29 March 2024

Many books, from unforgettable examples of Turkish literature to world classics, have become one of the most beautiful companions of people in the past year. Hoping that every year will be full of books, we are publishing the list of the most listened to books of 2023.

Art and Melancholy: Orhan Pamuk - Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk's novel "Museum of Innocence," published in 2008 and awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006, opens the doors to a literary feast with its unique style and profound narrative. Starting out like a love letter or a city guide, the book forces readers to journey through the streets of Istanbul, caught between past and present in a labyrinth where they may linger.

If we were to describe Museum of Innocence as a novel about the fragility of life and the complexity of human relationships, we probably wouldn't be mistaken. Delving deeply into the characters and forging a profound connection with the reader, Orhan Pamuk's masterpiece, Museum of Innocence, takes its place not only as a cornerstone of Turkish literature but also as one of the most significant works in world literature.

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Welcome to J.K. Rowling's Magical World: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Harry Potter series, born from J.K. Rowling's pen and enchanting millions of readers, continues to capture the hearts of people of all ages. The first book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," a perfect choice for those who haven't yet met Harry Potter, ranked second among the most listened-to books last year.

So, what can readers expect in this magical adventure? Let's tell you without giving away any spoilers.

The story begins with an ordinary boy encountering an extraordinary destiny. After the mysterious deaths of his parents, eleven-year-old Harry, struggling to lead a challenging life, receives an unexpected invitation from an unlikely place. The letter is from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Thus, for Harry, who learns that he too is a wizard, life will never be the same again.

An Extraordinary Novel: Midnight Library – Matt Haig

Matt Haig's "Midnight Library" is not just a book but also a profound exploration of the meaning of life, love, loss, and hope.

Nora, whose life is filled with disappointment, discovers one night the door to an extremely mysterious library. Thus, for Nora, who finds the chance to step into a different world every night, the doors to a completely different opportunity are also opened.

Serving as a mirror in the existential journey of humanity with Matt Haig's compelling narrative, Midnight Library skillfully explores themes of loss, regret, hope, and rebirth, helping us to rediscover the meaning of life.

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An Inspiring Story from Stefano D'Anna: The School of Gods

Stefano D'Anna's magnificent work, "The School of Gods," serves as an inspiring guide in the quest to discover one's inner potential and find true happiness. To simply label it as a philosophical work would be an injustice.

The novel sheds light on the experiences of Hector, a young man invited to the School of Gods, encouraging readers lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life to seek answers to life's fundamental questions anew.

If you're seeking to explore your inner potential and find true happiness, Stefano D'Anna's book "The School of Gods" could be just the guide you're looking for.

A Historical Journey by Zülfü Livaneli: On the Back of the Tiger: Despotism and Freedom

Written by Zülfü Livaneli, "On the Back of the Tiger: Despotism and Freedom" not only serves as a historical novel set in the final years of the Ottoman Empire but also presents a striking portrait of the struggle for freedom. While tracing historical events, the book invites readers on a journey deep into the human soul.

Set in the Ottoman Empire of the 19th century, the book skillfully reflects the political, social, and cultural atmosphere of the time, offering a profound insight into the human spirit's quest for freedom.

Livaneli's courageous characters encounter historical figures throughout the story, taking readers on a journey through the dusty pages of history where they not only confront the truth but also seize opportunities for learning lessons.

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A Perspective on Human History from Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari's "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" offers a captivating exploration of humanity's evolution and history. This remarkable work takes readers on a profound journey of thought, delving into the origins, development, and shaping of the world by humans.

By blending scientific research with philosophical and sociological thoughts, the book provides readers with a rich perspective. "Sapiens," an indispensable resource for understanding the connections between humanity's past and present, encourages readers to think critically and engage in discussions.

If you're interested in the evolution and history of humanity and aspire to gain a deeper understanding of the world, Yuval Noah Harari's "Sapiens" could be an essential resource for you.

A Captivating Love Story by Ahmet Ümit: A Love Tale

From the pen of Ahmet Ümit, a beloved author in Turkish literature, comes "A Love Tale," preparing readers for an emotional journey. This novel not only tells a love story but also offers a glimpse into the historical streets of Istanbul and the depths of the human soul.

The book narrates two love stories set in different time periods in parallel. One unfolds in Ottoman Istanbul, while the other blossoms in modern Istanbul today... Through his characters, Ahmet Ümit takes readers on a journey to both the depths of the past and the complexities of today's world.

"A Love Tale" not only offers romance but also presents a historical and cultural panorama. As we wander through the streets of Istanbul, witnessing historical places and events, we accompany the characters on their emotional journey. With Ahmet Ümit's vivid descriptions and fluent style, readers are immersed in the events, encountering new surprises on every page.

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