Bestselling Fiction of the Week 20/3/16

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 Sunday Times

#1 THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN – Phillipa Gregory the-taming-of-the-queen-by-philippa-gregory

Who was Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife? Faithful wife and scholarly queen, or a heretic and disloyal, faithless citizen before the Tudor court?

#2 TRUTH OR DIE – James Patterson

#3 NO PLACE TO HIDE – Susan Lewis

#4 A VINTAGE WEDDING – Katie Fford

#5 BROKEN PROMISE – Linwood Barclay


#1 TIGHTROPE – Simon Mawer Tightropebig_3330817f

Historical thriller. Marian Sutro, ex-Special Operations agent, looks for her family and friends in post WW2 London, where the Cold War is about to change everything.

#2 A LITTLE LIFE – Hanya Yanagihara


#4 THE NIGHT MANAGER – John Le Carre

#5 A GOD IN RUINS – Kate Atkinson

New York Times (Combined Print and E-book fiction)
#1 FIRE TOUCHED – Patricia Briggs fire touched_front mech.indd

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect a human boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

#2 OFF THE GRID – C.J. Briggs

#3 THE STEEL KISS – Jeffery Deaver

#4 ME BEFORE YOU – Jojo Moyes

#5 THE NIGHTINGALE – Kristin Hannah

#1 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – B A Paris 26050845

The perfect couple on the outside, but what’s really going on behind closed doors?

#2 THE CORRECTIONS – Jonathan Franzen

#3 PAYBACK – Kimberley Chambers

#4 THE LAST KINGDOM – Bernard Cornwell


The Roundup: No overlaps this week! The Gone Girl-esque domestic thrillers continue to do well in all the charts though,  especially on Amazon. Waterstones’s customers are obviously BBC fans as well, as The Night Manager soars to no. 4 in their charts after the airing of the new series starring Tom Hiddlestone and Hugh Laurie.


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