What are Amazon’s top book bestsellers of 2018 so far?

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Top 20 bestselling print books of 2018 so far

Two political biographies, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, and James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty, open the list of most sold print books in 2018.

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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 takes the 3rd place on a list of Amazon bestsellers of 2018 so far
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey takes the 3rd place on a list of Amazon bestsellers of 2018 so far.

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.

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Top Amazon bestsellers of 2018 so far

Amazon print best sellers of 2018 so far - Fire and Fury - Michael Wolff

1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Michael Wolff

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.

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Amazon print best sellers of 2018 so far - A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

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.

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Amazon print best sellers of 2018 so far - A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

3. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey

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.

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Amazon print best sellers of 2018 so far - 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson

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.

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Amazon print best sellers of 2018 so far - Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

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

Data collected on June 15, 2018
# Book Author Prime
1 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Michael Wolff yes
2 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Jill Twiss, Marlon Bundo yes
3 A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership James Comey yes
4 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson yes
5 Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets yes
6 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Mark Manson yes
7 A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) Madeleine L’Engle yes
8 The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle Amy Ramos yes
9 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss yes
10 The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Gary Chapman yes
11 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Jen Sincero yes
12 Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) Dav Pilkey yes
13 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng yes
14 Ready Player One: A Novel Ernest Cline yes
15 Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Rachel Hollis yes
16 First 100 Words Roger Priddy yes
17 Player’s Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons) Wizards RPG Team yes
18 The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D. yes
19 The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals Laurel Randolph yes
20 The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom Melissa Hartwig yes

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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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