On Friday, Amazon announced its top 10 best-selling books of 2012 list.
Amazon.com’s editorial director, Sara Nelson made the following statement in the press release: “This was truly the year of the billionaire bad boy in romance—Amazon readers just couldn’t get enough of the genre. While E.L. James published the first two books in her Fifty Shades trilogy in 2011, so they aren’t eligible for our 2012 list, the series really took off this year and propelled the third installment and the omnibus edition onto our top 10 list. It’s also interesting to note that four of the five contemporary romance titles in the top 10 list, including the Fifty Shades trilogy, were originally independently published and went on to become huge best sellers.”
James’s third Fifty Shades book took the lead in the top 10 this year, followed by Gillian Flynn’s chilling thriller Gone Girl.
Here is the rest of the list:
3- “Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-volume Boxed Set” by E.L. James.
4-“Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel” by Sylvia Day.
5- “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by Mark Owen.
6-“The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire)” by Jennifer Probst.
7- “Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel” by Sylvia Day.
8- “The Racketeer” by John Grisham.
9- “Defending Jacob: A Novel” by William Landay.
10- “The Innocent” by David Baldacci
How do you feel about the list? Should Fifty Shades Freed really have sold that many copies? Let us know in the comments!