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There is a newer list: 18 best selling Kindle books of 2019 in fiction and nonfiction
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.”
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.
Top Kindle bestsellers of 2018 so far
1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
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.
2. Say You’re Sorry (Morgan Dane Book 1)
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.
3. White Rose, Black Forest
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?
4. The Handmaid’s Tale
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.
5. Beneath a Scarlet Sky
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
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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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