, Inc. (AMZN) Best Selling Books of 2014

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Still wondering what to get your family or loved ones for Christmas?, 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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