Top 10 Best Selling Books 2012

Best selling books 2012

The avid readers amongst us always want to know what is the top10 best selling books at any given time. Now that we are into 2012, this list is current. The top bestselling books are also the most talked about. Don't miss out on interesting conversations because you haven't read the book they are all talking about. The list below shows the top 10 best sellers at Amazon.

If you'd like to buy a book gift for a relative or a friend, it is a great idea to buy one from the top 10. Chances are the book is new, and popular. Introduce children especially to reading young. Reading books is one of life's great pastimes.

Books are informative and educational, even if we don't realise this while engrossed in an adventure, or puzzled by a mystery.

#1 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins telling the story of Katnis and Peeta who are chosen to fight to the death against other youngsters, each pair chosen from one of 12 districts in Panem, in a futuristic society.

America has collapsed, and Panem rises from the ashes. It now consists of a Capitol and 12 districts, and annually a live televized tournament is held. Those kids must fight to the death in a gruesome series of battles.

Aimed at young adults, children younger than 13 may find this book too horrific, but it is tremendously well-written and unputdownable. A real page turner that will have you at the edge of your seat.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition [Paperback]

#2 The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.

Aimed at students, writers, editors and educators in the field of social and behavioural science.

This is the reprinted edition. The first edition contained many spelling and grammatical errors that brought a flood of complaints from educational institutions.

It contains updating and corrections from previous editions, and covers all aspects of writing, including correct grammar usage reporting, laying out tables of content etc in the psychology field.

A must-have book for those working or learning in this field, and for budding authors to gain a better understanding of character types.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

#3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

This book is selling like hotcakes and will make a great stocking-filler for any kids in your family, aged 8 and up.

In the continuing saga of Greg Heffley, who gets himself into trouble even when he tries not to. This time school property has been damaged.

Its the holidays, and a blizzard has snow-bound the family in their home. Greg is bored; he can't go out to play, and of course he is extremely worried that is he going to get the blame for the damage.

Steve Jobs: Biography

#4 Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson

This is the official biography of the life of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of the giant Apple Corporation.

Walter Isaacson does an excellent job of bringing us the life story, which at times is stranger than fiction, of a man who would go on to helm and change for the better, no fewer than 6 major industries before his early and untimely death.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption [Hardcover]

#5

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

This gripping tale tells the amazing story of Louie Zamperini who, during World War II, crashed his plane in the Pacific Ocean where he drifted at sea for weeks before landing on a seemingly deserted island where his nightmare really began.

Described as the ultimate real life thriller, Laura Hillenbrand, authoress of Sea Biscuit: An American Legend, brings us this true story which is almost too incredible to believe. Beautifully written, you simply can't put it down.

Water for Elephants: A Novel

#6 Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen

This is an amazingly well-researched and thoroughly enjoyably told story of 93 year old Jacob Jankowski of when he was a young man working in one of the US's travelling circuses in the post War Depression era. In the first person, told by Jacob himself, now confined to an old folk's home, Gruen successfully jumps between the past and present, leaving you, the reader, eager to know more.

As a young man, Jacob joined the circus after the untimely death of his parents one week before he was due to sit his veterinary final exams. So he enters the circus world a vet in all but name, and the story concentrates a lot of the time on the welfare of the circus animals, hence the title of the book.

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back [Paperback]

#7 Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Colin Burpo, and Sonja Burpo.

This is the true story of a little boy of just 4 years of age, who 'dies' while undergoing routine surgery. Told from his father's lips 7 years after the incident, this book is a lovely heart-warming tale of what the little boy told them afterwards when he recovered. He tells of visiting God in heaven, of Jesus on a horse, of meeting his sister who had miscarried before he was born, of which he knew nothing about, and of meeting his grandfather who died 40 years before.

