Every Sunday I’ll be posting the week’s top 5 selling fiction books, from the Sunday Times, Waterstones, the New York Times, and Amazon!
Titles in bold are books which appear in more than one list. The number in brackets is their position within the top 5 last week. (-) indicates a new entry.
The Sunday Times
#1 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE – Anthony Doerr (-)
The paths of a blind French girl and a German boy collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
#2 A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD – Tyler Anne (5)
#3 MY BRILLIANT FRIEND – Elena Ferrante (-)
#4 A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS – Marlon James (-)
#5 THE KELLY SISTERS – Maureen Lee (4)
#1 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE – Anthony Doerr (1)
#2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS – Marlon James (2)
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015, this novel explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 70s.
#3 MY BRILLIANT FRIEND – Elena Ferrante (3)
#4 A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD – Tyler Anne (4)
#5 GO SET A WATCHMAN – Harper Lee (5)
New York Times (Combined Print and E-book fiction)
#1 THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN – Paula Hawkins (4)
A woman sees the same couple every day on her route to work. But one day she sees something that will change all of their lives forever.
#2 THE MARTIAN – Andy Weir (2)
#3 ROGUE LAWYER -John Grisham (1)
#4 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE – Anthony Doerr (5)
#5 POINT BLANK – Fern Michaels (-)
#1 FOLLOW YOU HOME – Mark Edwards (2)
Thrown off a night train during their travels, a couple experience a terrifying journey back. But the horror is just beginning…
#2 SOMEONE TO SAVE YOU – Paul Pilkington (-)
#3 THE OTHER SON – Nick Alexander (2)
#4 SLEEP TIGHT – RACHEL ABBOTT (-)
#5 HOLY ISLAND: A DCI RYAN MYSTERY – L J Ross (-)
The Roundup: All the Light We Cannot See continues to do well, now number one in two bestsellers charts, with A Spool of Blue Thread similarly holding onto its high position in multiple charts. The Girl on the Train seems to have resurged in popularity on the NYTimes list, back at number this year – reflecting, perhaps, people’s resolutions to find out what all the hype is about?