Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016

What with the year coming to a close, many ebook retailers are releasing their annual lists of best-selling and most popular titles. Google released their list last week, and I will be posting Apple's ist later today (it is hidden inside iTunes, and can only be seen after performing the ceremonial curse).

Amazon released its lists today, with Chris Schluep, Amazon Senior Book Editor, noting that “This year’s best-selling list showcases the variety of Amazon readers’ tastes, from literary fiction to thrillers to memoirs.”

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016 Amazon

“The power of Potter is still strong, and readers of all ages can’t get enough of Hogwarts. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the most anticipated book of the year, breaking pre-order records months before its release," Schluep said.

Amazon's top 20 best-selling books of 2016 overall are:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. The Whistler by John Grisham
  4. The Last Mile (Amos Decker series) by David Baldacci
  5. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  6. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  7. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  8. Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  9. The Black Widow: Book 16 of Gabriel Allon Series by Daniel Silva
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  11. 15th Affair (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  12. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  13. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
  14. Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate by Gary J. Byrne
  15. The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Harry Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly
  16. The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines
  17. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  18. One with You: Book 5 of A Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
  19. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
  20. Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

image by James Cridland

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15 Comments on Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016

  1. Where’s the nonfiction? Don’t people want to learn something while they read? Reading fiction is like watching TV all day..

  2. #5, and #14 (and maybe #6) are both non-fiction I think.

  3. You know… you can actually learn things from fiction… it is not at all like watching TV all day.
    I dare you to read Dead Souls and honestly tell me that it’s like watching TV.

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