Go the F**K to Sleep

#8 Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes

A laugh out loud guide to parenting which any parent will completely identify with. Putting your child to bed every evening can be a trial as they sometimes use every trick in the book, and a few more you have never heard of, to stay up that little bit longer.

After reading Go the F**k to Sleep, you will never again find yourself annoyed and frustrated at your brat's refusal to sleep, as you will forever think back to passages in this book that make you smile.

Highly recommended reading for parents everywhere, except new parents or parents to be who will not yet have gained the experience to appreciate this book to its full extent.

Protector by Laurel Dewey

#9 Protector by Laurel Dewey

This is a fast-paced thriller in which alcoholic homicide detective Jane Perry finds herself becoming the only person young Emily Lawrence will speak to after her parents are brutally murdered. Jane takes on the role of protector to the young girl, hence the name of the book. Action-packed yet sensitive, Laurel Dewey skilfully draws the reader in. The book is invariably described as 'un-put-downable'.

If, however, you are of a sensitive disposition, you may find the fruity and true-to-life language peppered throughout this book not to your taste, which is a shame because this is an excellent read.

Boo: The Life of the World's Cutest Dog

#10 Boo: The Life of the World's Cutest Dog by J H Lee and Gretchen LeMaistre

Photographer Gretchen LeMaistre has made a beautiful job of the photos is this book by B H Lee. Boo, billed as the World's Cutest Dog and an internet phenomenon, is a real dog that happens to look like a cartoon character.

With over 2,000,000 and counting Facebook fans, this pomeranian dog with a stylish and fashionable hair-cut, is also extremely photogenic and people simply can't get enough of Boo.

Buy the book, and browse those amazing photos to your hearts content.

Alone: A Novel of Suspense

#11 Alone: A Novel of Suspense by Lisa Gardner

This excellently crafted psychological thriller tells the tale of police expert marksman who shoots down and kills a man who is seemingly on the verge of injuring his wife and child. As ever where a police sniper is involved, the follow-up inquiry reveals many complications not apparent at first glance. The dead man's father is a judge and not without considerable power and influence, and he believes that Bobby Dodge, the policeman, was having an affair with his daughter-in-law, Catherine. With many twists and turns, you will find yourself glued to this book, to the very end.

#12 First, Do No Harm by Lisa Belkin

This is a very well written and factual book about the ethical decisions faced by doctors and medical staff at Hermann Hospital in Texas during 1988. The book follows the cases of 4 sick children/young adults and their parents and discusses the decisions facing them regarding what treatment to carry out (or not) in the face of poor life expectancy/quality measured against the expense of the treatment. Heart-wrenching, Lisa Belkin describes doctors being reduced to tears at some of the decisions which were always undertaken with the best interest s of the patient at hand.

"First, do no harm" is a medical ethic all doctor adhere to when carrying looking after patients, and the book is aptly entitled this.

Reviewers describe the book as 'unputdownable' and heart-wrenching.

The epilogue, written 4 years later, tells the reader what finally happened.

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman [Hardcover]

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman By Timothy Ferris.

This book is the result of 10 years research by author Timothy Ferris who used his own body as a Guinea pig and carefully and methodically noted down the results.

He offers different ways to live if you want to achieve self-improvement in the areas of weight loss, improved sex life and other interesting aspects of being human like how to function well even with sleep deprivation.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest [Deckle Edge] [Hardcover]

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larrson

This is the third and final novel of the trilogy The Millennium by Stieg Larsson. He has saved the best for last.

If you loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire, then you are going to adore The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

The storyline is explosive and powerful and has surely shot Steig Larrson into the forefront of today's best selling authors.

Awakened (House of Night) [Hardcover]

Awakened (House of Night) by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast.

This is the 8th book in the best selling House of Night series, and despite reaching #6 many reviewers have been disappointed with this book, feeling it to be of lesser quality than previous books in the series.

The House of Night series is aimed at young adults, and is about vampires.

Inner Space Book One

Inner Space Book One
Inner Space Book One

available in paperback or Kindle

 

Inner Space. Book Two The Reluctant Nemesis

Inner Space Book Three. The All Seeing Eye

Inner Space Trilogy by Merlin Fraser

Rapidly climbing up the UK best sellers list is the Inner Space Trilogy by Merlin Fraser. These books are literary gems and not to be missed! Fans of Michael Connelly or James Patterson will immediately recognize a kindred soul in a crime thriller writer who adds a refreshing dimension that makes these books absolutely shine!

Inner Space Book 1 is an exciting and fascinating tale centred round Deputy Chief Inspector Nick Burton who finds himself involved in an out-of-the-ordinary situation when his boss is arrested for murder. But police chief inspectors with exemplary records simply don't commit murder! His boss has confessed, however, and refuses Nick's offer of help. Nick is determine to uncover the truth, and what he learns is shocking, gripping and utterly believable. I found this book to be refreshingly different, set as it is in a stoic and plaid England where this just couldn't happen. Or could it?

I couldn't wait for the second book in the trilogy, The Reluctant Nemesis, and I was not disappointed.

The All Seeing Eye is the icing on the cake, but you really need to read the first two books beforehand.

The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno.

Kickstart your metabolism with the 17 day diet as seen on the Dr. Phil Show. Packed full with useful information about how your body works when dieting, and a few really healthy option recipes, this book is well worth a read because the diet advocated here really works for weight loss.

A low carbohydrate, high protein diet with a healthy mix of exercise thrown in for good measure should see you drops lbs in days!

True Grit [Paperback]

True Grit by Charles Portis.

Popularised once again thanks to the Cohen Bros remake of the movie that originally starred John Wayne, True Grit tells the story of 14 year old Mattie Ross who avenges her father's murder in the Wild West in the 19th century.

First published in 1968, True Grit is genuinely one of the classics of the 20th century. Timeless, the author weaves what has been described as shades of the humor of Mark Twain with great writing.

Many older books that were recently in the top 10 list of best selling books can be found at the bottom of this page.

Scroll down for books which were previously in the top 10 list of best selling books, but which have now moved further down the charts.

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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Thanks for doing all this work and research on the best top 10 selling book. All I need to do is pick and choose. Thanks for the great book review!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

well it is actually amazon's official list of top 10 best selling books but I did write all the intros to them. Some great books there to choose from!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

It's nice to have a list of the books and a description. Nicely laid out hub.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Pamela :) Nice of you to take the time to comment :)


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Rose West 5 years ago from Michigan

Thanks for this great list! I like being up to date!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Me too! Not that I get to read them all at once, but its nice to remember the names of ones you'd like to read one day!


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crazybeanrider 5 years ago from Washington MI

Some pretty good picks here. I have read several and will pass the books onto family so they can read them. Useful and informative research, makes it easy to pick a book, especially if you are buying it as a gift.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Crazybeanrider for your comments, and I hope that people do indeed find this hub useful for finding that perfect book gift.


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SUSIE405 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Thanks for this great hub. I am always looking for more books.


wowie69 5 years ago

Nice list! So far I've read the Lost Hero by Rick Riordan and I can't wait for the next book.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for stopping by! There are some great books out just now :)


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gachapoz 5 years ago

Spectacular list! I've read a few of the mentioned, and am looking into reading the rest on here as well. :)


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

A lot of people have been buying Unbroken, #2 on the list above. That's definitely one to read if you haven't already!


hubpageswriter 5 years ago

A very good list, which I find to be very interesting. I love your hub presentation here.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you, HPwriter! I find the use of page dividers make it easier on the eye when reading a list.


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dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

Some very good books here.


Thebeginner 5 years ago

Agree with all except #1

: )

The man has far too much to answer to the world,maybe am biased but dont think it deserves the number 1 slot

www.bestsellers.bookstobuy.org


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

He may not deserve it, but he is #1 on Amazon's best selling list. Maybe he'd drop down soon!


