Amazon Charts: top most read and listened to books of 2017

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Amazon Charts 2017 - The Year in Books
This Year in Books, powered by Amazon Charts, is an interactive visual with the most interesting books of 2017 / Image: Amazon
Are you looking for new books to read? You won’t find anything more entertaining than This Year in Books from Amazon Charts.

Amazon Charts is a new, highly innovative way to find new great book to read.

It’s a weekly bestseller list that shows the latest trending books across all reading formats: print, Kindle, audiobooks, and digital subscriptions. Each week two lists are revealed: most sold and most read books.

The biggest advantage of Amazon Charts is the data that helps analyze which books are flying into readers’ hands and minds. “Amazon Charts provides a rare glimpse into the real reading trends of thousands of book lovers.”

The weekly rankings are impressive, but you should check out the newly-released grand list powered by Amazon Charts.

Called This Year in Books the list is, in fact, an amazing interactive infographic full of book rankings, fun facts, and reading stats.

First of all, you can check out what books included in weekly lists, made it to the Top 10 rankings of the year.

The No.1 most-read fiction book of 2017 is, obviously, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. This dystopian novel is included in many other lists, naming only Top 100 Kindle bestsellers of 2017.

Amazon Charts splits books into two major categories: fiction and nonfiction. The most-read nonfiction in 2017 is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson’s self-help guide show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

The yearly Amazon Charts book discovery tool also includes an interesting interactive map of the United States that shows this year’s top 10 reading hotspots, as measured by Kindle reads per state population.

Other things to explore? Top 5 most quotable books, top 5 unputdownable books, top 5 books most listened to on Alexa, book cover trends, most highlighted passages from Harry Potter books, you name it!

Amazon Charts – year 2017 in books

Top most-read books of 2017

These Top 10 lists aggregate weekly results from Amazon Charts and reflect readers’ favorite titles since the beginning of the year. Both Kindle ebooks (including the ones read by Kindle Unlimited subscribers) and Audible audiobooks are counted.

Amazon’s Most Read Charts rank titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each.

Top 10 most-read fiction books of 2017

Amazon Charts - Top 10 most-read fiction books of 2017

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  2. It – Stephen King
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  4. A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
  6. Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark Sullivan
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
  8. A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
  9. Origin – Dan Brown
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

Top 10 most-read nonfiction books of 2017

Amazon Charts - Top 10 most-read nonfiction books of 2017

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  2. Hillbilly Elegy – J. D. Vance
  3. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  4. Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow
  5. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
  6. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – Mel Robbins
  7. How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  8. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate – Al Franken
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  10. I Can’t Make This Up – Kevin Hart

Top 5 unputdownable books of 2017

  1. Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive – Brandon Sanderson
  2. End Game (Will Robie Series) – David Baldacci
  3. Artemis – Andy Weir
  4. Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24) – Janet Evanovich
  5. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel – Lee Child

Top 5 books most listened to on Audible

  1. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – Mel Robbins
  2. I Can’t Make This Up – Kevin Hart
  3. How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  4. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

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