What can I read on the weekend: top of the best-selling books on Amazon Mexico

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The bookss are a strong opponent for streaming platforms, Well, like Netflix, HBO and Disney, these stories are capable of keeping those who consume them on the edge of their seats. Amazon has been aware of this, a platform that has opted for the sale of these.

And the thing is that despite having emerged centuries ago, the book has undergone a series of technological innovations that have made it possible to improve not only the conservation and reproduction of texts, but also access to information and entertainment.

Thus, one is already far from the impression of the diamond sutra, the oldest printed book in conservation that, according to calculations, was distributed in the year 868 by the Chinese Wang Jie; or from 1440, when Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable type printing press and gave life to the first book in the modern era called Gutenberg’s bible either Mazarin Biblewhich consisted of 1282 pages with 42 lines each.

Readers today can choose to read paperback titles or even turn to electronic tablets and Kindles.

However, one of the problems that can arise in today’s fast-paced world may be the audacity to choose what to read in the face of a wave of titles and authors from different genres and countries, although the list of the 10 titles most popular updates amazon mexico It could be a good guide to know what the next text to read will be.

Here are the most popular on Friday, May 27:

1. The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig

Number of pages: 336

The Midnight Library Matt Haig 2020 GOODREADS AWARD FOR BEST FICTION “Between life and death is a library. And the shelves of that library are infinite. Each book gives you the opportunity to taste another life you could have lived and to see how things would have changed if you had made different decisions. Would you have done something differently if you had the opportunity? Nora Seed shows up, somehow, at the Midnight Library, where she is offered a new chance to make things right. Until then, her life has been marked by unhappiness and regret. Nora feels that she has let everyone down and herself as well. But this is about to change. The books in the Midnight Library will allow Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she will have the option to dodge everything she regrets doing (or not doing), in pursuit of the perfect life. But things won’t always be as she imagined they would be, and soon her decisions will put the Library and herself in extreme danger. Nora must answer one last question before time runs out: what is the best way to live? Year of publication: 2021 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 336

2. Jujutsu Kaisen No.18

Author: Gege Akutami

Number of pages: 216

Itadori and Fushiguro move to Tochigi where Hakari, a third year in the School of Witchcraft, operates an underground fight club. His purpose is to ask for your help in ending the Journey to Extinction. There they meet unexpectedly with a classmate of the second, but Hakari’s partner puts them in trouble with a very peculiar ritual technique.

3. Heartstopper (VRYA Spanish): 1

Author: Alice Osseman

Number of pages: 288

Charly and Nick go to the same school, although they had never met until the day they are made to sit together in their study group. Very soon they become friends and even sooner Charlie begins to have feelings for Nick… even though he knows it’s impossible. But love works in unexpected ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them can believe.

4. The subtle art of not giving a fuck: A disruptive approach to living the good life

Author: Mark Manson

Number of pages: 224

Revised edition of this worldwide best-seller. For the past several years, Mark Manson—on his popular blog—has been busy correcting our delusional expectations of ourselves and the world. He now he offers us all his intrepid wisdom in this groundbreaking book. Manson reminds us that human beings are fallible and limited: “not all of us can be extraordinary: there are winners and losers in society and this is not always fair or it is your fault”. Manson advises us to recognize our limitations and accept them. This is, according to him, the true origin of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness that we seek. . This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face, so we can start leading more fulfilled and grounded lives.

5. First Readings. Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Number of pages: 16

First readings. Pinocchio Carlo Collodi. Geppetto, a carpenter, dreams of becoming a father come true when his puppet, Pinocchio, magically comes to life. This story highlights the value of obedience that Pinocchio will understand after several adventures that put him in danger for lying and not obeying. The books in the First Readings series narrate extraordinary adventures of fantastic creatures and characters that stimulate the imagination of children. With works written in plain language, this illustrated series is a collection of some of the world’s best classic tales. For all this, the series is a magnificent opportunity to introduce children to regular reading.

6. HEARTSTOPPER VOLUME 2

Author: Alice Osseman

Number of pages: 328

Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows that Charlie is gay and Charlie is sure that Nick is not. But the ways of love can be surprising, and Nick is discovering a lot about his friends, his family…and about himself.

7. Man in search of meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Number of pages: N/A

New translation of “The man in search of meaning”. Dr. Frankl, a psychiatrist and writer, often asks his patients with multiple ailments, “Why don’t you kill yourself? And many times, from the answers, he extracts an orientation for the psychotherapy to be applied: to this one, what ties him to life are the children of the other, a talent, an ability without exploiting a third party, perhaps, only a few memories that worth rescuing from oblivion. Weaving these tenuous threads of broken lives into a firm, coherent, meaningful and responsible warp is the object with which logotherapy is faced. In this work, Viktor E. Frankl explains the experience that led him to discover logotherapy. Prisoner, for a long time, in the heartless concentration camps, he himself felt in his very being what a naked existence meant. How could he who had lost everything, who had seen everything worthwhile destroyed, who suffered hunger, cold, endless brutalities, who was on the verge of extermination so many times, how could he accept that life was worth living? ? The psychiatrist who has personally had to face such rigors deserves to be heard, because there is no one like him to judge our human condition wisely and compassionately. Dr. Frankl’s words reach a surprisingly hopeful temper about the human ability to transcend their difficulties and discover the convenient and guiding truth.

8.Tokyo Avengers #4

Author: Ken Wakui

Number of pages: 216

Takemichi goes back 12 years in time to save his beloved ex-girlfriend Hinata Tachibana. He wants to prevent Draken from dying, but just now Kiyomasa stabbed him! That attack causes Takemichi to fall into despair. Is it impossible to change the future?! Takemichi’s revenge begins here!

9. First Readings: The Three Little Pigs

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Number of pages: 16

In this story, Gulliver’s fantastic travels make a stop in the country of Lilliput. At first, the diminutive Lilliputians see Gulliver as dangerous due to his large size, but he soon becomes the best friend of the people of Lilliput by defending them from their worst enemy. The books in the First Readings series narrate extraordinary adventures of creatures and fantastic characters that stimulate the imagination of children. With works written in plain language, this illustrated series is a collection of some of the world’s best classic tales. For all this, the series is a magnificent opportunity to introduce children to regular reading.

10. LIMITED EDITION HEARTSTOPPER PACK

Author: Alice Osseman

Number of pages: 1384

Heartstopper is the graphic novel that has already conquered the hearts of the whole world. It’s about friendship, loyalty and love. It encompasses all the little stories in Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something bigger, that speaks to all of us, volume by volume Nick and Charlie will learn what it truly means to love. This pack contains the 4 volumes of the saga, 2 dividers, 1 sheet of stickers and 1 pad for notes.

*Note: Some books may not have an author, page number or description because the platform does not provide it.

MEXICO CITY, FEBRUARY 08, 2019.- Books of the Economic Culture Fund (FCE). (PHOTO: GALO CAÑAS / CUARTOSCURO.COM)
MEXICO CITY, FEBRUARY 08, 2019.- Books of the Economic Culture Fund (FCE). (PHOTO: GALO CAÑAS / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Adults over 18 years of age living in Mexico they read an average of 3.9 books a year, which implies an increase with respect to the 3.7 books registered in 2021, according to the Module on Reading (MOLEC) of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) released in 2022.

According to the study, the reading of magazines and newspapers in digital format reached its lowest point in the last six years; on the contrary, internet pages, forums and blogs had an increase.

Compared to the 2016 figures, the reading of the digital magazines they went from 51.4% to 34.9%; the digital newspapers they went from 57.6% to 33.9%; While the pages of internet, photos and blogs had an increase from 45.2% to 57.6 percent.

The books read by the adult reading population were 3.9 copies, the highest figure recorded since 2016. In addition, women remain at the forefront of the book reading with 65.9% compared to 54.4% of male readers; however, men read more when newspapers is treated, with 44.1% compared to 23.5%, as well as in the comic books registering 9.6 versus 7.3 percent

Of the 18-year-old literate book reader population, 44.1% stated that the reason main to read it is for entertainment, while 23.8% did it for work or study, 20.7% for general culture, 10.1% for religion and 1.4% for another reason.

The type of books read by the literate population aged 18 and over in the last twelve months was literature (novels, short stories, science fiction, poetry, plays, etc.) with 39.5%, followed by specialized books, 29.5%. ; self-help, personal or religious improvement, with 29.5%; general culture, 26.5%; and manuals, guides or recipe books with 8.4 percent.

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