Monday, January 1, 2018

Our bestselling fiction paperbacks of 2017

Paperback fiction bestsellers of 2017!

1. Arrow the Dark Archer, by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman*#
2. Pleasantville, by Attica Locke
3. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
4. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman#
5. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur
6. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
7. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
8. The Drifter, by Nick Petrie#
9. Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee@
10. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
11. The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur
12. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty#
13. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah@
14. News of the World, by Paulette Jiles@
15. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
16. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen#
17. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
18. The Excellent Lombards, by Jane Hamilton
19. Death Goes Overboard, by David S. Pederson
20. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave
21. The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma
22. Little Red Chairs, by Edna O'Brien
23. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
24. The Intuitionist, by Colson Whitehead
25. Bernie Weber and the Riemann Hypothesis, by Matthew Flynn
26. LaRose, by Louise Erdrich
27. The Nest, by Cynthia Sweeney
28. My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter, by Aja Monet
29. The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George#
30. Karolina's Twins, by Ronald H. Balson
31. Cold Clay, by Juneau Black
32. The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman
33. Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley
34. History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund
35. In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez
36. The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn
37. The Improbability of Love, by Hannah Rothschild#
38. The Women in the Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
39. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
40. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick
41. The Hamilton Affair, by Elizabeth Cobbs
42. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
43. My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout
44. It, by Stephen King
45. Pestiferous Questions, by Margaret Rozga
46. The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
47. The Light of Paris, by Eleanor Brown
48. A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny
49. Swing Time, by Zadie Smith
50. Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin

*No, John wasn't at the store. We often get to supply the books for his appearances elsewhere.

@ We had 2 number of paperbacks that also appeared on our hardcover list, with one book, Pachinko, making the top ten for each format. But don't sell News of the World short.

#Seven books were on last year's paperback top 50. The #1 paperback of 2016 is #4 for 2017.

Rupi Kaur is the only author to have two books in the top 50.

Oh, and since someone asked, I read 25 of these 50 books.

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