The Best Selling Books of 2019: Part One, Physical Editions
by Tom Ashford
The year is nearly over, and many of the biggest titles will have been launched in the run-up to Christmas. So now they’re out in the wild, which books have been the most successful in 2019?
(On Amazon, at least.)
1.) Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens (Hardcover)
2.) Becoming, by Michelle Obama
3.) Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
4.) Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, by Dav Pilkey
5.) Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis
6.) The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin
7.) Girl, Stop Apologizing, by Rachel Hollis
8.) The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
9.) School Zone – Big Preschool Workbook, by School Zone
10.) Wrecking Ball, by Jeff Kinney
11.) The Wonky Donkey, by Craig Smith
12.) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson
13.) It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, by Lysa TerKeurst
14.) Unfreedom of the Press, by Mark R. Levin
15.) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
16.) Dog Man: Fetch-22, by Dav Pilkey
17.) The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
18.) Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
19.) Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, by Samin Nosrat
20.) Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild, by Dav Pilkey
21.) Howard Stern Comes Again, by Howard Stern
22.) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondō
23.) Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae
24.) What Should Danny Do?, by Adir Levy
25.) If Animals Kissed Good Night, by Ann Whitford Paul
26.) Guts, by Raina Telgemeier
27.) The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
28.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling
29.) The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners, by Amy Ramos
30.) Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
31.) Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook, by Jennifer Smith
32.) I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful, by Hopscotch Girls
33.) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
34.) National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why, by Amy Shields
35.) Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids, by M Prefontaine
36.) Player’s Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons), by Wizards RPG Team
37.) Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins
38.) The Mueller Report, by The Washington Post
39.) You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero
40.) Unicorn Coloring Book, by Silly Bear
41.) P is for Potty!, by Naomi Kleinberg
42.) The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
43.) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr.
44.) Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens (Paperback)
45.) The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
46.) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
47.) Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki
48.) Strange Planet, by Nathan W. Pyle
49.) The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown
50.) The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey
Paperbacks and hardbacks, although certainly profitable products for many indie authors, are still harder to market than ebooks, and as such as the charts are dominated by trad publishing. However, it’s also worth noting how many of the top 50 physical books sold in 2019 are either for children or written with ‘self help’ in mind. Genre fiction barely gets a look in.
Amazon Charts correct at time of writing (13th December) and for US market only.
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