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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Mark Sullivan’s Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and the first part of Harry Potter series are top three Kindle bestsellers of 2017.

December is the usual time for end-of-year lists and all kinds of rankings. And, as usual, we are delighted to share with you the list of the most popular Kindle books.

The rankings you will see below are based on sales. The featured books are included in Amazon’s ongoing list of Top 100 Kindle bestsellers.

2017 is a year of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. This dystopian novel occupies top places in many rankings. Its Kindle edition is literally on every bestseller list, including weekly Amazon Charts.

The second best title is Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan’s novel based on a true story of an Italian who, during the second world war, joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps.

The third place is occupied by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The entire series is available via Kindle Unlimited, and five other parts of J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts saga are also included in the Top 100 ranking.

You can skip the introduction and jump directly to the lists:

As you will see in the Top 100 list, as much as 82 titles are included in Kindle Unlimited. It means they are available to subscribers at no extra cost. It’s a huge jump, compared to 28 Kindle Unlimited eligible books in 2016 ranking.

There are two major reasons for such a growth of popularity of Kindle Unlimited books. The subscription becomes more and more popular among Amazon customers.

The other reason is a favorable method of counting Kindle Unlimited books as sold. The user has to read roughly the length of a free sample to make the ebook enter sales charts.

Most of the books available via Kindle Unlimited are exclusive to Amazon. You won’t find them in bookstores, and their print editions – if they exist – are not equally popular.

Under the rankings, you’ll find our simple infographic presenting top Kindle books of 2017.

10 best Kindle books of 2017

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

1. The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast.

Set in the near future, the novel describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead.

The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions.

Average rating: 4.1/5, 9,605 reviews

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan

2. Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

Mark Sullivan

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, USA Today bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is an epic tale of one young man’s incredible resilience during one of the history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered.

When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

Average rating: 4.8/5, 12,850 reviews

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Bestselling Kindle books of 2017 -
 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle.

Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Average rating: 4.8/5, 58,334 reviews

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Top 10 Kindle books of 2017: Everything We Keep - Kerry Lonsdale

4. Everything We Keep: A Novel

Kerry Lonsdale

Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea.

A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.

Average rating: 4.2/5, 11,471 reviews

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Kindle bestsellers of 2017: Rhys Bowen - In Farleigh Field

5. In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

Rhys Bowen

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate.

After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy.

Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.

Average rating: 4.2/5, 3,511 reviews

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Stillhouse Lake - Rachel Caine - best Kindle books of 2017

6. Stillhouse Lake

Rachel Caine

Gina Royal is the definition of average—a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children.

But when a car accident reveals her husband’s secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor—the ultimate warrior mom.

She must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed—or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her.

One thing is certain: she’s learned how to fight evil. And she’ll never stop.

Average rating: 4.5/5, 7,021 reviews

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Top 10 best Kindle books of 2017 - When I'm Gone - Emily Bleeker

7. When I’m Gone

Emily Bleeker

Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone.

But there’s something he’s not prepared for – a letter written on the first day of Natalie’s cancer treatment a year ago, which turns out to be the first of many.

As his obsession with the letters grows, Luke uncovers long-buried secrets that make him question everything he knew about his wife and their family.

Average rating: 4.3/5, 5,684 reviews

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Most popular Kindle ebooks in 2017 - Silent Child - Sarah A. Denzil

8. Silent Child

Sarah A. Denzil

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.

His body was never recovered.

Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…

… until Aiden returns.

His body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.

Average rating: 4.3/5, 4,209 reviews

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Best Kindle books of 2017 - 1984 - George Orwell

9. Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.

Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.”

Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

Average rating: 4.5/5, 6,071 reviews

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A Criminal Defense - William L. Myers Jr. - top Kindle ebooks of 2017

10. A Criminal Defense

William L. Myers Jr.

When a young reporter is found dead, and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life.

The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick’s close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.

As the trial progresses, he’s disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family—everything. Now Mick’s only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he’s ever spun.

Average rating: 4.4/5, 4,124 reviews

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Top 100 Kindle books of 2017

Find below a concise list of the 100 most popular Kindle ebooks of 2017, based on sales.

Each book comes with the number of reviews, average rating, and information whether it’s available in Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription.

Top 100 Kindle best sellers of 2017

Data collected on December 1, 2017 / KU – Kindle Unlimited eligible book
# Title Author Rating Reviews KU
1 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 4.10 9,605 yes
2 Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel Mark Sullivan 4.80 12,850 yes
3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling 4.80 58,334 yes
4 Everything We Keep: A Novel (The Everything Series Book 1) Kerry Lonsdale 4.20 11,671 yes
5 In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II Rhys Bowen 4.20 3,511 yes
6 Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1) Rachel Caine 4.50 7,021 yes
7 When I'm Gone: A Novel Emily Bleeker 4.30 5,684 yes
8 Silent Child Sarah A. Denzil 4.30 4,209 yes
9 1984 George Orwell 4.50 6,071 yes
10 A Criminal Defense William L. Myers Jr. 4.40 4,124 yes
11 Dead Certain: A Novel Adam Mitzner 4.20 3,050 yes
12 The Letter Kathryn Hughes 4.50 4,663 yes
13 Beach Lawyer (Beach Lawyer Series) Avery Duff 4.10 3,331 yes
14 I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 4.50 3,189 yes
15 The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery Book 1) Brian Freeman 4.50 3,351 yes
16 From Sand and Ash Amy Harmon 4.70 3,707 yes
17 The Naturalist (The Naturalist Series Book 1) Andrew Mayne 4.40 3,431 yes
18 P.S. from Paris Marc Levy 4.10 2,450 yes
19 A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 1) Kendra Elliot 4.50 2,286 yes
20 The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery Gill Paul 4.60 3,881
21 The Missing Ones Patricia Gibney 4.40 2,746 yes
22 Camino Island: A Novel John Grisham 3.90 6,203
23 The Unremembered Girl: A Novel Eliza Maxwell 4.30 972
24 Split Second Douglas E. Richards 4.20 5,413 yes
25 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J. D. Vance 4.40 8,757
26 Little Boy Lost J. D. Trafford 4.20 2,209 yes
27 The Practice House Laura McNeal 4.10 1,819 yes
28 My Sister's Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 1) Robert Dugoni 4.40 12,931 yes
29 The Man of Legends Kenneth Johnson 4.30 2,609 yes
30 The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1) Emily R. King 4.40 1,685 yes
31 A Tangled Mercy: A Novel Joy Jordan-Lake 4.60 682 yes
32 All the Little Children Jo Furniss 3.90 2,060 yes
33 A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Amor Towles 4.70 6,329
34 Wives of War Soraya M. Lane 4.30 2,540 yes
35 Only the Truth Adam Croft 3.40 1,015
36 Origin: A Novel Dan Brown 4.20 2,508 yes
37 The Neon Lawyer Victor Methos 4.30 6,220
38 Before We Were Yours: A Novel Lisa Wingate 4.70 3,703 yes
39 A Beautiful Poison Lydia Kang 4.20 1,718 yes
40 The Trapped Girl (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 4) Robert Dugoni 4.70 1,741 yes
41 And Then She Was GONE Christopher Greyson 4.00 2,706 yes
42 The Fix (Memory Man series Book 3) David Baldacci 4.50 3,136
43 Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1) RR Haywood 4.00 1,307 yes
44 Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations Garson O'Toole 3.00 756 yes
45 Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A Novel Julie Lawson Timmer 4.10 2,472
46 The Good Samaritan John Marrs 4.10 403 yes
47 The Halo Effect: A Novel Anne D. LeClaire 4.30 1,394 yes
48 The Gender Game Bella Forrest 4.40 2,328 yes
49 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling 4.80 58,333 yes
50 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling 4.80 58,333 yes
51 When They Come for You (Harper McDaniel Book 1) James W. Hall 4.10 1,556 yes
52 Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon Book 1) Jamie Beck 4.20 1,090 yes
53 The Honest Spy Andreas Kollender 4.30 597 yes
54 The Girl With No Name Diney Costeloe 4.50 1,770
55 In the Shadow of Lakecrest Elizabeth Blackwell 3.90 1,371 yes
56 Crimes Against a Book Club Kathy Cooperman 4.10 1,738 yes
57 A Man Called Ove: A Novel Fredrik Backman 4.60 15,068
58 Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1) Amy A. Bartol 4.40 2,162 yes
59 All the Breaking Waves: A Novel Kerry Lonsdale 4.20 1,150 yes
60 The Designer Marius Gabriel 4.20 1,122 yes
61 Pandemic (The Extinction Files Book 1) A.G. Riddle 4.20 2,095 yes
62 The Hangman's Daughter (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 1) Oliver Pötzsch 4.10 4,790 yes
63 Reason To Breathe (The Breathing Series, Book 1) Rebecca Donovan 4.40 3,983 yes
64 The Barefoot Summer Carolyn Brown 4.20 1,249 yes
65 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling 4.80 58,333 yes
66 Vicious (Sinners of Saint) L.J. Shen 4.70 1,975 yes
67 The Shack William P. Young 4.70 16,030
68 The Late Show Michael Connelly 4.40 3,382
69 Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty 4.50 15,219
70 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling 4.80 58,333 yes
71 A Quiet Life in the Country (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 1) T E Kinsey 4.30 1,880 yes
72 Breakthrough Michael C. Grumley 4.40 6,736 yes
73 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel Gabrielle Zevin 4.40 6,295 yes
74 Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane Book 1) Melinda Leigh 4.60 873 yes
75 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling 4.80 58,333 yes
76 No Exit Taylor Adams 4.50 2,296 yes
77 The Winter Over Matthew Iden 4.00 1,506 yes
78 A Dark Lure Loreth Anne White 4.50 5,544 yes
79 The Things We Wish Were True Marybeth Mayhew Whalen 4.20 5,743 yes
80 The First Word Isley Robson 4.20 1,244 yes
81 The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Gary Keller, Jay Papasan 4.70 2,219
82 The House by the River Lena Manta 4.40 571 yes
83 Signature Wounds (A Grale Thriller Book 1) Kirk Russell 4.40 1,074 yes
84 After You Left Carol Mason 4.10 852 yes
85 The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series Book 1) Matthew FitzSimmons 4.60 8,528 yes
86 North Haven Sarah Moriarty 3.30 937 yes
87 The Extraditionist (A Benn Bluestone Thriller Book 1) Todd Merer 4.00 439 yes
88 The Lioness of Morocco Julia Drosten 4.30 1,785 yes
89 The Mutual Admiration Society: A Novel Lesley Kagen 3.50 791 yes
90 The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) A.G. Riddle 4.10 15,220 yes
91 Small Great Things: A Novel Jodi Picoult 4.70 6,777
92 A Shade of Vampire (New & Lengthened 2015 Edition) Bella Forrest 4.30 9,471
93 The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) Suzanne Collins 4.60 56,410 yes
94 The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child 4.40 704 yes
95 The Rooster Bar John Grisham 3.70 1,072
96 What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Munroe 4.60 3,646 yes
97 The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy Book 1) Dot Hutchison 4.30 12,873 yes
98 Everything We Left Behind: A Novel (The Everything Series Book 2) Kerry Lonsdale 4.20 980 yes
99 Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Gripping Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 1) Mark Nolan 4.00 3,751 yes
100 The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter (The Ingrid Winter Misadventure Series) J.S. Drangsholt 3.10 691 yes

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Best Kindle books of 2017 – infographic

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