The top 100 Kindle books of all time, based on annual bestseller lists

Top 100 best Kindle books of all time detailed list

The best Kindle book of all time is Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, followed by Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand) and Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins).

Recently, we released an extensive set of charts comparing the best Kindle books published since November 2007.

As the main overview is accompanied by detailed rankings that list best authors and categories, as well as top Kindle Unlimited books, you can easily get lost in the flood of information.

A single-minded list that ranks Top 100 Kindle books is the most important outcome of our analysis of Amazon’s annual charts of top Kindle bestsellers. That’s why it deserves a separate post.

Each book in the annual bestseller list gets points. The book gets 100 points; the last one receives 1 point. If a book is present on more than one annual list, its points are added. You’ll find more details about how we counted the books, in the main overview of the best Kindle books of all time.

As you see, this ranking is favoring books that managed to keep high sales for as long as possible and as high as possible.

Before the list, here are a few most interesting facts:

  • The best Kindle book of all time is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson’s first book from the Millennium series.
  • Top 10 includes all three parts of the bestselling YA dystopian series by Suzanne Collins, the Hunger Games.
  • The best nonfiction book on the list is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which takes the second place.
  • 15 titles in the Top 100 are available via Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription.

Data for annual Top 100 lists for 2007-2016 was gathered between July 25 and August 28, 2017. Data for the 2017 list was collected on November 19, 2017.

Details you can compare in the ranking are:

  • # – a position of the book in Top 100,
  • Points – a total number of points collected,
  • Title (series) – a title of the book and a name of the series it belongs to,
  • Author – an author or authors of the book,
  • Ratg – rating,
  • Revs – number of reviews,
  • Cat – a primary category the book is ranked in.

Below the chart, you will find detailed facts and figures about the top 10 Kindle books of all time.

Top 100 Kindle books of all time: 2007-2017

Data collected between July 25 and November 19, 2017.

