Top 20 Kindle bestsellers of 2018 to add to your summer reading list

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Top 20 bestselling Kindle books of 2018 so far

After six months of 2018, a controversial book about Donald Trump, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, is the #1 most sold Kindle book of the year.

Looking for exciting books you could add to your Kindle before going on summer holiday?

Take a look at the list of Top 100 Kindle bestsellers of 2018 so far. The chart ranks Kindle ebooks that were either bought or read using subscriptions like Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime Reading.

The clear winner after six months of 2018 is Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. Released on January 5, 2018, the book documents in detail first nine months of Donald Trump’s hectic presidency, and shows how and why the 45th President of the United States has become “the king of discord and disunion.”

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff is Amazon's bestselling Kindle book between January and June 2018
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff is Amazon’s bestselling Kindle book, based on sales between January and June 2018.

One of the most controversial biographies of recent years is followed by a thriller written by Melinda Leigh and released in May by Amazon’s romance imprint Montlake. Say You’re Sorry is the first book in a new series featuring former prosecutor Morgan Dane. After return to her hometown, she faces the most personal – and deadly – case of her lifetime.

Eoin Dempsey’s White Rose, Black Forest takes position #3. Set in Europe during World War 2, the book follows German dissenter Franka Gerber, who finds near her family’s isolated cabin an unconscious Luftwaffe airman. It soon turns out that he is not who he seems.

It’s worth pointing out that bestselling titles for Kindle stay longer on the Top 100 list than print books. Last year’s #1 Kindle bestseller, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is ranked #4 after six months of 2018. The 5th place is taken by the 2017 second-best book, Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

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Below, you will see Top 5 with book blurb, and underneath it a table with Top 20 Kindle bestsellers. Next to each title, you can find information about Kindle Unlimited eligibility.

As you will see, only two books (Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, and Minka Kent’s The Thinnest Air) can’t be accessed via Amazon’s popular digital subscription. In total, some 90% of Kindle bestsellers are available for Kindle Unlimited members.

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Top Kindle bestsellers of 2018 so far

Amazon Kindle best sellers of 2018 so far - Fire and Fury - Michael Wolff

1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Michael Wolff

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time.

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country – and the world – has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

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Amazon Kindle bestsellers of 2018 so far - Say You Are Sorry by Melinda Leigh

2. Say You’re Sorry (Morgan Dane Book 1)

Melinda Leigh

In this thrilling series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh, former prosecutor Morgan Dane faces the most personal—and deadly—case of her lifetime.

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown.

Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity – until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.

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Amazon Kindle bestsellers of 2018 so far - White Rose Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey

3. White Rose, Black Forest

Eoin Dempsey

In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, in December 1943, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless.

One day she discovers an unconscious airman wearing a Luftwaffe uniform. Unwilling to let him die, Franka takes him to her family’s isolated cabin. But when it turns out that he is not who he seems, Franka begins a race against time to unravel the mystery of the airman’s true identity.

Hunted by the Gestapo, can they trust each other enough to join forces on a mission that could change the face of the war and their own lives forever?

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Amazon Kindle best sellers of 2018 so far - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

4. 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.

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Amazon Kindle bestsellers of 2018 so far - Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

5. Beneath a Scarlet Sky

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.

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Top 20 Kindle book bestsellers: January – June 2018

Data collected on June 15, 2018
# Book Author KU
1 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Michael Wolff
2 Say You’re Sorry (Morgan Dane Book 1) Melinda Leigh yes
3 White Rose, Black Forest Eoin Dempsey yes
4 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood yes
5 Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel Mark Sullivan yes
6 Lies That Bind Us Andrew Hart yes
7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling yes
8 When Never Comes Barbara Davis yes
9 True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers Book 1) Lee Goldberg yes
10 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey yes
11 Tips for Living Renée Shafransky yes
12 Twist of Faith Ellen J. Green yes
13 It Ends With Her Brianna Labuskes yes
14 Silent Victim Caroline Mitchell yes
15 Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel Maddie Dawson yes
16 Not Perfect: A Novel Elizabeth LaBan yes
17 Digging In: A Novel Loretta Nyhan yes
18 An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew Annejet van der Zijl yes
19 The Thinnest Air Minka Kent
20 Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men [Kindle in Motion] Harold Schechter yes

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How to find book bestsellers on Amazon

Besides Amazon’s list of bestselling books of the year so far, there are also other ways to spot most popular books:

Amazon Charts – innovative Top 20 lists that are updated weekly and include latest trending books across all reading formats: print, Kindle, audiobooks, and digital subscriptions. The charts will let you quickly spot most popular titles, based not only on sales but also user statistics, such as the speed of reading or number of pre-orders.

Today’s Top 100 Book Bestsellers – every major category in the Amazon store has its own list of best-selling items. Top 100 lists get updated a few times a day, so they are a great tool to find the hottest titles. The lists, both for print and Kindle books, are split into genres and subgenres, making it easy to find most popular titles in your favorite category.

New York Times Bestsellers – Amazon runs special sections featuring books that made it to weekly bestsellers lists by The New York Times. The NYT lists can be found in both print and Kindle sections. We link to the second directory. It features books from the combined charts (print and ebook editions) for fiction and nonfiction.

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