Have you seen the latest editions of these best-selling books?
Regardless of when they were first published, some books remain best sellers for years or even decades. But as audiences change and new topics arise, it's often necessary to revamp these classics. We’ve rounded up a few of these best-selling books that received an update while still maintaining the core concepts that made them best sellers in the first place.
1. What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
Now in its fifth edition, What to Expect When You’re Expecting has been a trusted source for expectant mothers for years. As the longest running New York Times best seller, millions of women use Heidi Murkoff’s detailed guide in preparation for one of the greatest moments in their life — having a child. This newest edition covers virtually every lingering question expectant parents have, including more recent trends like juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes and push presents. In addition to the newer elements facing expectant mothers, Murkoff also dives into the classic topics like breastfeeding, home and water births, and cesareans.
2. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Gulliver’s Travels is truly a masterpiece of satire, having been continuously updated and read since Jonathan Swift first penned it in the eighteenth century. In this latest edition featuring a bold new cover, we journey with the laudable Lemuel Gulliver. Gulliver narrates us through his entire journey from a failed businessman to an inept sea captain. Throughout his story, from being shipwrecked on an island with tiny captors to being treated like an animal in a land of giants, Gulliver is consistently oblivious and unreflective, all to the reader's amusement.
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
In true J.K. Rowling fashion, the best-selling Harry Potter author takes us on a magical journey in her first ever work of screenwriting. This upcoming edition in beautiful hardcover introduces us to the wonderful — and often terrifying — world of being a Magizoologist. Passing through New York with no intention to stay very long, Magizoologist Newt Scamander makes a big mistake when he misplaces his magical case. The accident unfortunately has very serious consequences, since one of his fantastic beasts is now loose in New York City!
4. Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber
In this best-selling business parable, John Kotter introduces us to a colony of penguins with issues and behaviors that seem all too familiar. When their home — an iceberg — begins to melt, Fred is the first to take notice. He’s quiet though and many of the penguins aren’t going to believe him right off the bat, so he has to craft a plan to get the rest of the penguins to recognize the danger coming. Much like issues facing modern businesses and organizations, these penguins have to strategically work with one another's strengths and follies to overcome their biggest challenge yet: a melting iceberg.
5. First, Break All the Rules by Gallup Press
If you’re a manager or anyone in a management-type position, then this a book you need to read. Using a comprehensive study of more than 80,000 managers, this bestselling book from Gallup pinpoints exactly what makes great managers so great. What is the one thing that seems to connect every great manager, regardless of background, style or business? They aren’t afraid to break some rules. Dive deep into how these managers break the rules and learn how you can break some rules of your own. In this updated edition, enjoy updated research and exclusive access to the popular StrengthsFinder assessment!
6. What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
If you’ve already mastered What to Expect When You’re Expecting, now it’s time to prepare for the first year of raising your little one. Much like What to Expect When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year is the go-to-guide for millions of parents going through that nerve-wracking (but exciting) first year with their baby. This latest edition is completely revised to help modern day parents with topics like cribs, vitamins, attachment parenting, and sleep training.
7. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Featuring a beautiful new cover by artist E.B. Lewis, the heart and soul of this classic education title has not changed. In Kate DiCamillo’s best-selling story, young India Opal Buloni is struggling to make friends. Then one day Opal goes to the local grocery store and meets a rambunctious new friend — a dog named Winn-Dixie. Not only do Opal and Winn-Dixie become great friends, but Winn-Dixie takes Opal on new adventures that helps her human owner make new friends. Winn-Dixie even gives Opal the courage to ask her father about her mother, who Opal hasn’t seen since she was three. Thanks to Winn-Dixie, this is a summer that may change Opals life forever.
8. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
As the keystone book in Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages series, this newest edition caters to the trials and tribulations that plague modern day relationships. This best seller is perfect for couples regardless of where they’re at in their relationship, as Chapman lays out the one relationship secret that all couples should hold on to. This latest edition even features a Couple’s Personal Profile assessment, so you and your partner can determine your specific personalities and relationship needs.
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This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, the product specialist at BookPal. She is currently reading Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli.