AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: MAY 2015
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins sets another record in our monthly rankings. The novel is standing solid on the top for fourth consecutive month. Once again the thriller was challenged by Amazon First Choice’s titles and once again the bestseller maintained the championship place with strong showing in the second part of May.
We’ve got some interesting new titles in the ranks and few others are once again in the chart.
10. (R)evolution (Phoenix Horizon Book 1) by PJ Manney (New entry) 39 points (KF*)
(R)evolution gathered a lot of attention as part of Kindle First Choice program, but failed to keep the push up for the last two weeks of May. The book received almost 300 reviews with nice average of 4.0 Amazon stars. The fans of sci-fi will enjoy it for sure.
9. Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall (New entry) 40 points (KF*)
The romance was loved by all the fans of the genre. It’s a real gem by the young author, who was our guest earlier in the month. You may check out the interview here. With average 4.5 Amazon stars from more than 510 reviews Sugar great selection by Kindle First choice program.
6. Pines by Blake Crouch (New entry) 43 points
Pines was published in 2012, but once again moved up in the ranks. Blake Crouch’s production is averaging 4.1 Amazon stars from 4600 plus reviews. The attention is well deserved and if you never witnessed the intriguing way of writing by the American author, it’s time to correct your miss.
6. Knocked Up by the Bad Boy by Vanessa Waltz (New entry) 43 points
The next romantic suspense by Vanessa Waltz was released on May 1. The readers put Knocked Up by the Bad Boy in the Top 3 of most wanted Kindle titles in the middle of May. The feedback is quite nice with av. 4.1 Amazon stars from 260 plus reviews.
6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Returns) 43 points
All the Light We Cannot See returns once again in our chart after missing the Top 10 previous month. Anthony Doerr’s story is doing very well in finding new fans exactly one year after the initial release. Check out our article about the book and the author
5. Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn (New entry) 50 points (KF*)
The second best book from Kindle First selection’s list. Queen of the Trailer Park was translated from French. It’s always pretty tricky when a top novel in one language is presented on the other, but here we’ve got a jackpot. In the next days we will have Alice Quinn as a guest in Land of Books.
4. 14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson (New entry) 52 points
The master of the mystery thriller James Patterson released his new hit in May. 14th Deadly Sin immediately moved to the top of all kind of rankings. The reactions by the readers are mixed, but the average valuation is decent with 4.0 Amazon stars.
3. Memory Man by David Baldacci (10th last month) 58 points
David Baldacci’s story moved strongly to the Top 3 after climbing seven positions compared to April ranks. Memory Man gathered very fast positive opinions and currently has almost 3000 reviews in Amazon averaging 4.4 stars. Check out here our article about the author and his latest book.
2. Crow Hollow by Michael Wallace (New entry) 70 points (KF*)
Michael Wallace was very close to win the May rankings. He finished on second place with just 5 points less than the winner. Crow Hollow is something very fresh in historical fiction genre. Check out our interview with the author to find more about the novel.
1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (1st last month) 75 points
What can we say more about The Girl on the Train. It’s something like Bayern Munich in the German football championships. The Paula Hawkins’s novel was absolute favorite for one of the best books of the year. Now with almost 20 k reviews the author may be more than proud of herself. Check out 13 Facts article about the book.
*KINDLE FIRST (KF): This is Amazon program for selection of four books each month. They are picked up by editors. The books are on sale with reduced kindle price of $1.99 and free for all Amazon prime members. The offer is available only for USA.
Those books received a boost up in the first days of each month, because of the promotion and often are staying in the first places for almost the entire month.
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