Amazon's 2017 Year in Books Is the Holiday Gift Guide You've Been Waiting For
A lot of this year’s book-buying trends seem to be inspired by film and television.
This originally appeared on InStyle.com.
As we fight to meet our annual goals, just added a bit of fuel to the fire with their “” roundup, egging us on with fascinating yearly stats that honestly just make us want to buy more books (hello, holiday bonus!).
Interestingly, a lot of this year’s book-buying trends seem to be inspired by film and television— is the most read work of fiction this year, followed by Stephen King’s , four of the seven Harry Potter books (2017 marked the series’ 20th anniversary), and George R.R. Martin’s .
As for non-fiction, led the pack, followed by J.D. Vance’s acclaimed memoir , Yuval Noah Harari’s , and Ron Chernow’s . Memoirs from , , and also made Amazon’s non-fiction top 10.
The consumer giant also took it upon themselves to determine the best-selling book from every state in the U.S.—yet again, The Handmaid’s Tale was on top, ranking No. 1 in every state except Ohio, Utah, Guam (where it was No. 2), and Puerto Rico.
Despite the national obsession with The Handmaid’s Tale, it failed to rank in Amazon’s top 5 Most Gifted books, which was comprised of (No. 1), (No. 2), Hillbilly Elegy (No. 3), You Are a Badass (No. 4), and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (No. 5).
Visit for the complete Year in Books rankings, which includes an analysis of the year's book jacket designs and audible rankings.