12 most talked-about ebook bestsellers of fall 2017

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Most talked-about ebooks released in autumn 2017

Long-expected books from Salman Rushdie, Ken Follett, Celeste Ng, Dan Brown, and Rupi Kaur will surely become bestsellers this fall.

It’s going to be an exciting reading season! This fall, many (too many!) books from the world’s favorite authors will be released.

For the first time since autumn 2013, when we started this series of quarterly overviews of the hot ebook releases, we struggled to select the best books. There are simply a lot more than twelve sure-fire bestsellers to be published between September and December 2017!

Take a look at what September brings. Salman Rushdie’s return to realism in a new novel The Golden House. The next book in the Millenium series by David Lagercrantz, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. The third book in the historical fiction series by Ken Follet started with the bestselling The Pillars of the Earth. A riveting new novel by Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere. And a new novel by Stephen King, co-written with his son Owen King, asking a question what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men.

The long-awaited second collection of poetry from Rupi Kaur, the author of milk and honey, will be released on October 3. Can’t wait for the new book from John Green? You can already pre-order Turtles All the Way Down – a story about 16-year-old Aza Holmes, a high school student living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and her search for a fugitive billionaire. And for the fans of religious mystery, Robert Langdon comes back in a new stunningly inventive and entertaining story, Origin.

As usual, we present the books with simplified descriptions, release dates, and links to four major ebookstores: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks Store.

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Most talked-about ebooks of fall 2017

The Golden House - Salman Rushdie

The Golden House

Salman Rushdie

September 5

Salman Rushdie’s new novel marks his triumphant and exciting return to realism. The Golden House is a page-turning mystery set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture.

On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village.

Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Sarah J. Maas - Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass Book #6)

Sarah J. Maas

September 5

In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard.

But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica–the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium Series Book #5)

David Lagercrantz

September 12

From the author of the #1 international bestseller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, comes the fifth novel in the Millennium series.

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo and the brilliant hacker – even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover it, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium.

And she will let nothing stop her—not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge) - Ken Follett

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge Series Book #3)

Ken Follett

September 12

Ken Follett’s bestselling saga started with The Pillars of the Earth, taking place in a fictional medieval town Kingsbridge, continues with the new magnificent epic.

Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants dividing the country.

The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost.

The new novel will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

September 12

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You comes a riveting new novel that explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity.

In Shaker Heights, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Sleeping Beauties - Stephen King

Sleeping Beauties

Stephen King, Owen King

September 26

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.

If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur

the sun and her flowers

Rupi Kaur

October 3

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ iBooks

Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

October 3

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan comes her first historical novel – “a profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader.”

We follow Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, who accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family.

‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war.

One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Origin - Dan Brown

Origin (Robert Langdon Series Book #5)

Dan Brown

October 3

You were waiting for it. Robert Langdon returns in Dan Brown’s new stunningly inventive and entertaining novel.

Langdon arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a billionaire whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure.

When the meticulously orchestrated presentation erupts into chaos, Robert Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

October 10

#1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since The Fault in Our Stars!

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

October 17

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science.

In his new book, Isaacson shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

The Rooster Bar - John Grisham

The Rooster Bar

John Grisham

October 24

John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped.

And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ iBooks

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Do you want to find other buzzworthy titles that have been recently released? Make sure to check out the bestseller lists from major ebookstores.

Top 100 Kindle Best Sellers – a list of books that are currently top selling in the Kindle Store. This list is being updated a few times a day. You can switch from here to the list of hot new releases or the best books of the current year so far. The best part is the list of bestsellers can be narrowed down to specific categories and sub-categories.

Top 100 Bestselling Nook Books – check out the list of top Nook bestsellers on the Barnes & Noble website. You can limit your search to a specific category – there are over 50 to choose from! You can also filter the results by price, age group, or format (book, magazine, newspaper).

Top 100 Books in the iBooks Store – Apple doesn’t explain how they compile this chart, but we can guess it’s based on the number of paid downloads.

Top 50 Kobo Ebooks – the list of the bestselling books in the Kobo ebookstore. It’s being refreshed every hour. The main list includes bestselling Kobo titles across all categories. Scroll down, and you’ll see top 50 bestsellers in the seven most popular genres.

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