#PointsTitle (series)AuthorRatgRevsCat
1.439The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series Book 1)Stieg Larsson4.305,973Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
2.429Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionLaura Hillenbrand4.8027,592Biographies & Memoirs
3.383Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3)Suzanne Collins4.6056,410Teen & Young Adult
4.379Gone Girl: A NovelGillian Flynn3.9043,926Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
5.376The HelpKathryn Stockett4.709,878Literature & Fiction
6.354The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1)Suzanne Collins4.6056,410Teen & Young Adult
7.353Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2)Suzanne Collins4.7017,250Teen & Young Adult
8.328The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series Book 2)Stieg Larsson4.608,493Thriller & Suspense
9.323Water for Elephants: A NovelSara Gruen4.507,979Literature & Fiction
10.285Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1)Veronica Roth4.5036,367Teen & Young Adult
11.283Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 2)Veronica Roth4.5036,368Teen & Young Adult
12.274The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium Series Book 3)Stieg Larsson4.608,494Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
13.271The Husband’s SecretLiane Moriarty4.3018,432Literature & Fiction
14.269A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)George R. R. Martin4.7019,069Science Fiction & Fantasy
15.263All the Light We Cannot See: A NovelAnthony Doerr4.6027,187Literature & Fiction
16.261Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga Book 4)Stephenie Meyer4.507,089Teen & Young Adult
17.260Me Before You: A NovelJojo Moyes4.6018,176Literature & Fiction
18.256Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, Book 3)E L James4.2084,708Literature & Fiction
19.246The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge Book 1)Ken Follett4.505,394Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
20.240Eclipse (The Twilight Saga Book 3)Stephenie Meyer4.603,236Teen & Young Adult
21.232Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackTodd Burpo4.7014,376Religion & Spirituality
22.229The Girl on the Train: A NovelPaula Hawkins4.1057,697Literature & Fiction
23.225Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy, Book 3)Veronica Roth3.7018,115Teen & Young Adult
24.224Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)Diana Gabaldon4.6033,209Literature & Fiction
25.215Big Little LiesLiane Moriarty4.5015,219Literature & Fiction
26.214A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)George R. R. Martin4.309,631Science Fiction & Fantasy
27.211Safe HavenNicholas Sparks4.607,408Literature & Fiction
28.210Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and IndonesiaElizabeth Gilbert4.204,147Religion & Spirituality, Travel
29.200The ShackWilliam P. Young4.7016,030Literature & Fiction
30.198The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green4.7037,904Teen & Young Adult
31.195New Moon (The Twilight Saga Book 2)Stephenie Meyer4.603,608Teen & Young Adult
32.193The Nightingale: A NovelKristin Hannah4.8034,591Literature & Fiction
33.190Twilight (The Twilight Saga Book 1)Stephenie Meyer4.6011,701Teen & Young Adult
34.187A Shade of VampireBella Forrest4.309,471Teen & Young Adult
34.187World Without End (Kingsbridge Book 2)Ken Follett4.503,102Literature & Fiction
35.185Everything We Keep: A Novel (The Everything Series Book 1)Kerry Lonsdale4.2011,671Romance
36.183The Lost Symbol: Featuring Robert LangdonDan Brown4.005,418Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
37.181Sycamore Row: A Novel (Jake Brigance Book 2)John Grisham4.5018,977Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
38.180When I’m Gone: A NovelEmily Bleeker4.305,684Literature & Fiction
39.179Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneJ.K. Rowling4.8058,334Teen & Young Adult
39.179Orphan Train: A NovelChristina Baker Kline4.6020,045Literature & Fiction
40.177The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)Donna Tartt3.8025,432Literature & Fiction
41.173The Light Between Oceans: A NovelM.L. Stedman4.5013,785Literature & Fiction
42.170The Lucky OneNicholas Sparks4.501,898Literature & Fiction
43.168The Confession: A NovelJohn Grisham4.102,425Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
44.167Cutting for StoneAbraham Verghese4.603,927Literature & Fiction
44.167My Sister’s Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 1)Robert Dugoni4.4012,931Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
45.166The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak4.6017,421Teen & Young Adult
45.166The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin OlympicsDaniel James Brown4.8020,189Nonfiction
45.166The Longest RideNicholas Sparks4.609,473Literature & Fiction
46.165Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 1)Cheryl Strayed4.4013,062Nonfiction
