Amazon has published a list of the books that the online Internet users ordered the most. It included both the undying classics and the copies that became the basis for the films.
In 2020, according to The Amazon Book Review , the most popular book of 2020 was the first “Harry Potter” book “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ” by J.K. Rowling. The reason for this was the long-standing love of fans for books and films about the little wizard, as well as the scandal with the writer, who was accused this year of transphobia due to her ambiguous statements.
The second line of the rating took Amazon book ” Where the crayfish sing ” (Where the Crawdads Sing) Delia Owens. The 2018 book combines two timelines that barely intertwine.
The third place was taken by Michelle Obama’s book of memoirs ” Becoming “. In her book, the woman spoke about her childhood, adolescence, meeting the 44th US President Barack Obama and life in the White House. The book quickly became a bestseller , making Michelle Obama one of the top three highest paid writers by Forbes at the end of 2019.
It is worth adding that the list of the most popular books also included an unpublished additional novel to the “Twilight” saga by Stephenie Meyer – “Midnight Sun”, which tells the events from the point of view of Edward Cullen instead of Bella Swan. Also on the list is the book ” And everywhere smoldering fires ” (Little Fires Everywhere), which was the basis for the popular TV series of the same name with Reese Witherspoon in the lead role.
The most popular books of 2020
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- “Becoming”, Michelle Obama
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
- Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ing
- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
- The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill … by Eric Larson
- “Don’t Tell Anyone …” (If You Tell …), Gregg Olsen