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

It is good to know that George W. Bush's book "Decision Point", made the list. Thanks for this good information.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

He was #1 last month, Treasure :)

I'm not surprised he isn't still there - his is practically the only book I haven't sold a single copy of yet!


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suejanet 5 years ago

Good suggestions


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onceuponatime66 5 years ago from USA IL

Thanks for doing all this work and research on the best top 10 selling book.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I love reading myself, so it wasn't that hard to do :)


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mviadam 5 years ago

My wife is currently reading or has read 6 of the 10 books and loves them all, nice compilation!


April 5 years ago

Have read two of them. Good suggestions.


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

I see a couple here that I have really been wanting to read, thanks for reminding me. Cheers.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I've got keep adding books to this list to keep the top 10 current! There are some great books out just now :)


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ms_fran 5 years ago

Thanks for putting the top ten books in a list.


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msorensson 5 years ago

Wonderful. Thank you for the update.


Eleny Surrey 5 years ago

I thought the best seller of this year was Stigmergy, the new Fantasy Book written by Carlo and Luigi Usai, new writers on the scene. On the web I found lots of websites telling us that Stigmergy is the best selling book 2011. So is it true? Anyone can help me to understand? Thank you very much in advance.

Eleny


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Amazon.com don't list it, so I'm afraid they are not best sellers yet, despite the hype.


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jmarq25 5 years ago

Nice job on the intros. I will have to read Awakened.


FStevens 5 years ago from London

Heaven is for real sounds like a good one!


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SUSIE405 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Good picks. I have read some of them and those are good.


Stephany 5 years ago

I read Stigmergy, but I found only in Italian language. I think Luigi Usai and his brother Carla haven't yet translated it in english, this is why you cannot find that book. Surely Stigmergy is an interesting book, but for the english version I think we still have to wait a bit of time. Maybe you may find it already in French or Spanish. I hope I've answered your question, Eleny.

Best regards.

Ste


Mario Antonelli 5 years ago

Hi. I think you may buy the english version of the book from this website,

http://www.best-fantasy-book.com/

Have a nice day. Mario


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gajanis786 5 years ago

Nice readily available list....wonderful.


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Sarah Writes 5 years ago from California

Thanks for the book list! I think The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will be my next read :)


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AquteIntel 5 years ago

Some good books here; who would have thought The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association would be up there.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

maybe with the recession a lot of people are trying home treatment?


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SUSANJK 5 years ago from Florida

Great list of books. Thanks for doing all of this research.


French Legal Translation 5 years ago

Great list of books. Thanks for doing this. I will make sure to read some of them! :)


Trump Network 5 years ago

I read many of these, but definitely UnBroken was my favorite. However I hate that he never got to set that record for the mile.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Guess World War II shattered a lot of people's hops and dreams! But you're right, it's a great book.


casy32 5 years ago

Glad to see The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larrson is on the list The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is awesome


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Thanks for the list of the best selling books of 2011. I have been meaning to do more hard cover reading!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Quite a lot of the above list is paperback. I prefer paperback myself - easier to hold in bed :)


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HubArticles 5 years ago from Vancouver

Thanks for the great list, this will definitely help me pick a new book for my bedside table!


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char4u.com 5 years ago

I say gorgeous collection of pastime books. As you know, I'm a big book lover, fancy various topics and like romance stories and prose most!


Watch movies Online Free 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing some of them are really helpful to increase my knowledge,You have done a great job,keep it up and keep going

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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Izzym, the first book "Do No Harm" by Lisa Belkin sounds great i will try and get the book. thanks for the information.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Thank you for this list and you excellent review.

Bookmarked


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Fay! There are more books underneath this comments section which were previously in the top 10, and I'll be updating the above list soon.


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jennifercriston 5 years ago from Oxford Road

Willing to read some of them. I particularly feel The 17 Day Diet is interesting.


