If you are hesitating about getting Amazon’s ebook subscription, this may be the ultimate argument to go for it.
The list of Top 100 Kindle bestsellers of 2017 so far is dominated by books that are available via Kindle Unlimited.
You will find the entire list later in this post. Before that, let’s have a look at the highlights. These figures are stunning.
- 82 titles out of 100 Kindle bestsellers are available via Kindle Unlimited subscription,
- all top 10 titles on the list are Kindle Unlimited eligible,
- there is only one book in Top 20 that’s not included in Kindle Unlimited,
- 25 out of 30 titles from Mystery, Thriller & Suspense category are included in Kindle Unlimited,
- Harry Potter books are Kindle Unlimited eligible, and six of them are in the Top 100, except The Deathly Hallows.
The list opens with The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It will surely become the No. 1 Kindle bestseller of 2017, due to the popularity of Hulu’s TV series and the revival of dystopian novels.
The third place is taken by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Without Kindle Unlimited, you’ll pay for the book $8.99. If you subscribe, you pay a monthly fee of $9.99. Read the second Harry Potter book in the same month, and you already start saving.
I deliberately bypassed the No. 2 title on the list, as it’s worth a longer discussion. It’s Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a novel by Mark Sullivan, released in May by Lake Union Publishing.
This novel very well represents what kind of books you will find in the catalog of Kindle Unlimited books. Currently, you will find here over 1.8 million titles.
Books by famous authors, such as J. K. Rowling or Margaret Atwood, are still an exception on the list of Kindle Unlimited ebooks.
Instead, you will find plenty of titles that were either published via Amazon’s own self-publishing platform or released by one of Amazon’s own publishing imprints.
In other words, if you want to read new books by Liane Moriarty, James Patterson, or John Grisham – the books from big-name authors released by big publishers – you will have to buy them separately because they are not included in Kindle Unlimited.
Kindle Unlimited is developing at a fast pace. The subscription costs $9.99 a month, but you can also buy longer (and it means cheaper) plans. And it’s worth waiting for shopping seasons such as Prime Day or Cyber Monday when you can save even 40%.
Since the launch of Kindle Unlimited in 2014, the number of subscribers has grown to such a level that it started to affect Kindle bestseller lists. Just have a look at the number of Kindle Unlimited books on the annual lists of Top 100 Kindle bestsellers.
Kindle Unlimited books in Top 100
- 2014 – 7
- 2015 – 10
- 2016 – 28
- 2017 – 82
Eager to find out more about the most popular Kindle Unlimited books? Here is the list. Besides the title, author, and Kindle Unlimited eligibility, you will see the average rating and the number of customer reviews.
Kindle Unlimited books on the list of top 100 bestsellers of 2017
|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|
|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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