Amazon's Best-Selling Book of 2013 Is Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

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If you're thinking about buying Dan Brown's new thriller Inferno for the voracious reader in your family, you're not alone. Amazon has just published their 2013 Best-Selling books list, and Brown's 6th novel sits at the top.

Apparently, it was a big year for mysteries and thrillers across the board.

“Last year’s best seller list was filled with Fifty Shades and contemporary romance, but in 2013 Mysteries & Thrillers captured readers attention, with 11 of the top 20 books falling in that category,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at

This list also features books by notable authors like John Grisham, Stephen King, and Bill O'Reilly.

Here's Amazon's complete top 20 best-selling books of the year (taking into account both Kindle and print):

  1. Inferno by Dan Brown
  2. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  3. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
  4. The Husband's Secret by Liana Moriarty
  5. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  6. The Hit by David Baldacci
  7. Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  8. Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
  9. Never Go Back by Lee Child
  10. The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult
  11. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
  12. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  13. 12th of Never by James Patterson
  14. Damaged: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward
  15. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O'Reilly
  16. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
  17. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
  18. The Billionaires' Obsession: The Complete Collection by J.S. Scott
  19. Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed
  20. Six Years by Harlan Coben

Kindle ruled the bestseller list, with 19 of the top 20 selling more digital copies than print. The only book in the top 20 to sell more in print than on Kindle was Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Amazon has set up a dedicated hub for some additional best-of lists, including specific ones for Kids & Teens.

Switching away from books for a sec - last week, Amazon announced their best-selling albums of all time. Unsurprisingly, Michael Jackson's seminal classic Thriller topped that list.

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Josh Wolford
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