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cinder03vp 5 years ago

The Four Hour Body is one of my favorites!


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davidkaluge 5 years ago

That is great and it’s the dream of all authors. I trust some day my book, “ it is time we truly know why Jesus wept “ will get there as humanity get the hidden message in it. because it is truly time


suzanna 5 years ago

How long did it take you to write this? This is Absolutely fantastic.


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dingdondingdon 5 years ago

Not only is this a very informative hub, it's useful too! I know I'm going to be checking some of these out, especially First, Do No Harm and Unbroken.


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jagerfoods 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

I have to say that I personally feel you omitted a very important book, Michael Connelly's latest book 'The Reversal'. That being said, I'm a huge Michael Connelly fan, check out my hub here: http://hubpages.com/literature/How-books-saved-my-


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Jagerfoods, I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly too, and he will no doubt find himself on this list before the year is out!


Ryan 5 years ago

I just finished Unbroken and its the first book I have completed since College! Im 27. So with that said this book is very well written and gives great facts about WW2. And I feel like I have become a reader again.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Wow! It just took one book to put you back on track :) This is an amazing plug for this book, thanks :)


Engineering Books 5 years ago

This is great article. Imagine my favorite is on the top 6 position. I like those WWII stories due to its amazing insights and thoughts.


charlotte 5 years ago

those are really good books ill try to buy one and read it...........


Joe 5 years ago

It's great bestsellers books 2011 Books Google store


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SUSIE42 5 years ago

This is a great list, thanks.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

This list keeps getting longer because the content is constantly updated! It probably top 50 books by now!


Jayvee07 5 years ago

I strongly recommend The Hunger Games Trilogy. Nice Book and great list!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Yes it is really popular. I've got on my other best sellers list as being one of the most bought books of 2011.

http://hubpages.com/literature/Bestsellers


Franky 5 years ago

Gone or Scorpia Rising should've been up there


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I haven't read them. Who wrote them?


jdurant 5 years ago

Great list. 4 Hour body and 4 hour work week are 2 of my favs.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I keep adding books to this hub so it gets bigger and bigger! The books that are no longer in the top 10 are still really popular so it seems a shame to remove them.


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Ivona Poyntz 5 years ago from UK

Great list. I am surprised to see The hunger games on it: thought that was classed as 'teen fiction'.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I am sure it is, it is still worthy of being on a best selling books list though :)


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Batman305 5 years ago from Miami,Florida

Nicely done sir.

I hope "Damned Palaniuk By Chuck Palaniuk" comes out in the best selling.. he's an amazing writer


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I will need to go look that one up :) Thanks for the suggestion :)


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readtoawakecom 4 years ago

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me …Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me." I think i am going to read Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson.


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

Great choice! Hugely popular book.


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IJR112 4 years ago

Interesting list. I'll be interested to read the book by Timothy Ferris. I'm a fan of his 4-hour workweek concept. Something to look up to.


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sarahdc 4 years ago from California

I've read Water For Elephants, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and the Steve Jobs book - All great reads! Other worthy reads are Sarah's Key and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

I will get some new book added to this list soon and thanks for the suggestions :)


jseikd 4 years ago

umm.... can you please stop commenting after everyone izzym?


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

OK, I'll try not to ;)


jamesbicharri 4 years ago

One of my favorite things to do is to read best selling books. I love to read all kinds of subject matter, fiction and non-fiction. I like to read current best selling books, but my favorite thing to do is to look back on the list of past best sellers. Many of the books have become classics. They are timeless and will be popular reads for years to come. Others...


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Ariel-Cal 2 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

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    Decision Points [Hardcover]

    Decision Points by George W Bush.

