And the Bestselling Book on Amazon This Year is…

First, you have to guess. Of course. So go ahead.

*waits*

Before I saw the top 20 list I’d have said *gulp* Go Set a Watchman. I have been very open about being against just about everything this book stands for. But in the back of my mind I’m still thinking of those million books sold the first week. Not too many books doing that. So even with all my reservations about ever reading the book, I’d still have guessed that.

But it was only #3. Here’s the top 20:

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2. Grey by E.L. James
3. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
5. Memory Man by David Baldacci
6. Make Me by Lee Child
7. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
8. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
9. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
10. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons
11. 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
12. Old School by Jeff Kinney
13. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
14. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
15. Adult Coloring Book: Street Relieving Patterns by Blue Star Coloring
16. The Liar by Nora Roberts
17. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
18. The Crossing by Michael Connelly
19. The Stranger by Harlan Coben
20. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

When I read through the list I see no surprises. This may be because I’ve been working in a bookstore for four months, but even I hadn’t I’d still not be surprised by any of these. There are some books that we cannot keep in stock at the store. We’ll get a copy or two of something and they’ll be gone in a day or two. Sometimes this happens with older books, but most often I’ve seen it with newer releases. Which is understandable.

Did the bestselling book of the year on Amazon surprise you at all? Or any others from the top 20?

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10 thoughts on “And the Bestselling Book on Amazon This Year is…

  1. I have been stashed away doing NaNo and #amediting now so I have only heard of two of those books.

    I know, simply crazy.

    I don’t think any of them are on my tbr lists either. I have several.

    I fool myself with saying these are next tbr then this pile but each pile expands like I’ve given it miracle grow. So I never make a dent in any one pile.

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  2. I haven’t read any of them. Although I did download Girl on the train but never got around to actually reading it before it auto returned to the library.

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  3. What sells isn’t always what lasts. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, one of those books that I have read and reread is relatively obscure but it puts up new insights with each reading. The good stuff finds it’s audience when the popular stuff ends up in charity shops and attics. I’d love to work in a bookshop, it must be great to see how people are around books.

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  4. This is probably book snobbish of me, but I’m just glad Grey wasn’t number one. The others make sense to me. The Girl on the Train deserves the top slot.

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  5. WHY ISN’T GONE GIRL ON THE LIST? !

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