Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Best Selling Books of 2014
Still wondering what to get your family or loved ones for Christmas? Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) released their list of best selling books of 2014 today, just in time! They included both an overall list and a list tailored towards Kids & Teens.
On the top of the chart is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. An Oprah’s Book Club pick, this book follows the lives of two girls in Charleston, NC in the 1830s speaking out for equality and liberty. The book is written by Sue Monk Kidd, author of the popular book, The Secret Life of Bees.
Next on the list is John Grisham’s Gray Mountain. The Gray Mountain follows a woman from the fast track at a Wall Street Law Firm to laid off in a recession and working for free at a legal aid clinic in Brady, Virginia, a town of 2,200. Like Grisham and Monk, many of the authors on the list are repeats and many of the books are part of a series, such as Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher book, Twenty Seconds and The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.
Amazon’s release of this list is a good insight into American culture and what we are all are reading. The top 20 lists take into account first editions that were published in 2014, consider only paid units, and combine print and Kindle editions.
Top 20 best-selling books overall are:
|1. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd||11. Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro|
|2. Gray Mountain by John Grisham||12. Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett|
|3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr||13. Shadow Spell (Cousins O’Dwyer) by Nora Roberts|
|4. Twenty Seconds Ago (Jack Reacher, #19) by Lee Child||14. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King|
|5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty||15. Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer) by Nora Roberts|
|6. The Target (Will Robie Series) by David Baldacci||16. Field of Prey by John Sandford|
|7. The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige||17. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander)by Diana Gabaldon|
|8. The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympusby Rick Riordan||18. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney|
|9. Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich||19. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)by Cassandra Clare|
|10. Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O’Reilly||20. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis|
Top 20 best-selling Kids & Teens books overall are:
|1. The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan||11. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook: An Official Mojang Book by Scholastic|
|2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney||12. A Day in the Sun (Disney Frozen) by Frank Berrios|
|3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare||13. The Staff of Serapisby Rick Riordan|
|4. Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh||14. The Finisher by David Baldacci|
|5. The One (The Selection) by Kiera Cass||15. The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies)by Pittacus Lore|
|6. Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth||16. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan|
|7. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak||17. Minecraft: Construction Handbook: An Official Mojang Bookby Scholastic|
|8. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs||18. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer|
|9. Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh||19. The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio|
|10. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart||20. Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead|
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