The Definitive List of the Best Sidney Sheldon Books
I first learnt about Sidney Sheldon thanks to the show, I Dream of Jeannie but I began reading Sidney Sheldon Books while I was still in school and immediately was sucked into his world of fictional murders and dramas. The surprising part is that even now, Sidney Sheldon Books continue to hold my attention just the same and it’s no surprise then when Wikipedia says, he’s the sixth bestselling writer of all times. (Jeffery Archer is also in that list; you can read my list of the Top 10 Jeffery Archer books as well)
Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world’s bestselling authors, with Sidney Sheldon books having sold more than 250 million copies worldwide and The Best Laid Plans was his most recent in a long line of New York Times bestsellers. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar, and the latest Guinness Book of Records heralds him as the most translated writer in the world. That is the power of Sidney Sheldon Books!
So without further ado, let me present to you this unofficial list of the Top 10 Sidney Sheldon Books that are a must read for everyone.
1. Windmills of the Gods
Starting off this list of the best Sidney Sheldon Books is one of my favourites, Windmills of the Gods. This was one of my first Sidney Sheldon books and I was immediately drawn into his world of murder mysteries and since that day, there’s been no looking back. The novel follows the story of Mary Ashley, an ambassador of the United States to one of the Iron Countries and who has been marked for death by the world’s most proficient and mysterious assassin, and plunged into a nightmare of espionage, kidnapping and terror.
Sidney Sheldon books are really hard to put down once you’ve begun them and Windmills of the Gods is a classic example of that. Written brilliantly, this book has enough twists and turns to keep you up all night and the climax is truly explosive and one that you won’t forget in a long time. Truly one of the best Sidney Sheldon Books ever!
2. Nothing Lasts Forever
Making its way in at #2 on this list of the top Sidney Sheldon books is another one of my all time favourites titled, Nothing Lasts Forever. This was one of the first medical thrillers I’d ever read and really loved the overall plot.
This book traces the life of 3 doctors; Dr. Paige Taylor, Dr. Kat Hunter and Dr. Honey Taft and right from the life and death decisions of the operating room to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Sidney Sheldon lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers in a heart-stopping story you wish would never end.
Definitely one of the best Sidney Sheldon Books I’ve read in recent times; this one can be bought from Flipkart at a 20% Discount.
3. The Doomsday Conspiracy
The Doomsday Conspiracy is not just one of my all time favourite Sidney Sheldon books; it ranks as one of the best fiction thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time. Some of you might say that the ending was not realistic but you can’t take away anything from the stunning plot.
One of the most thrilling Sidney Sheldon books, The Doomsday Conspiracy follows the adventures of Commander Robert Bellamy of the US Naval Intelligence who is dispatched on a top secret mission after a weather balloon carrying sensitive military information crashes and now Bellamy must locate the ten witnesses to the incident so that they can be sworn to secrecy.
But everything is not what it seems and Bellamy soon finds out that he is now at the center of a conspiracy involving nations and enterprises and no one, not even the love of his life, can be trusted!
“From Washington to Zurich, Rome and Paris, the story unfolds to reveal Bellamy’s past – why the women he loves the most cannot return his love, why his friends become his deadly enemies, and why the world must never learn the incredible secret hidden on the Swiss Alps”
Priced at a modest discounted price of INR 200, you need to read this to find out why Sidney Sheldon books are so popular the world over.
4. Rage of Angels
Making it in at #4 on the Best Sidney Sheldon books List is another bestseller, Rage of Angels and undoubtedly, this book introduces us to one of his most memorable female protagonists, Jennifer Parker.
She’s brilliant, beautiful and indomitable and never before has a courtroom drama been so delicately described. But she must choose between the 2 men in her life; one who fathers her son and the other who will bring her world crashing down.
