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The Top 10 Best Sellers of 2014

Are you one of the fashionista readers? Do you just have to have the latest must read on your shelves, or are you a browser who just grabs what looks interesting and damn the statistics?
Whichever you are, you will more than likely have read at least one of 2014’s best selling titles. Check out the top ten (printed) sales of 2014 according to Nielson Bookscan.

The Fault in  Our Stars: Selling more than 1.8 million copies, John Green’s YA novel of love found in the bleakest of times tops our list of best sellers in 2014.


The Fault in Our Stars US
The Fault in our Stars UK

In second place is the 9th Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. The Long Haul sold over 1.5 million copies, which, as it only released on November 4th, is a pretty impressive amount in a very short period.

The Long Haul US
The Long Haul UK

3rd, 4th and 6th places go to the 3 installments of the Divergent trilogy with Divergent selling 1.4 million, Insurgent, 1.3 million and Allegiant 1.2 million copies respectively.

Divergent Trilogy US
Divergent Trilogy UK

5th place goes to the only title aimed at adult readers. Killing Patton, the fourth book in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing series was the only adult  title to sell more than one million copies in 2014 with a total of 1.19 million copies being sold.

Killing Patton US
Killing Patton UK

…and 7th? Actually a 2012 release but with the big budget film of the same name being released, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl had a resurgence

Gone Girl US
Gone Girl UK

8th and 9th are a repeat of the number one bestseller with the Movie tie in and a hardcover special selling 923,182 and 769,065 copies respectively.

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…and 10th? Sorry to all you mums and dads of youngsters but it’s that dreaded Disney film Frozen, adapted into book format by Victoria Saxon. 784,691 of you were dragged into book shops and forced to buy this for your little darlings.

Let it goooo!!!!

Frozen US
Frozen UK

What about Amazon? The top ten for 2014 are as follows:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  2. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  3. Divergent – Veronica Roth
  4. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  5. Insurgent – Veronica Roth
  6. Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  7. The Husband’s Secret- Liane Moriarty
  8. If I Stay – Gayle Forman
  9. Orphan Train – Christina Baker-Kline
  10. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

How many of the top sellers did you read in 2014 and I wonder who will make the top 10 in 2015? Leave your suggestions in the comments section, we always love to hear from you.

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