47.156The LitigatorsJohn Grisham4.303,912Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
48.154The Hunger Games TrilogySuzanne Collins4.6056,413Teen & Young Adult
49.153Dark Places: A NovelGillian Flynn4.109,405Literature & Fiction
49.153Defending Jacob: A NovelWilliam Landay4.308,415Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
50.151Room: A NovelEmma Donoghue4.304,596Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
50.151The RacketeerJohn Grisham4.2010,885Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
51.148A Thousand Splendid SunsKhaled Hosseini4.704,442Literature & Fiction
52.14711/22/63: A NovelStephen King4.6011,448Literature & Fiction
52.147The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1)A.G. Riddle4.1015,220Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
53.144Gray Mountain: A NovelJohn Grisham3.8018,022Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
53.144Steve JobsWalter Isaacson4.605,321Computers & Technology
54.143Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a TimeGreg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin4.303,173Biographies & Memoirs
55.141Outliers: The Story of SuccessMalcolm Gladwell4.604,778Nonfiction
56.137A Man Called Ove: A NovelFredrik Backman4.6015,068Literature & Fiction
56.137Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisJ. D. Vance4.408,757Nonfiction
57.135The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, Book 1)James Dashner4.4011,188Teen & Young Adult
58.134And Then She Was GONEChristopher Greyson4.002,706Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
59.132Bared to You (Crossfire, Book 1)Sylvia Day4.306,771Literature & Fiction
59.132I, Alex CrossJames Patterson4.40824Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
59.132Rogue LawyerJohn Grisham4.009,359Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
59.132The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca Skloot4.605,615Nonfiction
59.132The Martian: A NovelAndy Weir4.7030,012Science Fiction & Fantasy
60.131A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)George R. R. Martin4.604,246Literature & Fiction
60.131Reflected in You (Crossfire, Book 2)Sylvia Day4.605,688Literature & Fiction
60.131The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A NovelAnnie Barrows,Mary Ann Shaffer4.604,000Literature & Fiction
61.127The Host: A NovelStephenie Meyer4.506,097Science Fiction & Fantasy
62.123What Alice ForgotLiane Moriarty4.407,861Literature & Fiction
63.122Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)Dan Brown4.1020,925Literature & Fiction
64.120Stone Cold (The Camel Club Book 3)David Baldacci4.502,007Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
64.120The Escape (John Puller Book 3)David Baldacci4.607,701Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
65.119The Forgotten (John Puller Book 2)David Baldacci4.405,015Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
66.117The Hangman’s Daughter (A Hangman’s Daughter Tale Book 1)Oliver Pötzsch4.104,790Literature & Fiction
67.116Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander, Book 2)Diana Gabaldon4.6033,209Romance
67.116The Surgeon: A Rizzoli & Isles NovelTess Gerritsen4.401,062Literature & Fiction
68.115A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)George R. R. Martin4.704,490Science Fiction & Fantasy
69.113The Road (Vintage International)Cormac McCarthy4.104,412Literature & Fiction
70.111Sarah’s KeyTatiana de Rosnay4.602,713Literature & Fiction
71.107The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection Boxed SetJ.S. Scott4.303,120Romance
72.106Dark Witch (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1)Nora Roberts4.406,190Romance
72.106The Best of MeNicholas Sparks4.504,027Literature & Fiction
73.104American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military HistoryChris Kyle4.6015,601History
73.104The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingMarie Kondo4.4012,334Crafts, Hobbies & Home
74.103The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini4.705,837Literature & Fiction
74.103The Last SongNicholas Sparks4.601,202Literature & Fiction
75.100The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon KindleStephen Windwalker3.70133Reference
75.100The Handmaid’s TaleMargaret Atwood4.109,605Literature & Fiction
75.100The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)James Dashner4.503,963Teen & Young Adult
76.99Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A NovelMark Sullivan4.8012,850Literature & Fiction
76.99Cross Fire (Alex Cross Book 17)James Patterson4.50921Literature & Fiction
76.99Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey Series)E L James4.3014,320Literature & Fiction
76.99The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan Doyle4.51,826Literature & Fiction
76.99The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster Book 1)Robert Bryndza4.408,098Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
77.98Double Cross (Alex Cross Book 13)James Patterson4.30649Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
