Amazon launches its first ever top 20 book chart – and there are multiple categories

amazon introduces book charts
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Amazon has launched its first ever top 20 book chart.

With its reasonable prices, quick delivery and digital options, the online shopping store has become a go-to for anyone wanting to splash on some reading materials.

And now they have launched their very own book charts.

Rather than taking to the Sunday Times to find out the bestselling books to look out for, avid readers can now head straight to Amazon for all the intel on the hottest reads and can add to basket straight from there.

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The online retailer has four different book charts for customers to browse through to pick their next read: most read fiction, most read non-fiction, most sold fiction and most sold non-fiction.

This week’s most sold lists saw a host of popular fiction reads climbing the ranks, including Rachel Abbott’s latest thriller, David Nicholls’ new book and Tayari Jones’ award-winning An American Marriage.

amazon introduces book charts

Unsurprisingly, non-fiction hits included Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt and Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens.

amazon introduces book charts

Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain’s latest cookbook also made an appearance, as well as blog-based healthy cooking recipe book Pinch of Nom.

amazon introduces book charts

And while the most read non-fiction chart seemed to generally reflect the most sold, while Becoming, This Is Going To Hurt and Sapiens coming out top, the most-read fiction charts painted quite a different picture.

While a couple of the most-sold thrillers managed to make the most-read chart, there was a surprise genre that seemed to dominate.

amazon introduces book charts

Fantasy fiction took over the most-read fiction chart, with all of J.K. Rowling’s seven Harry Potter books making the top ten, and George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones coming in at number 13.

amazon introduces book charts

The newest instalment J.K Rowling’s Cormoran Strike detective series Lethal White, which she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, also made the top 20.

Head over to Amazon’s website to see the full line-up!

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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