Amazon released its customers’ favorite books of the year, and readers’ tastes ran the gamut from literary fiction, like Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, to the erotica of Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James.
Amazon announced that Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is its bestselling book of the year, followed by that Fifty Shades sequel.
Additionally, Amazon released its bestselling lists for Kids and Teens, with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School by Jeff Kinney topping that list, with the new Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get? at No. 2.
Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was the most gifted book of the year. The most wished-for book? Again, Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train.
Amazon calculates a book’s bestseller status by taking into account first editions published this year and those books’ print and Kindle sales.
See the top 20 bestsellers for adults below. You can also find the full Amazon lists here:
1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian 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: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
7. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
8. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: Millennium Series Book 4 by David Lagercrantz
9. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
10. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons
12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School by Jeff Kinney
13. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford
14. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
15. Adult Coloring Book: Stress 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