77.98Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany3.8011,461Literature & Fiction
77.98Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen4.54,067Literature & Fiction
77.98The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A NovelDavid Wroblewski3.802,509Literature & Fiction
77.98Unfinished BusinessNora Roberts4.301,123Literature & Fiction
78.97Born Standing Up: A Comic’s LifeSteve Martin4.40993Biographies & Memoirs
78.97Midnight in Madrid (The Russian Trilogy)Noel Hynd3.3125Literature & Fiction
79.96In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War IIRhys Bowen4.203,511Literature & Fiction
79.96Sisters One, Two, ThreeNancy Star3.903,096Literature & Fiction
80.95Decision PointsGeorge W. Bush4.601,965Biographies & Memoirs
80.95Go Set a Watchman: A NovelHarper Lee3.5011,712Literature & Fiction
80.95Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1)Rachel Caine4.507,021Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
80.95The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)James Patterson4.401,299Teen & Young Adult
81.94Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)Robin Hobb4.401,534Science Fiction & Fantasy
81.94Memory Man (Memory Man series Book 1)David Baldacci4.409,551Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
81.94T is for Trespass: A Kinsey Millhone NovelSue Grafton4.40598Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
81.94Walk Into Silence (Jo Larsen Book 1)Susan McBride4.302,271Literature & Fiction
82.93Freedom: A Novel (Oprah’s Book Club)Jonathan Franzen3.301,472Literature & Fiction
82.93I Am America (And So Can You!)Stephen Colbert4.20636Humor & Entertainment
82.93Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for EntertainingBeth Hensperger,Julie Kaufmann4.1028Cookbooks, Food & Wine
82.93Silent ChildSarah A. Denzil4.304,209Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
82.93Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum NovelJanet Evanovich4.305,907Literature & Fiction
82.93The Last LectureRandy Pausch4.702,822Biographies & Memoirs
82.93The Rosie Project: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 1)Graeme Simsion4.4010,206Literature & Fiction
83.921984George Orwell4.506,071Literature & Fiction
83.92If I Stay (If I Stay, Book 1)Gayle Forman4.3010,022Teen & Young Adult
83.92Kindle ShortcutsAaron Steinhardt PhD3.5094Nonfiction
83.92Scarpetta: Scarpetta (Book 16) (The Scarpetta Series)Patricia Cornwell3.70552Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
83.92The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)Robert Galbraith4.1010,380Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
83.92The Golden Compass: His Dark MaterialsPhilip Pullman4.301,907Science Fiction & Fantasy
83.92The Mill River Recluse: A NovelDarcie Chan4.202,127Literature & Fiction
83.92The Whistler: A NovelJohn Grisham4.206,827Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
83.92Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson4.101,691Literature & Fiction
84.91A Criminal DefenseWilliam L. Myers Jr.4.404,124Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
84.91The Brass Verdict: A Novel (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 14)Michael Connelly4.502,660Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
84.91The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel (Mickey Haller Book 1)Michael Connelly4.601,443Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
85.90And the Mountains EchoedKhaled Hosseini4.208,044Literature & Fiction
85.90Dead Certain: A NovelAdam Mitzner4.203,050Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
85.90The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New WorldAlan Greenspan4.20338Biographies & Memoirs
85.90The Art of WarBaron Henri De Jomini4.50415History
85.90The Good NeighborA. J. Banner3.607,752Literature & Fiction
85.90The Last Mile (Memory Man Series Book 2)David Baldacci4.605,846Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
86.89MaudeDonna Foley Mabry4.4013,272Biographies & Memoirs
86.89Spirit House: A Vincent Calvino Crime NovelChristopher G. Moore3.8035Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
86.89The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin4.301,342Biographies & Memoirs
86.89The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald4.407,848Literature & Fiction
86.89The LetterKathryn Hughes4.504,663Literature & Fiction
86.89Truly Madly GuiltyLiane Moriarty3.703,416Literature & Fiction
86.89War BridesHelen Bryan4.3011,003Literature & Fiction
87.88A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)George R. R. Martin4.204,906Science Fiction & Fantasy
87.88Beach Lawyer (Beach Lawyer Series)Avery Duff4.103,331Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
87.88Irresistible Forces (Mills & Boon Kimani) (Kimani Romance)Brenda Jackson4.001,061Literature & Fiction
87.88Make Me (with bonus short story Small Wars): A Jack Reacher NovelLee Child3.907,702Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
