Many Kindle users who consider investing in Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription wonder how good are the books that are included in the catalog of eligible titles.
Hear this: as much as 82 out of 100 Kindle bestsellers are Kindle Unlimited eligible.
The No. 1 position is taken The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It’s followed by Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a novel by Mark Sullivan, released in May by Lake Union Publishing. The third place is taken by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
For a monthly fee of $9.99, Kindle Unlimited gives unlimited access to over 1.8 million Kindle ebooks, but also Audible audiobook companions, as well as digital versions of popular magazines and newspapers.
So, how is the Kindle Unlimited eligible book being counted as sold? The user can download a single book at no extra cost, and can read only a part of it, right?
With the introduction Amazon Charts the way Kindle Unlimited books are counted as “read” and “sold” was revealed.
In short, the Kindle book acquired through digital subscription – such as Kindle Unlimited – is considered as sold when the user has read roughly the length of the free sample.
Below, you’ll see a list of Top 50 most popular Kindle Unlimited books in 2017. These books are considered as sold, so they counted into Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers of 2017.
Scroll down even further, and you’ll see Top 5 titles described in detail.
Top 50 Kindle Unlimited bestsellers of 2017
|1||The Handmaid’s Tale||Margaret Atwood||4.10||9,605||Fiction|
|2||Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel||Mark Sullivan||4.80||12,850||Fiction|
|3||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone||J.K. Rowling||4.80||58,334||Teen|
|4||Everything We Keep: A Novel (The Everything Series Book 1)||Kerry Lonsdale||4.20||11,671||Romance|
|5||In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II||Rhys Bowen||4.20||3,511||Fiction|
|6||Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1)||Rachel Caine||4.50||7,021||Thriller|
|7||When I’m Gone: A Novel||Emily Bleeker||4.30||5,684||Fiction|
|8||Silent Child||Sarah A. Denzil||4.30||4,209||Thriller|
|10||A Criminal Defense||William L. Myers Jr.||4.40||4,124||Thriller|
|11||Dead Certain: A Novel||Adam Mitzner||4.20||3,050||Thriller|
|12||The Letter||Kathryn Hughes||4.50||4,663||Fiction|
|13||Beach Lawyer (Beach Lawyer Series)||Avery Duff||4.10||3,331||Thriller|
|14||I Am Watching You||Teresa Driscoll||4.50||3,189||Thriller|
|15||The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery Book 1)||Brian Freeman||4.50||3,351||Thriller|
|16||From Sand and Ash||Amy Harmon||4.70||3,707||Fiction|
|17||The Naturalist (The Naturalist Series Book 1)||Andrew Mayne||4.40||3,431||Sci-Fi|
|18||P.S. from Paris||Marc Levy||4.10||2,450||Fiction|
|19||A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 1)||Kendra Elliot||4.50||2,286||Romance|
|20||The Missing Ones||Patricia Gibney||4.40||2,746||Thriller|
|21||Split Second||Douglas E. Richards||4.20||5,413||Thriller|
|22||Little Boy Lost||J. D. Trafford||4.20||2,209||Thriller|
|23||The Practice House||Laura McNeal||4.10||1,819||Fiction|
|24||My Sister’s Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 1)||Robert Dugoni||4.40||12,931||Thriller|
|25||The Man of Legends||Kenneth Johnson||4.30||2,609||Fiction|
|26||The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1)||Emily R. King||4.40||1,685||Teen|
|27||A Tangled Mercy: A Novel||Joy Jordan-Lake||4.60||682||Fiction|
|28||All the Little Children||Jo Furniss||3.90||2,060||Fiction|
|29||Wives of War||Soraya M. Lane||4.30||2,540||Fiction|
|30||Origin: A Novel||Dan Brown||4.20||2,508||Fiction|
|31||Before We Were Yours: A Novel||Lisa Wingate||4.70||3,703||Fiction|
|32||A Beautiful Poison||Lydia Kang||4.20||1,718||Fiction|
|33||The Trapped Girl (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 4)||Robert Dugoni||4.70||1,741||Thriller|
|34||And Then She Was GONE||Christopher Greyson||4.00||2,706||Thriller|
|35||Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1)||RR Haywood||4.00||1,307||Sci-Fi|
|36||Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations||Garson O’Toole||3.00||756||History|
|37||The Good Samaritan||John Marrs||4.10||403||Fiction|
|38||The Halo Effect: A Novel||Anne D. LeClaire||4.30||1,394||Fiction|
|39||The Gender Game||Bella Forrest||4.40||2,328||Teen|
|40||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||J.K. Rowling||4.80||58,333||Teen|
|41||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||J.K. Rowling||4.80||58,333||Teen|
|42||When They Come for You (Harper McDaniel Book 1)||James W. Hall||4.10||1,556||Thriller|
|43||Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon Book 1)||Jamie Beck||4.20||1,090||Fiction|
|44||The Honest Spy||Andreas Kollender||4.30||597||Thriller|
|45||In the Shadow of Lakecrest||Elizabeth Blackwell||3.90||1,371||Fiction|
|46||Crimes Against a Book Club||Kathy Cooperman||4.10||1,738||Fiction|
|47||Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1)||Amy A. Bartol||4.40||2,162||Teen|
|48||All the Breaking Waves: A Novel||Kerry Lonsdale||4.20||1,150||Fiction|
|49||The Designer||Marius Gabriel||4.20||1,122||Fiction|
|50||Pandemic (The Extinction Files Book 1)||A.G. Riddle||4.20||2,095||Thriller|
Best Kindle Unlimited books of 2017 – Top 5
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.
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.
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle.
Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea.
A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.
World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate.
After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy.
Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.
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