Monday, December 5, 2016

The Top 20 Best Selling Books of 2016

Here we are early in the month of December. If you're thinking that books make a great gift to give someone, you are absolutely correct. You might then be wondering what the best of the best are this year and hopefully find something for that special person on your shopping list.

These days it seems like everyone has a best selling list, and if you've seen a few you have undoubtedly noticed that they are not all the same. One of the most respected and highly referenced is the NY Times best sellers list, and then there is the LA Times, Wall Street Journal and then the online Book Sellers Barnes & Noble, and of course Amazon. And all of these lists will be different...WTH you say??

The truth is that most of these lists are based loosely on sales figures that are collected by Nielsen BookScan, and their figures represent something in the area of 75%-85% of actual sales. So, there is no definitive actual best seller list, you simply get what others are speculating about.

Realizing that all of these lists are speculative and not accurate, I feel a little bit more confident with the lists that Amazon publishes. They are the biggest online seller of books in all formats and there is not even a close second.

Here then are the Best Selling Books of 2016 of the year so far as reported by Amazon.

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script Hardcover – July 31, 2016
by J.K. Rowling

2. StrengthsFinder 2.0 Hardcover – February 1, 2007
by Tom Rath

3. First 100 Words Board book – May 10, 2011
by Roger Priddy

4. Oh, The Places You'll Go! Hardcover – January 22, 1990
by Dr. Seuss

5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Hardcover – October 14, 2014
by Marie Kondo

6. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Paperback – January 1, 2015
by Gary Chapman

7. When Breath Becomes Air Hardcover – Deckle Edge, January 12, 2016
by Paul Kalanithi

8. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom Hardcover – April 21, 2015
by Melissa Hartwig

9. How to Win Friends & Influence People Paperback – October 1, 1998
by Dale Carnegie

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down Hardcover – November 1, 2016
by Jeff Kinney

11. To Kill a Mockingbird Mass Market Paperback – October 11, 1988
by Harper Lee

12. A Man Called Ove: A Novel Paperback – May 5, 2015
by Fredrik Backman

13. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Paperback – December 26, 2007
by Carol S. Dweck

14. The Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 Edition Stg Edition
by The College Board

15. Giraffes Can't Dance Board book – March 1, 2012
by Giles Andreae

16. The Girl on the Train Paperback – July 12, 2016
by Paula Hawkins

17. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) Paperback – November 7, 1997
by Don Miguel Ruiz

18. The Constitution of the United States Paperback – January 1, 2005
by Delegates of the Constitutional Convention

19. Hamilton: The Revolution Hardcover – April 12, 2016
by Lin-Manuel Miranda

20. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Paperback – November 19, 2013
by Stephen R. Covey

The above is the the Top 20, but I've also included 21-40. Also included here is a convenient link to search out the rest of what makes up the top 100.

21. Adult Coloring Book Designs: Stress Relief Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley Patterns

22. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle

23. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
by American Psychological Association

24. The Going-To-Bed Book
Sandra Boynton

25. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Bill O'Reilly

26. Wonder
R. J. Palacio

27. The Magnolia Story
Chip Gaines

28. Night (Night)
Elie Wiesel

29. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

30. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow

31. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur

32. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Jen Sincero

33. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
Sarah Young

34. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
Rob Elliott

35. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance

36. 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
JJ Smith

37. Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
Chrissy Teigen

38. The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Emily Winfield Martin

39. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni

40. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

Hope this helps or at least leads you in the right direction.
Wishing You & Yours All The Best

Happy Holidays

Source: Amazon


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