The 10 best books coming out this spring, according to Amazon

Mara Leighton
Thursday 02 March 2017 18:34
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Reading is one of the easiest ways to improve ourselves and expand our horizons, but too few of us are able to call it a regular habit.

Life is busy, but finding little blocks of time to devote to new ideas, places, and ways of thinking is one way in which we can always make sure we are moving forward.

It can be as simple as picking a great new book to keep in your bag as an option for the commute to work. If you’re looking for something to pique your interest this spring, we suggest checking out Amazon’s top picks for the upcoming season.

You can find the full list of buzzworthy new releases here, but the 10 below are Amazon books editors’ top picks.

One of these recommendations might be the kickoff to a new hardback or Kindle purchase, and an incoming reading streak.

Captions have been provided by Amazon's books editors.

"Into the Water" by Paula Hawkins

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When two women end up dead in the local river a town's dark past comes rushing back. Fans of "The Girl on the Train" have another twisty ride to look forward to in Hawkins' new novel of psychological suspense.

"Startup: A Novel" by Doree Shafrir

This fun and funny debut novel by a writer for Buzzfeed combines ambition, youth, love, and the tech world. No pun intended, but this one is getting a lot of buzz.

"The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy" by Rick Riordan

The second book in Rick Riordan's "Trials of Apollo" series promises to be as much fun as the first. Mighty Apollo, now an awkward mortal teenager, continues his quest for redemption with plenty of hilarity and humiliation along the way.

"Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann

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Grann's compelling work of narrative nonfiction delves into chilling conspiracies and prejudice surrounding one of the FBI's first homicide investigations — the systematic murder of members of the wealthy Osage Indian nation.

"The Collapsing Empire" by John Scalzi

Science fiction fans are eagerly awaiting this space opera involving human colonies scattered across the universe. When the connections between those colonies are threatened by a change in physics, three individuals are thrust into a race against time to save humanity.

"One of the Boys" by Daniel Magariel

"One of the Boys" is a powerful novel about two brothers who turn against their mother during a bitter divorce only to have their father spiral quickly into unpredictable and violent behavior. An intense depiction of familial bonds and brotherhood that makes every page count.

"Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked" by Adam Alter

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Where is your mobile phone right now? Chances are, it's within your reach (if not in your hand). With temptation never far away, we all run the risk of addiction. Adam Alter explores how addiction works, focusing on the explosion of technology and its role in keeping us hooked.

"Testimony" by Scott Turow

This spring Scott Turow delivers a taut new legal thriller. Former Kindle County prosecutor Bill Boom is drawn into a case he can't refuse when a lone witness comes forward with chilling information about the mass disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp.

"Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Olive Kitteridge" and "My Name is Lucy Barton" introduces a large cast of small-town characters (including a grown-up Lucy Barton) and plumbs their emotional and psychological depths with masterful skill.

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