AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: SEPTEMBER 2015
It was September to remember for James Hankins and his thriller The Prettiest One. The novel’s official release has been set October 1, but in the previous month the book was available for pre-order and download due to Kindle First program.
The noise about Ridley Scott’s movie The Martian reflected directly to the Andy Weir’s original. The novel returned in the Top 10. There are some other interesting trends in the book market so you may enjoy them in the following chart.
10. My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni (Returns) 21 points
Robert Dugoni’s amazing thriller returns to the chart and there are two reasons for that. Her Final Breath, the second part of Tracy Crosswhite series, was released in the middle of September. The publishers decided to put a great price for the first part My Sister’s Grave – $1,99. However My Sister’s Grave is still one of the best books for 2014 and is averaging 4.4 Amazon stars from almost 8k reviews. Check out our interview with Robert Dugoni regarding his bestseller.
8. I Can See Clearly Now by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (New entry) 27 points
The memoire of self-help guru Dr. Wayne W Dyer I Can See Clearly Now was very popular during September. The reason is that he passed away on August 29. His first book Your Eroneous Zones is still considered as one of the top bestsellers of the last century.
8. Still Waters by Viveca Sten (New entry) 27 points (KF)
One of the new entries held strong positions during the entire month. The Swedish author Viveca Sten is very popular in his country with a total of three million copies for her Sandhamn Murders series. The fans of mystery thriller got a chance to enjoy the English version of the first book Still Waters. Check out more about it in Land of Books interview with Viveca Sten.
7. Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre 29 points (New entry)
Everybody loves to hear about the life of the movie stars. Alessandra Torre hit the bull’s eye with her book Hollywood Dirt. The reception was great and currently is averaging 4,7 Amazon stars from 625 reviews.
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 48 points (2nd last month)
Paula Hawkins is losing two positions from last month, but is still standing very strongly in the Top 10. The absolute favorite for the Top book of 2015 probably will stay in the chart for long time. The fans of The Girl on the Train are waiting the movie adaptation, while the author is preparing her new book. Check out our 13 facts article about Paula Hawkins.
5. The Martian by Andy Weir (Returns) 61 points
Finally, the long waited movie adaptation of The Martian came to the big screens. Matt Damon and Ridley Scott teamed up to create one of the contenders for Academy awards 2015. Along with the noise around the film Andy Weir’s bestseller once again climbed high in the ranks. Check out our interview with the author or if you are interested when his next project take a look here.
3. Make Me by Lee Child (New Entry) 62 points
The next part of Jack Reacher’s adventures were published at the beginning of September. Make Me by Lee Child gathered strong popularity as expected. Currently the book is standing with av. 3.9 Amazon stars by more than 2000 reviews. Take a look at our 13 Facts article about the novel.
3. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (New entry) 62 points
The Girl with the dragon tattoo is back with the novel by David Lagercrantz The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Millennium books showed to the world the talent of Swedish writers. The novel found a nice place in the Top 3. Something more, it’s a very rare case to have two authors from Sweden in the top 10.
2. The Good Neighbor by A. J. Banner (1st last month) 64 points
The winner of August chart came very close to make a double. A.J. Banner’s The Good Neighbor was loved by the readers and has decent chances to stay for some more weeks in the Kindle Amazon Bestselling list. Check out our interview with the author.
1. The Prettiest One by James Hankins (New entry) 66 points (KF)
James Hankins deserved to make a presence on the top of our chart. His fifth book The Prettiest one followed the success of the previous ones. To learn more about the winning author of September’s rankings check out our interview with him.
*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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