    This is the memoirs of former President George W Bush. In his autobiography, he tells the world about how events in his personal and public life shaped his decisions. He candidly discusses events in the White House at times in history none of our will forget - 9/11, the start of the Iraqi War among others. His private thoughts about other world leaders are voiced (which should be interesting). His private life is brought out into the open - how he quit drinking,

    Decision Points, by the 43rd president of the Unites States of America, is the book to buy this Christmas.

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Perfect Paperback]

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

    The first in a bestselling trilogy by acclaimed author Stieg Larrson, who sadly died before his finished books were published, this book as invariably been described as unputdownable to exciting and rivetting.

    Introducing the main characters who have repeated throughout the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has won fans the world over.

    It's a thriller involving a disgraced journalist who with the help of a wild and untameable 24 year old computer hacker who is covered with piercings and tattoos goes on the search for the answers to a 40 year old mystery.

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth [Hardcover]

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid -The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

    This is a book aimed at youngsters and tells the story of Greg Heffley as he reaches an age where he has to learn to take responsibility for his own actions. In this tale, Greg find himself without his best mate Rowley at his side as he faces the challenges posed by new challenges including boy/girl parties that come with growing up.

    Aimed at 9 - 12 year olds, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one that many children can relate to.

    Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 by Mark Twain

    To mark the centenary of Twain's death, The Mark Twain Project have released this epic work of Mark Twain, the first of 3. Mark Twain had many thoughts on life that due to restrictions of the era he grew up in, he did not want published until at least 100 years after his death.

    His collection of thoughts are at times humorous, but at other times depressing. He sees America as half-paradise and half-fraudulent and perhaps nothing has changed.

    In this book his thoughts meander between past and present, and some insights into the delight brought by his epic story of Tom Sawyer are revealed in his own reminiscences of youthful events.

    Alex Detail's Revolution (Choose Your Destiny) [Paperback]

    Alex Detail's Revolution (Choose Your Destiny) by Darren Campo

    Sci-fi adventure where the hero, 17 year old Alex Detail has been kidnapped and forced to fight a futile war against The Harvesters, an alien force Hell bent on extinguishing Earth's sun.

    We follow Alex Detail's adventures in a futuristic story that involves human faith, and the basic good and bad in people.

    Life [Hardcover]

    Life, by Keith Richards and James Fox

    Life chronicles the sex, drugs and rock n roll life of Keith Richards, legendary guitarist with The Rolling Stones.

    The book is light-hearted and never heavy or depressing. Keith Richards seems to have come through these years relatively unscathed and still with a sense of humor.

    The is a must for all Stones fans everywhere, and for anyone aspiring to become a rock star. Read and learn what life was really like at the top.

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race [Hardcover]

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart.

    The follow-up to mega seller book America. Jon Stewart brings us more of his humor in this delightfully light-hearted satirical book about Planet Earth. Following on with an assumption that the world is about to end, Earth - A Visitor's Guide to Planet Earth is aimed at futuristic aliens who visit our planet long after mankind has vanished.

    This book is very graphic in that it contains mostly pictures with humorous headings and capsules, but is sure to be enjoyed by many.

    Cleopatra: A Life [Hardcover]

    Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

    This is a biography of the life of Cleopatra by renowned biographer and historian Stacy Schiff. Meticulously researched, Schiff has managed to bring Cleopatra back to life and filled us in on many unknown and long forgotten details of every day life in ancient Rome.

    This book will become a classic in its time and should be read by everyone everywhere. Brilliantly written, history has been brought alive in this book, Cleopatra: A Life.

    The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero [Hardcover]

    The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

    This a children's book aimed at 9 - 12 year olds, but one which is thoroughly enjoyable fr all the family.

    The start of a brand new series of blockbusters, The Heroes of Olympus introduces us to the characters. In the never ending war of good over evil, Percy Jackson returns with three new characters - Jason, Piper and Leo.

    With a mixture of Roman and Greek mythology, the story is set in some far off mythological culture where Heroes follow quests, this book is exciting and will have you glued to the pages, wanting to know what happens next.

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