Don’t just take my word for it. This is what another reviewer of the book wrote on the Flipkart Review section:
“It’s a fantastic book to read and rage of angels is my 1st novels…totally in love with Sidney Sheldon books…”
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5. Master of the Game
One of the most selling and popular Sidney Sheldon books is the family drama, Master of the Game which introduces us to the character of Kate Blackwell, one of the richest and most powerful women in the world. The Master of the Game is considered by many to be his best book ever and that’s why this makes it to this list of the top Sidney Sheldon Books.
“This is one of the most loved Sidney Sheldon books, a compulsively readable thriller, packed with suspense, intrigue and passion. Not to forget blackmail and murder!”
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6. Tell Me Your Dreams
Well, we’re at the halfway stage on this list of the top 10 Sidney Sheldon books and the next one on this list is the murder mystery cum medical drama, Tell Me Your Dreams. This one’s actually based on real events and deals with the issue of multiple personality disorder.
The book starts off with three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders but when the police make an arrest, it leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century. From London to Rome and finally San Francisco, this is one of those Sidney Sheldon books in which the climax will leave you stunned and short of words.
This one’s available at a 20% Discount along with Free Shipping at Flipkart.
7. The Stars Shine Down
For all those who love women in power, this one’s definitely for you. The Stars Shine Down is a phenomenal story portraying a small town girl who wants to etch a mark in the sordid corporate world of male dominance and how she incredibly manages to overcome the odds.
One of the best Sidney Sheldon books to date, this one’s another master piece from the master storyteller. The story engulfs the reader and touches the core part of the human heart with its incredible narration and conclusion and with that, Sidney Sheldon once again proves his prodigious worth to the world of books.
You can buy this one at a discounted price of Rs 225.
Bloodline was among the first Sidney Sheldon books that I read while in school and with that was introduced to the world of the rich and famous who have murder on their minds. It tells the story of the protagonist, the young and beautiful Elizabeth Roffe, who is also the heir to a billion dollar empire.
From shady backstreets to the up-market offices of the Roffe Empire, Bloodline is a hypnotic tale of love and ambition, danger, intrigue and death.
Ingeniously plotted and a thriller to the core, Bloodline, resonates with the brilliant pace that is the trademark of all Sidney Sheldon books and for me it carries a huge sense of nostalgia as well.
This one can be bought from Flipkart at a discounted price of INR 200.
9. The Best Laid Plans
In at #9 on this list of the best Sidney Sheldon books is The Best Laid Plans that tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state. With enough twists and turns to keep you at the edge of your seat, Sidney Sheldon spins a tale of two equally determined people headed on a collision course.
For the lovers of political drama with loads of scheming in between, this one will surely become one of the best Sidney Sheldon Books you’ll read.
And yes, the good folks at Flipkart are offering this one as well at a nice 20% Discount.
10. The Sky is Falling
And finally, completing my list of the 10 best Sidney Sheldon books is one of Sheldon’s latest novels titled, The Sky is Falling. Read the summary below and find out for yourself why people are in love with Sidney Sheldon books.
“If America had a royal family, the Winthrops would wear the crown. Popular and charismatic, they have captured the imagination of the world with their public services, enormous charity and glamorous lives. But in a single year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of ‘accidents’.
Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington TV network, sees something sinister behind their deaths, and begins an investigation that yields evidence she can hardly believe. The result is a cat-and-mouse chase that leads her through half a dozen countries in search of a remorseless killer.
As she closes in on her suspect, the shocking secrets Dana unearths place herself and her young son in dire jeopardy. And then, in an unexpected turn of events, Dana becomes the hunted… “
You can buy this book at a discounted price of INR 214.
What’s Your Take on this List of the 10 Best Sidney Sheldon Books?
I’m sure there are a lot of other Sidney Sheldon books that I might have missed and which you would have liked to see included in this list of the 10 best Sidney Sheldon books.
If that’s the case, why don’t you mention those Sidney Sheldon Books below in the comment form and we’ll have a nice little discussion on whether it should be included in this list of the Top 10 Sidney Sheldon Books.