87.88Sh*t My Dad SaysJustin Halpern4.503,530Humor & Entertainment
87.88The Hit (Will Robie Book 2)David Baldacci4.405,719Literature & Fiction
87.88You: Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your WarrantyMichael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz4.20331Health, Fitness & Dieting
88.87I Am Watching YouTeresa Driscoll4.503,189Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
88.87Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America ForeverBill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard4.709,477History
88.87Silent Scream (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 1)Angela Marsons4.303,872Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
88.87The Burning Room (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 17)Michael Connelly4.406,398Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
88.87The Innocent (Will Robie Book 1)David Baldacci4.503,958Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
88.87The Kindle 2 Cookbook: How To Do Everything the Manual Doesn’t Tell YouDavid Emberson4.0091Reference
88.87The Wedding DressRachel Hauck4.303,835Romance
88.87Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5)Hugh Howey4.6013,282Science Fiction & Fantasy
89.86Atonement: A NovelIan McEwan3.901,238Literature & Fiction
89.86Cross Country (Alex Cross Book 14)James Patterson3.90854Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
89.86Ender’s Game (The Ender Quartet series Book 1)Orson Scott Card4.509,992Science Fiction & Fantasy
89.86No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin LadenMark Owen, Kevin Maurer4.607,044Biographies & Memoirs
89.86The Divergent Series Complete CollectionVeronica Roth4.408,141Teen & Young Adult
89.86The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery Book 1)Brian Freeman4.503,351Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
90.85Divine Justice (The Camel Club Book 4)David Baldacci4.60933Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
90.85From Sand and AshAmy Harmon4.703,707Literature & Fiction
90.85HopelessColleen Hoover4.608,811Literature & Fiction
90.85Night School: A Jack Reacher NovelLee Child3.905,280Literature & Fiction
90.85The Abbey (Ash Rashid Book 1)Chris Culver4.20897Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
90.85The Darkest Evening of the Year: A NovelDean Koontz3.90435Literature & Fiction
90.85Twilight: 1/4 (The Twilight Saga)Stephenie Meyer4.6011,701Teen & Young Adult
91.84A Stolen Life: A MemoirJaycee Dugard4.602,973Health, Fitness & Dieting
91.84Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the ’60s and TodayTom Brokaw4.10181History
91.84Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3)Sylvia Day4.107,911Literature & Fiction
91.84His Majesty’s Dragon: A Novel of TemeraireNaomi Novik4.50713Science Fiction & Fantasy
91.84Hope’s Peak (Harper and Lane)Tony Healey3.801,750Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
91.84The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American DreamBarack Obama4.101,266Nonfiction
91.84The Naturalist (The Naturalist Series Book 1)Andrew Mayne4.403,431Science Fiction & Fantasy
92.83BossypantsTina Fey4.304,608Biographies & Memoirs
92.83Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, Book 18)Lee Child4.306,583Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
92.83Ocean of StormsChristopher Mari, Jeremy K. Brown3.902,346Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
92.83P.S. from ParisMarc Levy4.102,450Literature & Fiction
92.83Paper TownsJohn Green4.205,302Teen & Young Adult
92.83Personal (with bonus short story Not a Drill): A Jack Reacher NovelLee Child3.908,419Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
92.83The Subtle Knife: His Dark MaterialsPhilip Pullman4.30863Teen & Young Adult
93.82A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 1)Kendra Elliot4.502,286Romance
93.82SnowboundJanice Kay Johnson4.20100Literature & Fiction
93.82The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure)Clive Cussler4.502,089Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
93.82The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium SeriesDavid Lagercrantz3.909,417Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
93.82The Paris Wife: A NovelPaula McLain4.302,948Literature & Fiction
93.82The Target (Will Robie Book 3)David Baldacci4.405,462Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
93.82The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 19)Michael Connelly4.705,200Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
94.81Alex Cross, RunJames Patterson4.502,920Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
94.81Hide in Plain Sight (The Three Sisters Inn Book 1)Marta Perry4.301,765Literature & Fiction
94.81No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)Cormac McCarthy4.40947Literature & Fiction
94.81Saving Rachel (Donovan Creed series Book 3)John Locke3.20567Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
