Top 10 Books by Alexander McCall Smith

 

Alexander McCall Smith is a writer and a professor by occupation. He specializes in the genre of diverse varieties inclusive of the crime fiction, children books, academic writings, etc. All of the alexander mccall smith books receive an overwhelming response from the entire reader community. He has successfully written more than 50 books out of which some of the alexander mccall smith best sellers have been summarized here. He has got a different perspective of writing, and that is reflected from his work in diverse fiction range. Within a short span of time, most of his work received the title of alexander mccall smith best book over the Amazon customer review.

 

Tears of the Giraffe

This is the first novel to be accounted in the collection of Alexander McCall Smith. This novel was released in Scotland in 1998. It is based on a detective genre which the author specializes in. The novel revolves around the detective agency of Motswana and the cases they dealt with.

Read it For:
The book is specifically targeted at the audience who are lovers of criminal cases, working with the detective agencies and the resolution of the claims approaching the agency.
Don't Read it For:
This book is not meant for those who keep themselves away from the forensic science.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book portrays that the Motswana and her detective agency is able to solve the cases through understanding the psychology of the situation related people, even though the instances lacked much of the fruitful evidence.

A Distant View of Everything

This 43rd book of Alexander McCall Smith belongs to the Isabel Dalhousie novel series. This is the Latest novel in the Alexander McCall Smith’s collection and depicts how the charm of Isabel Dalhousie cannot be denied by the readers.

Read it For:
This is yet another novel focusing on the detective genre which revolves around the charm and wittiness of Isabel Dalhousie and her way of solving the crime mysteries.
Don't Read it For:
This book is not meant for those who are sensitive towards the way of criminal investigations.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is unique as it visualizes how Isabel Dalhousie with the aid of her intelligence and deep empathy; solves her personal life issues such as her bread and butter issue, issues related to her friendship, etc.

The House of Unexpected Sisters

This is the sequel of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency wherein the arrival of someone in the Gaborone city is disliked by the Mma Ramotswe - and J.L.B. Matekoni and the whole novel revolves around them.

Read it For:
This book is meant for those who are eager to know what is going to be happening with No. 1 detective agency.
Don't Read it For:
If you disliked the previous sequel of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, you wouldn't be able to grasp the hold of the context behind this novel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book depicts how we sometimes assume that we know everything about the world and deny our parents but sometimes it does happen that they teach us more values than we actually doubt of even imaging those before they show us.

The Double Comfort Safari Club: The New No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel

Again a novel from the sequel of No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, which teaches us about how to live life, see the world, etc. Through this novel, we now get acquainted with the nature of Mma Ramotswe. The book witnesses a hidden beauty twisted into every next sentence.

Read it For:
Those who curious about how the Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi solve the further cases collectively.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not meant for those who are in search of complete crime cases as the book is more towards the development of character.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is well written, and the usage of language makes it easier for the readers to grasp a hold of the scenario and one of the alexander mccall smith best sellers.
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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is the first of the alexander mccall smith books which received a particular recommendation from two Booker judges and was voted by the Times Literary Supplement as the International Book of the Year.

Read it For:
The book is meant for those who are enthusiastic about the Precious Ramotswe who loves to help people in their difficult times.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not meant for people who are not socially aware of the society.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the language simplicity at its best.

A Time of Love and Tartan

The book reveals the professional and romantic life of Pat and how it changed after the entry of her narcissistic boyfriend, Bruce.

Read it For:
The decency of the storyline and the characterization of the people and the places they visited.
Don't Read it For:
Lacks a unique story
What makes this book stand out?:
This is one of the alexander mccall smith best book to receive a highly positive response from the readers.

My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel

The book narrates the story of a failed relationship writer and how he overcomes it.

Read it For:
Those who want to deal with relationship failure depression.
Don't Read it For:
Who are sensitive towards the failure of their relationship.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book sands for its lyrical descriptive passages which makes it unique from the rest of alexander mccall smith popular novels

44 Scotland Street

This is one of the alexander mccall smith best sellers which narrates the life of the duo Pat and Bruce when they relocate to the Edinburg.

Read it For:
The character development that is visualized progressing with the progress in the chapters.
Don't Read it For:
If you lack a connection with the character development portrayed in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is bundled with an episode which is amusing and people with benignly problematic character.

The Novel Habits of Happiness

This is one of the alexander mccall smith popular novels which is featured in the alexander mccall smith best sellers. The novel feature Isabel Dalhousie recollecting the incidences of her past life.

Read it For:
A perfect novel to read in your leisure time.
Don't Read it For:
If you hardly find time on Sundays too and if you do not believe in past lives.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is meant for slow-paced readers.

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The book presents the readers with a severe case to solve and the excitement of the Mma Ramotswe over her involvement in addressing the fact.

Read it For:
If you need a twist of case solving in your regular collection.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not interested in criminal issues and investigational crime novels.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands for the polite world of Ramotswe.

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