Top 10

Winter is coming along with Christmas and New Year holydays. It’s time to make your selection of books for the upcoming rest days. Just to warm up before the last month of the year here is our monthly rankings for best books in Amazon.
We’ve got a perfect scorer in the face of The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons. The debuting author was superior in a very strong field of books featuring new novels by authors like John Grisham, David Baldacci and Michael Connelly.

10. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich 28 points (New entry)


Tricky Twenty-Two is the current leader at NY Times bestselling list. Janet Evanovich released her new novel on November 17. Her fans ate it right away and scored a decent average of 4.4 Amazon stars from 600+ reviews. If you never met private eye Stephanie Plum, now it’s time to correct that mistake and to prepare yourself for a good laugh.

10. Daughter of Sand and Stone by Libbie Hawker 28 points (New entry) KF*


One of Kindle First choice made a nice entry to our list. Daughter of Sand and Stone is one of the three books that split the 10th place in the rankings. Going back into the ancient Syria Libbie Hawker polished a jewel for all history fiction lovers. Check out our interview with her.

10. The Burned Bridges of Ward, Nebraska by Eileen Curtright 28 points (New entry) KF*


The Burned Bridges of Ward, Nebraska became the most controversial book for November. It found a place in the Top 10, but the readers didn’t agree with each other for the quality of the story. With one of the lowest average ratings of 2.9 Amazon stars the title has his fans. “Hilarious”, “Crazy life keeps getting crazier”, Sparkles with wit and energy,” are some of the positive comments about Eileen Curtright’s production.

8. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick 31 points (New entry)


The Man in the High Castle is a winner of the Hugo Award. One of the best ever sci-fi books is now returning to where it belongs. The reason is the TV series that currently are broadcasted. It’s a great chance for many people to see the quality writing of the late Philip K. Dick.

8. The Guilty by David Baldacci 31 points (New entry)


David Baldacci did it again. The Guilty jumped directly into the top of literary rankings after the release on December 17. We’ve got the fourth part of Will Robie’s story. This time the famous protagonist will have problems with his past. Check out our 13 Facts article about the book.

7. The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello 32 points (Returns)


Robert Masello continues to make returns at our chart. The book gathered almost 4000 reviews with average 3.8 Amazon stars. The Einstein Prophecy was released on August 1, but is a serious contender for one of the best books of the year in the mystery genre.

6. Roommates by Erin Leigh (Tara Brown) 38 points (New entry)


Do you like sport romances? Well, this is a book that probably will become a movie sooner or later. There are already plenty of movies and TV shows with the same name. Roommates was published on October 24 and until now gathered more than 240 reviews with average rating of 4.1.

5. The Crossing by Michael Connelly 43 (New entry)


Harry Bosch is here. His latest adventures were published on November 3. The Crossing scored big during the month and was accepted very well by the readers with average 4.3 Amazon stars from 642 reviews. The pre-sales started six months ago and gave a serious momentum to the title. Check out our 13 Facts article about The Crossing and Michael Connelly.

4. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham 54 points (7th last month)


The King of legal thrillers John Grisham returns. His next piece of perfection Rogue Lawyer improves his position since last month, but wasn’t able to enter into the Top 3 and to beat the trio of Kindle First novels. If you are interested of learning more about the book take a look at our 13 Facts article.

3. Christmas in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk 55 points (New entry) KF*


Romance genre specialist Cindy Kirk is starting in style her new A Good Hope series. Christmas in Good Hope came just in time. The novel scored nicely with average 4.4 Amazon stars from 260 plus, and a third place in our ranks. Check out Land of Books interview with Cindy Kirk.

2. Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score 75 points (New entry) KF


Lucy Score enters in the big league with her second book. Pretend You’re Mine did very well in the pre-release month. The novel hit the roof with average 4.8 Amazon stars from 800 reviews, one of the best scores in 2015. Check out our interview with Lucy Score.

1. The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons 80 points (New entry) KF


A book with perfect score is always a special one. The Short Drop is undisputed champion for November. Not only that, the readers were pleasantly surprised by the debut novel of Matthew FitzSimmons. They gave him 4.7 Amazon stars from 1400 plus reviews. As always Land of Books was on the hot spot and did an interview with the author.

*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.

If you are interested how the classification was formed check out here
To Check out October’s rankings click here

About Ognian Georgiev

Ognian Georgiev is a sport journalist, who is working as an editor at the "Bulgaria Today" daily newspaper. He covered the Summer Olympics in Beijing 2008 and in London 2012. The author specializes in sports politics, investigations and coverage of Olympic sports events. Ognian Georgiev works as a TV broadcaster for Eurosport Bulgaria, Nova Broadcasting group, TV+, F+ and TV7. He is a commentator for fight sports events such as boxing/kickboxing and MMA. In May 2014 Ognian Georgiev released the English version of his book The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski's secret story.

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