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Best selling books and book series of the 21st century (infographic)
Book series with Harry Potter, Robert Langdon, and Christian Grey are on top of the list of contemporary book bestsellers.
It’s always exciting to see which books and authors are getting better than the others.
Such rankings help compare the popularity of the book with your own opinion about it. They are also a helpful tool to remind yourself of great reads and add them (finally) to a book wishlist.
We’ve already shared several infographics that put together most popular books on Earth. They all have one thing in common – list the best books of all time, which in the end means that most of these titles are literary classics.
What about famous books and book series released in the recent decades? What about Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and Lisbeth Salander?
Finally, there is a visual that compares contemporary reads. Created by Elite Writings, the infographic lists 21 books and book series that were released in the 21st century (with two exceptions: Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones – first novels from these series were published in the late 90s).
Each title comes with the info about approximate sales and a date of the first release. The visual assigns books to popular categories, such as mystery, memoir, historic fiction, or Scandinavian noir.
And if you are interested in finding out, which titles and authors rule in the world of electronic books, make sure to check out out epic overview of best Kindle books of all time. It lists top 100 Kindle books, top 100 authors, best Kindle Unlimited reads, and more!
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Via Elite Writings Blog.
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As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
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by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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