A great way to make summer an even more enjoyable time is to get and read newly discovered books.
While we are still waiting for Amazon’s curated list of The Best Books of 2018 So Far, you can already explore top titles based on their sales since January.
The list of Top 100 print bestsellers of 2018 from Amazon includes books with the biggest number of sold print copies (paperback and hardcover) since January 1, 2018.
Year by year, the list of print bestsellers is more and more populated by children’s literature, biographies, and self-help books, while novels dominate the Kindle list.
So far, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff is the #1 bestseller of 2018. It was obvious the biography would break the charts. So far, it’s #1 both in print and Kindle rankings.
Released on January 5, 2018, the book documents in detail first nine months of Donald Trump’s hectic presidency, and shows how and why the 45th President of the United States has become “the king of discord and disunion.”
The second most sold print book of 2018 so far is A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. This charming book, written by Jill Twiss, is addressed to kids aged 5-8 and features a bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence – the Vice President of the United States. Cute, beautifully illustrated, the book explores issues of democracy and same-sex marriage.
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey, released in mid-April, is climbing up the sales rankings rapidly. After two months, the biography is already #3 title on the list of print bestsellers of 2018.
In the book, former FBI director shares his “never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government.”
Other titles we recommend are Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, with a collection of 125 classic recipes for gathering (#5 on the list), and Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass, a self-help bestseller that will guide you how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.
Below, we present Top 5 print bestsellers on Amazon. Scroll further down to reveal the list of Top 20 books. Next to each title, you will find information about Prime eligibility. If the book is Prime-eligible and you are a Prime member, you will get it delivered for free in two days.
Top Amazon bestsellers of 2018 so far
1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time.
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country – and the world – has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.
Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
Jill Twiss, Marlon Bundo
HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children’s picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.
Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence – the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon’s life is about to change forever…
With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children’s book explores issues of same-sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.
3. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
James Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama.
In his forthcoming book, the former FBI director shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government.
From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential policies of recent history.
4. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan B. Peterson
What does everyone in the modern world need to know?
Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
5. Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets
Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines’ warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites.
The book includes 125 classic recipes – from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts – presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites.
Full of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.
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Top 20 print book bestsellers: January – June 2018
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How to find book bestsellers on Amazon
Besides Amazon’s list of bestselling books of the year so far, there are also other ways to spot most popular books:
Amazon Charts – innovative Top 20 lists that are updated weekly and include latest trending books across all reading formats: print, Kindle, audiobooks, and digital subscriptions. The charts will let you quickly spot most popular titles, based not only on sales but also user statistics, such as the speed of reading or number of pre-orders.
Today’s Top 100 Book Bestsellers – every major category in the Amazon store has its own list of best-selling items. Top 100 lists get updated a few times a day, so they are a great tool to find the hottest titles. The lists, both for print and Kindle books, are split into genres and subgenres, making it easy to find most popular titles in your favorite category.
New York Times Bestsellers – Amazon runs special sections featuring books that made it to weekly bestsellers lists by The New York Times. The NYT lists can be found in both print and Kindle sections. We link to the second directory. It features books from the combined charts (print and ebook editions) for fiction and nonfiction.
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