Amazon's bestselling titles of 2013 include Dan Brown, Khaled Hosseini(Read article summary)
Amazon's 2013 list of bestselling adult titles includes Brown's 'Inferno' and Hosseini's 'And the Mountains Echoed,' while Veronica Roth's 'Allegiant' tops the children's bestseller list.
On Amazon‚Äôs list of the bestselling titles for the past year, ‚ÄúAnd the Mountains Echoed‚ÄĚ by ‚ÄúThe Kite Runner‚ÄĚ writer Khaled Hosseini is in second place behind ‚ÄúInferno.‚ÄĚ J.K. Rowling‚Äôs mystery written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, titled ‚ÄúThe Cuckoo‚Äôs Calling,‚ÄĚ stands at number three while the novel ‚ÄúThe Husband‚Äôs Secret‚ÄĚ by Liane Moriarty comes in at fourth.
The top nonfiction title on the list is Sheryl Sandberg‚Äôs ‚ÄúLean In,‚ÄĚ which places fifth on the list. ‚ÄúThe Hit‚ÄĚ by David Baldacci comes in sixth, with John Grisham‚Äôs ‚ÄúSycamore Row‚ÄĚ in seventh place. ‚ÄúEntwined With You‚ÄĚ by Sylvia Day ranks eighth, ‚ÄúNever Go Back‚ÄĚ by Lee Child ninth, and ‚ÄúThe Storyteller‚ÄĚ by Jodi Picoult places tenth.
Amazon also released its top-selling children‚Äôs titles for the year, a category which includes young adult fiction. ‚ÄúAllegiant‚ÄĚ by Veronica Roth, the conclusion to her ‚ÄúDivergent‚ÄĚ trilogy, places first on that list, followed by the newest installment in Rick Riordan‚Äôs mythology books, ‚ÄúThe House of Hades.‚ÄĚ Jeff Kinney‚Äôs book ‚ÄúDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck,‚ÄĚ the newest book in his ‚ÄúDiary‚ÄĚ series, places third, followed by ‚ÄúRush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims‚ÄĚ by Rush Limbaugh and ‚ÄúNever Too Far‚ÄĚ by Abbi Glines. ‚ÄúNever‚ÄĚ is the second in Glines‚Äô young adult series that centers on a romance between two stepsiblings, a teenage girl who works at a country club and a boy who is the child of a rock star. Glines is also the author of other young adult romance series. Two other titles in the same series by Glines, ‚ÄúForever Too Far‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTwisted Perfection,‚ÄĚ stand at eighth and ninth respectively on the children‚Äôs bestselling list.
Last year, the third book in E.L. James‚Äô ‚ÄúFifty Shades of Grey‚ÄĚ trilogy, ‚ÄúFifty Shades Freed,‚ÄĚ was the number one seller for 2012. (By contrast, Day‚Äôs ‚ÄúEntwined with You‚ÄĚ is the only erotic fiction book to make the top 10 for this year.) ‚ÄúGone Girl‚ÄĚ by Gillian Flynn came in at number two, followed by ‚ÄúFifty Shades of Grey,‚ÄĚ Day‚Äôs ‚ÄúBared to You.‚ÄĚ The only nonfiction title in the top five on the 2012 list was ‚ÄúNo Easy Day‚ÄĚ by Mark Owen.
Day, Grisham, and Baldacci are the only two authors to place in the top 10 two years in a row, with Grisham‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Racketeer‚ÄĚ coming in at number eight last year and Baldacci‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Innocent‚ÄĚ placing at number 10.