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 Amazon.com.
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):
- Inferno by Dan Brown
- And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
- The Husband's Secret by Liana Moriarty
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
- The Hit by David Baldacci
- Sycamore Row by John Grisham
- Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
- Never Go Back by Lee Child
- The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult
- Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
- 12th of Never by James Patterson
- Damaged: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward
- Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O'Reilly
- Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
- Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
- The Billionaires' Obsession: The Complete Collection by J.S. Scott
- Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed
- 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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