Top 10 Best Selling Fiction Books 2012
The top 10 best selling fiction books are the ones that most people are enjoying just now. Fiction books are great to read. We can become absorbed in fiction books and for a little while forget our everyday troubles. Knowing that they aren't real stories, it takes a special skill for the fiction writer to weave a tale that draws us in. A tale that seems realistic in every aspect, yet came from the writer's imagination.
Fiction books far outsell all other books. Sometimes we don't want to read about real things which we can see in the newspapers every day, or on television.
Instead, we absorb and enjoy fiction books knowing the stories are not real events, even though many similar things do indeed happen in real life.
Read below to see what are the top 10 best selling fiction books which we can buy for ourselves or for others.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin (volumes 1 - 4)
Possibly the best epic series of the present day is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.
Set in a totally fictitious place where the Seven Kingdoms meet, each book in A Song if Ice and Fire introduces new characters and follows their story in a mighty struggle of survival.
Comparable to J.R.Tolkein's Lord of the rings, A Song of Ice and Fire will keep your reading hours occupied and fire your imagination like no other books have this century.
The boxed set on the right here contain volumes 1 - 4 - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows.
The Confession: A Novel [Kindle Edition]
It's a sign of the times that the number 1 best selling fiction book, John Grisham's The Confession, should be in Kindle form. If you haven't bought your Kindle yet, there is an Amazon capsule at the foot of this page to give you the opportunity to buy one.
Master of the legal thrillers, John Grisham brings us yet another tale, this time about a man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. Will the real killer come forward and who will believe him if he does?
A Dance with Dragons Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin
A Dance with Dragons Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin
Newly published is A Dance with Dragons, book 5 in the series A Song of Ice and Fire, and it is flying off the shelves by fans eager to find out what happens next in the continuing drama of the Seven Kingdoms.
There are a total of seven books planned for the series, so those expecting answers to earlier cliffhangers and unresolved questions will be bitterly disappointed.
This volume, however, does continue with its action packed pages to keep your eyes glued to the pages, even if it does leave yet more questions unanswered.
Just need to wait for book 6 coming out!
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Kindle Edition]
Oh my those Kindle's must be flying off the shelves this Christmas!
Again in Kindle edition, the number 2 best selling fiction book is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by the late author Stieg Larsson.
The first gripping instalment of what has become the best selling Millennium Trilogy,The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tells the story of down-on-his-luck financial journalist who accepts a challenge from a rich retired tycoon to investigate the disappearance of a much-loved niece 40 years before. With few options, he accepts the help of a super hacker Lisbeth Salander, whose body is multi-pierced and tattoed. The pair enter a world of horrific familiar violence that will have you gripping the edge of your seats. Described as a can't put down book, you might want to buy the sequels at the same time to find out how it ends.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest [Kindle Edition]
In number 3 position is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson.
Again it is in Kindle edition, but is available in hard or paper back over at Amazon too!
This is actually the final book in the Millennium Trilogy, and is described as explosive, tremendously exciting and really does save the best for last. That is saying something if you enjoyed the first two books in the series.
Cross Fire [Kindle Edition]
Number 4 is Cross Fire by James Patterson.
If you've followed his Alex Cross novels you will love this latest one. Alex is about to get married to Bree, when detective Alex is called to the scene of the murder of two of Washington DC's most corrupt politicians (corrupt politicians? surely not!)
More corrupt politicians fall to the same gunman, sparking debate as to whether he is a viligante or a hero.
Alex cross swords with his FBI counterpart Max Siegel, and his old foe Kyle craig reappears.
Another masterpiece from James Patterson, who just happens to be one of my personal favorite authors.
The Girl Who Played with Fire [Kindle Edition]
also available in hard or paper back
Seems like the whole world is reading onKindles now! Need to get one myself to keep up!
Number 5 best selling fiction book is the second in the Millennium Trilogy by Steig Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire.
Fast-paced and exciting, interspersed with murders, betrayal and deceit, with 5 pages your heart will be racing!
The characters introduced in the first book, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, aka disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander come together again. This time following a brutal double murder in a Stockhom apartment, Lisbeth finds herself slammed in jail accused of the murders after her prints are discovered on the murder weapon. Can Mikael clear her name?
Dead or Alive
also available in hardback or Kindle editions
Number 6 is Tom Clancy's Dead or Alive.
One of world's most successful thriller authors, Tom Clancy brings is Dead or Alive Jack Ryan. Many familiar characters from previous books are brought back to life in this latest offering. Fast-paced and action packed, the Campus Intelligence group led by Jack Ryan Jr are on the trail of an international terrorist known as "The Emir".
Full of factual military details and manoeuvres, no doubt thanks to co-author, ex-navy seal, Grant Blackwood, the book is thrilling and throroughly enjoyable.
Sh*t My Dad Says [Hardcover]
Whoopedoo! We have a plain old-fashioned hardback book in the top 10 list of best selling books!
At number 7 is Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern.
I'm not sure if this book could be called fiction, but it is in the fiction best selling list. Justin Halpern brings us a book of photos and quotes his old man said to him while growing up, interspersed always with swear words.
The resultant book is described as gut-bustingly funny. The sort of book that will have you laughing out loud, while all the way through is an undertone of brutal emotional honesty as he describes the moral components of events in his life.
Port Mortuary [Kindle Edition]
The number 8 best selling fiction book is Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell.
This latest Scarpetta book by Patricia Cornwell sees the world through the eyes of the character, the Chief medical Examiner of a brand new forensic facility in Massachussets. Kay Scarpetta meets a case that can ruin her professionally and financially.
Widely criticised for failing to develop the book characters fully, Port Mortuary has disappointed many fans by failing to convince them that her latest characters are real people in real situations, despite excellent background science and superb writing.
Room: A Novel [Kindle Edition]
Number 9 is Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue.
An amazing book, this is one you will find hard to put down. It's tale is told directly from the 5 year main character, Jack, who has lived his entire life in a room that is only 11' x 11'. From the first paragraph:
"Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra. Before that I was three, then two, then one, then zero. "Was I minus numbers?"
Jack and his mother have been held captive in this one room, simply called Room, as the chair is Chair, the bed is Bed. They have a TV but Jack does not that what is on the television is real life. He has no idea of any life outside Room.
Does he find out? How? Read the book to see. A highly emotional and gripping story well told.
Hell's Corner [Kindle Edition]
Number 10 in the top 10 best selling fiction books goes to Hell's Corner by David Baldacci.
Hell's Corner is actually the name of the park directly opposite the White House that is protected by police and special agents as well as park rangers.
Baldacci brings up his hero, Oliver stone, former CIA assassin and leader of the shadowy group known as the Camel club.
The night after the President himself asked Stone to re-join the government to help rid the country of Russian drug gangs, an attempted assassination takes place at Hell's Corner on the visiting British Prime Minister.
Stone is taken off his original mission to help seek the perpetrators.
Skilfully constructed and difficult to put down, this political thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.
The Shopkeeper [Paperback]
The Shopkeeper by James. D. Best
An exciting new Western featuring Steve Dancy, a wealthy New York businessman who sells up and move the wild West to live the life of a shopkeeper on the Frontier. It isn't long before he gets involved in some gunslinging action after he goes to the defence of a woman. The locals soon learn that Steve Dancy isn't the man they thought he was, and that his business involved selling some unorthodox items.
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