94.81The Gate House (John Sutter Book 2)Nelson DeMille3.70741Literature & Fiction
94.81The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mysteryGill Paul4.603,881Literature & Fiction
94.81When I Found YouCatherine Ryan Hyde4.408,622Literature & Fiction
95.8061 Hours (Jack Reacher, Book 14)Lee Child4.302,206Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
95.80An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World’s Biggest ProblemsGlenn Beck, Kevin Balfe4.20530Humor & Entertainment
95.80By Reason of InsanityRandy Singer4.20200Literature & Fiction
95.80Now You See HerJames Patterson, Michael Ledwidge4.40818Literature & Fiction
95.80The Missing OnesPatricia Gibney4.402,746Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
95.80The WitnessNora Roberts4.703,406Literature & Fiction
95.80Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum NovelJanet Evanovich4.405,274Romance
95.80When You Are Engulfed in FlamesDavid Sedaris4.30705Humor & Entertainment
96.7911th Hour (Women’s Murder Club)James Patterson4.601,790Literature & Fiction
96.7914th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club)James Patterson, Maxine Paetro4.304,072Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
96.79Camino Island: A NovelJohn Grisham3.906,203Literature & Fiction
96.79In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s BerlinErik Larson4.303,430History
96.79Paranoia: A NovelJoseph Finder4.10408Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
96.79The Amber Spyglass: His Dark MaterialsPhilip Pullman4.402,779Teen & Young Adult
96.79The Invention of Wings: With Notes (Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 3)Sue Monk Kidd4.7011,864Literature & Fiction
96.79When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi4.707,156Biographies & Memoirs
96.79Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, Book 15)Lee Child4.502,159Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
97.78After You: A NovelJojo Moyes4.204,969Literature & Fiction
97.78CaughtHarlan Coben4.40895Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
97.78Damaged: The Ferro Family (Damaged series Book 1)H.M. Ward4.202,199Romance
97.78Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A NovelJonathan Safran Foer3.701,445Literature & Fiction
97.78MusicophiliaOliver Sacks4.40373Arts & Photography
97.78SerialJack Kilborn, Blake Crouch3.20625Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
97.78The Unremembered Girl: A NovelEliza Maxwell4.30972Literature & Fiction
97.78To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)Harper Lee4.8010,088Literature & Fiction
98.77American Assassin: A Thriller (The Mitch Rapp Prequel Series Book 1)Vince Flynn4.501,992Literature & Fiction
98.77Book of the Dead: Scarpetta (Book 15) (The Scarpetta Series)Patricia Cornwell3.30775Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
98.77Split SecondDouglas E. Richards4.205,413Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
98.77The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon Series Book 16)Daniel Silva4.605,308Literature & Fiction
98.77The StorytellerJodi Picoult4.605,933Literature & Fiction
98.77Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaJules Verne4.20680Literature & Fiction
98.77Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club)James Patterson, Maxine Paetro4.504,245Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
99.76Dear JohnNicholas Sparks4.401,101Literature & Fiction
99.76Fairy Tales Every Child Should KnowHamilton Wright Mabie4.201,269Children’s eBooks
99.76The Crossing (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 18)Michael Connelly4.503,162Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
99.76The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings)J.R.R. Tolkien4.7020,674Science Fiction & Fantasy
99.76The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsMichael Pollan4.501,478Politics & Social Sciences
99.76The ReincarnationistM. J. Rose3.80185Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
99.76Wait For Me (Against All Odds Book 1)Elisabeth Naughton4.302,878Romance
100.75Alone: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D.D. Warren Book 1)Lisa Gardner4.20600Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
100.75Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaErik Larson4.506,265History
100.75Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life): A NovelJodi Picoult4.307,498Literature & Fiction
100.75Little Boy LostJ. D. Trafford4.202,209Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
100.75The Holy Bible: New International Version 3.90561Religion & Spirituality
100.75The Sister: A psychological thriller with a brilliant twist you won’t see comingLouise Jensen4.102,463Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
100.75The Whiskey Rebels: A NovelDavid Liss4.10260Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Best Kindle books of all time - top 100 titles compared

