Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2013

Seattle, Washington - Amazon announced its best-selling adult books of 2013, best-selling Kids & Teens books, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year two new additions to the annual feature just in time for last-minute holiday gifting.

Inferno by Dan Brown is the best-selling book overall, and Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed comes in at number two. Allegiant, book 3 in the popular Divergent series by Veronica Roth, is the best-selling Kids & Teens book, followed by The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. The top 20 lists take into account first editions that were published in 2013, consider only paid units, and combine print and Kindle editions. To see the full top 100 lists of Amazon’s best-selling print and Kindle books of 2013, as well as the Most Wished For and Most Gifted, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2013.

“Last year’s best seller list was filled with Fifty Shades and contemporary romance, but in 2013 Mysteries & Thrillers captured readers attention, with 11 of the top 20 books falling in that category,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com. “We’re also excited to share the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books this year. We hope all of these lists will help our customers explore great books this holiday season.”

The top 20 best-selling adult books overall are:

1.

 

Inferno by Dan Brown

        11.  

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

2.

 

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

        12.  

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

3.

 

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

        13.  

12th of Never by James Patterson

4.

 

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

        14.  

Damaged: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward

5.

 

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

        15.  

Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly

6.  

The Hit by David Baldacci

        16.  

Second Honeymoon by James Patterson

7.  

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

        17.  

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

8.  

Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

        18.  

The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection by J.S. Scott

9.  

Never Go Back by Lee Child

        19.  

Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed

10.  

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

        20.  

Six Years by Harlan Coben

                   

Adult Books Fun Facts:

  • Lean In is the only book on the top 20 list to sell more print copies than Kindle editions
  • David Baldacci, Sylvia Day and John Grisham also made the top 10 best-selling books list in 2012
  • 2013 is John Grisham’s third consecutive year on the top 10 best-selling books list
  • Dan Brown also took the #1 spots in 2009 and 2004, with The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code
  • The best-selling independent book, published via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and CreateSpace, is Damaged by H.M. Ward
  • And the Mountains Echoed, The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Husband’s Secret, Lean In and Doctor Sleep were also featured on the Amazon Book Editors’ Top 100 Best Books of the Year

The top 20 best-selling Kids & Teens books overall are:

1.  

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

        11.  

A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice

2.  

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

        12.  

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

3.  

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

        13.  

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

4.  

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh

        14.  

A March of Kings by Morgan Rice

5.  

Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

        15.  

The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 1-6 by Cameron Jace

6.  

Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan

        16.  

The Elite by Kiera Cass

7.  

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

        17.  

A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice

8.  

Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines

        18.  

Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renée Russell

9.  

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

        19.  

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson

10.  

The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan

        20.  

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

                   

Kids & Teens Books Fun Facts:

  • The same three authors—Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth and Jeff Kinney—also took the top three spots in 2012
  • Two Young Adult authors—Abbi Glines and Morgan Rice—snagged five of the top 20 spots thanks to their KDP-published books
  • The Day the Crayons Quit is the only picture book to make the top 20 best-selling list, and was also the Amazon Book Editors’ pick for Best Picture Book of the year.
  • Allegiant, The House of Hades, The Day the Crayons Quit, and Requiem were all included in the Best Books of the Year for Kids & Teens.

Customers can place orders for these books and millions of other items through December 17 with free delivery by Christmas. Amazon Prime members can place orders up until 7 p.m. EST on December 21 to receive deliveries by December 24 using Free Two-Day Shipping (cut-off time varies by item). Kindle books can be sent up until the last minute to anyone with an email address—for immediate delivery or scheduled for a future date—or customers can print a gift notification at home for personal delivery. For more book gift ideas, visit www.amazon.com/bestbooks2013.

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