How I define my top 10 will definitely differ from others’. When I try to recollect the best books I’ve ever read, I have this criterion. How much did that book force me to finish in one go? Whether I was able to finish it in a single go or not due to other compelling reasons. Secondly, how much was I able to connect earlier chapters while reading later chapters. At times it happens you are at the end of the book but are not able to connect well with the story and flow. Third and most important point is how much did it fade away from my memory over a period of time. There are so many books that are as fresh in my mind as at the time of reading them. And there are books that you forget about within a week of finishing them.
This criterion of creating the top 5 best books would vary from each reader to reader. In fact, for me, it is always an evolving list. That means, it is always under formation and development. So I call it an inchoate list. These are not in any order. But all of these 05 books are evergreen and favorite.
1Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Paperback – May 7, 2019
2The Secrets We Keep: A gripping emotional page turner Kindle Edition
3 The Silent Patient Hardcover – February 5, 2019
5American Dirt (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel