What to read in free time: ranking of the most popular books on Amazon Mexico

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Online stores like amazon have become a resource for readers, because through them books can be purchased quickly and easily, especially for those who do not have so much time available to Visit bookstores or libraries.

From alleviating sadness, helping to deal with anxiety, causing great emotions like happiness, cultivating ourselves and making our imaginations fly, books create experiences and pleasures to those who enjoy reading and they have made it a habit in their lives.

Self-help stories, science fiction, fantasy, comics, comedy, mystery, suspense, romance, travel and more, literature has remained in the public’s taste, adapting to technological advances, because now it is possible to read not only in physical format , but through mobile phones, tablets, computers, among other tools.

However, there is a problem: given the variety of titles and authors that appear every day around the world, it might be difficult to choose the next book to read, but in response to this, there are already rankings that make this decision easier for lovers of reading.

Here is a list of the best-selling books amazon mexico this May 26 and some brief reviews:

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 had the chance? 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?

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. First readings. Pinocchio.

Author: Carlo Collodi

Number of pages: 16

First readings. Pinocchio Carlo Collodi The dream of Geppetto, a carpenter, of being a father is fulfilled 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.

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

Author: Mark Manson

Number of pages: 224

For the past several years, Mark Manson has been working on correcting our delusional expectations of ourselves and the world on his popular blog. 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 for us to start leading more fulfilled and grounded lives.

5. 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.

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. Spy X Family No. 2

Author: Tatsuya Endō

Number of pages: N/A

Anya has been admitted to the prestigious Eden Academy and it’s time to launch the next phase of the quest! But not everything seems to work so easily for world peace, because the little girl must meet many more requirements than simple admission. Between celebrations and the anguish for not achieving the objectives of “Operation Amiguitos”, Anya and Loid live their hectic days. But someone else is about to add pressure to their already complicated existence, as Yor’s brother finally finds out about this strange marriage, and he will act immediately!

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.Demon Slayer No.12

Author: Koyoharu Gotouge

Number of pages: N/A

Muzan summons the crescent moons and orders them to finish off the demon hunting company once and for all. On the other hand, Tanjiro recovers from the battle in the red light district and heads to the Nichirin swordsmith village to have his sword repaired. There he meets kanroji, pillar of love, who tells him about a secret weapon in the village to make himself more powerful. But tokito, pillar of mist, is also after that weapon.

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.

Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL)
Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL)

Adults over 18 years of age living in Mexico they read an average of 3.9 books a yearwhich 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 newspapers digital they went from 57.6% to 33.9%; while the internet pages, 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, the women remain at the forefront of reading books with 65.9% compared to 54.4% of mens readers; however, men read more when it comes to newspapers, with 44.1% compared to 23.5%, as well as in comics, registering 9.6 compared to 7.3 percent

Of the 18-year-old literate book reader population, 44.1% declared that the main cause for reading them is for entertainment, while 23.8% did it for work or study, 20.7% for general knowledge, 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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