Top 10 Print Books of 2015


While books are one of our oldest forms of entertainment, reading remains a top spare-time activity for all ages around the globe. But what books are today’s consumers enjoying?

It turns out it depends on whether consumers are buying in person or electronically. While four of the top print and e-books overlapped (Grey, The Girl on The Train, All the Light We Cannot See and American Sniper), consumers favored print books that connected to movies—two of which premiered this year (The Martian and Fifty Shades of Grey).


Rank Title Author Format Publisher Pub Date
1 Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Hardcover Harper Collins 7/1/2015
2 Grey E.L. James Trade Paperback Random House 6/1/2015
3 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Hardcover Penguin 1/1/2015
4 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Hardcover Random House 10/1/2014
5 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Hardcover Simon & Schuster 5/1/2014
6 Paper Towns John Green Trade Paperback Penguin 9/1/2009
7 American Sniper: The Autobiography Chris Kyle Trade Paperback Harper Collins 11/1/2014
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School Jeff Kinney Hardcover Abrams 11/1/2015
9 The Martian Andy Weir Trade Paperback Random House 10/1/2014
10 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Mass Market Paperback Hachette 10/1/1988
Source: Nielsen BookScan through Nov. 22, 2015.


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