Happy World Book Day! WBD is actually a registered charity. It is also called as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, as organized by UNESCO. The goal is to promote reading, copyright, and publishing. It is celebrated every 23rd of April annually.
But who says you can only have it for just 1 day? Here at NBS we are all out in spreading the love of reading by showcasing only the top picks when it comes to best selling and favorite reads. Check out our selection this year:
On the Come Up
On the Come Up is a story of perseverance to achieve one’s dreams even if the odds are not in one’s favor. It is an insightful and heart-warming read that shows how freedom of speech is not always attainable for young black people. Follow the story of Bri, the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, with a mother who just lost her job. This threatens them to become homeless. The book is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. Written by Angie Thomas, she authored the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.
Field Notes on Love
Here’s one for the romantic bookworm! Jennifer E. Smith does it again with Field Notes on Love. As the bestselling author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Smith returns with a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae. They are two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. It’s the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?
Queen of Air and Darkness
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel.
NBS offers this with an online exclusive: All first editions will include exclusive reverse-printed jacket art, ten black and white interior illustrations, and a new short story!
King of Scars
Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried and some wounds aren’t meant to heal. Follow the story of Nikolai as he journeys to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, he will risk everything to save his country and himself. King of Scars is authored by Leigh Bardugo.
The Wicked King
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
In The Wicked King, the first lesson is to make yourself strong. Follow the enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
The Red Scrolls of Magic
This teen fiction is from the #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu. It’s the first book in a series about the couple: Magnus and Alec. Follow their tour of the world after the Mortal War. The Red Scrolls of Magic is a Shadowhunters novel.
Magnus Bane goes on a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.
Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. A tale about trust and secrets – this is one romantic adventure you shouldn’t miss!
An adult fiction of a highly passionate romance novel from E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy.
Meet Maxim Trevelyan. Life in London 2019 has been easy for him. Thanks to his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
Opposite of Always
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.
Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind.
A story of time travel, choices, and consequences – Jack navigates his way to save the people he loves. Try this hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. This is the debut novel of author Justin A. Reynolds.
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his “biography” of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!
This is an instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller!
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