Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year

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Amazon has become such a giant in online retail that it's easy to forget sometimes that it used to be all about books. Even its line of hardware started with the Kindle, which was simply a new way to read books.

While Amazon has a whole lot more going for it these days, book sales are still a major component, and the company just announced its list of the top 20 best-selling titles of the year.

“This year’s best seller lists include a lot of familiar authors and characters—over half of the books on the lists are part of a series,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle. “It’s also exciting to see our January Best Books of the Month pick—and Oprah Book Club pick—The Invention of Wings take the top spot overall. We hope all of these lists will help our customers explore great books this holiday season, whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for themselves.”

Here are the top 20 best-selling books on Amazon in 2014:

1. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

2. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

4. Twenty Seconds Ago (Jack Reacher, #19) by Lee Child

5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

6. The Target (Will Robie Series) by David Baldacci

7. The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige

8. The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

9. Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich

10. Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O'Reilly

11. Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

12. Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

13. Shadow Spell (Cousins O'Dwyer) by Nora Roberts

14. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

15. Blood Magick (Cousins O'Dwyer) by Nora Roberts

16. Field of Prey by John Sandford

17. Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

18. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

19. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

20. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Amazon also shared the top 20 best-selling kids and teens books:

1. The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

4. Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh

5. The One (The Selection) by Kiera Cass

6. Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

7. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

8. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs

9. Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh

10. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

11. Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

12. A Day in the Sun (Disney Frozen) by Frank Berrios

13. The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan

14. The Finisher by David Baldacci

15. The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore

16. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

17. Minecraft: Construction Handbook: An Official Mojang Book by Scholastic

18. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

19. The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio

20. Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead

Amazon has a landing page available here, which lets you browse through collections of the "best of" the year. This includes their top 100 editors' picks.

Chris Crum

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