It’s December, the best month to curl beside your cozy fireplace while sipping on a mug of frothy hot chocolate—with a great book by your side, of course!
This week’s Top Trending books are magical, mysterious, and mesmerizing—delve into a wild world of beasts, detectives, and unforgettable heroines.
Bouncing in at number two is J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We’re sure that as you’ve read through the Harry Potter series, a few questions will have popped up—like where does the Quintaped live, for example? Or those adorable purplish-pink Puffskeins, what do they eat? A copy of this book is a necessity in every wizarding household, but now Muggles can join in on the fun, too!
When Mrs. Quine’s novelist husband goes missing, her first thought was that he was up to his usual fun and games—that he had gone off by himself for a few days as he used to do before. But when he doesn’t return home, she calls in private detective Cormoran Strike, who quickly realizes that there’s much more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist had just finished a manuscript featuring life-ruining pen-portraits of everyone he knows—meaning there are a lot of people who might want Quine silenced. The Silkworm is tantalizingly suspenseful and just happens to be written by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling’s penname).
In John Green’s Finding Alaska, silence and safety is all that comes to Miles Pudge Halter’s mind when he thinks about life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and he’s determined to change that. When Miles goes off to Culver Creek Boarding School for a change in scenery, he meets the gorgeous and unforgettable Alaska Young, who embodies everything he wants his life to be: dangerous, unpredictable, a little screwed up, and utterly fascinating.
Get wrapped up in the fascinating world of the cyberpunk genre in William Gibson’s Neuromancer. The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, this novel—about a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack— exploded onto the science fiction scene in the 80’s. In fact, only one science fiction masterpiece is to thank for the term “cyberpunk”—a subgenre of sci-fi in a near-future setting, noted for its focus on “high tech and low life”— and that is Neuromancer.
Intrigued yet? Check out the rest of this week’s exciting list of Top Trending books here!