Bestselling books of the top | Books | The GuardianThe lovers Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict between English Catholics and Protestants while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne. The collective clown phobias of seven teenagers are rekindled in their adult lives by the terrifying title character. Originally published in Lisbeth Salander teams up with an investigative journalist to uncover the secrets of her childhood. A continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
The Bestsellers of 2017
In , the cultural conversation has been dominated by the constant churn of political news. But, as always, we found comfort and inspiration in books. Fiction can offer an escape, but also new insight into the problems that plague us in the real world, and this year we turned to novels and short story collections that offered both. Of the books we read this year, these stood out as the most striking, the most memorable and the most unmissable. Here are our favorite works of fiction from The child of fundamentalist Christians, Mary was raised off the grid; when she moved out on her own, she spent years traveling the world hoping to find herself.
Most notable is the fact that it was the year the crayons quit: for the previous two years, coloring books dominated the trade paper list, but sales fell precipitously in In , the 31 trade paper coloring books that peppered the lists, six of which were in the longest-running group, hogged a total of slots— The Big Five controlled In , those figures were Of the hardcover fiction titles that hit the lists, a mere six came from outside the power publishers. Although Penguin Random House maintained its strong lead in most positions on the lists, it lost more than three percentage points on the hardcover list and 2. In hardcovers, HarperCollins showed a gain of 3.