Top 10 Kindle books of all time

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Each Kindle book from the all-time Top 10 comes with information about how long it stayed on annual charts, and the highest place it reached, among others.

All data was gathered between July 25 and November 19, 2017.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time:  #1 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Author: Stieg Larsson
Part of the series: Yes, book 1 of the Millennium series
Main Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publication Date: September 16, 2008
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 439
First year in Top 100: 2008
Last year in Top 100: 2012
Highest place: 1 (2010)
Lowest place: 23 (2008)
Number of years in Top 100: 5
Number of years in Top 10: 2

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson’s thrilling Millennium series featuring Lisbeth Salander. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #2 - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand

2. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Part of the series: No
Main Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Publication Date: November 16, 2010
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 429
First year in Top 100: 2010
Last year in Top 100: 2015
Highest place: 6 (2011)
Lowest place: 26 (2012)
Number of years in Top 100: 5
Number of years in Top 10: 2

A story of an Army Air Forces bombardier Louis Zamperini, who, after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 1943, was fighting to survive on a foundering life raft. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #3 - Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins

Part of the series: Yes, book 3 of the Hunger Games series
Main Category: Teen & Young Adult
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Total number of points: 383
First year in Top 100: 2010
Last year in Top 100: 2014
Highest place: 4 (2011)
Lowest place: 78 (2014)
Number of years in Top 100: 5
Number of years in Top 10: 2

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #4 - Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

4. Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn
Part of the series: No
Main Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 379
First year in Top 100: 2012
Last year in Top 100: 2015
Highest place: 2 (2014)
Lowest place: 15 (2015)
Number of years in Top 100: 4
Number of years in Top 10: 3

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #5 - The Help - Kathryn Stockett

5. The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett
Part of the series: No
Main Category: Literature & Fiction
Publication Date: February 10, 2009
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 376
First year in Top 100: 2009
Last year in Top 100: 2012
Highest place: 1 (2011)
Lowest place: 18 (2012)
Number of years in Top 100: 4
Number of years in Top 10: 3

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women – mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends – view one another. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #6 - The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

6. The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins
Part of the series: Yes, book 1 of the Hunger Games series
Main Category: Teen & Young Adult
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Total number of points: 354
First year in Top 100: 2010
Last year in Top 100: 2017
Highest place: 2 (2011, 2012)
Lowest place: 93 (2017)
Number of years in Top 100: 5
Number of years in Top 10: 3

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them to send teenagers to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #7 - Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

7. Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins
Part of the series: Yes, book 2 of the Hunger Games series
Main Category: Teen & Young Adult
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Total number of points: 353
First year in Top 100: 2010
Last year in Top 100: 2013
Highest place: 3 (2011, 2012)
Lowest place: 26
Number of years in Top 100: 4
Number of years in Top 10: 2

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. The Capitol wants revenge. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #8 - The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson

8. The Girl Who Played with Fire

Author: Stieg Larsson
Part of the series: Yes, book 2 of the Millennium series
Main Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publication Date: July 28, 2009
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 328
First year in Top 100: 2009
Last year in Top 100: 2012
Highest place: 3 (2010)
Lowest place: 31 (2012)
Number of years in Top 100: 4
Number of years in Top 10: 1

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #9 - Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen

9. Water for Elephants

Author: Sara Gruen
Part of the series: No
Main Category: Literature & Fiction
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 323
First year in Top 100: 2007
Last year in Top 100: 2012
Highest place: 11 (2011)
Lowest place: 65 (2012)
Number of years in Top 100: 5
Number of years in Top 10: 0

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. ⇢ Read more.

Top 10 Kindle books of all time: #10 - Divergent - Veronica Roth

10. Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth
Part of the series: Yes, book 1 of the Divergent series
Main Category: Teen & Young Adult
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Kindle Unlimited: No

Total number of points: 285
First year in Top 100: 2012
Last year in Top 100: 2015
Highest place: 2 (2013)
Lowest place: 77 (2015)
Number of years in Top 100: 4
Number of years in Top 10: 2

The first book in Veronica Roth’s bestselling Divergent trilogy is the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. ⇢ Read more.

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