Amazon.com has announced its top-selling books of 2014, and the list includes half a dozen fantasy novels.
This isn’t a truly definitive breakdown of top sellers for the year, since it’s just from one bookseller (as powerful as Amazon may be). Also, 2014 isn’t even over yet, fer cryin’ out loud.
Still, it’s an interesting list, with plenty on it for fantasy fans — including several popular series (The Heroes of Olympus, The Mortal Instruments, and two Outlander books, just to name a few), and a standalone novel from Stephen King. The most surprising thing about the list, however, is that Amazon claims that Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the only title on the list to sell more copies in print than for the Kindle.
Here’s the complete list.
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Gray Mountain by John Grisham
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Twenty Seconds Ago by Lee Child (Jack Reacher No. 19)
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- The Target by David Baldacci (Will Robie series)
- The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige
- The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
- Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum)
- Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O’Reilly
- Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Women’s Murder Club)
- Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett (Book Three of The Century Trilogy)
- Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts (Cousins O’Dwyer)
- Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
- Blood Magick by Nora Roberts (Cousins O’Dwyer)
- Field of Prey by John Sandford
- Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
- City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments)
- Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
The editorial team at Amazon (Amazon has an editorial team? why?) also announced their list of the Top 10 Books of the year. It overlaps their bestselling list with exactly three titles: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, and Stephen King’s Revival. See the complete list here.