year-old Jean-Louise Finch. Three years from the history of the intelligent family Finch. The girl’s father, Atticus, brings up her and her elder brother. Children most of their time spend to their games and ordinary pranks. In a difficult, but quiet life of the family, a terrible accident is being invaded. In the town, rape is committed, in which a black guy is accused. Atticus undertakes to defend him in court. The population is split into two camps …

How to Win Friends & Influence People. Author: Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends & Influence People. Author: Dale Carnegie

This book is a real guide to life. A guide that will become indispensable not only in your career, but also in your personal life. Carnegie describes interesting stories from people’s lives and gives practical advice. He takes into account the quotes of successful people and gives examples from the life situations of his friends.

This is not a dry, unintelligible theory. These are absolutely easy actions that will radically change your life. This psychological guide will solve any of your problems. It, in the literal sense of the word, will become your helper and companion in life. You will find answers to the most important questions. How to make people think as you? How to create a family idyll and find friends?

Large corporations and rich businessmen solve their problems by the methodology of this publication. Thus, not just improving relations with their environment, but also increasing their annual income.
The invaluable experience of other people will help you to find your solution and make your life full of new emotions and feelings.

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. Author: Melissa and Dallas Hartwig

The foods you consume make you either healthier or less healthy. There is no third. After reading this book, you will learn how to help your body and live longer. The book is addressed to everyone who wants to live a full life, get rid of acquired diseases and start, at last, eat right. The book reveals the essence of a full and proper nutrition, describing not a diet, but a program – a tool that will help you to improve health and well-being.

If you follow the authors’ course, which they describe in the book Whole30 – you will feel the effectiveness of this method and the habits of proper nutrition will remain with you for life.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Author: Gary Chapman

Sometimes it seems that the life of a couple is built on a continuous misunderstanding, and the dialogue between a man and a woman resembles a dialogue of the deaf. Why is it so difficult for two loving people to find mutual understanding? Gary Chapman, author of “Five love languages” believes that the matter is that we talk in different languages of love with our loved ones.


He distinguishes five ways that people express their love, the five languages of love. The language in which we speak depends on a number of factors: upbringing, the model of the parent family, the main character traits. We tend to “inherit” the language of love, accustomed to expressing in it and expect it to return to us in the same understandable love formulas. And what if the partner follows a completely different love code? If we want him to feel our love, we’ll have to talk about it in a language he understands.


When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air. Author: Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi is a talented neurosurgeon physician, and he could just as well have become a talented writer. You hold in your hands his only book.

For more than ten years he studied as a neurosurgeon and only a year and a half separated him from becoming a professor. He had already received good job offers, he had a young wife and very little remained until they finally begin a real life, which for so many years was postponed for later.

Paul was only 36 years old, when the death with which he fought in the operating room, knocked to himself. The diagnosis is lung cancer, the fourth stage… It in a moment crossed out all his plans.
Who, if not the doctor himself, understands best what awaits a patient with such a diagnosis? But Paul did not give up, he began to live! He spent a lot of time with his family, he and his wife gave birth to the beautiful daughter Cady, the dream of his life was realized – he began to write a book, and he became a professor of neurosurgery.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Author: Marie Kondo

Real life begins only after you put everything in your house in order. Marie Kondo is a well-known Japanese order-keeping consultant and author of the absolute best-selling “Magical Cleaning” presents her second book.

Step by step instructions in pictures are waiting for you: how to fold clothes, how to organize things in cabinets and chests of drawers, and how to feel the pleasures of life being surrounded by your loved ones and favorite things.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Oh, The Places You'll Go!. Author: Dr. Seuss

The book of Dr. Suze can be read by the youngest children, but many of the truths will be also drawn from them by teenagers and adults who will be surprised at the wise simplicity of these books. Dr. Seuss’s books are simple and laconic. The writer’s books do not force your children to make a difficult choice between interesting and useful, tasty and necessary. These books do not shine with truths and long moralizations, they are colorful (illustrations to many of them were created by the author himself), are unusual and full of fantastic adventures. The heroes of Dr. Suze’s books are funny and strange creatures, they will organically join the fantasy world and the fairy tale in which every child lives.

First 100 Words

First 100 Words. Author: Roger Priddy

This is a colorful collection of 100 words and pictures that will help your child learn the basic English words. A textbook with sturdy pages and a paperback is ideal for teaching the baby. This is what allows the book to hold on among the world’s sales leaders for a year already.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

StrengthsFinder 2.0. Author:Tom Rath

“From the very birth, we pay more attention to our weaknesses than to the strengths”, – the author writes. The book, compiled on the basis of the famous Internet test, helps people to identify their own talents. And if the first book was focused mainly on managers wishing to better understand their abilities, then the second is created for a wider audience.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Author: Jack Thorne

“The boy who survived” returns … On stage! Until recently, the seventh book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was considered as the last story about this magical world, but it nowadays a theatrical performance that will tell us about the life of Harry 19 years after the events of the seventh book is waiting for you.