By 16 November 2017 | Categories: news


This Friday, Amazon’s Kindle turns a full 10. The device that put e-books on the map, the Kindle e-reader certainly contributed in making Amazon the behemoth it is today. With 12 iterations behind it, the Kindle is for all intents and purposes basically the only e-reader that matters. In celebration of its ten-year existence, Amazon has released data pertaining to the top selling books of all time, both for fiction and non-fiction.

We’re not ones to judge, but the top sellers in the fiction category perhaps don’t qualify as highbrow reading. To be honest, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, specifically when looking at the all-out frenzy that accompanied the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Have a look at the lists below, according to Mashable, and see if you can spot your favourite.


  1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

  2. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) by Suzanne Collins

  3. Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins

  4. Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins

  5. Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

  6. Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James

  7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

  9. The Help by Katherine Stockett

  10. The Fault in our Stars by John Green


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

  2. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, and Lynn Vincent

  3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

  4. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

  5. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

  6. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

  7. Bossypants by Tina Fey

  8. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in the U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice

  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot


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