AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: DECEMBER 2015
Dear friends, Happy New Year. Land of Books wishes to you and your families all the best during the entire 2016. We will start the New Year with our traditional Amazon monthly rankings.
Once again we have a clear winner of the chart. A Death in Sweden smashed the field with a maximum point score of 80 points. The novel by Kevin Wignall beat the November’s champion A Short Drop. It was a very close battle between many entries to enter into our Top 10. Check out the most wanted books for the last month of 2015.
10. The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle 24 points (New entry)
The Atlantis Gene returns to the top of the world rankings mainly because of the news about the movie adaptation. The rights for the film were acquired in 2015, a year after the release of A.G. Riddle bestseller. Up to now the first part of the sci-fi trilogy gathered almost 11 000 Amazon reviews with average of 4.1 stars.
8. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick 29 points (New entry)
One more TV adaptation brings back the legendary sci-fi novel The Man in the High Castle on the top of the book ranks. The first season of the series is very successful and gives back life to Philip K. Dick’s Hugo award winner. Amazon took the charge of the production and we’ve got the good news that there will be second season coming in 2016.
8. Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score 29 points (2nd last month)
Lucy Score’s novel officially debuted on December 1. Pretend You’re Mine proved that is quality stuff with another top 10 placing. The romance gathered respectful number of almost 1200 Amazon reviews with average 4.7 stars. Check out interview with Lucy Score.
7. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham 33 points (4th last month)
John Grisham’s name is enough to keep every book on the top of the rankings. Rogue Lawyer kept its position in our chart for a third month in a row. If you like the writing of the King of the legal thriller then it is your novel. Check out our 13 facts article about the book and John Grisham.
6. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 34 points (Returns)
One of the best books for 2015 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah became a great Christmas present and found once again place in our Top 10 ranks. The original release of the novel was in February. The readers gave huge respect to the WWII story with average 4.8 stars from 16 000 plus reviews. Ann Peacock (Chronicles of Narnia) will make the movie adaptation.
5. Cross Justice by James Patterson 43 points (New entry)
The factory for bestsellers James Patterson continues to work on a full throttle. The next part of Alex Cross’s series Cross Justice was published on November 23. The book already spent a week in the NY Times bestselling list. Check out special 13 Facts article about James Patterson and Cross Justice.
3. Out of Sorts by Aurélie Valognes 65 points (New entry) KF
The French author Aurelie Valognes published for the first time in English. Her novel Out of Sorts have been set for release on January 1, but in the month of pre-orders the story received good feedback.
2. The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons (1st last month) 68 points
Matthew FitzSimmons stole the show in November and kept his positions in December. The Short Drop hit the bull’s eye with its intriguing story. The debut author already collected almost 2500 reviews with stunning average of 4.8 Amazon stars. Enjoy our interview with Matthew FitzSimmons.
1. A Death in Sweden by Kevin Wignall (New entry) 80 points KF
The new king of our rankings is A Death in Sweden. The experienced Kevin Wignall made a good tag team with Amazon publishing and took the crown for the month of December. Check out more about the author and his book in our special Land of Books 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.